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23 February 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU, SPAIN - In the Spanish market, 2017 seems to have started positively. We are now at prices above 2015 and 2016, and almost at the levels of 2014. The Mercolleida market price for last week closed at...
16 February 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Balanced in Many Countries
EU - The European slaughter pig market appears to be mostly constant this week....
13 February 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union 2017 European PRRS Research Award: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Calls for Submissions until July 1st
EU - For the fourth time, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health sponsors the European PRRS Research Award to support applied research for improved control of the swine disease PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and...
09 February 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Developing Unsteadily
EU - This week, the development of the quotations is unsteady altogether on the European slaughter pig market....
08 February 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EC Launches Public Consultation on the Future of CAP
EU - Modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one of the European Union's longstanding policies, will allow it to better respond to today's social, political, environmental and...
02 February 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Are Pointing Upwards
EU - The ups and downs of pig prices seem to be characteristic of the European pig slaughter market at the beginning of this year, 2017. This current week of slaughter shows upward prices again. Many quotations...
01 February 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Creates New Platform for Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission has adopted the creation of an expert group on animal welfare to be called the Platform on Animal Welfare....
Pig Industry News from European Union Project Aims to Bring 'Internet of Things' to Agriculture
EU - The Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project started on 1 January, and will investigate a large-scale implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) in the European farming and food sector....
30 January 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Will the US Take Retaliatory Measures Against the EU?
EU - The United States announced in late December that it intends taking action against the EU because of trade discrimination against US beef. Consultations are now taking place before a final decision...
26 January 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Are Steady
EU - This current week, the European pig slaughter market appears steady altogether....
25 January 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Admits No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Soloution to Reducing Antibiotic Use
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have issued a joint opinion on EU measures to reduce antimicrobial use in animals, and especially the recognition that...
20 January 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Still Feeling Like a Roller Coaster Ride
EU - Two weeks of increasing prices have passed since the beginning of this year. Now that the third calendar week has begun, the prices are going down again in many EU member countries. ...
18 January 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
12 January 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Germany Is Ahead
EU - This second week of the new year, the European price structure starts moving. After the Christmas season, the live animals’ market was only scarcely supplied with low quantities at brisk demand....
06 January 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU - 2015 ended in Spain with 7 per cent more sacrifices than in 2014, exporting 45 per cent of the production (Germany and Spain have increased their exports, while other countries of EU have lowered...
05 January 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Under Pressure
EU - The European pig keepers feel quite limited in their feeling Christmas joy. For the second time in a row, most of the quotations went down to a more than somewhat clear extent....
04 January 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Millions of Tons of Food Could be Saved with Better Logistics
EU - Each year, around 88 million tonnes of food is discarded in the EU, but Kristina Liljestrand, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has ideas that could improve the situation....
22 December 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pork Exports Stagnate in October
EU - EU fresh/frozen pork exports showed only marginal year-on-year growth during October, increasing by just over half a percent to stand at a shade under 180,000 tonnes. ...
21 December 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Declaration to Phase Out Pig Castration is Behind Schedule
EU - A European declaration to end surgical castration of farmed pigs is far from being met according to research due to be published in the journal Porcine Health Management....
Pig Industry News from European Union European Agency Recommends Zinc Oide Withdrawal
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that all veterinary medicines containing zinc oxide should be withdrawn. This decision follows an EMA conclusion that the benefit-to-risk balance...
19 December 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Only Small Increase Expected for EU Pigmeat Production in Next Ten Years
EU - Following a strong recovery in 2014 and 2015, EU pigmeat production is now expected to expand only marginally (by less than 1.3 per cent by 2026 compared to its 2016 high levels) due to limited consumption...
14 December 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Steady to Increasing
EU - The positive trend is continuing for some quotations on the European pig slaughter market. The quotations are partly stabilising on the level achieved....
09 December 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Weaner Prices Hold Firm
EU - Latest data from the EU Commission reports the EU average weaner price for week ended 27 November as €44.57/head. This is actually the highest figure for the year to date, a distinct contrast to...
07 December 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Continue Increasing
EU - The Christmas trade is flourishing on the European pig slaughter market. Demand for pigs for slaughter is on a high level altogether. So, many quotations could go on increasing....
05 December 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Progress Report: Castration of Pigs in the EU
EU - For centuries, surgical castration has been performed on pig farms across Europe. Until recently, the procedure was performed without the use of anaesthesia or analgesia. But now, the EU has proposed...
01 December 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Pigs Continue to Be in Demand – Price Barometer Still Pointing Upward
EU - The atmosphere remains friendly on the European pig slaughter market. In most of the participating countries, the quotations are going up moderately....
24 November 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Vivid Demand for Pigs – Quotations are Going Up
EU - This current week of slaughter, the trends are noted to be partly friendly and partly steady at least on the European pig slaughter market....
18 November 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Spain and EU Pork Markets
EU, SPAIN - European markets have been steady over the last three weeks. Meanwhile, in the Spanish market, supply continues to push hard, writes Mercedes Vega, General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal....
Pig Industry News from European Union Pork Industry to Benefit from EU Trade Deals, Study Shows
EU - The European Commission has presented a study to EU agriculture ministers this week on the impacts of 12 future trade agreements on the agri-food sector, highlighting sensitive products such as beef....
16 November 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU's Ag Markets Task Force Calls for New Rules on Unfair Trading Practices
EU - The Agricultural Markets Task Force (AMTF) has presented recommendations on how to improve the positions of farmers in the food supply chain to the EU's Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan....
 
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