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21 September 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Breeding Herd Declining in Major EU Pig Producing Countries
EUROPE - Initial figures released from Eurostat, from selected EU Member States, are indicative that there may be a decline in both the total pig herd and the breeding pig herd in the May/June census....
16 September 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Are Going Up
EU - The European pig slaughter market is starting to move....
13 September 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Weaner Prices Starting to Taper Back
EU - The latest EU Commission data reports the EU average weaner price for the week ended 21 August as €43.23 a head....
08 September 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Market Balanced
EU - This week, the European pig slaughter market is going smoothly again....
06 September 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Production Fell Slightly in May
EU - Provisional figures from the EU Commission show that EU pig meat production increased year-on-year in May, up 3 per cent to 1,879 thousand tonnes....
31 August 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Market Settled – Hope for Price Increase
EU - No decisive changes are observed in the European pig slaughter market this week....
26 August 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Science to Play Key Role in Response to New Challenges in Mineral Nutrition
EU - The industry must adopt a science-based approach to re-evaluating nutrition strategies, particularly in light of proposed European Union limits on Zinc and Copper in animal feed, according to animal...
24 August 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Market Balanced - Quotations Still Steady
EU - The European pig slaughter market appears to be set in stone this week....
23 August 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Pigmeat Leads in Rising EU Agri-Food Exports
EU - The value of EU agri-food exports for the 12-month period from July 2015 to June 2016 amounted to just over €129 billion, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to 2014-2015, according to the latest monthly...
Pig Industry News from European Union WTO Rules Against Russia's Embargo on EU Pigs, Pork
EU - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has declared that the Russian ban on the imports of pig and pork products from the EU is illegal and in breach of WTO rules and should be lifted....
19 August 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pork Exports Reach Another New High
EU - The strong run of EU pork exports continued in June, reaching another new record of 236,800 tonnes....
17 August 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Safer, More Reliable Method to Test for Trichinella in Pork
EU - Germany-based Gütersloh Veterinary Services recently shared its experience in routine Trichinella testing in swine carcasses with the validation and implementation of the PrioCHECK™ Trichinella...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations on a Steady Level
EU - No change has appeared so far this week in the European pig slaughter market....
12 August 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: No Price Increase in Sight
EU - This current week of slaughter, the European pig slaughter market appears steady altogether....
11 August 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU - After 15 weeks of sustained growth in Spain, the price has stalled over the past two weeks. The price came from 0.950 €/kg live weight in the first weeks of April (way below the production costs)...
Pig Industry News from European Union Maximum Copper Levels Lowered in Piglet Feed
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has proposed modifications to the maximum levels of copper in feed for some animal groups. ...
03 August 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Markets Steady as Demand Strong
EU - This week, the price structure of European pig markets has remained unchanged and balanced....
29 July 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Countries Asked to Cut Use of Last-Resort Antibiotic in Animals
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that colistin-containing medicines should only be used as a second line treatment in animals and sale should be reduced across the EU....
26 July 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Little Sign of Slowdown in EU Exports
EU - EU pork exports in May 2016 were marginally lower than in April but were still nearly double their level in the same month last year, at 226,000 tonnes....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: The Markets Are Balanced
EU - At the beginning of this new week of slaughter, the pig slaughter markets are well balanced throughout the EU. ...
22 July 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Urban Agriculture: Why ‘One Size Fits All’ Approaches Do Not Work
EU - Global interest in urban agriculture is growing. However, the importance of local context is not reflected in current governance approaches, argues a new study which evaluated urban agriculture in...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Production Levels Up in April
EU - Provisional figures from the EU Commission show that EU pig meat production increased year-on-year in April, up 5 per cent to 1,950 thousand tonnes....
21 July 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Stabilising on the Level Achieved
EU - After the price increase last week, prices are expected to stabilise for the most part....
20 July 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union New €500 million Support Package Outlined for European Farmers
EU - The European Commission has presented a new package of measures worth €500 million from EU funds to support farmers in the face of ongoing market difficulties, particularly on the dairy market....
19 July 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Increased in 2015
EU - EU exports for agricultural products reached €129 billion in 2015, an annual increase of 5.7 per cent, securing the EU's position as a top world agri-food exporter with a net trade surplus of €16...
18 July 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Scarce Quantities on Offer Are Boosting Prices
EU - Last week, the price barometer continued to point upwards throughout Europe and pigs for slaughter are in demand....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Launches Meat Observatory to Provide More Market Information
EU - EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has launched a new Meat Market Observatory aimed at improving market transparency for the beef & veal and the pigmeat sectors....
12 July 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Price Increase Continues as Pigs in Demand
EU - In the past week, scarce supply has remained the decisive factor for how the European pig market has developed....
08 July 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Meat Storage, Transport Temperatures Can be More Flexible
EU - The European Food Safety Authority recently researched ways to ensure safety of meat products during transport....
06 July 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Compound Feed Production Up in 2015
EU - Compound feed production in the EU-28 in 2015 reached 157.3 million tonnes, which is 0.6 per cent more than in 2014, according to data provided by members of feed producers' organisation FEFAC....
 
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