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Friday, September 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States University Researchers Awarded $1.6 Million to Fight Flu in Pigs
US - Researchers from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) will soon test a cutting-edge approach for eradicating the most ancient disease known to mankind...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: 74 per Cent of US Corn Crop Rated Good/Excellent Condition
US - seventy four per cent of the US corn crop was rated in good/excellent condition, unchanged from the previous week and 20 points better than year ago and the five year average for this week, write...
Pig Industry News from United States Farm Safety Should be a Front Burner Issue
US - In honor of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting the importance of being proactive in the area of farm safety. Agriculture...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States CME Report: Surge In Pork Prices
US - Lean hog futures rallied sharply yesterday and overnight the nearby October contract was up another 50 points or so, write Steve Meyer & Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Producers Expected to Remain Profitable Into 2015
US - Despite the recent slide in live hog prices North American pork producers are expected to remain profitable well into 2015, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States October Lean Hogs Closed up Wednesday
US - October lean hogs closed up $1.42 at $107.20 Wednesday....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States CME Report: Pork Demand Remains Strong
US - US consumer level meat and poultry demand remained strong in July. Total real per capita expenditures on beef, pork, chicken and turkey amounted to $44.62 in July, up from June’s $45.96 and 1.2...
Pig Industry News from United States Cano Named as PIC's North American Director of Health Assurance
US - PIC has announced the addition of Dr Jean Paul Cano as Director of Heath Assurance for North America....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Exports Soften; Domestic Strong
US - July exports data, released on Thursday by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), indicated some softening of the US pork industry’s foreign business but...
Pig Industry News from United States Merck Animal Health Introduces New Vaccine to Protect against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome
US - Merck Animal Health today announced the introduction of PRIME PAC™ PRRS+, a vaccine for reducing clinical signs of reproductive disease in female breeding-age swine and respiratory disease in pigs...
Pig Industry News from United States Top Pork Countries Want Tariffs Eliminated in TPP
US - In an open letter to negotiators on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, organisations representing hog farmers in Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico and the United States called for a "comprehensive,...
Pig Industry News from United States October Lean Hogs Closed up Tuesday
US - October lean hogs closed up $2.67 at $105.75 Tuesday....
Pig Industry News from United States Agri Groups Release 'Waters of the US' Mapping Tool
US - Last week, the National Pork Producers Council, along with other agricultural groups, unveiled an interactive website that shows land likely to be regulated by the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) under...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Price Gain Reported in US Hog Market
US - The US hog market gained in price strength this past week with October Lean Hogs on the CME up $7.50; on Friday Cash lean hogs were 98¢ per pound, a year ago 90¢ per pound, reports Jim Long...
Pig Industry News from United States Researchers Test Organic vs Inorganic Microminerals Fed to Pigs
US - Pigs require micromineral supplements in their diets to achieve optimal growth and health....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Meat and Poultry Demand Strong in July
US - US consumer-level meat and poultry demand remained strong in July. Total real per capita expenditures on beef, pork, chicken and turkey amounted to $44.62 in July, up from June’s $45.96 and 1.2...
Pig Industry News from United States October Lean Hogs Closed Down Monday
US - October hogs closed down $2.55 at $103.07. October hogs closed sharply lower on Monday as it consolidated some of the rally off August's low. ...
Monday, September 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States CME Report: Continued Growth for the Value of US Pork Exports
US - USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service released export figures for July yesterday and they show continued growth for the value of US pork exports, report Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Farmers Warn of Trojan Horse Labelled COOL ‘Reform’
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson argues in a recent Politico op-ed that the opponents of Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL), having lost their battles on both the ideological front...
Pig Industry News from United States Meat Exports Remain on Strong Pace
US - US red meat exports slowed in July, the first time this year that year-over-year export volumes were lower for both beef and pork. But 2014 exports remain on a strong pace, according to statistics...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Optimism About Cash Hog Prices Gaining
US - Zoetis announced this week they have a conditional license from USDA for a new PEDV vaccine, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri. ...
Pig Industry News from United States North American Pork Producers Expected to Remain Profitable This Autumn and Winter
CANADA - A livestock economist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture expects North American hog producers to remain profitable through the autumn and winter in spite of recent declines in live...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 8,263
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 8,263 in 30 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 63 new positive samples...
Pig Industry News from United States North Carolina Electricity Producers Generating Energy from Swine Waste
US - After two years of delays, North Carolina electricity producers will finally meet a state mandate for generating power from poultry waste in 2014. But the producers say they need to delay a similar...
Pig Industry News from United States CME Report: Zoetis Conditional Licensing for a New PED Vaccine
US - Zoetis (the independent company that is comprised of Pfizer’s former animal health business ) has received conditional licensing of a new vaccine available for PEDv. Deferred Lean Hogs futures reacted...
Pig Industry News from United States Smithfield's CEO Explains Role of Sustainability in Corporate Philosophy
US - In the first of a three 'Sustainability Stories', Smithfield Foods CEO outlines the role of sustainability in his corporate philosophy....
Pig Industry News from United States October Lean Hogs Closed Up on Thursday
US - October lean hogs closed up $1.80 at $102.90 Thursday....
Pig Industry News from United States No Change in US Pig Farm Samples Positive for Porcine Delta Corona Virus
US - No new positive results for Porcine Delta Corona virus (PDCoV) have been detected in the US in the last week, so the total number of positive samples so far remains at 381 from pig farms in 17 states....
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Granted Conditional Licence for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Vaccine
US - Zoetis Inc. has announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted a conditional licence for a vaccine to help fight porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in pigs....
Pig Industry News from United States PED Virus Found in Utah
UTAH, US - Utah pig producers are being advised to raise their biosecurity as tests confirm the presence of the porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) on one hog farm in the state. ...
 
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