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Monday, January 26, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 44, and two premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV)....
Pig Industry News from United States What Makes Hog Slat's Grow-Disk Chain Superior?
GLOBAL - Hog Slat's Grow-Disk system offers a superior feed chain, and its molded plastic disks physically move feed to a feeder or sow drop, writes Hog Slat's Scott Bauck. ...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Cold Storage Report Has Bearish Implications
US - The latest USDA cold storage report had bearish implications for beef and chicken prices while we think it was neutral for pork, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Dispute Causing Serious Problems for US Meat Exporters
US - For several weeks there has been a slowdown in activity at west coast seaports because of a dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshoreman and Warehouse Union....
Friday, January 23, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Sows Exposed to Mild PED Virus Protect Offspring from Severe Form
US - Sows previous infected with a relatively mild strain of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus confer protection to their piglets against a more severe strain....
Pig Industry News from United States 2015 World Pork Expo Set for 3-5 June
US - The dates are set for the 2015 World Pork Expo — 3-5 June — at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. World Pork Expo is brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Export Demand Very Important for US Hog Industry
US - As pork supplies in North America expand in 2015 and 2016 (larger breeding herd, waning effect of PEDv), export demand will become a very important concern for the industry, write Steve Meyer and...
Pig Industry News from United States PEDv on the Agenda for Southern Indiana Pork Conference
US - Purdue Extension and the trade group Indiana Pork are teaming up to present the fifth annual Southern Indiana Pork Conference on 30 January in Jasper....
Pig Industry News from United States Opinions Sought on Kansas Feral Hog Control
US - Feral hogs have expanded their range in the last 30 years in the United States and reside in more than 40 states. They cause damages estimated at $1.5 billion each year, according to the US Department...
Pig Industry News from United States Novus Highlights Mineral Solutions at IPPE 2015
US - Novus is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its highly-effective chelated trace minerals, MINTREX, and will host several events at IPPE to commemorate the occasion....
Pig Industry News from United States Chipotle Pulls Pork off Menus
US – US restaurant chain, Chipotle, last week took pork off the menu of about one-third of its 1,700 restaurants because a supplier was not following the company’s strict welfare standards....
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States NFU Urges President to Reconsider Massive Trade Agreements
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded President Obama’s leadership on climate change, tax reform and reopening trade with Cuba, while encouraging the president to reconsider...
Pig Industry News from United States Issues Stemming from January USDA Reports
US - The USDA's final estimates of 2014 US production and estimates of December 1, 2014 stocks released on January 12 revealed some potentially important issues for the corn and soybean markets, writes...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Prices to Struggle in Competition for the Consumer
US - One of the first questions I get when hog prices fall is “What are pork prices doing?...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Bloom off Rose in US Markets
US - This week we will be at the Banff Pork Seminar. If you are there come visit us at the Genesus Reception in the St. James Pub downtown Banff Tuesday 9 pm until close and/or visit our exhibit at the...
Pig Industry News from United States High-protein Soybean Aimed at Feed Market Released
US - A new high-yield, high-protein conventional soybean variety from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is being tipped as an ideal choice for the animal feed market....
Monday, January 19, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 39, and three premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV)....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Retail Pork Prices Down in December
US - Retail pork prices averaged $3.991 per pound in grocery stores during December. That was down 7.3 cents from November, but up 23 cents from December 2013. December retail pork prices were the lowest...
Friday, January 16, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States US Finishing Weights Expected to Influence Profitability in 2015
CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services warns if US hog numbers increase as expected and American pork producers maintain year ago level weights 2015 will see downward pressure...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: 2015 US Meat Expectations in Long-term Context
US - Steve Meyer and Len Steiner explore how the results of the US meat and poultry markets in 2014 and some expectations for 2015 fit with the longer term history....
Pig Industry News from United States Sales in US of Animal Health Products $7.5 Billion in 2013
US - Sales of animal health products for livestock and pets were similar in 2013 to the year before, according to new figures from the industry body....
Pig Industry News from United States AFIA Pork Programme Plays Up Pig Presence at IPPE
US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a half-day Pork Tech Theater seminar at the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia on 28 January....
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States CME: WASDE Provided USDA’s Final 2014 Crop Estimates
US - A quick note on Monday’s record-high FI hog slaughter: It really wasn’t all on Monday. USDA’s estimate for Monday was a record high daily total of 455,000 head, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Will Good Pork, Beef Demand Remain in 2015?
US - A major wild card for meat and livestock markets in 2015 will be demand. More specifically, the question will be whether the robust demand of the past two years will remain in place and to what...
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Offers $18 Million to Support, Train New Farmers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering more than $18 million in funding to help educate, mentor and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers....
Pig Industry News from United States Chris Hodges Joins National Pork Board as CEO
US - Chris Hodges, a pork industry leader with substantial senior management experience in agriculture, will join the National Pork Board as its new chief executive officer on 16 February....
Pig Industry News from United States Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Changes to Swine Marketing Team
US - In an ongoing effort to better provide customers with technical swine health information and recognise outstanding performance, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) announces several personnel...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Registration Open for Feed Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference
US - Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association's annual Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference, which is slated for March 11-13, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando,...
Pig Industry News from United States New PorkBridge Distance Education Sessions Start 5 February
US - The distance education series, PorkBridge 2015 will begin on 5 February with several sessions planned throughout the year. This year’s programmes include procedures for cleaning up after swine diseases,...
Pig Industry News from United States BIVI FLEXcombo Swine Vaccine Now Available in 50-Dose Presentation
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) makes it easier for producers and veterinarians to vaccinate pigs against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae with a single injection...
 
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