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26 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Dr Murray Receives 2016 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award
US - Deborah Murray, DVM, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award. Zoetis presented the award to Dr Murray at the 2016 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference which is...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Third Largest Weekly Hog Slaughter Reported
US - This week's hog slaughter totaled 2.466 million head. That is the third largest weekly slaughter ever, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
23 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety
US - Scientists looking for traces of a type of E. coli bacteria contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the...
19 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low
US - Bolstered by the US's National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the US Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address the harsh...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Pork Retail Price On the Up
US - The average retail price of pork during August was $3.796 per pound. That was up 1.5 cents from the month before, but down 3.8 cents from August 2015, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics,...
16 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Iowa State University Hog Returns Dropped in August
US - Returns for producers of hogs and cattle are being pressured by lower animal prices. In recent months, lower feedstuff costs have helped reduce production costs, but in many cases not enough to maintain...
15 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Confluence of Factors Pressuring Prices Lower
US - The down move in the hog complex in the last few days has been quite ferocious and it is hard to point to one single factor that would explain why market participants have wiped off $7.5 (‐13 per...
Pig Industry News from United States July Pork Export Volumes Higher Year-over-Year
US - US pork exports posted solid results in July, with volumes trending higher than a year ago, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF). ...
14 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hypor Boars Score a Cut Above the Competition for Meat Quality
US - Both of Hypor’s Duroc boars made the final cut at MoonRidge Foods (MRF), based on their exceptional meat quality. MRF recently invested $52 million into a new, niche pork processing plant in Pleasant...
Pig Industry News from United States US, Chinese Researchers Study Energy Digestibility in Wheat Bran Fed to Pigs
US - Research conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois collaborating with colleagues at China Agricultural University in Beijing, China, is helping to determine the nutritional value of wheat...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis' Role in Pork Antibiotic Stewardship in the US
ANALYSIS - Zoetis' antibiotic stewardship platform is built on three pillars: advocate, innovate and collaborate. ...
13 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Changes to Livestock Mandatory Reporting
US - The CME announcement last week that it would change the settlement procedure for hogs brought to mind a couple of points that may be of interest to our readers, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
12 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Smithfield Fire Halts Slaughterings
US - A fire Monday at the Smithfield plant in Monmouth, Il halted slaughter at that location for several days this week, but the plant was operating again late in the week, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown,...
09 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Exports Follow a Predictable Path
US - USDA ERS released yesterday its calculations of export volume on a carcass weight basis. This is important when trying to understand available supply since production statistics also are reported...
Pig Industry News from United States Iowa Swine Day: Last Place Award Honours Outstanding Achievement
US - AB Vista and TechMix’s Last Place Award made a welcome return to Iowa Swine Day this year, following its debut in 2015....
08 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Fire at Smithfield Closes Hog Slaughter Plant
US - Media reports said a fire at Smithfield’s Monmouth, Illinois hog slaughter plant occurred Monday night and has closed the plant for an “undetermined amount of time”, write Steve Meyer and Len...
Pig Industry News from United States New Virus Found in a Pig Officially Named Influenza D
US - The executive committee of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses has approved the naming of a new virus as influenza D....
06 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists Announced
US - The National Pork Board has announced the four finalists who are vying to become 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. The programme honours a US pig farmer each year who excels at raising pigs...
05 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Prestage Foods to Build Hog Slaughter Plant in Iowa
US - Prestage Foods of Iowa has obtained approval from the Board of Supervisors for Wright County Iowa to build a hog slaughter plant near Eagle Grove, Iowa. The $240 million plant is expected to begin...
02 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Cyclically Eroding Hog Prices Expected
US - Both fed cattle and barrow and gilt live animal prices have experienced a downward trend the past couple months. A main influencing factor in these lower prices is increased supply in both industries,...
Pig Industry News from United States US Hog Supply Demand Balance Expected to Influence Markets
US - H@ms Marketing Services says the balance between US hog slaughter numbers and US slaughter capacity will be among the key factors influencing live hog prices heading into the fall and winter, writes...
31 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis to Sponsor Postgraduate Research Fellowship at Iowa State University
US - A study at Iowa State University may give pork producers new insights on how to manage the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). A postgraduate fellow, sponsored by Zoetis, will work...
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that were confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was four. There was one premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
Pig Industry News from United States ADM Debuts Customisable Feed Solutions Platform at 2016 Farm Progress Show
US - ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), has launched a new customisable feed solutions platform for livestock producers that helps animals adapt to nutritional...
30 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Rapid Increase in Hog Slaughter Puts Pressure on the Market
US - At the risk of adding to the confusion and panic that reigns in the current hog market, we have included a bunch of charts to the right that have a lot of colorful lines that run all over the place,...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Canadian Swine Herd Up From Last Year
US - The Canadian swine herd was up 1.9 per cent at midyear. Compared to July 1, 2015 their breeding herd was up 0.7 per cent and their market hog inventory was up 2.0 per cent, write Ron Plain and Scott...
Pig Industry News from United States US Ag Exports Expected to Rise by $6 Billion in 2017
US - US agricultural exports are expected to rise in 2017 from 2016 levels, largely due to higher exports of oilseeds and products, horticultural products, cotton, and livestock, dairy, and poultry. ...
25 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States New Prestage Foods Processing Facility gets Green Light in Iowa
US - Iowa pig farmers, especially those who raise and sell their own pigs, are celebrating the news that a new pork processing facility will be built near Eagle Grove in Wright County....
Pig Industry News from United States Radical Trade Changes Between US, UK Not Expected Following Brexit
US - A Kansas State professor of agricultural economics weighs in on what the United Kingdom’s decision means for US agriculture....
Pig Industry News from United States The Next Step in Pig Genetic Improvement – Sequencing the PIC Genome
UK - In 2013, PIC was the first swine genetics company to utilise tens of thousands of genotypes per animal to increase annual genetic improvement across all lines and traits. ...
 
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