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04 September 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Awareness Raised of Mild Infection that Resembles FMD
US - The executive director of the US based Swine Health Information Centre is advising pork producers to be on the watch for signs of Seneca Valley Virus, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Calls for Regulation Extensions to Contain PED
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is calling for an extension of a regulation designed to reduce the risk of spreading PED into Canada, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 September 2015
Pig Industry News from United States 2016 IPPE Surpasses 1040 Exhibitors
US - With five months remaining until the trade show, the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has surpassed 1,040 exhibitors. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Community Spirit Drives Americans to Support Local Food
US - More Americans than ever before are supporting their local food markets, and it's not just because they believe the food is fresher and tastes better....
02 September 2015
Pig Industry News from United States ‘Black Monday’ Impact on Pork Demand
US - How will the most recent version of “Black Monday” for equity markets impact consumer behavior and, more importantly, pork demand? That is a question on many producers’ minds this week and so...
01 September 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Wild Couple of Weeks for Stock Market
US - The stock market has had a wild couple of weeks. In the six days ending on Tuesday August 25, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1,878 points (10.7 per cent). On Wednesday and Thursday it gained...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Winter PEDv Critical for Market Prices
US - The news continues to be good regarding the two “pending” animal health issues in the US market: porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), write Steve...
Pig Industry News from United States US Farm Exports Standing Firm
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said that US agricultural exports remain strong despite disease and weather issues this year....
Pig Industry News from United States Study Fleshes Out Potential for Airborne Spread of Pig Viruses
US - Three viral pig diseases, including influenza A, can be transmitted through aerosols comprising a wide range of particle sizes and in environmental conditions similar to those where humans and the...
30 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Drawing on Childhood Memories: Why Farming Needs to Laugh
US - A life-long attachment to cartoons and the countryside has enabled and inspired a US country boy to show rural America the importance of laughter....
28 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Nutriad Opens New USA Plant
US - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad officially opened its new facility in Hampshire (IL) – USA. The 50,000+ square foot facility includes offices, laboratory, warehouse and 3,000 Mt production...
27 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Feed Industry Hits Out at Antimicrobial Reporting Rule
US - The American animal feed industry has hit out at plans by the Food and Drug Administration to require new animal drug sponsors to submit estimates of antimicrobial ingredient sales by species....
26 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States US Market Hopeful M-COOL Will Get Resolved
US - The US market remains hopeful the issue of Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling will be addressed in time to avoid retaliatory tariffs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
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 five. There have been no premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
25 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Double-Digit Slaughter Increases Should Persist for Week or So
US - Hog slaughter remains large – expectedly so – as we finish summer and look toward fall. Last week’s total of 2.226 million head was 11.2% higher than one year ago. That figure is almost precisely...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Livestock Futures Focused on Asia Market Crisis
US - At this point, livestock futures are focused on the broader macro markets and threats of a brewing financial crisis in Asia, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Swine Health Information Center Investigates Seneca Valley Virus
US - The executive director of the US based Swine Health Information Center is investigating the identification of Seneca Valley Virus and Seneca Valley Virus infection that were found in the US this summer,...
24 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Disappointment with US First Half Pork Exports
US - June export data, released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF), reflected a challenging first half of 2015 for US pork exports....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Retail Pork Price Makes Gains in July
US - The retail pork price grew by 7 cents per pound in July to $3.77. This was the largest month to month gain since last August, but the retail price is still 45 cents lower than the record set last...
21 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said while they started their unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) company with crop farmers in mind, they see a lot of interest and application for livestock farmers....
Pig Industry News from United States US Antibiotic Resistance Results Encouraging
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported mostly encouraging results for food safety in its recent report on antibiotic resistance, although some areas of concern remain....
19 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports Begin to Recover
US - US pork exports are recovering after a fall in export volumes in the first quarter....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Weights Key to Supply Pressure Expectations
US - Lean hog futures managed to turn in a positive session yesterday as market participants continue to focus on spot hog and pork prices and try to price fall contracts accordingly, write Steve Meyer...
18 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Road Trip Starts
US - As we write this week’s commentary, we are flying over the mid-Atlantic, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Meat Waste has Greater Environmental Impact
US - University of Missouri researchers have found that the type of food wasted has a significant impact on the environment, and wasted meat has a greater environmental cost....
Pig Industry News from United States Increased Crop Yields Result in Lower Hog Production Estimates
US - It appears that we have survived the first (and perhaps only) early killing of this year’s crop, writes Steve Meyer in the National Hog Farmer....
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 two. There has been one premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
Pig Industry News from United States Retaliation Likely Without Full Repeal of M-COOL
US - The chair of the National Pork Producer Council's Trade Committee warns, unless the US repeals Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling, Canadian and Mexican trade retaliation is likely, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from United States PEDv Activity Remains Low in US
US - The executive director of the National Swine Health Information Center says the onset of colder weather this coming fall and winter will be the true test of action taken to contain the spread of the...
17 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Hog Producers Receive Welcome Surprise
US - Hog producers received a welcome surprise with the mid-week release of this month's USDA Crop Production report. It projected corn yields near 169 bushels/acre for this year's crop, about 4 bushels...
 
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