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17 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Lots of Speculation About Pork Exports
US - Weekly beef and pork export data were released this morning and, given all the attention currently on red meat export demand, we thought it would be a good idea to at least review what the data says,...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Appoints Paul M. Bisaro to Board of Directors
US - Zoetis Inc. has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Paul M. Bisaro, Executive Chairman of Actavis plc, to the company’s Board of Directors....
16 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Revises Safe Ingredients List for Meat Production
US - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a revised directive updating the list of safe and suitable ingredients used in the production of meat, poultry and egg products. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Improved Immunity, Stepped Up Biosecurity Credited for Reduced PED Losses
US - The executive director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians credits changes in the immune status of the US swine herd and stepped up biosecurity for the reduction in losses resulting...
15 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United States CME: PEDv Piglet Losses Down This Year
US - Larger hog slaughters have provided ample evidence that piglet death losses have been substantially lower this year, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States More Than Meets the Eye When Diagnosing Animal Health Problems
US - Every day, veterinarians and producers use diagnostic tests as a tool to maintain herd health. ...
14 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Chile Approves US Chilled Pork Imports
US - The Government of Chile's Ministry of Health (MOH) has approved US fresh pork access to Chile. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Price Rebound Factors Supplies
US - Lean Hogs futures continued their long, slow climb out of their deep hole last week and, at least for those contracts through August, are higher again on Monday, writes Steve Meyer for in the National...
Pig Industry News from United States FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released two reports that measure antimicrobial resistance in certain bacteria isolated from raw meat and poultry collected through the National Antimicrobial...
13 April 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 48, one premises was confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) but...
Pig Industry News from United States Feed System Checklist for Hog Buildings
Most producers have a checklist for basic equipment repairs between groups to prevent costly and time-consuming problems later, writes Hog Slat's Scott Bauck. ...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Prices Are Down this Year
US - Pork and chicken prices are down this year and a quick look at the supply/demand balance table quickly tells you why, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Prices, Exports Down on the Year
US - Pork prices are well down compared to last year, and exports are also down due to a decline in shipments to China, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown from the University of Missouri....
Pig Industry News from United States US Expands Pork Trade with Mexico and Peru
US - The US has reached agreements allowing US beef and pork producers greater access to markets in Mexico and Peru....
09 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Search Begins for America's Pig Farmer of the Year
US - America's Pig Farmer of the Year award program, announced by the National Pork Board in early March, is accepting applications from now until May 17 at americaspigfarmer.com. ...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Brief Rally in Hog Futures Stalled
US - The brief rally in hog futures appeared to stall yesterday, in part due to ongoing weakness in wholesale pork prices. The pork cutout was quoted at $65.32/cwt yesterday afternoon (although USDA also...
Pig Industry News from United States Refinancing, New Investment for Smithfield Foods
US - Construction has begun on a new Smithfield Foods plant in Wisconsin as the company has announced it has refinanced its $1.025-billion credit line....
08 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United States National Pork Board Embraces Steps to Curb Antibiotic Resistance
US - The National Pork Board has applauded the White House action plan for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...
Pig Industry News from United States US Meat Exports Start Recovery from Port Strikes
US - While still impacted by severe congestion in the West Coast ports, February exports of US beef, pork and lamb bounced back to some degree from the totals posted in January, according to data released...
07 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Tailoring Sow Diet Could Lead to Improved Piglet Health
US - Fulfilling a sow's increased nutritional needs in the last trimester of pregnancy may lead to greater productivity for both the mother and her piglets, according to researchers from South Dakota State...
Pig Industry News from United States Purdue Webinar to Provide Latest PEDv Information
US - Improved measures for prevention and treatment have helped slow the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) but the virus remains a significant threat, a Purdue University swine specialist said....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Port Dispute Partly to Blame for Poor US Meat Exports
US - The dispute between Representatives of International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and West Coast port operators was one factor in another month of relatively poor US exports of meat and poultry,...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US Price Expectations
US - We sometimes wonder how we end up thinking as we do. It is as if we are in a different universe compared to other commentators. Last week we read after we wrote our commentary the expectations of...
Pig Industry News from United States February US Pork Exports Better, Still Lag 2014
US - February was another tough month for pork exports. That really isn’t news to anyone, but the truth is that exports were indeed better relative to January but still trail 2014 levels substantially,...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Hog Slaughter to Stay Well Above Year Ago Level
US - The March Hogs and Pigs report indicates hog slaughter will stay well above the year ago level through August. The inventories of market hogs by weight group were from 6 per cent to 9.4 per cent larger...
Pig Industry News from United States Dunkin' Donuts Moves to Gestation Crate-Free Pork
US - Dunkin' Donuts has announced a new commitment to using gestation crate-free pork and cage-free eggs in its foods....
Pig Industry News from United States Keeping Your Herd Protected
US - There was a decline in cases of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus this past winter but producers should not let their guard down, says Harrisvaccines....
Pig Industry News from United States Feeding Trial Outcome with Hypor Magnus
US - The versatility of Hypor's Magnus was confirmed in a recent feeding trial, the company reports....
06 April 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 46 and four premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV)....
02 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Report Prompted Higher Hog Prices
US - Release of the latest USDA Hogs and Pigs Report has triggered some improvement in live hog prices, writes Bruce Cochrane....
 
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