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03 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States How Can Diagnostics Help a Sick Farm?
ANALYSIS - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Research at the US National Pork Board, explains how diagnostics can help a "sick" farm and fit into a producer's overall herd health management program....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Prices Down Following Seasonal Pattern
US - The rally in the lean hog complex appeared to run out of steam yesterday, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: July 2015 Consumer Confidence Index Registers Decline
US - The University of Michigan's July 2015 consumer confidence index released today shows a decline from last month of 3.1 per cent, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri....
Pig Industry News from United States Consumers Do Not View GMO Labels as Negative 'Warnings'
US - Labelling food containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) would not act as 'warning' labels and scare consumers away from purchasing these products, according to a new study from the University...
31 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Farm, Consumer and Competition Groups Oppose JBS-Cargill Pork Merger
US - The American Antitrust Institute, Food & Water Watch, Iowa Farmers Union, Missouri Rural Crisis Center and National Farmers Union have demanded that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Export Numbers Look Supportive for US Pork Market
US - The weekly USDA numbers have been released and they were supportive of the pork market (with some big caveats) but they continued to show a notable slowdown in beef shipments, write Steve Meyer and...
Pig Industry News from United States PED Lessons Learned Cause for Future Optimism
US - The executive director of the National Swine Health Information Centre says US successes in dealing with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) are cause for cautious optimism in the ability of producers...
30 July 2015
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 10. There have been no premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
29 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States US Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Pork
US - Washington State health officials are investigating several cases and clusters of Salmonella infections that appear to be linked to eating pork. The ongoing investigation of at least 56 cases in eight...
Pig Industry News from United States Scientists Examine Energy Value, Digestibility of Livestock Feed
US - Co-products derived from grains such as corn, wheat, and sorghum are increasingly being used in livestock feed, and research at the University of Illinois is helping to determine the energy value...
Pig Industry News from United States Disease-Causing Klebsiella Bacteria Found in Pork
US - Chicken, turkey and pork sold in retailers harbours disease-causing bacteria known as Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a new study from the George Washington University's Milken Institute School...
28 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States COOL is About More Than a Right-to-Know; a Lot More
US - Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced legislation in the US Senate last week that would repeal the livestock and poultry features of the mandatory country-of-origin labeling program, writes Steve Meyer...
Pig Industry News from United States US Introduces Bill to Repeal COOL; Canada, Mexico Reject Voluntary Approach
US - Legislation introduced by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, would repeal country of origin labelling requirements for beef, pork and poultry and stave off trade retaliation from Canada...
27 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States What to Do If I Suspect a Foreign Animal Disease On-farm?
ANALYSIS - Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Health Programs with the National Pork Board, explains the steps that a producer or veterinarian should take if he/she sees symptoms of a foreign animal disease...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Commercial Pork Production Increasing
US - Hog producers continue to supply a lot of pork to the market. Commercial pork production in June came in 15.1 per cent above the year ago level and caused production for the first half of the year...
Pig Industry News from United States Hormel Foods Buys Organic Brand
US - Hormel Foods Corporation has announced the closing of its acquisition of Applegate Farms....
Pig Industry News from United States USA Pork Market
US - The announcement of JBS purchasing Cargill is behind us. That should put JBS in the #2 spot for packers, which is above Tyson. This also means that, between Brazil and China, they have control of...
24 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Cold Storage Stocks Significantly Higher Than 2014
US - USDA’s monthly Cold Storage report shows (as expected) significantly larger stocks of frozen meat and poultry relative to last year, but some reduction of those stocks from last month, write Steve...
Pig Industry News from United States US Meat, Poultry Production Down in Second Quarter
US - US red meat and poultry production were strongly affected by weather and disease in the second quarter of 2015, according the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research...
23 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Soybean Meal Positively Affects Pigs with PRRSV
US - Feeding pigs infected with PRRSV higher concentrations of soybean meal in their diets may help them gain more weight, according to new research published in the Journal of Animal Science....
Pig Industry News from United States Study Finds US Consumers Use COOL in Purchase Decisions
US - A recent study by the University of Arkansas showed that US consumers were more likely to purchase meat when it was identified as a US product....
22 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States All Sizes of Family Run Hog Farms Important
US - God, country, Mom’s apple pie and family farms. That’s a pretty good foursome of American values, and it should be. We haven’t redefined Mom’s apple pie yet but the others seem to be always...
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Industry Well Positioned for Antibiotic Use Changes
US - The Director of Producer and Public Health with the National Pork Board says the US the pork industry is well positioned to adjust to pending changes in antibiotic use on the farm, writes Bruce Cochrane....
21 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States CME: June Meat Retail Prices Mixed
US - Retail prices in June were mixed, with beef values hitting all time record highs while pork prices on the retreat given the surge in pork volume and lower wholesale prices, write Steve Meyer and Len...
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Council Weighs in on Indonesia’s Pork Import Restriction
US - The US is placing a World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute case against Indonesia for violating trade agreements on pork imports....
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 three. There has been one premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
20 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Diagnostics Can Pinpoint Type of Swine Influenza Virus
ANALYSIS - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Research at the National Pork Board, said Swine Influenza Virus (SIV) can present itself like a lot of other diseases, and diagnostics can identify...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Consumer Price Index on the Rise
US - The Consumer Price Index for June was up 0.1% from a year ago making June the first up month since December. Low energy prices kept the cost of living below year-ago levels in January-May, write Ron...
Pig Industry News from United States US Looks to China to Expand Pork Exports
US - The nation’s pork producers are looking to China to play a key role in increasing world-wide demand for US pork. China, which is home to 20 per cent of the world’s population, consumes more pork...
17 July 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 six. There have no premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
 
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