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Monday, November 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Hawaii Reports First PED Outbreak
GLOBAL - The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus has been detected for the first time in Hawaii in the last week. Despite the heartache of individual farmers in the US when the virus hits, the country's...
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Antimicrobials: Usage Falling, Resistance Rising
GLOBAL – Antimicrobial usage is falling in Europe but bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing at an alarming rate....
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Genus Results Boost from Good Performance in Americas
GLOBAL - Genus PIC reports strong performance in the Americas following the acquisition of Génétiporc and Birchwood Genetics, and results in Europe similar to last year. ...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global International Call for More Influenza Surveillance in Animals
GLOBAL - On influenza surveillance in animals, an FAO study has explored global capacity to detect emerging influenza viruses with zoonotic potential....
Monday, November 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Focus on Responsible Use of Antibiotics
GLOBAL - Starting today in several countries is Antibiotic Awareness Week, which aims to reinforce the message to use antibiotics responsibly in human and veterinary medicine....
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global New Study on Animal Welfare Legislation
GLOBAL - Increasingly, but to different extents, consumers throughout the world want assurances that the meat and dairy products they are buying are safe to eat, nutritious and of good quality....
Pig Industry News from Global Animal Welfare Plays an Important Role in Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - Animal production and animal welfare are inextricably linked with ethical, political, economic, environmental and social issues, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Herd Expansion Triggered by Increased Pork Profitability
US & CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services warns continued profitability within the North American pork industry is likely to trigger an expansion of production, writes...
Monday, November 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Denmark Sets the Pace for Antibiotic Reduction
GLOBAL - The Danish pig sector is to tighten up further on the use of antibiotics, particularly those also critical for human medicine. The FAO is taking steps to help national veterinary authorities improve...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Denmark Sets the Pace for Antibiotic Reduction
ANALYSIS - With a brand new action plan, the Danish Pig Research Centre is aiming to halve the use of a critical antibiotic, tetracycline, before the end of 2015, writes Jackie Linden....
Friday, November 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Stabilises in October
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 192.3 points in October 2014, marginally (0.2 per cent) below the revised September figure but 14.3 points (6.9 per cent) short of its corresponding level one...
Pig Industry News from Global New Guide for Better Detection of Animal Health Risks
GLOBAL - The OIE is publishing a new Guide to Terrestrial Animal Health Surveillance for national Veterinary Services and animal health experts. The Guide is intended to help them implement and evaluate...
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Industrialisation Should Not Come at Expense of Agriculture
GLOBAL - Industrialisation can be an important tool for poverty and hunger reduction but should not come at the expense of agricultural development, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva....
Monday, November 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Prospects for Ukrainian Agriculture and Danish Pork
UKRAINE & DENMARK - Ukraine not only faces political risks but also the challenges of climate change, low global development rates and declining margins in the products it is trading and the need to open...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Challenges to Pig Trade
GLOBAL - Two trade issues involving pigs have been discussed at the World Trade Organization (WTO) lately. A WTO panel has ruled that the amended Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) by the United States...
Friday, October 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Insect Meal Could Be Future of Animal Feed
GLOBAL - As demand for meat, milk and dairy products grows, the issue of what to feed livestock becomes more critical because of the limited availability of natural resources, ongoing climate change issues...
Pig Industry News from Global Osborne Signs Distribution Agreement with Plasson Do Brazil
US & BRAZIL - Osborne Industries, Incorporation, has announced it has reached an agreement with Brazil-based manufacturing company, Plasson do Brasil, to distribute Osborne’s pig management equipment...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Russia Most Active in WTO over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organisation in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing food safety and animal health issues –...
Pig Industry News from Global Canada Calls for US to Comply with WTO Ruling
US/CANADA - The Canadian government has called on the US to end its 'protectionist policy' and comply with the decision of the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)....
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global WTO Finds US COOL Restricts Beef, Pork Trade
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization (WTO) has found that amendments made by the US to its Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) rules have made them more restrictive for countries such as Canada and Mexico...
Pig Industry News from Global Second Successive Year of Grain Surpluses
ANALYSIS - This year will see the second successive year of global grain surpluses, reports Chris Harris....
Monday, October 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Support to Fight African Swine Fever in EU, China
GLOBAL - African swine fever (ASF) has been much in the news in the last week as the EU has pledged financial support towards the disease control costs within the area. Germany is stepping up its efforts...
Pig Industry News from Global Bank, Japan Support South Asia Push to End Spread of Livestock Disease
ASIA - A new US$2-million grant from the Asia Development Bank (ADB) is to support South Asia’s push to slow the spread of livestock diseases like foot and mouth and avian flu which have caused billions...
Pig Industry News from Global Mandatory US COOL Discussed at Tri-National Agricultural Accord
NORTH AMERICA - Manitoba's minister of agriculture says there is widespread agreement in Canada and Mexico that the issue of US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) issue needs to be resolved....
Friday, October 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Global Pork Markets Cool Down
GLOBAL - The previously heated international pork markets are showing signs of cooling down, according to Rabobank's fourth-quarter report on the global pork industry....
Pig Industry News from Global Market Analyst: How is Ebola Affecting Livestock Markets?
ANALYSIS - Increasing uncertainty in the spread of ebola has largely impacted livestock markets this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global World Food Day Calls for Innovation on Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming underpins food security on a world level and must be led by innovation going forward....
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Mycotoxins: Farmers Must Be Vigilant
ANALYSIS - Mycotoxins can wreak havoc on a producer's feeding program, and this year is no exception, given the cool wet conditions across much of the US Midwest, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor...
Pig Industry News from Global CME Group Cuts Workforce by Five Per Cent
US - As part of its recently announced restructuring, CME Group said it will reduce the company's global workforce this week by roughly 5 per cent or about 150 positions. ...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Ebola Threatens Global Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO has launched a new programme to urgently assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect...
 
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