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05 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Food Price Index Dips to Lowest Level Since July 2010
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 179. 4 points in February 2015, down 1.8 points (1.0 per cent) from its January value and 29 points (14.0 per cent) below its level in February 2014. ...
03 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Cargill Completes Investment in South African Animal Feed Facility
GLOBAL - Driven by an increase in demand from customers throughout the region for animal feed products, Cargill has completed a US$12.5 million expansion of its premix facility in Pietermaritzburg, South...
02 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Strong First-half Performance for Genus
GLOBAL - Genus, the group that includes PIC, Génétiporc and Birchwood Genetics, has reported strong first-half performance....
27 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Cutting Food Waste Could Save Global Economy US$300 Billion
GLOBAL - Reducing consumer food waste could save between $120 billion and $300 billion a year by 2030....
25 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global AB Vista Appoints New Commercial Manager for North America
NORTH AMERICA - AB Vista has appointed Stacey Homen Henthorn as Commercial Manager for North America, following the company’s continued growth in the region....
24 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century
GLOBAL - While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis....
23 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Pig Sector Faces Market Challenges
GLOBAL - The pork sector has not been having an easy time lately. To be sure, feed prices are well down from their peak but oversupply in the pig meat market is squeezing producer margins. In the US, a...
20 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global 2014 Pork Exports Down for US, Canada
US and CANADA - Both the US and Canada exported less pork in 2014, as trade was disrupted by PEDv and the Russian bans, among other factors....
19 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global What Are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
Pig Industry News from Global EU Agriculture Commissioner to Address US Conference
GLOBAL - EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, is scheduled to address the Agricultural Outlook Conference in Virginia, US, with US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today, 19 February....
17 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Three Supermarket Groups Head Animal Welfare Benchmark Table
GLOBAL - Three European supermarket groups have been given top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare Business Benchmark report....
16 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Exploring the Prospects for the Pig Sector
GLOBAL - Market experts shared their thoughts about the prospects for the pig sector in the UK, EU and Asia at a conference in London last week. Mexico, meanwhile, has announced some measures to boost...
12 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Seeking High-tech Solutions to Tackle Pig Diseases
GLOBAL - FAO and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics are teaming up to develop high tech tools to fight bird flu and other infectious diseases in farm animals....
10 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: Trade Show Reports
GLOBAL - This past week, Genesus participated in the Manitoba Swine Seminar, the Illinois Pork Congress, and Agrofarm in Moscow, and have several meetings in China, reports Jim Long, CEO of Genesus....
09 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Moves to Stop Things Going Wrong in the Pig Sector
GLOBAL - Closed-circuit TV has been proposed in slaughterhouses in the UK to prevent abuses of animal welfare rules. A large new study in the EU aims to help reduce antibiotic resistance in farm livestock...
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Falls Again
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 182.7 points in January 2015, down 3.6 points (1.9 per cent) from its revised* (reduced) December 2014 value....
06 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Call for Concrete Proposals in World Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A new paper from the World Trade Organisation on the latest stage of the Doha round of the global trade talks has shown that just one country might have to make changes to its domestic support...
05 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Paul Anderson Joins Genesus
ASIA & EUROPE - Genesus has appointed Paul Anderson to the role of International Sales Manager....
Pig Industry News from Global Nutreco Sees Revenue Rise
GLOBAL - Animal feed and meat producer, Nutreco, saw revenue rise by 0.3 per cent over the last year to €5.253 billion and organic volume rose by 2.2 per cent....
04 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global What Role do Retailers Play in Reducing the Use of Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - More resistant bacteria means more pressure on producers, veterinarians, and, as consumer awareness grows, retailers....
02 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Don't Underestimate the Benefits of Training
GLOBAL - Training for new employees on pig farms reduces staff turnover and raises morale, according to a speaker at the recent Banff Pork Seminar. A new web site (also in Canada) will help producers convert...
30 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Drought Triggers Insurance Pay-out in Sahel Ahead of Humanitarian Aid
AFRICA - ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) is to pay US$25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month....
Pig Industry News from Global Critical Issues Discussed by International Feed Regulators
GLOBAL - The 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by IFIF in cooperation with the FAO brought together a record number of feed industry representatives and government officials from...
Pig Industry News from Global Canadian, US Pork Producers Discuss Swine Health and Disease Monitoring
US and CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork says swine health issues and the need to better control disease has emerged as a key issue during discussions with pork producers in Minnesota and Iowa, writes...
28 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - Concern has been growing among farming, veterinary and political communities as well as the public at large over the over-use of antibiotics....
27 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Food Insecurity in Conflict Areas Must be Addressed
GLOBAL - Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a special meeting of the...
22 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Global What’s Left If We Lose Antibiotics?
GLOBAL - Bacterial resistance is developing quickly and many critically important drugs risk becoming obsolete. Disastrous consequences lie in wait therefore unless these drugs are used prudently. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Big Dutchman Acquires Controlling Interest in Proline Group
ASIA & OCEANIA - The Big Dutchman group based in Vechta, Germany, has acquired a controlling interest of the Canada-based Proline Group to strengthen further its position in Asia....
21 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Could EU Pig Meat Exports to Russia Resume?
ANALYSIS - The way could be reopened for the restoration of exports of pork and pig meat products to Russia....
20 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Global More Efficient Food Systems Needed
GLOBAL - Increasing competition for natural resource and emerging resource bottlenecks mean that global agriculture can no longer operate using a "business as usual" approach – the input-intensive agricultural...
 
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