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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Calls for “Paradigm Shift” Towards Sustainable Agriculture
GLOBAL - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging that "we cannot rely on an input intensive...
Monday, September 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: PED, Hogs & Pigs and the Importance of Biosecurity
GLOBAL - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) presents a whole new range of challenges to the US pig sector when it comes to forecasts for pork production and prices; this was clear from the quarterly 'Hogs...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Growth for Protein Brewing in Russia, China, Africa
ANALYSIS - The demand for pork and poultry continues to grow in countries like China and Africa, and the food ban from Russia has created an opportunity for Brazil to export even more protein, reports...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global New Approaches to Agriculture Needed to Cope with Climate Change
GLOBAL - Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that effort, FAO Director-General José Graziano...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Massey Ferguson Driven by Global Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Operating in 170 countries, Massey Ferguson is looking to emerging markets like Africa and the Middle East to offer their dependable equipment to farmers who have never used mechanized equipment...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Novus International Launches Web Site for Latin American Customers
LATIN AMERICA - Novus International has launched three new versions of its global web site for customers in Latin America....
Monday, September 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: US Pig Markets on the Turn?
US & CANADA - As the northern hemisphere enters the fall/autumn, concerns are being expressed of a possible resurgence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) in the United States and Canada. There is no sign...
Pig Industry News from Global South America Targets Russian Market
ANALYSIS - The South American meat sector is making a concerted effort to fill the gap in the Russian market left by the ban on imports from the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway....
Friday, September 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Heinz Strengthens Animal Welfare Policies
GLOBAL - Global food processing giant, Heinz, has joined a growing line of major meat and food processors to strengthen their animal welfare practices for their supply chain....
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Drops to Four-year Low
GLOBAL - FAO's monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a 5-month downward run and reaching its lowest level since September 2010....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global How Can Companies Improve Animal Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Major meat and food processing companies around the world are starting to take a lead in animal welfare issues....
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global When is a Trend Not a Trend?
ANALYSIS - US hog prices have been in the news a lot this year. Record high prices have been seen, (some) US farmers have seen very large hikes in profit margins, and commentators and market analysts far...
Pig Industry News from Global Progress on Buyback Programme Nutreco Shares
GLOBAL - Further to the share buyback programme announced on 24 July 2014, Nutreco announces that during the period from 1 September 2014 up to and including 5 September 2014, Nutreco purchased 203,853...
Monday, September 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Is There a Future for the European Pig Sector?
GLOBAL - The repercussions of Russia's ban on the import of European pig meat continue to cause dismay and more in the sector....
Pig Industry News from Global What Are the Implications of Climate Change for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
Friday, September 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Global Hog Prices
GLOBAL - Genesus has updated its weekly comparison of pig prices in several key markets for the week of 18 August....
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Russian Food Ban Has Minimal Impact on Live Hog Prices
US & CANADA - Russia's ban on food imports has had a minimal impact on North American live hog prices, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Global West African Ebola Outbreak Sends Food Prices Skyrocketing
WEST AFRICA - Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages are putting...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Changing Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
ANALYSIS - If current trends continue food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050....
Monday, September 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Russia, China and Agricultural Trade
GLOBAL - European Union farmers are this week discussing how to overcome the ramifications of the ban on the import of their products by Russia, while losses from African Swine Fever are estimated to have...
Pig Industry News from Global Novus Launches Innovative Phytase Enzyme in South Asia
SOUTH ASIA - Novus International hosted an informational enzyme forum to formally introduce its next-generation phytase enzyme, Cibenza Phytaverse, to the South Asia market in Negomba, Sri Lanka from 27...
Pig Industry News from Global New Proposed Maximum Levels of Fumonisins in Maize
GLOBAL - The current report of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (FAO) on contaminants in foods includes a new proposal for maximum levels for fumonisins in maize and maize products, according to Biomin....
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Economist: India is Shining Star in BRIC
ANALYSIS - India is now a bright spot in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) emerging markets, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor, live from the Farm Progress Show held near Boone, Iowa, USA....
Monday, August 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Nestlé Steps up Commitment to Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Global food processing giant Nestlé has launched a new set of guidelines for animal welfare for its producers....
Pig Industry News from Global China's Pork Products Heading to Russia
CHINA & RUSSIA - Chinese pork products will replace banned pork exports from the West, which are unlikely to win back their place in the Russian market even if the present ban is lifted, according to Russia's...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Urges Continued Support for Animal Disease Monitoring
GLOBAL - The FAO has told ministers of health and agriculture meeting in Indonesia that animal disease monitoring systems require sustained support and have a critical role to play in preventing human...
Pig Industry News from Global EW Nutrition Launches 'Science and Innovations' Series
PHILIPPINES & VIET NAM - EW Nutrition has taken the transfer of technical know-how and the sharing of specific scientific information to a new standard with customers. The launch of a science based course...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global South America Steps in to Meet Russian Needs
ANALYSIS - The trade war with between Russia and the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway that has flared up because of sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine was stepped up this week....
Pig Industry News from Global US Pork Industry Feels Effects of China's Ban on Some Imports
US & CHINA - China's decision to bar the import of pork products from a dozen US facilities is "certainly a shock to the market", according to one analyst....
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Russia Eyes New Food Importers to Sustain Supplies
ANALYSIS - The Russian ban on meat and food products is starting to bite and could have a dramatic effect on the global food market, writes Chris Harris....
 
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