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Friday, July 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Two Panels Set up on EU-Russia Disputes
GLOBAL - The Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organisation has set up two disputes’ panels in a bid to resolve trade arguments between Russia and the EU....
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Nutreco Reports Higher First Half Year Results
GLOBAL - Nutreco reports that during the first half of 2014, the company's revenue was €2,460.0 million, up 2.6 per cent compared to the first half of 2013....
Pig Industry News from Global GLOBALG.A.P. Introduces Joint Initiative for Global Food Security
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform and the International Trade Centre (ITC) are initiating the ‘The Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global Food Security through Good Agricultural...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Meeting Aims for More Responsible Use of Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - In the last week came a report on a high-level meeting discussing the responsible use of antibiotics. Participants agreed on the principles of replacing, reducing and refining the use of these...
Pig Industry News from Global Concerns Rising over Spread of African Swine Fever in EU
ANALYSIS - Concern is rising over the spread of African swine fever in Europe as new cases this month have been found in wild boar in both Poland and Latvia....
Pig Industry News from Global Dutch Welfare Researcher Receives Humane Slaughter Award
GLOBAL - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has announced the winner of its 2014 award for significant advances in humane slaughter as Dr Bert Lambooij of Wageningen University....
Pig Industry News from Global Yum Brands' Results Helped by Higher Sales in China, India
GLOBAL - In its latest quarterly results, Yum! Brands - which includes KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - reported a strong recovery in its business in China following previous food safety concerns, with sales...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Animal Feed Additives Market Expected to Reach $20 Billion by 2020
GLOBAL - According to a new research report by Allied Market Research, the global animal feed additives market was valued at $14.9 billion in 2013 and is estimated to reach $20 billion, registering a growth...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global What Could Climate Change Mean for Agriculture?
GLOBAL – World agriculture must create short and long term adaptation strategies to cope with climate change accelerating the water cycle....
Pig Industry News from Global Decline in Global Farm Prices Forecast by OECD, FAO
GLOBAL - Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world as incomes rise and urbanisation increases, with a special...
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: Global Markets
GLOBAL - This week, Genesus is speaking at the National Pork Producers Conference in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; Genesus is a major sponsor of the always well organized and attended event. The following...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Pig Health and Welfare in the Age of Communication
GLOBAL - In the last week, there has been new of a smartphone app that is helping to improve the communication of animal disease issues in Uganda, and a free online course on animal welfare has attracted...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Leading Pig Welfare Researchers Receive Awards
UK & CANADA - The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) awarded two medals for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science at its recent meeting to Professor Mike Mendl of the University...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Swine Manure Applicator Survey Results to be Released
US & CANADA - Results of a Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative survey of how swine manure applicators are responding to PED will be released later this week in Springfield, Missouri....
Monday, July 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: How to Cut Pig Feeding Costs, New Approach to Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - Precision feeding offers opportunities for significant feed savings in both the breeding and feeding herds, according to two speakers at a recent conference in the UK. Other research publicised...
Pig Industry News from Global Consider the Whole Animal in Welfare, Says Scientist
ANALYSIS - Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder, animal behaviourist and welfare scientist, has developed scientific approaches for the study of animals as whole beings, bringing insights from philosophy of mind...
Pig Industry News from Global First Exome Sequence Completed in Pigs
GLOBAL - PIC, a division of Genus plc, in collaboration with Edinburgh Genomics and The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, UK, are the first to complete exome sequencing in pigs....
Pig Industry News from Global Harmonisation of Vet Product Registration Gains Momentum
GLOBAL - The fourth meeting of the VICH outreach forum took place in Brussels recently, attended by representatives from six continents, and progress was made towards the implementation of guidelines aimed...
Friday, July 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Growing Market for Global Animal Feed Additives
GLOBAL - The global animal feed additives market is growing at a steady pace and the market is projected to grow in the future because of the increasing demand for meat and meat products around the world....
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Meat Price Index Rises on Short Supplies Due to PED
GLOBAL - The FAO Meat Index has risen as the result of tighter supplies of pork following porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) outbreaks. The FAO Food Price Index has fallen for a third consecutive month,...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Pig Parasites Among FAO's Top Ten List of Human Concerns
GLOBAL - A 'Top Ten' list identifying the food-borne parasites of greatest global concern has been released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and new guidelines are...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Producers Urged to Take Advantage of Warmer Weather to Improve Biosecurity
NORTH AMERICA - The executive director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians is encouraging pork producers to take advantage of the warmer weather to tighten up biosecurity in defence against...
Pig Industry News from Global EU Asks WTO to Rule on Russian Pork Import Restrictions
EU & RUSSIA - The EU called on the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva to rule over a dispute concerning the Russian ban on imports of pigs and their genetic material, fresh pork and certain other...
Monday, June 30, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Effort to Control PEDv Fosters Willingness to Share Animal Health Information
US & CANADA - The executive director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians says the effort to control Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has fostered an unprecedented willingness among pork...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Covenant Signed for Grupo AgriMex-Holanda
NETHERLANDS/MEXICO - A Dutch consortium Grupo AgriMex-Holanda was officially formed on 20 June, through the signing of a covenant between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs,...
Monday, June 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: China's Growing Pork Industry and US Meat Waste Evaluated
GLOBAL - The rapid growth and development of China's pig meat sector were among the main themes explored at the World Meat Congress in Beijing last week. Pig numbers appear to be recovering in Viet Nam....
Pig Industry News from Global Thorny Issues Revealed in US-EU Trade Talks
US & EU - US Agriculture Secretary was in the European Union last week, emphasising the importance of agricultural trade in negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)....
Pig Industry News from Global Canadian Pork Council Joins Agriculture Minister in China
CANADA & CHINA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) recently participated in two key events in China in support of Canadian pork producer interests at the world level....
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global US Discusses Agricultural Trade with EU This Week
US & EU - US Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, is meeting Agriculture Ministers and other EU leaders in Brussels, Luxembourg, Paris and Dublin this week to discuss the role of agriculture in the in the...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Pig Industry's Contribution to Global Greenhouse Gases
GLOBAL - Among the interesting new information presented at the World Meat Congress in Beijing reported by ThePigSite Editor-in-Chief, Chris Harris, is that the pig sector is responsible for less than...
 
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