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Friday, January 30, 2015
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...
Wednesday, January 28, 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....
Tuesday, January 27, 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...
Thursday, January 22, 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....
Wednesday, January 21, 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....
Tuesday, January 20, 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...
Monday, January 19, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Already Too Late to Conserve Precious Resources?
GLOBAL - With a growing human population, we need to use natural resources very carefully in order to maintain - let alone improve - the quality of life for future generations. A new study shows meat output,...
Pig Industry News from Global Why is McDonald's Passionate about Sustainability?
ANALYSIS - Francesca DeBiase, VP Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability at McDonald's, said McDonald's vision is to source all of their food and products sustainably....
Pig Industry News from Global Canada, US Pork Industry Relations at 10-year High
CANADA & US - The general manager of Manitoba Pork says relations among Canadian and American pork producers are running at a 10-year high, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Friday, January 16, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global New Research Finds Many Key Resources Have Passed Their Peak
GLOBAL - As the world's resources face enormous challenges, researchers from the US and Denmark have analysed the production and extraction rates of 27 global renewable and non-renewable resources (including...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: US Hog Market Lowest in Nearly Two Years
GLOBAL - Last week, the US Lean Hog Market for 53-54 per cent hogs was 77.50 per pound; a year ago, it was 81 cents. We are now trading hogs at the lowest prices in nearly two years. The lean hog price...
Monday, January 12, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Challenging Issues Addressed at Oxford Conference
GLOBAL - Among the controversial issues were aired at the Oxford Farming Conference last week were climate change, EU farm subsidies, regulations and GM crops. Elsewhere, a market analyst foresees good...
Friday, January 09, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Global Meat Price Index Approached Record in December 2014
GLOBAL - 2014 is third consecutive year of falling prices as all commodity groups except for meat decline....
Pig Industry News from Global Cargill Starts Anniversary Year with Strong Sales Growth
GLOBAL - January 2015 marks the beginning of the 150th year in business for US-based Cargill, with second-quarter earnings up 41 per cent contributing to a seven per cent increase for the first six months...
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Producer Says SowMAX Reduces Feed Waste
GLOBAL - Interest in SowMAX was high at EuroTier 2014 in Hannover, Germany, and one producer has seen a reduction in feed waste, writes Hog Slat's Scott Bauck....
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Regulatory Changes and Agricultural Support
GLOBAL - A new analysis looks at the scale of the impact of changing regulations in the US on antimicrobial use for animals, which will mean that more than half of the product volume currently used will...
Pig Industry News from Global Acquisition of Novartis Completed
GLOBAL - Elanco has finalised its acquisition of Novartis Animal Health....
Monday, December 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global US Pigs Gaining Some PEDv Immunity
GLOBAL - The United States, Canada and some European Union countries took part in an on-line conference on PEDv last week, organised by the England Pig Health and Welfare Council....
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Cargill to Pursue Feed Acquisitions But Not Nutreco
GLOBAL - Cargill says it is no longer pursuing the acquisition of Nutreco. ...
Monday, December 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Highly Virulent PED Has Spread to Europe
EUROPE - Highly virulent Asian-American Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus has spread to Europe; it has been confirmed in Ukraine....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: What's in Store in the US 'Hogs & Pigs' Report?
GLOBAL - The quarterly 'Hogs and Pigs' report, due to be published on 23 December, could bring some surprises about the US pig industry, according to analysts. PED continues to impact the sector there,...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global World Trade Negotiators Set New Deadlines for Agricultural Talks
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization General Council has set two new deadlines for the agriculture trade negotiations to be concluded - one to agree a permanent solution on public stockholding for food...
Monday, December 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Disease Control in Farm Animals is Cheaper Than a Pandemic
GLOBAL - Among the lessons to be learned from the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in Asia and Europe, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is recommending a strengthening of...
Friday, December 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Spain and Germany Join AgriCord
GLOBAL - Spain and Germany join the AgriCord network supporting more than 300 farmer organisations in developing countries....
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Strengthen Animal Disease Surveillance Worldwide, Urges OIE
GLOBAL - Among the lessons to be learned from the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in Asia and Europe, the World Organisation for Animal Health is recommending a strengthening of animal...
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Broadly Stable
GLOBAL - Food and Agriculture Organisation's monthly food price index was stable in November, as vegetable oil and grain prices inched up and offset ongoing declines in dairy prices....
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global US Appeals WTO Panel Reports in US-COOL Disputes
GLOBAL - The US is to appeal against the decision of the World Trade Organization over the decision on country of origin labelling....
Monday, December 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global SowMAX Had Producers Talking at EuroTier
ANALYSIS - Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days at EuroTier 2014 in Hannover, Germany, and I asked the same question to the Hog Slat sales teams, "What items are selling in your market?”...
 
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