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22 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global International Farming Organisations United on Trans-Pacific Partnership
GLOBAL - As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations meet this week in Guam to continue negotiations, agri-food producer and processor organisations from around the world have united to call for a trade...
Pig Industry News from Global Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - What meat will be on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stewart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij. ...
20 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Genesus is Expanding Their Team
GLOBAL - Genesus is pleased to announce the addition of seven new employees and agents all formerly with JSR Group of Companies (Topigs-Norsvin)....
19 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
18 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Looking Forward to the Future of the Pig Industry
GLOBAL - Cutting-edge technology to safeguard pig health was promised by the British Pig Executive (BPEX) at its Innovations Conference at the UK's National Agricultural Centre last week....
Pig Industry News from Global Hog Slat's Poly Lamp Improves Plastic Heat Lamp
GLOBAL - Hog Slat’s introduction of the Poly Lamp improves several features of plastic heat lamp shades used in swine farrowing houses. ...
14 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed 9 billion people in 2050....
11 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Politicians Make Progress on Agricultural Sustainability
GLOBAL - As the agriculture ministers from the world's leading economies agree over the importance of food security and sustainability, we could see great improvements in these areas in the coming years....
Pig Industry News from Global What's in a Name? No More 'Swine Flu'
GLOBAL - The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines for naming new human infectious diseases, which include the use of names such as 'bird flu' and 'swine flu', which have unintended...
Pig Industry News from Global G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste....
08 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global How To Maintain and Troubleshoot Hog Slat's GROW-DISK Feeding System
GLOBAL - Appropriate maintenance and troubleshooting of a GROW-DISK chain feeding system will lead to smooth operation and a longer lifetime of the components....
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests expected...
07 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Delacon Appoints Regional Manager for North America
NORTH AMERICA - To strengthen its operations in the US, Delacon has appointed Sonny Pusey as Regional Manager North America (USA, Canada)....
Pig Industry News from Global Solid Quarterly Performance Reported by Zoetis
GLOBAL - The CEO of Zoetis Inc. describes the company's first-quarter performance as "solid", with a six per cent increase in operational revenue linked to the strong markets in the Americas....
Pig Industry News from Global Findus CEO Steps Down
EUROPE - Matthieu Lambeaux, CEO of Findus Southern Europe, has decided to step down from his position to progress with some entrepreneurial ventures outside of the Findus group....
05 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Making Pig Production More Sustainable
GLOBAL - This week has seen two interesting developments that could help to make pig production 'greener' and more sustainable: new research on growing algae in pig manure and testing a wheat co-product...
30 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha Round farm trade talks....
29 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
Pig Industry News from Global Environmental Feed Life Cycle Guidelines Released
GLOBAL - International organisation have released new guidelines for Global Feed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which addresses the impact of livestock feeds on the environment....
Pig Industry News from Global Alltech, Ridley Agree Merger
NORTH AMERICA - A merger of two global livestock feed companies has been agreed....
28 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: Cash Hogs Rise
GLOBAL - Week to week cash US hogs 53-54 per cent lean, increased from 62.51 to 65 US cents, writes Jim Long President and CEO of Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from Global Livestock Identification and Recording Vital for Food Security
AFRICA – Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is expected to improve food security, livestock genetics and better flock management....
27 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Ruling Set to Improve Welfare for Europe's Pigs
GLOBAL - EU welfare rules should apply even when the animals are transported out of the region, a court in Luxembourg said last week, as Germany announced it would prioritise animal welfare and the Danes...
Pig Industry News from Global Global Researchers Collaborate for Sustainable Intensification in Africa
GLOBAL - Twenty three African and European research partners will collaborate on a new long term research and innovation partnership, focussing on sustainable intensification of the agro-food system in...
24 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
21 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global High-flying Pork Prices Come Back Down to Earth
GLOBAL - The global pork industry has been searching for stability during Q1 2015, with strong supply growth and relatively weak demand driving the market, according to the Q2 2015 Rabobank Pork Quarterly....
Pig Industry News from Global US Pork Exports Down 10 Per Cent: A Small Miracle
US, CANADA & CHINA - US pork exports were 10 per cent lower in February compared to a year before, writes Jim Long, CEO of Genesus in his Pork Commentary. ...
20 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Insect Protein to Help Support Sustainability of the Pig Sector?
GLOBAL - Today's consumers expect their food to be produced more sustainably in order to preserve the Earth's precious resources. Several news items in the last week point to insect protein as offering...
17 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global MSD Animal Health Launches Vaccination Device for Pigs
GLOBAL - MSD Animal Health has announced the launch of the IDAL® 2G vaccination device for pigs....
16 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global What Are Priorities for Future Sustainable Food Production?
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential in developing food production to feed...
 
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