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Pig Industry News: European Union

22 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Castration rule change a chance for Europe’s producers to get ‘smarter, faster’
Changes to rules around pig castration in Europe should be viewed as an opportunity to improve welfare and efficiencies rather than a problem producers need to overcome, says pig health expert...
19 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Better feed conversion, more profit for your wallet
In theory, the secret to boosting your pork profits is simple: spend less and make more. Yet with ever increasing feed costs eating into your bottom line, that’s easier said than done....
17 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: quotations are going down
At present, the mood is gloomy in the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. A majority of quotations continue to go down, with the price decreases ranging from a corrected 0.8 to 5 cents...
16 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: German discounted prices are stirring the market
Last week (9 October) the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market presented itself inconsistently: while the pigs-for-slaughter quotations appeared steady in some EU member countries, they went down...
12 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union African swine fever moves westwards in Europe
What can pet pig keepers, smallholders, and commercial pig producers do to prevent disease reaching our pigs in the UK?...
04 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Life after zinc oxide - 3 tips for tackling post-weaning diarrhoea
Post-weaning diarrhoea is a problem for pig producers all around the world that has a big impact on future pig performance. With both antibiotics and now zinc oxide being removed from piglet diets in the...
02 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter October 2018
In this special edition of our swine production and industry newsletter we focus on the vaccination of piglets against PCV2 with Circovac....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: stabilising on a low level
With quotations continuing to decrease over the past weeks, the first rays of hope of market stabilisation are appearing on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter markets this current week of slaughter...
26 September 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: Focus on African swine fever outbreak in Belgium
This current week, decreasing quotations still are a daily occurrence on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. In Belgium, especially, the pig prices are under pressure after an outbreak of African...
20 September 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Biomin launches Spectrum Top 50® advanced mycotoxin detection service
The new LC-MS/MS method for multi-mycotoxin analysis can determine over 50 different mycotoxins and metabolites in a single run, making it the most advanced mycotoxin detection commercially available....
19 September 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: quotations are swinging back
In the current week of slaughter, the pressure has increased again on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. As before, many quotations continued weakly...
12 September 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: Markets under pressure – quotations going clearly down
With the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market under strong pressure, many quotations are decreasing...
10 September 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Multi-national study shows health and safety is top priority for pork consumers
A choice experiment investigated the role of production characteristics in consumer choice of pork. Results indicate possibilities for product positioning based on health and safety...
07 September 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter September 2018
In the fourth edition of our new swine production and industry newsletter we present the findings of a recent field trial of our latest vaccine Hyogen and reveal 5 common biosecurity mistakes to avoid....
06 September 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union BigFarmNet bundles flow of digital data under one single roof
Mike Brade from the British Big Dutchman agency Newquip on BigFarmNet, the future-oriented Big Dutchman management software for pig units from one single source....
05 September 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union European Citizens Initiative: Commission registers 'End the Cage Age' initiative
EU - The College of Commissioners has today (5 September 2018) decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled 'End the Cage Age'...
04 September 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: balanced situation for the most part – prices still unchanged
The situation continues to be balanced altogether on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market this week ...
22 August 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Pig production Grand Prix winners announced
Eight pig producers from across Europe have won international awards for their innovation in pig production ...
21 August 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: price rally continues – quotations still going up
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market is continuing its price rally during this current week of slaughter. A major part of quotations in the EU member countries is once more going up considerably...
14 August 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: small quantities on offer are pushing up the prices
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market appears to be picking up as many quotations increase with the cooler weather ...
08 August 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Introducing the new rules on gene-editing in pork production
What you need to know about the recent EU court ruling on gene-editing and GMO, and how this will affect pig farmers globally...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: inconsistent quotations – markets pick up courage again
Lately, recession has strongly prevailed on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. The quotations appear inconsistent and most prices on pigs for slaughter are unchanged. On the other hand, the...
07 August 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU approves changes to copper feed additive regulation
EU - The European Commission has approved changes to rules around the use of copper as a feed additive, to come effective 13 August, 2018...
01 August 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU court rules gene editing = GMO
Jim Long provides commentary on the recent changes regarding gene editing as GMO and how this could affect pork demand from consumers...
30 July 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: slaughter companies are pushing down the prices
Quite contrary to the current weather conditions, the mood is rather frosty on the EU pigs-mature-for-slaughter markets these days. On the part of the slaughter companies, demand is very restrained for...
24 July 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish Pork markets
With 49.6 million market hogs and about 4.25 million tons of pork produced in 2017, Spain is the fourth largest producer of pork in the world....
Pig Industry News from European Union Wageningen University and Nutriad present results on butyrate research
Feed additive producer Nutriad, a pioneer in sodium butyrate applications for the animal feed industry, co-financed a research project on the use of butyrate as feed additive....
18 July 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: market situation unchanged
With the tourists storming southward from the other European countries, the summer season is still running at full blast in southern Europe. Thus, demand for meat remains on a high level there. Spain’s...
13 July 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Avimatrix® product approved as zootechnical feed additive in the European Union
The European Commission has published the official regulation approving the AVIMATRIX® feed additive preparation as a zootechnical feed additive in the European Union....
12 July 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union African swine fever: EFSA assesses measures to prevent spread
EFSA has identified strategies for managing wild boar at different stages of an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF): what should be done before, during and after. Wild boar are known to play an important...
 
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