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Pig Industry News: European Union

11 April 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Exports to Slow as Rise in EU Pig Production Continues
ANALYSIS - European pig production grew by 2.5 per cent last year on top of a one per cent rise in 2014 largely driven by growth in the EU’s leading producers Spain and Germany....
08 April 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU's Young Farmers Held Back by Lack of Land, Credit
EU - Nearly 61 per cent of EU young farmers consider the availability of land for purchase and 57 per cent the availability of land for rent as the most difficult challenges they face, often due to issues...
07 April 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Unchanged for the Most Part
EU - A week after Easter, the European pig slaughter market appears to still be a little out of tune....
Pig Industry News from European Union Poland Increases Role in Pork Trade Within EU
EU - Analysis of trade figures shows little change in the volume of pork traded between the 28 EU Member States in 2015....
Pig Industry News from European Union More ASF Reported in Latvia, Lithuania and Poland
EUROPE - Twelve new African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks have been reported in wild boar across Europe. ...
05 April 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union More ASF Reported in Poland and Lithuania
POLAND and LITHUANIA - Three more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in Poland and Lithuania....
04 April 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Weekly Overview: New EU Animal Health Law Aims to Reduce Disease, Improve Ag Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - The EU has adopted a new Animal Health Law which will come into force on 20 April 2016. The new law aims to help prevent animal diseases, reduce the use of antibiotics and therefore, keep EU...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Slight Upward Trend Now Stopped
EU - In March, the pig prices started to relax in most of the EU member countries. Unfortunately, this trend could not be continued last week. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union New EU Animal Health Law to Improve Ag Competitiveness
EU - The EU has adopted a new Animal Health Law, which Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said was another weapon in the fight against animal diseases and antimicrobial resistance....
01 April 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Live Pig Trade Declined in 2015
EU - Following the introduction of new Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) regulations in the EU in April 2015, there was a concern that the trade in live pigs between EU countries could be reduced....
31 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Avril Pôle, Tönnies Joint Venture Approved
EU - The European Commission has now cleared the creation of a joint venture between the French company Avril Pôle Animal and the German company Tönnies....
30 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Germany and Spain Leading EU Pork Exporters
EU - Traditionally, Denmark has been the leading EU exporter of pork to third country markets. However, in 2015 it was overtaken by both Germany and Spain....
29 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Release of Pork From Private Storage to Start Soon
EU - The 90,000 tonnes of pig meat products which were accepted into the EU Commission’s Private Storage Aid (PSA) scheme in January will soon start to be released....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Price Increase Continues
EU - The European pig slaughter market was able to continue the friendly trend. The majority of quotations went up again because of the good demand situation before Easter. The marching course was once...
24 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Pork Commentary: European Union Continues to Produce More Hogs
EU - The European Union continues to have hog marketings increase despite financial losses of $20 - $25 per head, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Politicians Call Again for Country of Origin Labels for Meat
EU - Food safety MEPs reiterated their support for introducing mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk, in a non-binding resolution voted on Tuesday. ...
23 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Strong Start to 2016 for EU Pork Exports
EU - The strong performance of EU exporters in the final months of 2015 continued into January, with pork shipments up by more than a quarter compared with a year before, at 156,000 tonnes....
22 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Easter Business Is Boosting the Market
EU - Thanks to the pre-Easter business, the situation has finally improved on the European pig slaughter market. The knot has been cut. Many quotations are going up noticeably....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Rise in January
EU - Agri-food exports from the EU rose to €9.3 billion in January, a tiny amount above January levels in previous years, the latest EU Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade statistical report shows....
21 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Weekly Overview: European Commission Activates New Measures to Combat Pork Market Crisis
ANALYSIS - The European Commission has activated additional exceptional measures to combat the crisis in agricultural markets, after a meeting of ministers which was met by farmer protesters in Brussels...
Pig Industry News from European Union New EU Regulation to Boost Use of Fertiliser from Farm Waste
EU - The EU Commission has proposed a Regulation which will significantly ease the access of organic and waste-based fertilisers to the EU single market, bringing them on a level playing field with traditional,...
18 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU and SPAIN - Spain becomes the third largest hog producer in the world (after China and the US) and the first out of the EU, surpassing Germany, writes Mercedes Vega, General Director for Spain, Italy...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Production Fall Still Some Way Off
EU - Latest forecasts confirm that expectations of a recovery in the EU market in the short-term may be premature and 2016 looks likely to be another difficult year for EU producers....
16 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Ag Council Consider New Pigmeat Private Storage Aid
EU - The European Commission has activated unprecedented measures to combat the crisis in agricultural markets, after a meeting of ministers which was met by farmer protesters in Brussels this week....
14 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Vote for More Antibiotic Responsibility, Research Welcomed
EU - EU farmers' organisation Copa and Cogeca have welcomed a vote by MEPs to update EU law on veterinary medicines but outline some concerns....
11 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Markets Are Stabilising – Dutch Quotation Going Up Slightly
EU - The European pig slaughter market is picking up courage again. Above all, the German quotation’s sideward movement tipped the scales to stabilise the market situation....
Pig Industry News from European Union Assessing Environmental Impact of Meat Production
EU – A new European project is being established to map, understand and reduce the environmental impact of packed fresh meat from beef, pork and lamb....
10 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Farmer Organisations Push for Action on Crisis Ahead of EU Meeting
EU - Presidents of the UK farming unions will meet UK ministers in Brussels to discuss ways to respond to the deepening European agricultural crisis ahead of a high-profile meeting of Europe’s Agriculture...
09 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Global Pig Prices Remain Continued Decline in 2015
GLOBAL - Global pig prices have fallen steadily throughout 2015, following an exceptionally high year for prices in 2014....
08 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EC Approves Avril Pôle Animal and Tönnies Merger
EU - The European Commission has approved the creation of a joint venture between Avril Pôle Animal of France and Tönnies International Holding Gmbh of Germany....
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