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Pig Industry News: European Union

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....
Pig Industry News from European Union More Wild Boars Found with ASF Across Europe
EUROPE - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar in Estonia, Lithuania and Russia....
04 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Germany Makes the Market Shake – Quotations Are Going Down
EU - Being in line with the flu epidemic, the European pig slaughter market is in a huff. A market observer in Great Britain describes his view of the situation as follows: Watching Germany sneeze, Europe...
02 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Farmers Need Contingency Plan for Brexit
UK - A contingency plan for agriculture should the UK vote to leave the European Union on June 23 is absolutely essential according to the Farmers’ Union of Wales....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Won't Compromise on Antibiotics and Hormones in US Trade Talks
EU - The EU will not compromise on it block on imports of beef raised with the use of hormones and it will stand firm to maintain geographical location on products in negotiations with the US and other...
Pig Industry News from European Union Tönnies Acquisition of Tican Approved by EC
EU - The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of Tican by Tönnies. ...
01 March 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Scientists Develop New Ways to Prevent Foodborne Illness
EU - The global fight against food poisoning and the requirement for high quality products have pushed European scientists into developing new technologies in food processing....
29 February 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Uncertainty Causes Pressure
EU - Currently, the European pig slaughter market appears in an inconsistent way, being made strongly insecure because of the situation as it is on the German pig slaughter market....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Grains-to-Pork Value Chains Must Leverage Country Strengths
GLOBAL - Strong price volatility in the grain & oilseed market, stagnating feed and animal protein demand in the EU, and the consolidation of global G&O traders have increased the pressure in the value...
25 February 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Colistin - The Latest European Antibiotic Resistance Challenge
ANALYSIS - Europe appears to have been thrown into turmoil following the release of a paper by Liu and colleagues (2015), describing the emergence of a plasmid-mediated colistin resistance mechanism, mcr-1...
Pig Industry News from European Union New EU Animal Health Laws Aim to Halt Disease Spread
EU - Measures to prevent and halt outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or African swine fever, informally agreed by MEPs and the Council in June 2015, were backed by the EU Parliament's Agriculture...
Pig Industry News from European Union Spanish Growth Limits EU Pig Herd Decline
EU - As expected, the EU pig breeding herd declined during 2015, following the difficult financial conditions faced by producers during the year, according to the UK's AHDB Pork....
19 February 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Curb Use of Antibiotics in Farming, EU Politicians Urge
EU - To fight the growing resistance of bacteria to today’s antibiotics, the use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted, and new ones should be developed, said Environment and Public Health...
Pig Industry News from European Union Record Value for EU Agri-food Exports in 2015
EU - EU agri-food exports in December 2015 achieved a value of €11.2 billion, thus exceeding the value of previous years for the same month by almost €1 billion. ...
18 February 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Animal Welfare Rules Need Better Enforcement Rather than New Legislation
EU - Reacting to EU Ministers talks on the setting up of a new EU animal welfare platform, Copa and Cogeca have highlighted the high welfare standards that exist in the EU and the need to ensure that they...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Steady Quotations – Friendly Atmosphere
EU - The situation on the European pig slaughter market goes on being balanced....
17 February 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Ministers Highlight Continued Crisis in Pigmeat Sector
EU - During a meeting of the EU's Agriculture and Fisheries Council this week, Ministers took stock of the agricultural market situation, in particular the current difficulties in the milk and pig sectors....
16 February 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Antibiotic-Resistant Foodborne Pathogens Continue to Spread in EU
EU - Bacteria in humans, food and animals continue to show resistance to the most widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria in Europe from the...
15 February 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Virtual Toolbox to Bolster Europe’s Food and Agricultural Security
EU - The EU-funded PLANTFOODSEC project has developed an extensive virtual toolbox to help protect both agriculture and plant life from biological weapons that could contaminate Europe’s food supply...
12 February 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU, Colombia to Increase Trade in Organic Products
EU & COLOMBIA - The Government of Colombia and the European Commission announced today the start of negotiations towards a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products between the European Union and...
10 February 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Markets Continue to Be Balanced - Quotations Unmoved
EU - The European pig slaughter market presents itself in a still well-balanced way....
09 February 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Crop Sowing Figures Good News for Animal Producers
EU - New Copa and Cogeca figures show good EU cereals plantings this year due to favourable weather conditions, but grain prices remain low whilst the EU rapeseed harvest is expected to be down, partly...
04 February 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Private Storage Ended, Markets Well-Balanced for the Most Part
EU - Last week, the end of the pigmeat private storage aid was the main topic of conversation on the markets....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Sow Prices Remain Steady
EU - Since the start of the year, EU sow prices have generally been stable....
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