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Pig Industry News: European Union

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....
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....
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