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Pig Industry News: European Union

15 January 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health looks to the future with appointment of David Strachan as head of Avian and Swine
David Strachan has been appointed head of the avian and swine business unit following Boehringer Ingelheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health....
12 January 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union How does Hypor spell carcass quality? S-T-A-R
If a genetic line makes you choose between quality and quantity, the choice is clear: Choose another line. But not just any line. The Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra Star) gives you both in merging the...
Pig Industry News from European Union MetaFarms launches SOW ENTERPRISE
MetaFarms, Inc, the information platform for agriculture, today announced a new technology for swine producers. MetaFarms’ SOW ENTERPRISE is a premium upgrade to the SOW module within the MetaFarms’...
20 December 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union China bans waste imports from Europe
Europe is struggling for non-EU options for waste treatment and recycling as China tightens regulations on imported waste....
14 December 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Hypor's new facility opens doors to the future
Successful companies don’t react to change; they drive it. With that in mind, Hypor recently opened the doors on a new state-of-the-art facility in Sichamps, France. ...
07 December 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Nutriad launches MycoGut Academy
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, global leader in practical solutions for Mycotoxin Management, received customers and distribution partners in Belgium for the inaugural sessions of the MycoGut...
06 December 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Weaknesses and loopholes in customs controls, say EU Auditors
Important weaknesses and loopholes indicate that EU customs controls are not being applied effectively, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. This has an adverse effect on EU finances,...
Pig Industry News from European Union New Hypor managing director brings wealth of experience
If it’s true that experience is the best teacher, the new Managing Director of Hendrix Genetics’ Business Unit Swine (Hypor) goes to the head of the class. ...
27 November 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Sow management tips: total preparation for top performance
Supplying top genetics for pork production at the least cost to ensure client success is at the core of Hypor’s business. Success with sow breeding begins with proper preparation for the next round....
16 November 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Star Performance: Hypor Libra* Delivers Uniform Litters & More
If you could order the perfect sow, what would you ask for? A. More uniform litters B. More full value pigs C. Greater weaning capacity D. All of the above...
15 November 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union ECA criticise Rural Development spending
A new process for planning EU rural development spending is too long and complex, with shortcomings that hinder both performance and results, according to a report from the European Court of Auditors....
14 November 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Møllevang and PIC enter into a strategic relationship
Møllevang, an independent Danish porcine genetics company, and PIC, the porcine business unit of Genus plc and global supplier of elite porcine genetics and services, are pleased to announce they have...
Pig Industry News from European Union Genesus acquires PORC-EX France and becomes Genesus SARL
We are excited to announce Genesus has purchased Porc-Ex France....
Pig Industry News from European Union Jim Long Pork Commentary: Europe
For many years, North America has seen an influx of European swine genetic companies. Today Genesus stands as the last North American global swine genetic company. This in itself is mostly irrelevant as...
08 November 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union European vets call on Brexit negotiators to secure animal welfare, surveillance and medicines
Brexit negotiators must not jeopardise current high levels of animal health, animal welfare, environmental protection and public health across Europe, says the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)...
Pig Industry News from European Union VEPURED®, the new purified vaccine against edema disease from HIPRA
On 19th October last, HIPRA launched the new VEPURED® vaccine against edema disease. The event, which took place in Germany, was attended by over 200 specialist veterinarians from Europe and Russia....
Pig Industry News from European Union Smithfield Foods No.1 Global Mega Producer
Program sponsored by Genesus Inc. in collaboration with National Hog Farmer...
06 November 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union European Swine Nutrition roundtable takes aim at the challenges of the Hyperprolific Sow
Modern sows are now more productive than ever before due to tremendous advancements in the industry, but this new generation of sows brings a new set of challenges that require innovative nutrition and...
27 October 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Innovation group awards Grand Prix winners
Eight pig producers from across Europe will showcase best practice techniques in pig production as winners of the first EU PiG Grand Prix contest....
Pig Industry News from European Union UECBV President urges swift decision from Brexit negotiators
Philippe Borremans, UECBV President, spoke out at last week’s UECBV AGM when Brexit entered the day’s discussions....
Pig Industry News from European Union New EU Commission initiative for animal welfare
On Friday 20th October 2017, the 66th European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) AGM took place in Bucharest, Romania, where major topics concerning animal welfare, environmental policy, competitiveness,...
18 October 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Markets Stabilising; Quotations Closing Ranks
EU - After a period of weak prices which lasted for several weeks, the European slaughter pig market is finally stabilising again. Many quotations are able to maintain the balanced levels....
Pig Industry News from European Union We discuss strategy and advanced technological solutions with Hipra
On the occasion of the updating of its website, Javier Sanz, HIPRA’s Marketing Director, talks to us about the strategy and the advanced technological solutions that the company has developed in the...
Pig Industry News from European Union Hypor Libra* shines brightly
How do you improve on the world’s most balanced sow? The short answer is simple: Reach for the Star....
16 October 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Genesus Global Market Report: Hog Market in Europe and Spain
Since last report, from August to date the price has fallen by 0.252 € / Kg, to 1,183 € / kg live weight. While weights have risen to 110.17 kg, is 5.83 kg more than then....
06 October 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Efficacy of one dose vaccination against experimental infection with two Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains
This study assessed the efficacy of vaccination against experimental infection with two genetically different M. hyopneumoniae strains in weaned piglets....
Pig Industry News from European Union PCV MH vaccines provide equal protection in study, but lung lesions, ADG, final weight differ
Three porcine circovirus (PCV) vaccines compared in a recent study equally protected pigs against PCV type 2d and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, but there were some significant differences in gross lung-lesion...
05 October 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union IFA Says New Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously...
Pig Industry News from European Union Study shows that reducing the number of strains of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae reduces lung lesions
The importance of diversity of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae) strains is not yet fully known. This study investigated the genetic diversity of M. hyopneumoniae strains in ten pig herds, and...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Meat Production Up in July
EU - In July, EU pig meat production remained relatively unchanged on the year at 1.8 million tonnes, according to provisional data from the EU Commission, writes Annie Linekar, trainee analyst at AHDB...
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