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18 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States Upcoming National Pork Industry Forum
Producer delegates from across the United States will gather in Orlando, 6-8 March, for the annual National Pork Industry Forum....
14 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States New study indicates progress in US pork’s sustainability
A new study from the University of Arkansas has indicated that US pork has improved on its long-term sustainability since 1960...
Pig Industry News from United States New research reveals growth opportunities for US pork
The new report points out that the pork industry must innovate or risk losing relevance with today’s – and more importantly tomorrow’s – consumer....
13 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States Roundtable: Industry structure, culture, wild boars team up to intensify ASF threat in China
The discovery of African swine fever (ASF) in China’s wild boar population in late 2018 adds a new dimension to the already ominous disease threat — one that could possibly leave the Chinese to deal...
11 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States Pork producers pulling back for 2019?
USA - US pork producers could be pulling back a bit on their herd expansion and for a few different reasons...
Pig Industry News from United States US pork industry ends 2018 with major antibiotic progress
USA - New FDA report shows big drop in livestock antibiotic sales/distribution; pork industry joins diverse group to issue stewardship framework...
Pig Industry News from United States USDA to send trade relief to Brazilian meat giant
BRAZIL - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase roughly 1.8 million pounds of pork products from Brazilian firm JBS, one of the world’s largest meatpackers, using funds appropriated by...
Pig Industry News from United States New study shows US pork’s long-term sustainability progress
USA - A new study from the University of Arkansas has confirmed what many have known for some time – America’s pig farmers are producing a product that has become increasingly sustainable over the...
10 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States Animal rights activists saved by Heimlich manoeuvre: Ag-Gag law struck down in Iowa
USA - Today the US District Court for the Southern District of Iowa struck down the Iowa Ag-Gag law, holding that the ban on undercover investigations at factory farms and slaughterhouses violates the...
Pig Industry News from United States Ag Producers’ sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes continue to concern farmers
USA - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME...
09 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States Emerging swine diseases - call when things just don't add up
Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, spoke at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) conference about emerging swine diseases in his presentation "What to Do When There's...
Pig Industry News from United States Farmers still have time: USDA delays deadline for applications for tarrif relief
USA - According to the USDA, the 1 May deadline for 2018 production remains unchanged, but ...
07 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States New African swine fever research: from China to US in feed ingredients?
USA - Dr Scott Dee, director of research and development with Pipestone Veterinary Services based in Pipestone, Minnesota, USA, presented new research about the ability of African swine fever (ASF) virus...
Pig Industry News from United States Knock, knock: Swine veterinarian shares experiences from VFD audit
When Peter Schneider, DVM, heard FDA auditors were at the door to see the operation’s veterinary feed directives (VFDs), he remembers feeling a little nervous....
03 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Slat, Inc. celebrates 50 years in business
Hog Slat brings over 50 years of industry experience in providing equipment and housing to livestock producers....
Pig Industry News from United States PED — live with it or eliminate it?
The porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) virus that devastated the US swine industry several years ago continues to persist, causing fewer pig deaths but curtailing pig growth....
02 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States Tyson VP: ‘Antibiotic issue is far from black and white’
Producer and consumer choice are equally important when it comes to producing quality pork products — and it’s important not to put limits on either of them, according to Kent Harrison, vice president...
Pig Industry News from United States Get acquainted with the Global Mega Producer - Christensen Farms
Christensen Farms has again been recognised as a Global Mega Producer for 2018. One of the largest family-owned pork producers in the United States, Christensen Farms, relies on the dedication of employees,...
24 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: United States December 1 Inventories
The U.S.D.A. released their quarterly hog inventory report last week for December 1....
Pig Industry News from United States Antibiotic use plummets on US farms
US farmers have slashed the use of antibiotics in meat and milk by a third, new figures from the Food and Drug Administration reveal....
22 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Veterinarian: ‘Take PED seriously and get it cleaned up’
After a few years of limited activity, porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) — a disease that caused major devastation in the hog industry in 2013 — remained quiet in southwest Minnesota until last spring,...
21 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Meat juice monitoring may provide alternative for routine PED surveillance
Research completed in Iowa, USA, indicates that meat juice recovered from samples collected at slaughter could be used in routine Porcine epidemic diarrhoea surveillance....
20 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States US pork industry ends 2018 with major antibiotic progress
New FDA report shows big drop in livestock antibiotic sales and distribution, and the US pork industry joins diverse group to issue stewardship framework....
Pig Industry News from United States Communication key to consumer acceptance of modern pig production
The pig industry needs to be more open about intensive production systems if consumers are to be more accepting of modern pig production, a new study confirms....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog futures slump on technical selling and weak cash market
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures fell for a fourth consecutive session on Tuesday (18 December)....
19 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Raising pigs without antibiotics? Plan to ‘sweat the small stuff’
Follow this rule if you’re raising pigs without antibiotics: “Sweat the small stuff.”...
Pig Industry News from United States Parvovirus still poses threat to breeding herd
For as long as anyone can remember, pork producers have vaccinated gilts for parvovirus. Now that outbreaks are rare, is it necessary to vaccinate the entire breeding herd?...
Pig Industry News from United States New framework for antibiotic stewardship in livestock management
Leading stakeholder organisations define and outline core components of stewardship to protect human and animal health....
18 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States How to catch a disease outbreak early
What can you do to aid in early detection of disease on your farm? Daniel Linhares, assistant professor at Iowa State University, shares three steps pig producers can take to improve their odds of catching...
17 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Farmers Union insists immediate trade payments happen
The US National Farmers Union insists that the White House administration come up with long-term solutions to mitigate the impacts of the trade-war with China....
 
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