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30 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Nutriad USA expands sales team
A global leader in feed additives solutions for livestock and aquaculture, NUTRIAD has once more strengthened its commercial team in the USA by adding commercial talent to its organization. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Grocers promote American Homestead Pork in a move towards ‘non-GMO and antibiotic-free’ meat.
California-based grocery chain, Raley’s, recently announced its move toward ‘non-GMO’ and ‘antibiotic-free’ meat through the introduction of American Homestead Pork products to its stores. ...
27 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed - October 2017
Every 2 weeks the team at Zoetis share the Top 5 Influencer Topics in the agriculture industry. ...
26 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States AAVLD and Thermo Fisher Scientific Announce Recipients of Innovation in Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine Grant Program
US - The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) today announced the recipients of Innovation in Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine Grant Program in support of innovation in veterinary...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: US Market
We have been chewing through a lot of pigs and the cash hog market have rebounded in the face of those numbers. In return, we have also seen futures increase....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: R&D is what makes Genesus competitive
Genesus Inc. has one focus; developing the best swine genetics. ...
Pig Industry News from United States RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness adds pork and poultry expert to Animal Protein team
On Monday October 24th 2017, Rabobank announced the expansion of its RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness team with the addition of Christine McCracken as Executive Director, Animal Protein. McCracken will...
Pig Industry News from United States U.S. pork industry seeks 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow
The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open for the industry award through to November 21st. The award, in its second year, is designed to recognise,...
25 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: September Inventory of Red Meat, Poultry in Cold Storage Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The combined inventory of beef, pork and poultry in cold storage at the end of September was 2.496 billion pounds, 2.2 per cent higher than the previous year and the largest amount of meat in cold...
Pig Industry News from United States Cargill, Diamond V to Join Forces to Create Leading Natural Animal Health, Nutrition Business
US - Responding to growing consumer preferences for natural and wholesome food production, Cargill this week announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading global provider...
Pig Industry News from United States FDA releases 2015 NARMS integrated report
On October 23rd 2017, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with partners, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
24 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US cash hog prices continue price surge
The October price miracle continues with cash hogs 53-54% lean jumping to 64.41c; up about $ 22 a head in the last two weeks....
Pig Industry News from United States Dietary alternatives to antibiotics show mixed results in ISU research review
Given the task to find and review research on dietary alternatives for sub-therapeutic antibiotic growth promotants, Wes Schweer and a team of pork-industry experts didn’t know what to expect. ...
Pig Industry News from United States What PED taught us about handling future disease outbreaks
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreak that devastated many US hog farms over the past 4 years served as a wake-up call for the pork industry to be more vigilant against foreign animal diseases....
Pig Industry News from United States How 50 swine vets plan to manage seasonal respiratory disease in the new VFD era
Fall is here and with it comes fickle weather, dramatic swings in day-night temperatures and, of course, seasonal flare-ups of respiratory disease in swine herds....
20 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Attractive Labels Stigmatise Many Healthy Foods
US - When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often...
19 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Live Hog Price Rally Credited to Increased US Slaughter Capacity
US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services is crediting a recent rally in live hog prices to increased US hog slaughter capacity that's been ramping up over the past couple of months,...
18 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Standardizing Diagnostics to Battle Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - A lesson learned from the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak in 2013 was that the US swine industry must do a better job at communicating across the industry, and the first step...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Rapid Escalation of Pork Prices in Recent Months
US - The Department of Labor survey of retail prices across the US economy for September highlighted the rapid escalation of pork prices in recent months, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Producers Applaud Withdrawal of GIPSA Rules
US - The Trump administration yesterday announced it will withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move strongly commended by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposed...
17 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Novel Reagent Detects Memory Immune Response in Vaccinated Animals
US - Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals....
16 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Recent Weeks See Pork Production Increasing at Faster Pace
US - Solid meat protein demand was the general theme for livestock markets this past spring and summer and the trend has continued into early fall, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Coalition Takes Fears of NAFTA Termination to Congress
US - A US Coalition of coalition of business and agricultural organizations has taken its message of the value of NAFTA to Congress, Bruce Cochrane reports....
13 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: November Projected to be Key for Pork Exports
US - Pork packers have been paying up for hogs in recent days and the turnaround in cash hog prices has bolstered both nearby and deferred futures contracts, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Pig Industry News from United States Novus International U.S. offices join forces to raise over $20,000 for hurricane relief
In Missouri, hurricanes are not often a threat, but for Novus International, Inc. the proximity to the devastation did not matter. Part of their team was impacted, so the whole region came to help. The...
Pig Industry News from United States Biosecurity must-haves for swine veterinarians
Swine veterinarians are sort of the gatekeepers of biosecurity protocols both on and between hog farms. No one wants to introduce a harmful pathogen into a herd, but the reality is the more pig exposure...
Pig Industry News from United States What’s the best PRRS strategy for your herd?
Every year, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) infects an estimated 25% to 45% of sow herds in the US, according to Clayton Johnson, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Clinic, Carthage, Illinois. No...
Pig Industry News from United States PEDV and other pathogens survive in feed for weeks
In 2013-2014, infection of pig farms with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) was a frequent event, even on farms using the highest level of biosecurity. In an effort to determine how this could happen,...
11 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Slaughter Now at All-time Record Highs
US - Every afternoon USDA provides an estimate of the number of cattle and hogs processed by major slaughter facilities. Those estimates are collected from plant personnel based on how many shifts they...
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