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22 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Whole Food Diet May Help Prevent Colon Cancer, Other Chronic Conditions
US - A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to an international team of researchers....
Pig Industry News from United States PEDV still taking major toll on US sow farms
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is still around and can lead to major losses for pork producers, cautioned Gene Nemechek, DVM, technical services veterinarian, Zoetis....
Pig Industry News from United States What does optimal FCR really mean?
As a genetic supplier, one of the first topics discussed in any meeting is feed conversion ratio (FCR). While a very easy value to calculate, it is important to know the relationship between FCR and profitability....
21 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States AASV Research: PEDv Transmission Through Feed Dust
ANALYSIS - Jordan Gebhardt, PhD candidate and a veterinary student at Kansas State University, shares new research about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and its transmission through feed and dust....
20 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Iowa Regulators Reject New Rules for Hog Confinements
US - Over loud protests, state regulators voted unanimously Monday to reject proposed changes to rules governing large-scale livestock feeding operations in rural areas that advocates say are needed to...
19 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Futures Rebound Even as Cash Prices for Pork, Hogs Lose Ground
US - Hog futures rebounded on Friday even as cash prices for both pork and hogs continued to lose ground, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Packer Capacity
Last Thursday the US set a new record day for hog marketing of 455,000 head per day....
Pig Industry News from United States Taking oral-fluid samples for PRRS: How many and when?
Oral-fluid sampling can provide a simple, reliable way to surveil for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), Marisa Rotolo, DVM, of Iowa State University, reported at the 2017 American...
Pig Industry News from United States SHIC Offers Training for Rapid Responders to Novel Disease Outbreaks
US - The Swine Health Information Center has launched a new training programme for members of its Rapid Response Corps, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Sharp Decline in Pork Belly Prices
US - The sharp decline in belly prices has been astounding (down 50 per cent in the last few weeks). But it also makes a bit more sense once you take a step back and look at the extreme volatility in...
15 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Market Participants Respond to Dramatic Decline in Cash Hog Prices
US - Hog futures have sold off quite aggressively in the last few days as market participants respond to the dramatic decline in cash hog prices, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Can we find the ‘next PED’ before it finds us?
Paul Sundberg, DVM, recalls sitting around a conference table in San Diego in spring 2013, talking with other swine veterinarians about a new pig disease burning through China at the time. “We all said,...
14 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Supplies Expected to Increase Further in 2018
US - USDA updated its projections for 2017 and 2018 grain, livestock and dairy production. There were a number of surprises, particularly on the grain side, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
13 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Seeks Waiver from ELD Mandate
US - The National Pork Producers Council yesterday asked for a waiver and exemption for livestock haulers from US Department of Transportation regulations that could have negative effects on animal well-being....
12 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Labor Day Lowers Cattle, Hog Slaughter in W36
US - Cattle and hog slaughter was lower last week as processing plants were closed in observation of Labor Day on Monday, 4 September. Total cattle slaughter was estimated at 555,000 head, 4.8 per cent...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Lean Hog Prices have rapid decline
A month ago US 53-54% lean hog were 84c lb; last Thursday they were 67c lb. A drop of 17c or about $35 per head. Amazing what a few more hogs coming to the market and expectations of even lower prices...
Pig Industry News from United States Can’t we just let boars be boars?
Growing up on a small pig farm in the 1960s, we castrated boar pigs to remove taint, the odor that emanated if you fried pork from an intact boar in the skillet. Boar taint is the primary reason farmers...
11 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Pork Export Tonnage Falters in July
US - Last week, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) compiled and posted the monthly US trade data for meat and livestock, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
08 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports Lower in July
US - July pork export volume dipped below its year-ago level for the first time in 15 months, with export value also down slightly, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
07 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States HSUS Seeks Cage-Free Status for Pork, Veal & Eggs in California
US - Last November Massachusetts voters approved – by a 3 to 1 margin – a groundbreaking ballot question that will mandate all pork, veal and eggs sold in the Bay State come from pigs, calves and laying...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA Market
Seaboard Triumph Foods new Sioux City Plant is open for business. As with any start-up it will have a bumpy start. We need to pay attention to exports as we are ramping up production and slaughter 10-12%....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Gene edited pork, will anyone buy?
According to the Pew Research Center nearly 40% of the Americans believe Genetically Modified foods are bad for their health. In Europe we expect the percentage is higher....
06 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Lean Hog Contract Prices All Lower Week-over-week
US - In the livestock futures markets last week, using an average of the daily closing prices, the nearby (October 2017) Live Cattle (fed animal) contract averaged $106.23 per cwt., slipping $0.46 week-over-week,...
05 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States World Pork Expo: CEVA Growing US Business
ANALYSIS - Matt Kocher, US director of marketing for CEVA Animal Health, shares details about CEVA's growth and portfolio development. ...
04 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Latest Weekly Beef, Pork Trade Data; Implications for Fall Market
US - USDA will release the export data for July but market participants already are looking past that, trying to assess the level of export demand going into the fall market, reports Steiner Consulting...
01 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Slaughter Expected to be Large This Week
US - Cash hog prices have come under significant pressure in the last couple of weeks due to a combination of seasonally higher hog numbers and a changing retail picture for pork bellies, reports Steiner...
31 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States So far, so good: Pork producers adjusting well to new VFD rules
Implementation of the new veterinary feed directive (VFD) in swine has gone smoothly in the field, according to Chris Rademacher, DVM, Iowa State University Extension....
30 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States ‘Secure Pork’ plan aims to ensure pig flow from uninfected farms during FAD outbreak
If a foreign animal disease (FAD) were to hit the US pork industry, the impact could be dramatic and widespread — most likely resulting in government-mandated quarantines around the affected areas to...
Pig Industry News from United States World Pork Expo: Consumer Perceptions About Food, Food Safety
ANALYSIS - How do consumers really feel about their food and beverage choices in the supermarket and restaurants?...
28 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Pork Tonnage During July Up 2%
US - Last Thursday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published their monthly "Livestock Slaughter" report with data for July, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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