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10 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Food Insecurity in South Sudan Exacerbated by Livestock Raids
SOUTH SUDAN - South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people - nearly 25 per cent of the country's population - remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at least...
Pig Industry News from Global Improving Sow Reproductive Efficiency Using Genomic Selection
GLOBAL - Commercial pig breeding in general follows a crossbreeding program, where the selection decisions are made within a pure breeding nucleus and the final slaughter pigs are produced from crossbreeding...
09 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Weak First Quarter Expected on Global Pork Market
ANALYSIS - A new report from Rabobank states that the global pork market is expected to remain weak in the first quarter of 2016, followed by some - partly seasonal - improvement leading into the second...
08 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Fall Again, but Future Prospects Rest on El Niño
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 per cent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks fell, sugar in particular....
05 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Danish Pig Farming Model Rolled Out in VietNam, Philippines
ASIA - The Danish pig farming model is now being rolled out in VietNam and the Philippines after Danish Farm Concept signed the first contracts to supply investors in the two countries with new turnkey...
04 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Ingelvac PRRS® MLV 250-Dose Option Now Available
GLOBAL - Protecting your herd against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) just became more convenient. In an effort to give producers and veterinarians a broader choice of sizes, Boehringer...
03 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Push for Jobs for Young People in World Agriculture
GLOBAL - Promoting decent employment opportunities for young people in agriculture and the rural economy was a key focus of the launch in New York of the UN Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth,...
01 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: EU Member States Vote to Close Pigmeat Private Storage Aid
ANALYSIS - In the news this week, EU Member States have voted to close the Private Storage Aid (PSA) for pigmeat....
29 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose Lead in New Farm Animal Welfare Report
GLOBAL - Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) have attained the highest marks in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare report....
Pig Industry News from Global Volatility in Stock Market Could Affect Pork Market
GLOBAL - The slowdown in China and the oil price decline have continued to cause unrest on global stock markets, with some indices, including the FTSE, seeing a 20 per cent drop from 2015 peaks....
28 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Global What is Phytase Superdosing? AB Vista Explains the Science
GLOBAL - In a recently released technical video, Mike Bedford, Research Director at AB Vista, highlights new research that more precisely identifies how phytases work in the animal. This helps explain...
Pig Industry News from Global Antibiotics and Safeguarding Animal Health: ‘As Much as Necessary, as Little as Possible’
GLOBAL - Following the landmark resolution made at the World Economic Forum in Davos to tackle antibiotic resistance, HealthforAnimals has renewed its call to promote the responsible use of antibiotics,...
25 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: PEDv Hits Two Ontario Pig Farms
ANALYSIS - The Canadian state of Ontario has reported two outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus over the past week....
18 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Ukraine Bans Russian Meat Imports
ANALYSIS - The Ukrainian government has decided to ban meat and some other food imports from Russia in response to the embargo placed by Moscow on Ukrainian food imports....
12 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Global The Roxell Sow Concept: Feeding Process Tailored to the Needs of the Animals
GLOBAL - Modern pig farms operate on a larger scale and sell their products in a very competitive market. To be successful they need top performing, automated feeding and drinking systems....
11 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: UK Government to Increase Investment in Agriculture
ANALYSIS - Last week ThePigSite featured coverage from the Oxford Farming Congress, held 5-7 January....
Pig Industry News from Global Boehringer Ingelheim to Acquire Merial
GLOBAL - On 15 December 2015, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) announced that it had entered an agreement with Sanofi to swap businesses. The deal will see Boehringer acquire Merial, making the combined company...
08 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Food Prices Fell in 2015 as Global Economy Dwindled
GLOBAL - Prices of major food commodities declined for the fourth year in a row in 2015, averaging 19.1 per cent below their previous-year's levels, as the dwindling global economy also triggered sharp...
05 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Pig Flu Virus Study Shows Worrying Pandemic Profile
GLOBAL - Tests on the most common type of influenza found in Chinese pigs reveal that it has the potential to transmit easily in humans, posing a pandemic threat similar to the virus that triggered a pandemic...
30 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Top Ten Pig Articles of 2015
GLOBAL - In 2015 ThePigSite published an array of interesting and exciting articles covering everything from the latest scientific research to practical farming guides for those new to pig farming. Rounding...
29 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Global Trade Ministers Move to End Agriculture Export Subsidies
GLOBAL - An agreement by World Trade Organisation (WTO) member states through the recently adopted "Nairobi Package" started a move towards eliminating export subsidies involving agricultural products....
Pig Industry News from Global Climate Change and Your Food: Ten Facts
GLOBAL - Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves....
25 December 2015
24 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Global El Niño Lowers Early Production Outlook in Southern Africa
GLOBAL - Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures....
Pig Industry News from Global African Swine Fever - Best Practice Biosecurity to Keep it Off Your Farm
ANALYSIS - If you missed any of our African Swine Fever (ASF) series written by veterinarians John Carr and Mark Howells, for ThePigSite, this is your chance. The three articles cover some of the most...
21 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Infrared Cameras Used to Measure Sow Temperature Can Lower Piglet Mortality
ANALYSIS - New research from Aarhus University, Denmark, has now refined a method that uses infrared cameras to remotely and more accurately measure the sow’s body temperature. ...
17 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Climate Smart Agriculture: Key to Africa’s Development
AFRICA - “Collaboration by various stakeholders including governments, NGOs and research bodies is needed now to rapidly scale-up the African agricultural sector to improve food security and resilience...
15 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Breakthrough Climate Agreement Supports Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed the approval of the Paris Agreement on climate change, saying that "for the first time ever, food security features in a global climate change...
14 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: First PRRS-Resistant Pigs Bred
ANALYSIS - There was big news from Genus this week after it announced that it has produced the first ever pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), in collaboration with the...
10 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Severe Flooding Hits Farmers in Britain and Ireland
UK, IRELAND - Farming organisations in the UK and Ireland are calling on governments to ensure farmers are remembered during the clean-up operation, following severe flooding in both countries caused by...
 
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