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28 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Tail Biting and Antibiotics Top of the Pig Health and Welfare Council Agenda
ANALYSIS - Tail biting among pigs, the use of antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance are key areas to be targeted by the UK Pig Health and Welfare Council this year....
22 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global China’s Shrinking Hog Herd to Ignite Global Pork Trade
GLOBAL - The global pork market has shown signs of recovery during the second quarter of 2015, with rising prices in almost all main exporting and importing countries....
20 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Combined Management Needed to Prevent Wild Boar ASF Spread
ANALYSIS - A new report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has identified a combination of different management measures that should be used to contain the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF)...
17 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Video Tutorial Helps Establish Biosecurity for PRRS Control
GLOBAL - To help vets and producers establish a strong PRRS control programme, veterinary pharmaceutical company, HIPRA has issued an educational video focusing on the importance of strict biosecurity...
15 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global More Investment Needed to Fight World Hunger
GLOBAL - Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection, a new UN report...
Pig Industry News from Global Arm & Hammer's R&D Takes Animal Nutrition Products to Next Level
ANALYSIS - Post-acquisition of Vi-COR, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition is focused on research, the product pipeline and education efforts. ...
13 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: ASF Spreads in Russian, Ukrainian and Latvian Pig Herds
ANALYSIS - It is disease news making the headlines again this week after more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) were detected on pig operations in Ukraine, Latvia and Russia....
09 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Southern African Drought Hammers Red Meat Production
AFRICA - Poultry and red meat producers in Southern Africa are bracing for a steep rise in feed costs after drought conditions affected South Africa, the biggest grain producer in the region, writes Tawanda...
07 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global SowMAX Eliminates Guesswork of Sow Feeding
ANALYSIS - Feeding lactating sows is a tough job - feed her too much, and the feed can spoil and must be discarded. Feed her too little, and she will not get all the nutrients she needs to produce milk...
06 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: JBS Acquires Cargill's US Pork Operations for $1.45 billion
ANALYSIS - It was surprising news last week when JBS's USA Pork division announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Cargill's US pork business for $1.45 billion....
Pig Industry News from Global Huge Opportunities for Agricultural Growth in West Africa
AFRICA - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development...
03 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Food Prices Expected to Fall Over Next Decade
GLOBAL - Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products over the coming decade, according to...
02 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global UK, US Feed Market Prices Improving
UK and US - UK feed wheat futures (Nov-15) closed at £132.00/t on Tuesday, up £7.60 on the week and the highest settlement price since the end of March 2015. The upward trend in price was also reflected...
Pig Industry News from Global Sustainable Intensive Agriculture: The Route to Feeding 9 Billion by 2050
GLOBAL - Sustainable intensive agriculture is key to feeding nine billion by 2050. This was one of the topics discussed by Dr Sean Rickard at a conference held at the Farmers Club, London, organised by...
01 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Industry Trends, Like Animal Welfare, Drive Hog Slat's Global Business
ANALYSIS - David Herring, Vice President of Hog Slat, said global industry trends drive their business and domestic and international offering. ...
29 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Latvia Bans Cut Grass as Feed Following ASF Outbreak
ANALYSIS - Following last week's editorial covering an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in a backyard pig operation in Latvia, news has arisen linking the cause of the outbreak to cut grass....
26 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Russia Extends Ban on Imports of Agricultural Products to 2016
GLOBAL - The Russian Government has announced that it will be extending the ban on agricultural products from the EU until 5 August 2016....
Pig Industry News from Global Report Shows Implications of Climate Change for Food Industry
GLOBAL - Global warming will have profound consequences on where and how food is produced, and also lead to a reduction in the nutritional properties of some crops, experts say in a new book....
25 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - To help millions of farm animals a new ethical food label - assured by the RSPCA - has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals, plus many millions of...
Pig Industry News from Global Is Animal Welfare Becoming a Commercial Issue?
ANALYSIS - Large multinational processing companies, retailers and foodservice organisations are starting to define the way that producers view animal welfare and ethical, sustainable production....
22 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Video Tutorial Helps Establish Monitoring Programme for PRRS
GLOBAL - To help vets and producers establish a strong monitoring programme, veterinary pharmaceutical company, HIPRA has issued the second of a series of educational videos....
Pig Industry News from Global International Meat Prices Fall as Supplies Grow
GLOBAL - The latest FAO food outlook shows meat prices falling as production grows and input costs fall....
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Family Farming Platform to Help Food Security
GLOBAL - Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, the FAO has launched a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop" for information,...
19 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 had almost been achieved....
18 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global New FAO Guide Aims to Prevent Child Labour in Agriculture
GLOBAL - A new guide by FAO aims to help ensure anti-child labour measures are included in agricultural and rural development programmes, in particular those targeting family farmers....
Pig Industry News from Global Knorr Commended for Commitment to Advancing Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - Knorr has been presented with Compassion in World Farming’s first Special Recognition Award at the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards. The award recognises the ambition of Unilever’s biggest...
16 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global It's Construction Season - Hog Slat Delivers Turnkey Construction, Facility Upgrades
GLOBAL - With summer comes construction season, and turnkey construction is an area of expertise for the team at Hog Slat. ...
Pig Industry News from Global New Breed of Marketing Company Launches Innovation for Animal Health Industry
GLOBAL - A new tool that helps animal health marketers organise digital content and repurpose it for global and regional campaigns is now available from Wireless Economics, Ltd. (we)....
15 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Tensions Rising over Spread of African Swine Fever in EU
GLOBAL - Tension and anxiety is rising in Russia over the spread of African swine fever in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states....
Pig Industry News from Global New Video Helps Pig Producers Control PRRS
GLOBAL - To help vets and producers control Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRS), veterinary pharmaceutical company, HIPRA has issued the first of a series of educational videos....
 
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