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25 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Global Antibiotic Use in Animals Estimated to Rise 67 Per Cent by 2030
GLOBAL - A new study estimates that global use of antibiotics will be 67 per cent higher in 2030 than in 2010 as agriculture intensifies to meet the growing demand for animal protein....
Pig Industry News from Global Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
Pig Industry News from Global 80 Per Cent of Livestock Producing Regions Face High Threats from Mycotoxins
GLOBAL - Mycotoxin-related threats to livestock production are severe or high in 80 per cent of regions worldwide according to the latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey. Those areas registered three or more major...
24 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Agriculture Must Adopt Better Water Management to Ensure Sustainable Food Supplies
GLOBAL - As people around the world celebrated World Water Day 2015 on Sunday 22 March, the United Nations released a new report predicting major water shortages of 40 per cent across the globe in line...
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: Looking for the Pony in the Manure Pile!
CANADA & US - By nature, swine producers are more optimistic than the general population, writes Jim Long President, CEO of Genesus Inc. ...
23 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Prospects for the European Pig Sector
GLOBAL - Increases in both pig numbers and productivity in European herds are forecast to create the right conditions for a recovery in EU pork production in 2015 and 2016, according to the latest forecast....
Pig Industry News from Global Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
20 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Boosts Animal Disease Control, Food Security in Response to Syria Crisis
MIDDLE EAST - The FAO is scaling up its support to Jordan and other countries in the region affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria that has entered its fifth year....
19 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Diagnostics at Work: Blood Sampling in Pigs
GLOBAL - Blood samples can be tested for the presence of antibodies to a range of pathogens, explains Life Technologies. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Surveying the Global Mycotoxin Threat
GLOBAL - Biomin has launched an infographic providing a global view of mycotoxin occurrence and the main trends from its latest Mycotoxin Survey....
Pig Industry News from Global Five Countries Are Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, or 363...
18 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Agriculture Bears Major Brunt of Disaster Impacts
GLOBAL - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released at the UN World...
16 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global FAQs: Official Swine ID Ear Tags in US
US - With the USDA Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rules now in place there is an increasing emphasis on livestock traceability within State and Federal agencies and the livestock industry, writes Steve...
12 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Global Pork Prices Declined at End of 2014
GLOBAL - Having risen to record levels through the middle of 2014, global pork prices had returned to more normal levels by the end of the year....
Pig Industry News from Global SowMAX E-book - New Manual on Feeding Lactating Sows
GLOBAL - Hog Slat wrote an E-book on feeding lactating sows with SowMAX, and it is now available for free download, writes the company's Scott Bauck. ...
11 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Strengthening the Direct Link Between Small-Scale Farmers and Public Institutions
AFRICA - An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale...
Pig Industry News from Global Obtain Dual Benefits with Ceva’s New Fertility Product Fertipig
GLOBAL - Ceva Animal Health has introduced Fertipig® to its Swine reproduction range....
10 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global How Can Diagnostics Benefit Swine Producers?
ANALYSIS - While Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), swine influenza, Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) and trichomoniasis have had a dramatic economic impact on the food supply, diagnostics is the...
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: Great Britain – Spain Road Trip
GLOBAL - This past week we travelled to Great Britain and Spain, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
09 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Time for an Update on PED
GLOBAL - A year ago, porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) was raging out of control in the US. Outbreaks continue there - affecting the state of Georgia for the first time in late February - and although they...
Pig Industry News from Global Nutriad Across the Globe
GLOBAL - Nutriad addresses how to deal with the great differences in pig farming methods across the world....
05 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Nutriad Appoints Commercial Manager Asia
ASIA - Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad has appointed Ab Greven as Commercial Manager for its Palatability Business Unit in Asia Pacific....
Pig Industry News from Global Food Price Index Dips to Lowest Level Since July 2010
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 179. 4 points in February 2015, down 1.8 points (1.0 per cent) from its January value and 29 points (14.0 per cent) below its level in February 2014. ...
03 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Cargill Completes Investment in South African Animal Feed Facility
GLOBAL - Driven by an increase in demand from customers throughout the region for animal feed products, Cargill has completed a US$12.5 million expansion of its premix facility in Pietermaritzburg, South...
02 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Strong First-half Performance for Genus
GLOBAL - Genus, the group that includes PIC, Génétiporc and Birchwood Genetics, has reported strong first-half performance....
27 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Cutting Food Waste Could Save Global Economy US$300 Billion
GLOBAL - Reducing consumer food waste could save between $120 billion and $300 billion a year by 2030....
25 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global AB Vista Appoints New Commercial Manager for North America
NORTH AMERICA - AB Vista has appointed Stacey Homen Henthorn as Commercial Manager for North America, following the company’s continued growth in the region....
24 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century
GLOBAL - While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis....
23 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Pig Sector Faces Market Challenges
GLOBAL - The pork sector has not been having an easy time lately. To be sure, feed prices are well down from their peak but oversupply in the pig meat market is squeezing producer margins. In the US, a...
20 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global 2014 Pork Exports Down for US, Canada
US and CANADA - Both the US and Canada exported less pork in 2014, as trade was disrupted by PEDv and the Russian bans, among other factors....
 
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