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05 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Making Pig Production More Sustainable
GLOBAL - This week has seen two interesting developments that could help to make pig production 'greener' and more sustainable: new research on growing algae in pig manure and testing a wheat co-product...
30 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha Round farm trade talks....
29 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
Pig Industry News from Global Environmental Feed Life Cycle Guidelines Released
GLOBAL - International organisation have released new guidelines for Global Feed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which addresses the impact of livestock feeds on the environment....
Pig Industry News from Global Alltech, Ridley Agree Merger
NORTH AMERICA - A merger of two global livestock feed companies has been agreed....
28 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: Cash Hogs Rise
GLOBAL - Week to week cash US hogs 53-54 per cent lean, increased from 62.51 to 65 US cents, writes Jim Long President and CEO of Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from Global Livestock Identification and Recording Vital for Food Security
AFRICA – Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is expected to improve food security, livestock genetics and better flock management....
27 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Ruling Set to Improve Welfare for Europe's Pigs
GLOBAL - EU welfare rules should apply even when the animals are transported out of the region, a court in Luxembourg said last week, as Germany announced it would prioritise animal welfare and the Danes...
Pig Industry News from Global Global Researchers Collaborate for Sustainable Intensification in Africa
GLOBAL - Twenty three African and European research partners will collaborate on a new long term research and innovation partnership, focussing on sustainable intensification of the agro-food system in...
24 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
21 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global High-flying Pork Prices Come Back Down to Earth
GLOBAL - The global pork industry has been searching for stability during Q1 2015, with strong supply growth and relatively weak demand driving the market, according to the Q2 2015 Rabobank Pork Quarterly....
Pig Industry News from Global US Pork Exports Down 10 Per Cent: A Small Miracle
US, CANADA & CHINA - US pork exports were 10 per cent lower in February compared to a year before, writes Jim Long, CEO of Genesus in his Pork Commentary. ...
20 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Insect Protein to Help Support Sustainability of the Pig Sector?
GLOBAL - Today's consumers expect their food to be produced more sustainably in order to preserve the Earth's precious resources. Several news items in the last week point to insect protein as offering...
17 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global MSD Animal Health Launches Vaccination Device for Pigs
GLOBAL - MSD Animal Health has announced the launch of the IDAL® 2G vaccination device for pigs....
16 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global What Are Priorities for Future Sustainable Food Production?
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential in developing food production to feed...
13 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Global Focus on Food Safety
GLOBAL - World Health Day last week had as its theme Food Safety – which is inseparable from strong and efficient animal health systems, says the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
Pig Industry News from Global Diagnostics at Work: Nasal Swabs
GLOBAL - Nasal swabs can be tested by culture for the presence of bacterial respiratory pathogens. For practical information on how to collect nasal swabs, view and download an informational brochure,...
Pig Industry News from Global Quarterly Earnings Increase for Cargill
US - In its latest quarterly report, Cargill's net earnings were up by one-third from the same period last year, with the largest contribution by its Animal Nutrition and Protein business....
10 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global WH Group Sees Profits
GLOBAL - The WH Group, the controlling group for Smithfield Foods and Shuanghui has seen profits rise by 88.6 per cent to $956 million over the last financial year....
09 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Osborne Acquires International Electrical Safety Certifications for the Stanfield Pig Heating Pad
GLOBAL - Osborne Industries Inc. has been awarded international electrical safety certifications on the Stanfield® Heat Pad, the company’s electric heating pad for baby pigs....
08 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Food Safety at Heart of World Health Day
GLOBAL - World Health Day on 7 April had as its theme Food Safety - which is inseparable from strong and efficient animal health systems, says the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Drops Further in March 2015
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 points in March 2015, down 2.6 points (1.5 per cent) from its revised February value and nearly 40 points (18.7 per cent) below its level in March 2014....
Pig Industry News from Global Hypor GGP Breeders Sent to Taiwan, Philippines, Sri Lanka
ASIA - Hypor has recently sent three groups of breeding pigs to Asia - to the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Taiwan....
07 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: US Tackles Antibiotic Use; More Firms Opt for 'Stalls-Free' Pork
GLOBAL - The US has set up a new national plan to combat antibiotic resistance, covering both the medical and veterinary sectors. UK researchers have linked the emergence of a human disease (bacterial...
Pig Industry News from Global Hilton Commits to Stall-free Pork
GLOBAL - Hospitality chain, Hilton Worldwide, has committed to improving animal welfare in its supply chain by switching to cage-free eggs and gestation crate-free pork....
Pig Industry News from Global World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - A new app for consumers to reduce food waste has been launched today, 7 April, World Food Day....
01 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Asian Demand for Meat Drives Animal Feed Innovation
GLOBAL - The increase in demand for meat and dairy products in the Asia Pacific region has led to a need for using the best possible technology and animal feed methods....
Pig Industry News from Global Novus International Hosts Latin America Key Opinion Leaders
GLOBAL - Last month, nearly 40 poultry industry professionals gathered to discuss the latest technologies in enzymes at a Novus Forum in St. Charles, Missouri. ...
Pig Industry News from Global New Biomin Web Site Now Available in Russian, Slovak
GLOBAL - Biomin has now launched a Russian and Slovak version of its new corporate web site....
Pig Industry News from Global Time-out on Trade Talks, Global Negotiations Stall
GLOBAL - Talks at the World Trade Organization over food safety and animal and plant health as part of the on-going trade negotiations have come to an impasse....
 
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