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04 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Dim-to-Calm Pig Lighting Saves Money, Reduces Stress
GLOBAL - Using LED style lighting reduces electrical usage by 75-80% compared to incandescent bulbs and 50-60% over spiral CFLs. In most situations, the financial payback period will be between one to...
Pig Industry News from Global How to Deliver Plant-Based Compounds for Maximum Benefit to Animals
GLOBAL - As phytogenic feed additives (PFAs) become increasingly accepted by the feed and livestock industries, there is greater scrutiny as to whether products can fulfill the expected benefits....
03 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: USDA March 1 Hogs and Pigs Report
GLOBAL - Year over year, there is more pigs in the market inventory, 2.754 million head. We calculate that’s over 100,000 more per week to go to market over the next half year compared to last, writes...
Pig Industry News from Global Boehringer Ingelheim Presents a New Tool to Assess and Monitor Biosecurity and Management Risks in Pig Farms
GLOBAL - When implementing a disease control plan is it essential to follow a systematic approach....
29 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global South East Asia Hog Market
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Nguyen Van Hung, Genesus Technical Sales Manager for Vietnam, attended the Embassy of Canada roundtable meeting with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food...
Pig Industry News from Global NAFTA Renegotiation Could Jeopardise US Food Processors Access to Canadian Products
US & CANADA - The Research Lead with Agri-Food Economic Systems says US food processors need to be sensitive to the potential impact on them of reduced access to imported Canadian products under a renegotiation...
28 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Safe Pig Injections
GLOBAL - The success of an injection campaign includes the right choice of syringe and needles. Key factors for a reliable syringe are accuracy of each injected dose and reproducibility throughout the...
24 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Biosecurity – Bio-Management
GLOBAL - When someone mentions biosecurity, the first thought that comes to mind is preventing the entry of a new pathogen or “bio-exclusion.” However, biosecurity also includes managing the pathogens...
22 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Biomin Sees Bright Future ahead for the Phytogenic Feed Additive Space
GLOBAL - According to BIOMIN projections, the phytogenic feed additive (PFA) market could surpass USD 1 billion by 2023. The company, which recently released the results of its 2017 BIOMIN Phytogenic Feed...
Pig Industry News from Global Moving the Nutritional Pieces of a Sliding Pussl towards Antibiotic Reduction
GLOBAL - Ellen van Eerden, researcher at Schothorst Feed Research, explains how proper nutrition can reduce gut stress, and consequently allow for the reduction of antibiotic use....
16 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Voices Needed in Canada, US to Defend, Preserve, Enhance Free & Fair Trade
CANADA& US - Saskatchewan's Premier says strong voices are needed on both sides of the Canada-US border to speak to the importance of trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
15 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Canada – Ontario Pork Industry Profile
GLOBAL - Ontario Pork Industry Stats from Ontario Pork website:...
Pig Industry News from Global Jim Long’s Pork Commentary: US and Canada Inventory Up 3%
US & CANADA - Twice a year, the United States and Canadian Swine Inventories are combined together. It is a significant number, as the two countries are in essence one large inventory and production base....
Pig Industry News from Global 5 Tips for On-site Mycotoxin Testing and Mitigation
GLOBAL - Here we present 5 key takeaways from our recent webinar on mycotoxin testing and survey results, in cooperation with Romer Labs....
Pig Industry News from Global World Veterinary Association and Ceva Santé Animale Announce the Creation of the Global Animal Welfare Awards 2017
GLOBAL - As global understanding and concern for animal welfare continues to change, so must the veterinary community evolve to embrace these changes and reflect societal expectations. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Pig Climate Control: New Sensor is a Milestone for Pig Production
GLOBAL - Big Dutchman will start marketing an award-winning new sensor developed by Dräger with immediate effect: the DOL 53 sensor. Farmers can use this sensor to measure and monitor the ammonia concentration...
Pig Industry News from Global Digestarom® DC - Optimizing Feed Conversion
GLOBAL - This is a product video that explains the modes of action of Digestarom® DC....
14 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Premier to Travel to Iowa to Promote Importance of Canada-US Trade
CANADA & US - Saskatchewan's Premier says, if the United States adopts protectionist measures, it will be important for Canada develop friendships and alliances at the centre of the US federal administration...
Pig Industry News from Global United States and Canada Inventory Up 3%
GLOBAL - Twice a year, the United and Canadian Swine Inventories are combined together. It is a significant number, as the two countries are in essence one large inventory and production base. It’s a...
13 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Canada Must Demonstrate Preparedness to Stand Up to US on Trade
CANADA & US - A Canadian-based International Trade Consultant suggests Canada will need to clearly demonstrate it's prepared to stand up to the United States when it comes to trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
07 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global BIOMIN Launches Digestarom® DC: The Feed Converter
GLOBAL - BIOMIN has launched its innovative, next generation phytogenic feed additive, Digestarom® DC, as it fulfills its ambition to become the PFA market leader by 2020....
Pig Industry News from Global Piglets Have Allergies, Too
ANALYSIS - The global swine industry adopted early-weaning practices a generation ago. However, early weaned piglets have been plagued by poor growth performance, known as the “post-weaning lag,” writes...
06 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Africa's Food Security Worsens Due to Conflict, Drought
AFRICA - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that drought and conflicts were worsening food security across Africa, especially in the east, amid strong global harvests....
Pig Industry News from Global Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Has been Supporting Independent Research on PCV2 for One Decade
GLOBAL - For the tenth time, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has funded independent European research projects related to Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) infection and associated diseases. Over the...
05 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global BIOMIN Releases Global Phytogenic Feed Additives Survey Results
GLOBAL - 1140 agribusiness professionals from across the globe provided their views on the use of phytogenic feed additives (PFAs, or botanicals) as part of the 2017 BIOMIN Phytogenic Feed Additives Survey....
03 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Food Insecurity, Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa Pose Major Challenge In Ending Hunger
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA - Some 153 million people, representing about 26 per cent of the population above 15 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa, suffered from severe food insecurity in 2014-15, according to...
02 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Retail Promotion Team Gets Fresh Ideas for US Beef, Pork in Latin America
LATIN AMERICA - Providing customers with new ideas for merchandising US pork and beef, USMEF hosted a team of retail buyers from Central America, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean for a “gate to...
01 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Report Reveals World’s Future Food Security 'in Jeopardy'
GLOBAL - Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report...
28 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Gene-Edited Pigs Show Signs of Resistance to PRRS
GLOBAL - The big news this past week has been the announcement by UK scientists that they have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year - Porcine...
27 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Optimum Boar Life: Improving Market Pig Profit Through the Terminal Sire
GLOBAL - PIC terminal sires are selected based on the performance-potential of their progeny in commercial grow-finish flows. ...
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