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03 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Special Focus on Latin American and Caribbean 2017 IPPE Attendees
GLOBAL - In addition to encouraging domestic attendance, the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) actively seeks to bring in a diverse international audience from around the world. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Can We Manage Pigs Without Tail Docking?
GLOBAL - Good animal welfare means that pigs should not experience pain however there are procedures that are done with pigs’ overall welfare in mind but that do cause pain....
02 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Porc-Ex Breeding to Market Genesus Swine Genetics
DENMARK - Porc-Ex Breeding and Genesus Inc. are pleased to announce that Porc-Ex Breeding will begin marketing Genesus Swine Genetics....
01 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Two Kinds of Diarrhea, One Solution
It is often assumed that if an animal has diarrhea, it’s caused by a pathogen. E. coli, Salmo­nella, Rotavirus and other bacteria can and do cause many intestinal infections. However, sometimes nutrition...
Pig Industry News from Global WeatherFlow – Wind Meter for Your Smartphone
The old saying, “You can’t improve what you can’t measure” applies to measuring wind speed in a hog or poultry house. Gauging wind speed of tunnel ventilation or velocity out of an inlet without...
31 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Danes Investing in Truck Management for ASF Biosecurity
ANALYSIS - ThePigSite has been in Denmark this past week for the Herning Pig Industry Congress. Speaking to the press there, Vice Chairman of SEGES Pig Research Centre, Soren Sondergaard, explained some...
Pig Industry News from Global Canada Hog Market - No Joy In Mudville
CANADA - For most hog producers in the small patch that is Southwestern Ontario, those that are also dirt farmers have had harvests that have gone quite well, writes Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus...
27 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global What is the Future of Oral Fluid Testing in Pigs?
GLOBAL - Oral fluid testing is often carried out as it is a welfare friendly, convenient and cost-effective tool for disease monitoring in pigs....
26 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global WaveFeeder Trough for Foraging Promotes Typical Drive to Explore During Feeding
GLOBAL - Foraging for feed is a natural behaviour for pigs. With the WaveFeeder, Big Dutchman has developed a trough for foraging that allows pigs to combine their feed intake with their natural drive...
25 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global What Makes Iberian Ham So Unique?
Dry, cured hams have been produced throughout southern Europe for centuries. Spain, Italy, Portugal and France have highly valued hams, employing a variety of pig breeds and curing methods. ...
Pig Industry News from Global 3-D Printer Shapes Swine Equipment
One of the newest tools utilized by the Hog Slat engineering group is a 3-D printer.  About the size of a small refrigerator, the 3-D printer generates plastic prototype parts from computer generated...
24 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Pork Label Shows Level of Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - A new Ministry of Environment and Food animal welfare label, which is being launched in Denmark next spring, will allow shoppers to identify the level of welfare the pig received....
Pig Industry News from Global US Pork Supply Glut Dampens Global Outlook
GLOBAL - Abundant supply and looming slaughter capacity constraints in the US are pressuring global pork prices, a situation exacerbated by slowing Chinese imports, according to the Rabobank Global Pork...
20 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Zoetis Free Personal Wellness Course Reinforces Ongoing Commitment to Veterinarians
GLOBAL - Zoetis has announced the addition of seven new Personal Wellness Modules to VETVANCE, its free, web-based learning resource for the veterinary community. The new 2-3-minute video modules, part...
Pig Industry News from Global Pig Respiratory Disease Treatment Safe Against Antibiotic Resistance Development
GLOBAL - Antibiotic resistance is of growing concern to both human and animal health. With this in mind, Merial has determined the minimum inhibitory concentrations of gamithromycin against swine food-borne...
19 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Advancements in Feed Analysis by NIR Set to Deliver Greater Benefits to Feed Formulation
GLOBAL - New developments in Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) technology are unlocking greater insights for the feed industry, which should mean improved returns for producers....
Pig Industry News from Global Agriculture Key to Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
GLOBAL - The pledge to eradicate hunger and poverty must go hand in hand with rapid transformations of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)...
18 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global GrowerSELECT Reduces Margin Stacking
Margin stacking is a term that may or may not be familiar to you. It refers to the cost or profit margin that each member of the supply chain contributes to bring a product to the end user. Every manufacturer,...
Pig Industry News from Global 8 Reasons to Use Broad Spectrum Mycotoxin Protection
GLOBAL - In livestock and aquaculture, feed additives are commonly used to counteract the negative effects of mycotoxins. There are many different kinds of products available on the market, the majority...
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: Observations in Russia and China
RUSSIA and CHINA - The current hog price in Russia is 111 rubles per kilogram or $0.80 USD/lb liveweight. Profits per head should be $60 USD, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
17 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: US 2017 Pork Production Outlook Increased
GLOBAL - The USDA has significantly increased its 2017 pork production outlook, expecting 3.8 per cent more pork in 2017 than this year's record....
14 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Agreement with Ceva Santé Animale for Sale of Certain Merial Assets
GLOBAL - Boehringer Ingelheim, Merial and Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) have announced that Boehringer Ingelheim and Ceva, a leading global animal health company headquartered in Libourne, France, with vaccine...
Pig Industry News from Global Five Steps to Better Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae Control
GLOBAL - Pig health is critical for maintaining animal welfare and ensuring a steady supply of safe and affordable pork. “Sustainable Health” is a series of articles about common health issues in today’s...
Pig Industry News from Global AB Vista Reveals Phytase Superdosing Strategies to Help European Producers Maximise Mineral Release
GLOBAL - The latest advances in phytase, to be showcased by AB Vista at EuroTier 2016, could play a key role in transforming feed and nutrition strategies, a topic currently in the spotlight following...
13 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Rising Demand, Limited Production Supporting Global Meat Prices
GLOBAL - Lower prices for staple grains were more than offset by rising sugar and dairy prices in this month's Food Price Index from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....
12 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Hypor Kanto Boars Shipped to Spain, Japan to Meet Strong Demand for Premium Pork
GLOBAL - Hypor Kanto pigs have been shipped to both Spain and Japan to meet the demand for a Duroc boar that is capable of producing premium pork for both the fresh meat and the processed meat markets....
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: USA-Canada Hog Market a Mess
NORTH AMERICA - It doesn’t take an Excel spreadsheet to understand that the US-Canada hog market is a mess. With 53-54 per cent cash lean hogs last week around 52 cents a pound, writes Jim Long President...
11 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Understanding Dietary Fibre to Boost Animal Feed and Digestion
GLOBAL - The addition of fibre-degrading enzymes to feed delivers significant benefits for animal digestion, explains Dr Hadden Graham, Global Technical Director at AB Vista....
10 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: African Swine Fever Reaches Moldova
GLOBAL - Moldova has now confirmed its first outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF). The outbreaks were reported on two backyard pig farms in Donduseni....
07 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global National Panel Ranks Hypor Maxter Pork First for Flavour and Quality
GLOBAL - A new pork product line launched in October 2015, that is produced nearly exclusively by the Hypor Maxter sire and sow lines has ranked first in a national consumer trial that compares hams for...
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