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16 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global AB Vista Welcomes New Technical Sales Manager for Australasia
GLOBAL - AB Vista has expanded its global team with the appointment of nutrition expert Dr. Ken Greaney, who joins the company as technical sales manager for Australasia....
15 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: McDonald's Urged to Phase Out Medically Important Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - This week, fast food company McDonald's has been targeted by an online campaign aiming to halt, what it describes as, the 'excessive use' of antibiotics in its global supply chain....
Pig Industry News from Global Cutting Tail Biting, Without Cutting the Tail
GLOBAL - Research presented at the 2016 International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) conference shedded new light on how pig tail biting may be prevented, while avoiding the health and welfare risks associated...
12 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global McDonald's Under Pressure Over Antibiotics Use
GLOBAL - Fast food company McDonald's has been targeted by an online campaign aiming to halt the 'excessive use' of antibiotics in its global supply chain....
10 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Corn Quality Variation Demonstrates Benefits of NIR Analysis
GLOBAL - International data shows that variation in corn quality could be adding significant costs to the feed industry, particularly for poultry and swine producers....
09 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Nutriad Appoints Sales Manager South America
GLOBAL - Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad appointed Angela Maria Mejia Vargas as Area Manager for all South American countries outside Brazil....
Pig Industry News from Global Leading Mycotoxin Experts Map the Current, Future Scientific Landscape
GLOBAL - While several highly publicized incidents related to mycotoxins in food and feed have attracted worldwide media attention in recent years, including the 2013 aflatoxin contamination in Europe,...
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: Asia Road Trip Week Two
This past week we finished our time in Malaysia, went to Singapore and then Thailand, writes Jim Long President-CEO Genesus Inc....
08 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Project Helping Pig Producers Go Antibiotic Free
ANALYSIS - A new project, named Project Horizon, is helping producers with the challenges of moving to antibiotic-free pork production production. ...
05 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Zoetis Introduces TRIAMULOX™
GLOBAL - Reliable formulation of tiamulin hydrogen fumarate available to swiftly treat swine dysentery and swine pneumonia...
Pig Industry News from Global Global Dairy, Meat Price Indices Rise
GLOBAL - The international prices for major food commodities saw a modest decline in July, following five consecutive months of increases....
03 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global PIC Launches New Nutrient Specifications Manual
GLOBAL - PIC is excited to introduce the new Nutrient Specification Manual. This new manual provides detailed nutritional recommendations to help producers realise the most value from pigs with PIC genetics....
01 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Hog and Pork Prices Tumble
ANALYSIS - This past week has been bad for pork and hog prices in the US due to a large hog slaughter....
27 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?
ANALYSIS – You just pulled a package of pork out of the refrigerator that you bought four days ago, and the colour looks darker that when you first bought it. Has it gone bad or is that normal?...
26 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Molecular Biology Paves the Way for Gut Health Innovation in Livestock Sciences
GLOBAL - Several narrow, advanced fields of study that examine the cellular metabolism of living organisms are setting the foundations for genuine innovation relating to gut health and performance in animal...
Pig Industry News from Global World Bank’s Safeguard Policies to Give More Protection to Farm Animals
GLOBAL - The Humane Society International has welcomed the reference to meaningful animal protection standards in the final draft of the World Bank Group’s Safeguard Policies....
25 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Romania, Moldova at Risk of African Swine Fever Spread
GLOBAL - Romania and Moldova are now at high risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) due to the spreading of the disease through southern and western Ukraine, said the Russian veterinary authorities....
Pig Industry News from Global Russia Warns of ASF Risk to Romania and Moldova
ANALYSIS - Russian veterinary authorities have warned that the spread of African swine fever in Ukraine poses a severe threat of the disease spreading further into Eastern Europe into Romania and Moldova....
21 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global ASF Continues Spread on Ukrainian, Russian, Lithuanian Pig Farms
EUROPE - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on pig farms in Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine....
Pig Industry News from Global The Truth About Mycotoxin Binders
GLOBAL - Binding, or adsorbing, specific mycotoxins to limit their negative effects in livestock is a well-established method for mycotoxin deactivation. While a large number of binder products containing...
18 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Pig Grunts Identify Personality, Welfare
ANALYSIS - New research from the University of Lincoln, UK, and Queens University Belfast has found that the grunts made by pigs can be linked to personality and welfare....
15 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Local Food Standards a Sticking Point in EU-US Free Trade Talks
GLOBAL - As free trade talks between EU and USA step up in the fourteenth round of negotiations, EU-wide agricultural organisation Copa and Cogeca said EU standards must be recognised in the transatlantic...
Pig Industry News from Global Biosecurity in Pork Production – Bio-Exclusion
GLOBAL - There are three types of biosecurity in pork production: bio-exclusion – avoiding the entry of a new pathogen; bio-management – controlling the level of pathogens already on the farm; and...
14 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Public Trust in Agriculture and Freedom to Operate
ANALYSIS - Trust is low in the Canadian food system, and this is giving consumers a previously unheard-of degree of input into on-farm and other food system practices, writes Treena Hein....
13 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Increased Rapidly in June
GLOBAL - International food commodity prices shot up 4.2 per cent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years....
12 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global BIOMIN Streamlines Digestarom Product Portfolio
GLOBAL - In an effort to focus on major livestock species, BIOMIN has streamlined the number of products within the Digestarom® phytogenic feed additive portfolio....
11 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Expected to Remain Flat in Coming Decade
GLOBAL - The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook....
Pig Industry News from Global Global Pig Meat Production Set to Decline
Overall world meat production is predicted to stagnate at about 321  million tonnes in 2016. Poultry is forecast to register some growth, followed by bovine and ovine meat, while pigmeat output could...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Meat Demand Rise to Fuel Feed Grain Price Hikes in Next Decade
ANALYSIS - Overall world meat production is predicted to stagnate at about 321 million tonnes in 2016, while pigmeat output could decline, according to the June 2016 FAO Food Outlook. ...
07 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global First Good Pig Awards Presented to Italian Producers
GLOBAL - Strides in pig welfare are being made with the first full Good Pig Awards attained by Italian producers at Compassion in World Farming’s Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards and farm animal welfare...
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