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27 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Viet Nam Hog Report
VIET NAM - The market pig numbers and the demand for pork just before TET (the New Year Festival) will ensure an adequate supply of meat, according to Ron Lane, Genesus Business Director for Asia Pacific...
26 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas and all the way up and down the food supply chain. Chris Harris reports...
25 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Merger Announced of Danish Crown, Tican
DENMARK - Denmark’s two cooperative slaughterhouse companies have agreed to combine their activities in a joint company....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works
UK - Politicians need to ensure that the food chain works and the farming sector is given unhindered access to futures markets. Chris Harris reports from the NFU conference in Birmingham....
24 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United States US Meat Production to Hit Record High as Food Price Inflation Stays Low
US - Lower energy prices, lower transportation costs, the appreciation of the US dollar, drought intensification in the West, and the Farm Bill implementation will affect the agricultural economy in the...
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 United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 55, two premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) and...
Pig Industry News from Canada Successful PEDv Containment Credited to Quick Early Response
CANADA - A Tillsonburg based swine veterinarian credits quick action taken by pork producers, veterinarians and epidemiologists when PED was first identified in Ontario for the high level of success in...
19 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - The OMAFRA Swine Team has just put out an excellent summary of 2014 by month. Truly the “Year of the Pig Farmer” and one for the record books. If this were your report card this would rocket...
Pig Industry News from Global What Are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
18 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Trials and Tribulations in the UK Pig Sector
UK - Strong production and weak demand are conspiring to push pig prices down in the UK and the EU generally, according to a market expert speaking at the Outlook Conference in London last week, reports...
17 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Three Supermarket Groups Head Animal Welfare Benchmark Table
GLOBAL - Three European supermarket groups have been given top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare Business Benchmark report....
16 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Exploring the Prospects for the Pig Sector
GLOBAL - Market experts shared their thoughts about the prospects for the pig sector in the UK, EU and Asia at a conference in London last week. Mexico, meanwhile, has announced some measures to boost...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Key to Success in Developing Markets
ANALYSIS - Asia with a rapidly evolving grocery market and a growing middle class is becoming a major target for meat and dairy exporters....
13 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Battle of Ethics and Price in Consumer Choice
ANALYSIS - Consumers in the future are expected to have a renewed focus on ethical issues, but this will not be too much at the expense of price....
12 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - During February, the farm grain prices will be as follows: i) corn at $225 vs $244.00 previous month ($3,410 vs $3,590 Mx/Ton), 5.0 per cent below previous month. ii) Sorghum $215 vs $175.00 ($3,260...
11 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Pork 101: Hands-on Learning Experience Explores Quality, Value
US - Pork quality is affected by what happens to the animals on the farm, during transport and in the plant and that affects the eating experience, reports Carla Wright, Editor, The Pig Site. ...
10 February 2015
Pig Industry News from China China: Hog Markets
CHINA - China is the pork powerhouse of the world with over 51 per cent of the world’s population of pigs raised within China, writes Ron Lane, Business Director Asia Pacific for Genesus....
09 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Moves to Stop Things Going Wrong in the Pig Sector
GLOBAL - Closed-circuit TV has been proposed in slaughterhouses in the UK to prevent abuses of animal welfare rules. A large new study in the EU aims to help reduce antibiotic resistance in farm livestock...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Should CCTV Be Installed in Slaughterhouses?
UK - An all-seeing eye and independent monitoring would ensure the maximum quality of animal welfare conditions in slaughterhouses....
06 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Study Finds Pig Value Chain in Viet Nam Fair
VIET NAM - A new study concludes that Vietnamese pig value chains are dynamic, competitive and economically efficient....
05 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Uganda Uganda's Pig Farmers Benefit from Feed Assessment Training
UGANDA - Feed assessment training has the effect of increasing the availability of local feeds for the country's smallholders who keep pigs....
04 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global What Role do Retailers Play in Reducing the Use of Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - More resistant bacteria means more pressure on producers, veterinarians, and, as consumer awareness grows, retailers....
Pig Industry News from European Union Analysis of Antimicrobial Data Confirms Human-Animal Link
EU - The use of some antimicrobials in animals and humans will lead to resistance to these antimicrobials in bacteria from animals and humans....
03 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Demand Driven by Competing Meat Prices
US - A major contributor to strong pork demand has been the prices of competing meats over the past couple of years, writes Steve Meyer, in the National Hog Farmer....
02 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Don't Underestimate the Benefits of Training
GLOBAL - Training for new employees on pig farms reduces staff turnover and raises morale, according to a speaker at the recent Banff Pork Seminar. A new web site (also in Canada) will help producers convert...
30 January 2015
Pig Industry News from United States US Hog Markets
US - Although it is still early in the year, some market analysts are starting to talk about hog weights for 2015. Everyone has an opinion, so here is mine, writes Alan Bentley, Sales & Service for Genesus...
29 January 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union Campylobacter Cases in EU Stable, Listeria Rising
EU - The number of incidents of illness caused by Campylobacter across Europe appears to be stabilising, according to a new report from the European Food Safety Authority....
28 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - Concern has been growing among farming, veterinary and political communities as well as the public at large over the over-use of antibiotics....
Pig Industry News from Canada The Pork Industry and Social Licence
CANADA - Trust issue rises as a lynchpin to the future of the pork industry, delegates to the Banff Pork Symposium 2015 heard last week....
 
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