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Monday, July 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Meeting Aims for More Responsible Use of Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - In the last week came a report on a high-level meeting discussing the responsible use of antibiotics. Participants agreed on the principles of replacing, reducing and refining the use of these...
Pig Industry News from Global Concerns Rising over Spread of African Swine Fever in EU
ANALYSIS - Concern is rising over the spread of African swine fever in Europe as new cases this month have been found in wild boar in both Poland and Latvia....
Friday, July 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 7,719
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 7,719 in 30 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 91 new positive samples...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
Pig Industry News from Spain Spain Hog Market
SPAIN - As every year at this time, Spain becomes a pork price front-runner in Europe, writes Mercedes Vega....
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global What Could Climate Change Mean for Agriculture?
GLOBAL – World agriculture must create short and long term adaptation strategies to cope with climate change accelerating the water cycle....
Monday, July 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Pig Health and Welfare in the Age of Communication
GLOBAL - In the last week, there has been new of a smartphone app that is helping to improve the communication of animal disease issues in Uganda, and a free online course on animal welfare has attracted...
Pig Industry News from United States US Grain Prices Drop - Corn Creeps Back into Feed Rations?
ANALYSIS - Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at The Ohio State University, said corn prices could drop another 40 cents to 50 cents going into the fall and with lower grain prices, he questions when...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Markets
CHINA - China: it 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, Senior Consultant for Genesus China....
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Marketing and the Ethics of Big Food
US - In another edition of the MOFAD Roundtable series focused on honest dialogue about tough food issues, experts came together at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development to...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Hog Outlook: Hog Futures Higher on Monday
ANALYSIS - Hog futures were solidly higher on Monday, according to Jim Wyckoff but there are signs that pork product prices could be topping out....
Monday, July 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: How to Cut Pig Feeding Costs, New Approach to Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - Precision feeding offers opportunities for significant feed savings in both the breeding and feeding herds, according to two speakers at a recent conference in the UK. Other research publicised...
Pig Industry News from Global Consider the Whole Animal in Welfare, Says Scientist
ANALYSIS - Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder, animal behaviourist and welfare scientist, has developed scientific approaches for the study of animals as whole beings, bringing insights from philosophy of mind...
Friday, July 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada: Hog Market
CANADA - Bob Fraser, Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario, provides an update on the Canadian hog market....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farming Minister Welcomes Increased Exports
UK - The prospects for food and farming in the UK are promising with export markets opening up and global demand for food rising....
Monday, June 30, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Reports Hammer Grain Futures Prices Lower
ANALYSIS - Soybeans led a downside price surge in grain futures Monday, in the wake of mostly bearish supply and demand data released by the US Department of Agriculture at midday Monday, writes livestock...
Pig Industry News from United States Weekly Overview: US Hog Inventory and Pig Crop Tumble Five Per Cent
GLOBAL - Just a week before the Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations, lower inventories of hogs and pigs in the US have been recorded, likely related to the mortalities from porcine epidemic diarrhoea...
Pig Industry News from China How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare has moved up the agenda for livestock production and companies are now embracing the concept and wanting to understand new solutions to improving conditions for animals bred for...
Pig Industry News from United States Part II: Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial, write Oistein Thorsen and Garret Higgins, both with trie....
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial. Public discourse of GMO has been characterized by polarization and inflated rhetoric, write Oistein...
Monday, June 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: China's Growing Pork Industry and US Meat Waste Evaluated
GLOBAL - The rapid growth and development of China's pig meat sector were among the main themes explored at the World Meat Congress in Beijing last week. Pig numbers appear to be recovering in Viet Nam....
Friday, June 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States One-third of US Food Waste Value Comprises Meat, Poultry and Fish
US - A recently published report shows that while meat, poultry and fish makes up 12 per cent of the volume of US food waste, this group accounts for 30 per cent of the value of those losses, writes Jackie...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Viet Nam Hog Market
VIET NAM - Ron Lane, Business Director for Asia Pacific, and Meggie Vo, Genesus Marketing Representative in Viet Nam, provide the latest update on the Vietnamese hog market....
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Allendale Releases Meat in Cold Storage Estimates
ANALYSIS - USDA will release their Cold Storage report on Monday, June 23, and Allendale projects a 551 million lb. total pork stock level for the end of May, according to Rich Nelson, Allendale chief...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from China WORLD MEAT CONGRESS: China Growing in Global Meat and Livestock Sector
ANALYSIS - China is playing an increasingly important role on the international meat market, thanks to rising consumption, prices and imports. Chris Harris reports from the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
Monday, June 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Pig Industry's Contribution to Global Greenhouse Gases
GLOBAL - Among the interesting new information presented at the World Meat Congress in Beijing reported by ThePigSite Editor-in-Chief, Chris Harris, is that the pig sector is responsible for less than...
Pig Industry News from China WORLD MEAT CONGRESS: Animal Welfare to be New Moral Trade Barrier
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare issues could become a new trade barrier following a landmark ruling by the World Trade Organisation, writes Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - This past week, while the majority of North American pork producers (and the allied fields) were in Des Moines for the annual Work Pork Expo, I was attending to the seventh delivery of 715 purebred...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Data Dilemma: Charting the Progress on Antimicrobials
GLOBAL – Veterinary medicine is in a global dilemma over how to measure the amount of antimicrobial drugs used on farms....
Pig Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Hog Outlook: Solidly Higher Prices Across Markets
ANALYSIS - Prices are solidly higher across the hog and cattle markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
 
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