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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danes Look at Bacteria as Sustainable Soy Alternative for Pigs
DENMARK - The greenhouse gas, methane, can be turned into pork instead of contributing to global warming, according to Aarhus University scientists, who are working with industry on the production of an...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Project to Measure Boar Taint on Slaughterhouse Line
UK - A new project aims to explore how technology can be used in slaughterhouses to prevent meat with boar taint from reaching consumers....
Monday, September 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: PED, Hogs & Pigs and the Importance of Biosecurity
GLOBAL - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) presents a whole new range of challenges to the US pig sector when it comes to forecasts for pork production and prices; this was clear from the quarterly 'Hogs...
Pig Industry News from United States Positive USDA Hog Report Ignores the Realities of PEDV
ANALYSIS – During a teleconference hosted by the National Pork Board, analysts cast some doubts about the very positive USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report. The as yet unknown effect of PEDV this winter...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Growth for Protein Brewing in Russia, China, Africa
ANALYSIS - The demand for pork and poultry continues to grow in countries like China and Africa, and the food ban from Russia has created an opportunity for Brazil to export even more protein, reports...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Proof of PED Virus Transmission in Feed
US - A new research paper proves that the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus can be carried in animal feed, which the scientists say is the first evidence of this suspicion. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Massey Ferguson Driven by Global Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Operating in 170 countries, Massey Ferguson is looking to emerging markets like Africa and the Middle East to offer their dependable equipment to farmers who have never used mechanized equipment...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Livestock Outlook: Pig Prices Choppy Ahead
ANALYSIS - In his weekly report, market analyst, Jim Wyckoff says that cash hog prices were stable in the early part of this week ahead of the 'Cold storage' report due in the coming days....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pork Exports for First Half of 2014 Jump 15 Per Cent
IRELAND - Exports of fresh and frozen pig meat for the first six months of 2014 were 71,400 tonnes, which is 14.6 per cent higher than the same period of last year. ...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: US Pig Markets on the Turn?
US & CANADA - As the northern hemisphere enters the fall/autumn, concerns are being expressed of a possible resurgence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) in the United States and Canada. There is no sign...
Pig Industry News from Global South America Targets Russian Market
ANALYSIS - The South American meat sector is making a concerted effort to fill the gap in the Russian market left by the ban on imports from the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway....
Friday, September 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Can Farming Reverse Its Ageing Trend?
ANALYSIS – Agriculture is ageing and more must be done to draw young people into UK food production to meet growing national and world demand....
Pig Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Split Across Livestock Futures
US - Livestock futures have been mostly split over the last week, according to Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from Germany More Land, Fewer Harvests in Climate Change Impact Study
GLOBAL - Most of the Earth’s agricultural land resources are already under cultivation. Climate change poses a huge challenge to global agriculture, but a new study by geographers at the Ludwig Maximilian...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Farming Conference Series Ends on a High
UK - A piece of the British pig sector's history came to an end yesterday with the 25th and final annual JSR Farming Conference, reports Jackie Linden. The event series went out on a high note with five...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Concerns Raised over Future Safety of UK Food Imports
ANALYSIS - Concern is rising in the UK over the safety of imported meat and food products after funding for non-statutory residue testing is withdrawn at the end of the financial year....
Monday, September 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union New EU Commissioner Told to Simplify Common Agricultural Policy
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the European Commissioner for agriculture...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union New EU Laws on Veterinary Medicines Planned
EU - New proposals have been put forward that will make veterinary medicines more available in the EU to treat and prevent diseases in animals....
Pig Industry News from Global Heinz Strengthens Animal Welfare Policies
GLOBAL - Global food processing giant, Heinz, has joined a growing line of major meat and food processors to strengthen their animal welfare practices for their supply chain....
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There is a debate going on as part of this...
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Viet Nam Hog Market
VIET NAM - The animal husbandry and poultry numbers were fairly stable during July and August, write Ron Lane, Business Director Asia Pacific, Genesus Inc. and Meggie Vo, Marketing Representative, Genesus...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Feed Prices on the Way Up Again?
UK - While compound feed prices are well below their peak in early to mid-2013, the latest averages are 86, 76, 101 and 93 per cent higher, respectively, for cattle/calf, pig, poultry and sheep rations...
Pig Industry News from Global How Can Companies Improve Animal Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Major meat and food processing companies around the world are starting to take a lead in animal welfare issues....
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global When is a Trend Not a Trend?
ANALYSIS - US hog prices have been in the news a lot this year. Record high prices have been seen, (some) US farmers have seen very large hikes in profit margins, and commentators and market analysts far...
Pig Industry News from France Less French Pig Meat to China, More to Philippines
FRANCE - French exports of fresh and frozen pork for the first six months of 2014 were up by just 0.6 per cent from the previous year's figure, at 233,000 tonnes....
Monday, September 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Is There a Future for the European Pig Sector?
GLOBAL - The repercussions of Russia's ban on the import of European pig meat continue to cause dismay and more in the sector....
Pig Industry News from Global What Are the Implications of Climate Change for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
Friday, September 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Proposal to Help EU Agriculture Hit by Russian Import Ban
EU - To help support agriculture and fishing businesses affected by Russia's food import ban, the European Commission (EC) is now monitoring carefully the market prices for affected products in each member...
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark More Sows But Fewer Slaughter Pigs in Denmark
DENMARK - The latest Danish statistics reveal that there were just under 12.5 million pigs in the country in July 2014, which is an increase of two per cent on the previous year but slightly a larger breeding...
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Is Europe’s Pig Sector Heading for Economic Catastrophe?
EU - The French meat processing sector has launched a fierce attack against the European Commission for doing nothing to support the pig sector during the present ban on exports to Russia....
 
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