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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Market
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, August 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global South America Steps in to Meet Russian Needs
ANALYSIS - The trade war with between Russia and the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway that has flared up because of sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine was stepped up this week....
Pig Industry News from United States Weekly Hog Outlook: Mixed Tones Across Livestock Markets
ANALYSIS - Hog markets are under some pressure this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Russia Eyes New Food Importers to Sustain Supplies
ANALYSIS - The Russian ban on meat and food products is starting to bite and could have a dramatic effect on the global food market, writes Chris Harris....
Pig Industry News from United States National Pork Board to Meet in September in Des Moines
US - The National Pork Board will begin to build its 2015 marketing, research and education plans during a meeting 3-5 September in Des Moines, Iowa....
Monday, August 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Prospects of Pig Exports to Russia Resuming Vanishing Fast
ANALYSIS - The increase in the number of cases of African swine fever in north east Europe is making the potential for the European Union to export pork and pig meat products to Russia recede further and...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - On 16 July, 2014 South West Vets (the preeminent and largest all swine practice in Ontario) hosted a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Summit in Stratford, Ontario with some 250+ producers and industry...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Cattle Outlook: Significant Selling Pressure Across Markets
ANALYSIS - We've finally seen some significant selling pressure across both the hog and cattle markets, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 7,987
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 7,987 in 30 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 93 new positive samples...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Reports Bearish for Soy, Slightly Bullish for Corn, Neutral Wheat
ANALYSIS - Corn futures initially moved to a new contract low in the wake of Tuesday's USDA supply and demand and crop production reports - but mainly due to a sell-off in the soybean futures market following...
Pig Industry News from Korea, South Third Case of FMD Reported in South Korea Since 2011
SOUTH KOREA - On 7 August, a new case of Foot-and-Mouth (FMD) disease was detected and confirmed on a farm in South Korea....
Monday, August 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Global Trade Impacted by Political Situation in Ukraine
GLOBAL - The Russian ban on foods imports from selected countries has prompted mixed reactions. The ban was put in place apparently in retaliation for sanctions imposed by those nations following Russian...
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports Maintain Record Pace in June
US - Pork and beef exports remained strong in June, pushing export value for both products to a record first-half pace according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation...
Friday, August 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Save on Feed Without Reducing Pig Growth Rate
UK - Precision feeding pigs can reduce the amount of lysine needed by 25 per cent and reduce feed costs by more than eight per cent, without affecting growth....
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Bans Agriculture and Food Imports
ANALYSIS - Russia's president Vladimir Putin has announced a ban on imports of agricultural and fishery products from the US, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway in reaction to sanctions imposed against it...
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Markets
MEXICO - Mexico continues with the production holes due to old Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) outbreaks and new PED outbreaks in Central Eastern Mexico, write Carlos A. Peralta - President and R. Carlos...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Poland, Baltics Agree Measures to Combat ASF
EU - Officials from the Baltic states and Poland have agreed on measures to combat the spread of the deadly African Swine Fever (ASF)....
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from Australia Project Investigates Piglet Diarrhoea Risk Factors
AUSTRALIA - A Pork CRC PhD candidate at the University of Sydney is carrying out a comprehensive risk factor analysis of E.coli disease in the piggery environment, including the possible role of antibiotic...
Monday, August 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Antibiotic Resistance and Other Global Consumer Concerns
GLOBAL - Pressure to reduce antibiotic use further in animal production has been ramped up in the last week as the first UK pig has been found with livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus...
Pig Industry News from United States PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 7,893
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 7,893 in 30 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 79 new positive samples...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Viet Nam: Hog Market
VIET NAM - Agricultural production for the first six months of 2014 experienced some difficulties mainly with livestock feed prices being higher and the always present disease challenges: especially Foot...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States New Purdue Study Examines Pig Welfare Views, Pork Purchasing Choices
US - A new consumer survey by Purdue University shows many consumers gain knowledge of livestock and poultry welfare from animal rights organisations. A significant number of respondents reported they...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Agriculture Makes Some Progress on Climate Change
UK - A new report from Defra reveals improvements made in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in terms of soil nitrogen balance and artificial fertiliser use over the last decade, while pig fattening herd feed...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Concern Continues over Potential Residues in Imported Foods
ANALYSIS - Concern is mounting over the threat of veterinary medicine residues in food products imported into the UK, writes Chris Harris....
Monday, July 28, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Trade Issues Arise over African Swine Fever
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization (WTO) is set to consider two trade disputes between Russia and the European Union arising from African swine fever in the same week as five new outbreaks of the disease...
Pig Industry News from United States PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 7,801
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 7,801 in 30 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 79 new positive samples...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Two Panels Set up on EU-Russia Disputes
GLOBAL - The Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organisation has set up two disputes’ panels in a bid to resolve trade arguments between Russia and the EU....
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...
 
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