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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rising in the UK over the safety of imported meat and food products after funding for non-statutory residue testing is withdrawn at the end of the financial year....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....
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Changing Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
ANALYSIS - If current trends continue food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050....
Monday, September 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Russia, China and Agricultural Trade
GLOBAL - European Union farmers are this week discussing how to overcome the ramifications of the ban on the import of their products by Russia, while losses from African Swine Fever are estimated to have...
Pig Industry News from United States PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 8,199
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 8,199 in 30 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 73 new positive samples...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Spain and Portugal Hog Markets
SPAIN and PORTUGAL - It has not been a surprise that hog prices went down in August, writes Mercedes Vega of Genesus, who covers Spain, Italy and Portugal. The good news is that this decline is still less...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Economist: India is Shining Star in BRIC
ANALYSIS - India is now a bright spot in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) emerging markets, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor, live from the Farm Progress Show held near Boone, Iowa, USA....
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Lower Than Expected PED Losses Drives Drop in Live Hog Prices
CANADA - H@ms Marketing Services suggests lower than anticipated losses from PED rather than Russia's ban on North American pork is the main factor behind a substantial drop in live hog prices, writes...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Nestlé Steps up Commitment to Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Global food processing giant Nestlé has launched a new set of guidelines for animal welfare for its producers....
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....
 
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