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Friday, December 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Joint Declaration Aims to Push EU Further on Animal Welfare
EU - Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands have issued a joint declaration on animal welfare, calling on the European Union to improve further animal welfare for those species where there are already regulations...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from Spain Spain & Portugal: Hog Markets
SPAIN & PORTUGAL - On 16 November, Campofrio’s packing plant in Burgos caught fire and was totally burned, writes Mercedes Vega from Genesus....
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from Australia Improving Prospects Forecast for Australian Pig Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The latest forecast for 2014-15 suggests an improving picture for the country's pig producers as both output and pig prices are on upward trends....
Monday, December 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Weekly Overview: Call for Pig Farmers of Europe Work Together
EU - Farmers in the European Union are coming together in this ever more globalised world to tackle antibiotic resistance, approve trade in a key GM feed ingredient and adjust to the market effects of...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Global Consumption Favouring Beef over Pork
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Viet Nam: Hog Markets
VIET NAM - Viet Nam currently has about 26.82 million pigs (up 2.1 per cent from last year), while the on-farm sow number has reached 3.9 million head - an increase of 2.07 per cent as compared to the...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States PEDV: University Research Playing a Critical Role
ANALYSIS - Last week the North American PRRS Conference was held in Chicago and special emphasis was given to porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED). Before the arrival of PEDV, PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and...
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Meat Industry Celebrates Korea's Ratification of FTA
CANADA - The Canadian meat industry is celebrating legislative approval of the historic Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). ...
Monday, December 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Disease Control in Farm Animals is Cheaper Than a Pandemic
GLOBAL - Among the lessons to be learned from the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in Asia and Europe, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is recommending a strengthening of...
Friday, December 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Market Analyst: How is the Surging US Dollar Affecting Markets?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada: Hog Markets
CANADA - With the closure of Quality Meat Packers and their Mitchell Subsidiary in Ontario, the Canadian slaughter capacity was reduced by 35,000 per week. Bob Fraser Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario discuses...
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark How to Keep Pig Barn Smells and Emission Down
DENMARK - Environmental regulations for pig farmers in Denmark are becoming tighter and tighter....
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Discovering What is Best in Eating Meat
ANALYSIS -The construction of meat – the muscle fibre, the fat, the acidity and the colour – are all important aspects of its quality....
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico: Hog Markets
MEXICO - US pork meat imports still increasing and affecting the Mexican pork industry, write Carlos A. Peralta - President and R. Carlos Rodríguez Vice president of Genesus Mexico....
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark How is Danish Pig Sector Improving Welfare?
DENMARK - The Danish pig industry is to raise welfare practices and regulations on the farm over those being demanded by the European Union....
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Sector Seeks to Increase Investment
DENMARK - Since the financial crisis of 2008, investment in the Danish pig sector has been low....
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Industry Steps Up Biosecurity
DENMARK - Strict border biosecurity is ensuring that Denmark is keeping African swine fever and other major pig diseases out of the country....
Monday, November 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Hawaii Reports First PED Outbreak
GLOBAL - The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus has been detected for the first time in Hawaii in the last week. Despite the heartache of individual farmers in the US when the virus hits, the country's...
Pig Industry News from United States First PED Outbreak Reported in Hawaii
US - An outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) has been confirmed on a farm in Waianae Valley, the first in the state of Hawaii....
Friday, November 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Market Analyst: How Are Livestock Markets Faring?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Antimicrobials: Usage Falling, Resistance Rising
GLOBAL – Antimicrobial usage is falling in Europe but bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing at an alarming rate....
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, Senior Consultant for Genesus China....
Monday, November 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Focus on Responsible Use of Antibiotics
GLOBAL - Starting today in several countries is Antibiotic Awareness Week, which aims to reinforce the message to use antibiotics responsibly in human and veterinary medicine....
Pig Industry News from European Union Anger Rises at Loss of EU Scientific Advisor
ANALYSIS - Last week the European Commission president, Jean Claude Juncker decided to abolish the post of chief scientific advisor....
Friday, November 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Holiday Season Helps Livestock Markets
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Pig Industry News from Germany EUROTIER: Call for Cooperation to Rebuild Markets
GERMANY - A call has been sent out to build cooperation between Germany and Russia to rebuild markets in the face of the current ban on agricultural exports from the EU....
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from Germany EUROTIER: Seeking Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - At an event at EuroTier 2014 in Hanover yesterday, the President of the German veterinarians' association offered his views on possible solutions to the issue of antibiotic resistance....
Pig Industry News from Germany EUROTIER: Global Concerns for a Growing International Farming Sector
GERMANY - Almost half the exhibitors at this year’s EuroTier, which opened this week in Hanover, Germany, come from outside of the country....
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £20.5 Million to Combat Global Animal Disease
UK - A £20.5 million programme of research and training to tackle diseases that could pass from animals to humans has been funded by six UK partners....
Monday, November 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Denmark Sets the Pace for Antibiotic Reduction
ANALYSIS - With a brand new action plan, the Danish Pig Research Centre is aiming to halve the use of a critical antibiotic, tetracycline, before the end of 2015, writes Jackie Linden....
 
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