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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....
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...
 
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