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Friday, April 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States PED Update in US: Outbreaks in 30 States
US - The total number of farms that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 5,790, writes Jackie Linden. With Virginia and Vermont reporting outbreaks, PED has...
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Markets
CHINA - 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....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Achieving Higher Animal Welfare Standards in EU
ANALYSIS - A five-year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from Australia New Handbook on Managing Group-housed Sows from Pork CRC
AUSTRALIA - Pork CRC offers advice for successful group housing of sows....
Monday, April 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Counting the Cost of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea
GLOBAL - With piglet losses from Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) at around five per cent for the six months to February, it's hard to make sense of the sky-high pig price in the US when farrowings and...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from Brazil Ministry Takes New Measures to Keep PED out of Brazil
BRAZIL - The agriculture ministry is reinforcing sanitary measures on imported pigs to keep Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) out of the country. These include new regulations of pig imports and a recently...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada: Hog Markets
CANADA - What else can one say when market hog price is near double from the same week a year ago ($260.45 vs $142.32), writes Bob Fraser, Sales & Service at Genesus Ontario....
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - A report from the European Union Committee of the UK parliament's House of Lords calls for the redistribution of wasted food to different sections of society or into the animal feed chain, where...
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Supply, Demand Report: Friendly for Corn, Soybeans; Bearish for Wheat
ANALYSIS - The April USDA supply and demand report contained no major surprises. However, the latest government data was deemed a bit bullish for corn and soybeans, and modestly bearish for wheat, reports...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Livestock Outlook: Hog Prices Lower
ANALYSIS - Hog prices are trading lower this week reports Jim Wyckoff....
Pig Industry News from European Union Ministers Concerned about Russian Pig Meat Trade Ban
EU - Concerns over the Russian action to close of the market to fully processed pig meat products were the focus of ministerial level talks in Lithuania last week....
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global African Swine Fever Risk Level Raised
GLOBAL - There is now a high risk of African Swine Fever becoming endemic in Georgia, Armenia and Russia, according to a new assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)....
Monday, April 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Food Safety Issues in the Headlines
GLOBAL - Food safety issues affecting the pig sector have been in discussion in the last week in the World Trade Organization, in the Netherlands and in the wider European Union, writes Jackie Linden....
Pig Industry News from Global World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organization (WTO) talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating committees could not reach an agreement over a definition for private standards...
Friday, April 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States PED Update in US: Downward Trend in Cases Continues
US - The total number of farms that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 5,267, writes Jackie Linden. There are further signs of a slow-down in new case submissions...
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Markets
MEXICO - April farm grain prices forecasted were: a) corn at $3,410 /Ton ($256 USD), b) sorghum $3,160 /Ton ($238 USD) and c) soybean meal $8,500/Ton ($ 640 USD), write Dr Carlos Peralta, President and...
Pig Industry News from Global EU Attacks Russia in WTO over African Swine Fever
GLOBAL - The row between the European Union and Russia over a block on trade in pigs and pig meat moved to the World Trade Organization (WTO) last week....
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global French Meat Sector Calls for Talks with Russia over Pig Meat Ban
ANALYSIS - The French meat industry association, SNIV SNCP has called on European government to put pressure on the European Commission to restart bilateral talks with Russia to open up the export markets...
Pig Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Livestock Outlook: Markets Lower at Start of Week
ANALYSIS - Livestock futures are trading lower at the start of the week, reports analyst Jim Wyckoff....
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Call for Tighter Food Safety Standards in Netherlands
NETHERLANDS - A call has been sent out to the Dutch government to get binding agreements with the Dutch meat processing sector to improve food safety standards....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Could Horse Meat Scandal Happen Again?
ANALYSIS - The horse meat scandal or another illegal adulteration of food products could easily occur again....
Monday, March 31, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: US Pig Numbers: PED Costs Half a Piglet Per Litter
GLOBAL - The average number of piglets reared per litter and the number of animals in the feeding herd are both down, according to the latest quarterly statistics from the US, writes Jackie Linden. With...
Pig Industry News from United States PED Update in US: Welcome Downward Trend in Case Submissions
US - The total number of farms that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 5,017, writes Jackie Linden. There are signs of a slow-down in new case submissions...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Is Eating Red and Processed Meat as Harmful as Some Say?
ANALYSIS - Warnings over the potential risks concerning the consumption of red meat and processed meats and cancer have been circulating for several years....
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Viet Nam: Hog Markets
VIET NAM - Ron Lane, Business Director for Asia Pacific and Meggie Vo, Genesus Representative, provide the latest update on the hog market in Viet Nam....
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Livestock Outlook: Mixed Picture Across Markets
ANALYSIS - Hog futures are mixed at the start of the week reports Jim Wyckoff....
Pig Industry News from European Union New Plans for European Organic Farming
EU - Maintaining consumer confidence, maintaining producer confidence and making it easier for farmers to switch to organics are the main objectives of a new EU Regulation on organic production and the...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Looks for New Supplies of Pig Meat as Ban on EU Imports Hits Home
ANALYSIS - Russia is actively seeking new sources of pig meat to compensate for the drop in supplies from Europe following the ban on exports imposed by the veterinary authorities after the discovery of...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Government Advisor Explores Role of Science in Farming
ANALYSIS - Modern farming needs modern scientific techniques, engineering, technology and social science....
Monday, March 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union How Will Changes in EU Meat Inspection Work?
ANALYSIS - Changes to the European poultry meat inspection system are expected to come into force later this year, reports Chris Harris....
 
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