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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - Concern has been growing among farming, veterinary and political communities as well as the public at large over the over-use of antibiotics....
Pig Industry News from Canada The Pork Industry and Social Licence
CANADA - Trust issue rises as a lynchpin to the future of the pork industry, delegates to the Banff Pork Symposium 2015 heard last week....
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Countries Still Not Complying with Sow Stall Ban after Two Years
EU - No action has been taken against European countries that are not complying with the EU-wide ban on sow stalls – a year after warning letters had been sent out and two years after it became law....
Monday, January 26, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Weekly Overview: New Warning of PED Spread and Why There's Less Pork at Chipotle
GLOBAL - The European pig sector should be on alert and be taking measures to prevent the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) as the infection has been confirmed at three farms in Ukraine. Winter...
Pig Industry News from Spain Spain Hog Markets
SPAIN - The price of hog in Spain, this week, is €1.03/kilo of live weight (54¢$/lb.), against the €0.99/kilo (52¢$/lb.) of Germany, writes Mercedes Vega, General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal....
Friday, January 23, 2015
Pig Industry News from Ukraine Ukrainian PEDv Outbreaks a Warning Sign for European Pig Farming
UKRAINE - European pig farmers need to stay vigilant as the American strain of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PEDv) is detected across farms in Ukraine, writes Lucy Towers, ThePigSite Editor....
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global What’s Left If We Lose Antibiotics?
GLOBAL - Bacterial resistance is developing quickly and many critically important drugs risk becoming obsolete. Disastrous consequences lie in wait therefore unless these drugs are used prudently. ...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Could EU Pig Meat Exports to Russia Resume?
ANALYSIS - The way could be reopened for the restoration of exports of pork and pig meat products to Russia....
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global More Efficient Food Systems Needed
GLOBAL - Increasing competition for natural resource and emerging resource bottlenecks mean that global agriculture can no longer operate using a "business as usual" approach – the input-intensive agricultural...
Monday, January 19, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Why is McDonald's Passionate about Sustainability?
ANALYSIS - Francesca DeBiase, VP Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability at McDonald's, said McDonald's vision is to source all of their food and products sustainably....
Friday, January 16, 2015
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Viet Nam Hog Markets
VIET NAM - Viet Nam currently has about 26.80 million pigs (up 1.90 per cent from this time last year)....
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Pig Industry News from Italy Pig Meat Imports Increase Again in Italy
ITALY - For the first nine months of 2014, Italy imported more pig meat than in the same period of 2013, continuing the trend from the year before....
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danes Achieve Two Per Cent Rise in Pork Exports
DENMARK - Denmark exported almost two per cent more pig meat in the first nine months of 2014 than the year before, despite the Russian ban....
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Anaerobic Digestion Association Hits Back at Criticism
UK - Last week at the Oxford Farming Conference in the UK, environmental campaigner and author, George Monbiot, launched an attack on several farming practices....
Monday, January 12, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: How Well are Farmers Caring for Environment?
ANALYSIS - Changing policies on pesticides, animal feeds and welfare are threatening to reduce wheat crops in the UK and the pig herd each by one-third, delegates to last week's Oxford Farming Conference...
Friday, January 09, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: How Can Agriculture Rise to Challenge of Climate Change?
UK - Farmers need smarter use of fertiliser and smarter feeding and breeding of ruminant animals in their bid to mitigate and reduce climate change, delegates to the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) have...
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Changes to Common Agricultural Policy to Reduce Red Tape
UK - The UK has called for a rethink on the three crop rule, which is part of the greening arrangement within the recent reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy. Chris Harris reports from the Oxford...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada: Hog Markets
CANADA - Despite the variability and price spikes in March and July, which sent both cash hog prices and pork cutout values to all-time highs, prices end the year close to where they started, writes Bob...
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Minnesota Vets Identify New PED Virus Strain
US - Researchers at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have identified a third strain of the porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) virus in the US....
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Regulatory Changes and Agricultural Support
GLOBAL - A new analysis looks at the scale of the impact of changing regulations in the US on antimicrobial use for animals, which will mean that more than half of the product volume currently used will...
Friday, January 02, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States New Rules on Vet Oversight to Cover More Than Half Antimicrobials Sold
US - In two years time, regulatory changes will come into effect that will cover 57 per cent of current antimicrobial sales for animals in the US....
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico: Hog Market
MEXICO - 2014 was an excellent yet atypical year for the Mexican pork industry, write Carlos A. Peralta (President) and R. Carlos Rodríguez (Vice-president) of Genesus Mexico....
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Free Online Tool Shows How to Reduce Odour from Manure
US - The new tool from Iowa State University evaluates options to reduce odours from livestock operations....
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Dutch Government Supports Greater Farm Sustainability
THE NETHERLANDS - The Dutch government has announced financial support for 13 projects aimed at improving agricultural sustainability, including for better grassland management, local feed production and...
Monday, December 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from China China: Hog Markets
CHINA - China, the pork powerhouse of the world, has over 51 per cent of the world’s population of pigs raised within China, writes Ron Lane, Senior Consultant for Genesus China....
Monday, December 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: What's in Store in the US 'Hogs & Pigs' Report?
GLOBAL - The quarterly 'Hogs and Pigs' report, due to be published on 23 December, could bring some surprises about the US pig industry, according to analysts. PED continues to impact the sector there,...
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 23, and there was one premises with dual infection of PEDV and porcine deltacoronavirus...
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....
 
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