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29 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United States New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent...
28 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Retailers are Reducing Waste in the Pork Chain
UK - Finding ways to limit retail waste has been identified as a key part of the battle in securing food supplies for the world’s growing population. In the second of a series of articles, Voice Of Sustainable...
27 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?
ANALYSIS – You just pulled a package of pork out of the refrigerator that you bought four days ago, and the colour looks darker that when you first bought it. Has it gone bad or is that normal?...
26 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Romania, Moldova at Risk of African Swine Fever Spread
GLOBAL - Romania and Moldova are now at high risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) due to the spreading of the disease through southern and western Ukraine, said the Russian veterinary authorities....
25 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Russia Warns of ASF Risk to Romania and Moldova
ANALYSIS - Russian veterinary authorities have warned that the spread of African swine fever in Ukraine poses a severe threat of the disease spreading further into Eastern Europe into Romania and Moldova....
22 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United States ADM Launches High Protein Feed Ingredient
ANALYSIS - PROPLEX DY, a new product launched by ADM Animal Nutrition at World Pork Expo, offers a source of digestible amino acids that can improve returns on their feed investment, while reducing reliance...
21 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - When discussing the pork industry I’m reluctant to reference anything as easy. This is a hard game of inches and as any participant who’s has been involved for any length of time can attest...
20 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Maple Foods Bacon Production gets C$500,000 Boost
CANADA - In a move to help increase exports of Canadian pork to highly valuable international markets, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are to invest C$500,000 in an expansion project that will increase...
18 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Pig Grunts Identify Personality, Welfare
ANALYSIS - New research from the University of Lincoln, UK, and Queens University Belfast has found that the grunts made by pigs can be linked to personality and welfare....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Launches Meat Observatory to Provide More Market Information
EU - EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has launched a new Meat Market Observatory aimed at improving market transparency for the beef & veal and the pigmeat sectors....
15 July 2016
Pig Industry News from China Rabobank: Opportunities in China as Pork Imports Increase to Fill Supply Gap
CHINA - China’s rising pork prices are again the centre of attention in the global pork market. ...
14 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Public Trust in Agriculture and Freedom to Operate
ANALYSIS - Trust is low in the Canadian food system, and this is giving consumers a previously unheard-of degree of input into on-farm and other food system practices, writes Treena Hein....
13 July 2016
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Market: How are China's Pork Markets Developing?
ANALYSIS - China is a pork-based meat-eating country, when Chinese people say meat they mean pork. Other meats are described such as chicken meat, beef meat and so on, writes Alex Kovachevich, Genesus...
11 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Global Pig Meat Production Set to Decline
Overall world meat production is predicted to stagnate at about 321  million tonnes in 2016. Poultry is forecast to register some growth, followed by bovine and ovine meat, while pigmeat output could...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Meat Demand Rise to Fuel Feed Grain Price Hikes in Next Decade
ANALYSIS - Overall world meat production is predicted to stagnate at about 321 million tonnes in 2016, while pigmeat output could decline, according to the June 2016 FAO Food Outlook. ...
08 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USA Pork Market
US - With the turmoil revolving around Brexit, it is hard to stay focused on a market plan. This downturn in markets will be overdone then bounce back and the world will continue to move forward, writes...
07 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Trees Can Boost Pig Farms’ Sustainability
UK - It may not be an obvious solution, but by driving productivity and helping the environment, planting trees can play a key role in boosting the sustainability of pig businesses....
06 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Housefly Larvae: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Soy in Animal Feed?
NETHERLANDS - The animal feed industry is looking for alternatives to environmentally harmful ingredients such as soybean meal and fishmeal, and researchers from Wageningen University are looking into...
05 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: How Will Brexit Affect the US Pork Market?
GLOBAL - US pig market analysts have been discussing the impact that the UK's exit from the EU might have on the US's pork market....
04 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Council Agrees Farm Policy Principles Post Brexit
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has held a consultation over the impact of Brexit on the UK's agriculture sector and what a domestic farming policy should look like in the future outside the EU....
01 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Will UK Meat and Livestock Sectors Face Challenges Following EU Exit Vote?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s meat and livestock industry can expect more volatility in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the EU....
30 June 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa Biosecurity Key to ASF Control in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - African Swine Fever in pigs has been likened to the Ebola-virus in humans. Dr Mary-Louise Penrith and Simon Streicher talked to Glenneis Kriel after the latest outbreak in South Africa....
29 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Chile Chilean Pork Industry has Grown 800% in Last 30 Years
CHILE - Per capita pork consumption in Chile has tripled in the last 30 years, from 5 kg to 16 kg, making pork the third most popular meat after chicken and beef. In an interview with ElSitio Porcino editor,...
27 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Agricultural Organisations Call for Early Commitment to Farming Following Brexit
ANALYSIS - Last week the UK held its EU referendum with the leave vote triumphant. Following the decision, farming organisations stressed that it is important that an early commitment is made to British...
Pig Industry News from Global WPX: Record Pig Prices in China Driving EU, US, Canadian Markets
ANALYSIS - The big driver in the global pork market today is China, who represents half of the pigs on the planet, and so any disruption to Chinese inventory can have major ramifications around the world,...
24 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit: Governments Must Work with Industry on Future of Farming
UK - The UK has voted and the decision is to leave the EU. It is now greatly important that an early commitment is made to British farming. ...
23 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland IPVS: Diagnostics Help in Monitoring, Controlling Swine Respiratory Diseases
IRELAND – From 7-10 June, the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress gathered swine veterinarians from all over the globe. Thermo Fisher Scientific, world leader in serving science...
21 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Better In or Out - What Could the EU Referendum Decision Mean for UK Agriculture, Fisheries?
UK - There has been a multitude of information and scare mongering from both sides of the EU referendum campaign. With the vote being held tomorrow (23 June 2016), here I will try to sum up the views of...
20 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: British Pig Genetics in Demand in India
ANALYSIS - A high-level delegation from the Punjab government has paid a visit to the UK to assess British pig production and genetics as the Indian state intends to develop its burgeoning pig sector....
Pig Industry News from Global How Pig Processors can Tackle Food Waste
GLOBAL - In the face of a growing world population, tackling the huge amount of food that goes to waste is a vital step to securing sustainable food supplies. In the first of a series of articles on reducing...
 
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