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30 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Drawing on Childhood Memories: Why Farming Needs to Laugh
US - A life-long attachment to cartoons and the countryside has enabled and inspired a US country boy to show rural America the importance of laughter....
28 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Smallholders - Have You Slap Marked Your Pigs?
UK - This time of year is a popular time for smallholders to slap mark their pigs before sending them to slaughter. However, it is important that when you do slap mark your pigs it is clear and legible....
27 August 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union Mounting Concern over African Swine Fever in Estonia
ANALYSIS - Concern is mounting over the rapid increase in the number of cases of African swine fever in the Baltic States in northern Europe....
26 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Are Iron Supplements Insufficient for Modern Newborn Piglets?
CANADA - Iron supplementation is essential to newborn piglets to decrease the chance of anaemia and boost their resistance to disease, but recent research from the University of Guelph suggests standard...
25 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Pea Variety Could Improve Pig Protein Intake, Reduce Costs
ANALYSIS - Scientists at the UK's John Innes Centre have developed a new variety of pea that will help pigs absorb more protein from their diet....
24 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - Current average live weight price remains strong at 116 Roubles/kg ($1.79/live kg) With corn currently at 10,540 Roubles/tonne ($213/metric tonne), profitability remains very high at between 3,479...
21 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said while they started their unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) company with crop farmers in mind, they see a lot of interest and application for livestock farmers....
20 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Germany Agritechnica Is Coming to Germany in November 2015
GERMANY - Agritechnica 2015, which takes place from 10 to 14 November, is fast-approaching. Taking place in Hannover, Germany, this year’s show is aptly titled: ‘People, Technology, Innovation –...
19 August 2015
Pig Industry News from India India Sees Sharp Rise in Exports of Livestock Products
INDIA - India has seen its exports of livestock products rise by more than 60 per cent over the last three years and now these products are playing an increasingly important role in the socio-economic...
17 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Markets: Waiting for the Other Shoe to Fall
CANADA - As we work through the “dog days” of summer it is often a time of anticipation for farmers. Is the crop going to be good, fair to middling or a disaster? This is considered in the context...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Latvia Reports 53 New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever
ANALYSIS - In disease news, Latvia has reported 53 new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the past week....
14 August 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union Are You Prepared for PEDv? Zoetis Ready to Bring Vaccine to Europe
EUROPE - Showing its commitment to supporting European pig farmers and veterinarians, Zoetis is making its Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus vaccine available to the European market....
13 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark How to Reduce Piglet Mortality with Sows in Loose-Housed Systems
DENMARK - Recent research published by the American Society of Animal Science looked at how best to meet the animal welfare needs of both sow and piglet through housing systems....
12 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Is US Agricultural Productivity Growth Falling?
US - Future agricultural productivity growth is expected to fall as a result of current reductions in research funding, according to a new report from the US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research...
10 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Pulled Pork Campaign Delivers Results for British Pork Sector
ANALYSIS - Whilst UK dairy and sheep farmers are suffering with low prices, pig farmers are experiencing some great results following the AHDB Pork Pulled Pork Campaign....
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Markets - And the Road Still Winding...
MEXICO - In July, the farm grain prices finished as follow: i) corn at $235 vs $246 USD/MT previous month ($3,900 vs. $3,860 Mx/MT), -4.4 per cent previous month in USD and 1 per cent above in Mexican...
07 August 2015
Pig Industry News from China Chinese Government Downplays Spike in Pork Price
CHINA - The Chinese government has played down the recent spike in the price of pork, after concern that the costliness of China's favorite meat could have implications for monetary policy....
06 August 2015
Pig Industry News from China Chinese Jitters Create Risk for Pork Exporters
CHINA - Over the last month, doubts about the state of the Chinese economy have increased, which could be a cause for cause for concern among global pork exporters....
05 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Global How We Created and Can Address the ‘Super Rat’
ANALYSIS - Sustained, prolonged and continuous rodent baiting protocols have resulted in the rapid development of ‘super rats’....
04 August 2015
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, Business Director Asia Pacific....
03 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Study Hopes to Shed Light on Worm Situation in Pigs
ANALYSIS - UK Pig farmers have their chance to help experts tackle the issue of wormer resistance this summer by completing a survey devised by a world leading animal health organisation....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Farmers Needed to Shed Light on Wormer Buying
UK - Pig farmers have their chance to help experts tackle the issue of wormer resistance this summer by completing a survey devised by a world leading animal health organisation....
31 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Survey Finds Animal Welfare Tops Consumers’ Ethical Concerns
ANALYSIS - Three quarters of consumers in the UK put animal welfare at the top of the list when it comes to ethical issues for food companies....
30 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Partnerships, Innovation Bridge Global Food Supply Gap
NETHERLANDS - To meet the challenge of supplying the food needs of a growing world population, we are going to have to be smart and use all the tools we can. Some successful examples of using partnerships...
29 July 2015
Pig Industry News from China Ten Reasons Why China Needs the US
CHINA - China is America’s biggest customer for agricultural products, with almost a fifth of imported goods coming from the US. ...
27 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Tail Biting and Antibiotics Top of the Pig Health and Welfare Council Agenda
ANALYSIS - Tail biting among pigs, the use of antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance are key areas to be targeted by the UK Pig Health and Welfare Council this year....
Pig Industry News from United States USA Pork Market
US - The announcement of JBS purchasing Cargill is behind us. That should put JBS in the #2 spot for packers, which is above Tyson. This also means that, between Brazil and China, they have control of...
24 July 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union International Cooperation Needed to Fight African Swine Fever
ANALYSIS - More international cooperation is needed in the battle against African swine fever in both the Baltic States and in Russia....
23 July 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union Suffocating French Farmers, Road Blockades and New Hashtags
ANALYSIS – Disappointment over low farmgate prices is being felt across Europe but French farmers are expressing their anger the most vehemently....
22 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tail Biting and Antibiotics Head Pig Sector Health and Welfare Targets
ANALYSIS - Tail biting among pigs and the use of antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance are key areas to be targeted by the Pig Health and Welfare Council this year....
 
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