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22 May 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union Commission Reports Knock Back Country of Origin Labelling Plans
EU - Two reports from the European Commission conclude that the benefits from new mandatory country of origin labelling requirements on food do not clearly outweigh the costs....
Pig Industry News from Global Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - What meat will be on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stewart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij. ...
21 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United States COOL Pork Retaliatory Impacts Depend on Tariffs
US - It appears the “final answer” has finally come down from the World Trade Organization (WTO), writes Steve Meyer for the National Hog Farmer....
Pig Industry News from European Union Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
19 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
18 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Looking Forward to the Future of the Pig Industry
GLOBAL - Cutting-edge technology to safeguard pig health was promised by the British Pig Executive (BPEX) at its Innovations Conference at the UK's National Agricultural Centre last week....
Pig Industry News from Germany Combatting the Global Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada – The Sustainability of a Land-Based Operation
CANADA - The last commentary I wrote about the nightmare of the Olymel strike in Quebec raising havoc for the entire industry but particularly Ontario. Fortunately since that time the labour dispute has...
15 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Germany Strong Take-up for German Welfare Scheme
GERMANY - German pig meat and livestock sector has seen more than twice the expected number of farms sign up for the industry’s welfare initiative at the end of the first round of registration....
14 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed 9 billion people in 2050....
13 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Belarus Belarus Bans All Kiev Pork, Pig and Pork Product Exports Following ASF Outbreak
BELARUS - In connection with the case of African Swine Fever (ASF) that was reported in the Ukraine, Belarus has now banned the import of pork from the Kiev region....
12 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Don’t Get Greedy on Hog Market Top Side
US - The big question facing pork producers right now is “Is there any more top side to this hog market?” writes Steve Meyer for the National Hog Farmer....
11 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Politicians Make Progress on Agricultural Sustainability
GLOBAL - As the agriculture ministers from the world's leading economies agree over the importance of food security and sustainability, we could see great improvements in these areas in the coming years....
Pig Industry News from Global G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste....
08 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests expected...
07 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Watching Water Use Could Save Costs on Pig Farms
CANADA - By keeping closer tabs on water, pork producers can cut costs by reducing water waste and by reducing the volumes of manure that must be handled, writes Bruce Cochrane....
06 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Report Shows Little Economic Benefit to COOL
US - A new USDA report finds some evidence of consumer interest, but negligible economic benefit, to mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL)....
05 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Making Pig Production More Sustainable
GLOBAL - This week has seen two interesting developments that could help to make pig production 'greener' and more sustainable: new research on growing algae in pig manure and testing a wheat co-product...
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, Business Director Asia Pacific....
04 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Wheat DDGS Offers Potential for Future of Pig Feeding
UK - Distillers dried grains with solubles made from wheat (wDDGS) offer potential to reduce reliance on imported feed ingredients without compromising the performance or health of UK pigs and poultry,...
01 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Sector Delivering Improvements in Welfare
DENMARK - The Danish pig meat sector is forging ahead with measures to improve the welfare of pigs and also the eating quality and consumer image of the sector....
30 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Australia Algae Grown on Pig Waste Could Provide Feed Source
AUSTRALIA - Effluent from piggeries could soon be treated with algae, resulting in reduced waste and a potential feed source, according to research from Murdoch University in Perth....
29 April 2015
Pig Industry News from China Chinese Pork Imports Increase on the Year
CHINA - The latest data from Chinese Customs shows a six per cent increase in pork imports in the first three months of 2015....
28 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Market Hogs with Price Level and Risk in Mind
US - Is it time to pull the trigger on hog prices? That’s a question hog producers should ask themselves at least weekly. You do not have to wait and see what prices turn out to be the week that hogs...
27 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Ruling Set to Improve Welfare for Europe's Pigs
GLOBAL - EU welfare rules should apply even when the animals are transported out of the region, a court in Luxembourg said last week, as Germany announced it would prioritise animal welfare and the Danes...
24 April 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union European Court Rules Laws on Animal Welfare in Transport Apply Beyond EU Borders
EU - The EU's laws of the welfare of pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and horses during transportation should also apply when they are exported to third-countries, the European Court of Justice ruled on 23 April....
Pig Industry News from United States US Hog Markets
US - Easter is in the rear view mirror, and cash hogs should start to move higher as we head into summertime hog slaughter numbers, write Allan Bentley and Dr Joe Carr of Genesus....
23 April 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. ...
22 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Germany Germany Focuses on Farm Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German agriculture department has launched a new initiative to make animal welfare a high priority....
21 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United States The Next Big Disease: Reducing the Risks Following PED
US - Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) has been in the US for two years but which disease will be the next to appear? Private and government veterinarians are trying to reduce the risks, heard delegates...
 
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