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21 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Study Finds FMD Crises Can be Averted with Vaccination Strategy
GLOBAL - Future outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research...
20 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Exporting Pig Trotters Could Swing Brexit Pendulum in UK Farmers Favour
UK - Tapping into the lucrative multi-million pound global pig trotters market could be a saving grace for UK agriculture post-Brexit, writes Chris McCullough....
17 February 2017
Pig Industry News from China The Ups and Downs of China’s Pig Industry in 2016
CHINA - The price of live pigs in China was marked by many fluctuations throughout the year 2016. Governmental policies had a huge impact on the business of manufacturers, including relocations, which...
16 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Global South East Asia Hog Market
SOUTH EAST ASIA - I am writing this having just arrived in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, having already held business meetings in Thailand and Viet Nam over the last couple of weeks with...
15 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Denmark Antibiotic Free Pork - Catching on in Denmark
DENMARK - More and more people are getting alarmed that many infections are not responding to antibiotics. There is a shortage of new antibiotics and many people are also concerned that too many antibiotics...
09 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - The pig price this week in Russia is averaging 98 Roubles ($1.66) per live kg., writes Simon Grey, General Manager of Genesus Russia....
07 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Animal Disease Spread Shown Using Social Network Analysis
GLOBAL - Researchers have shown that looking at movements of operators and vehicles between farms in the same way we look at contacts in social networks can help explain the spread of dangerous infectious...
06 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Rice Bran in Weanling Pig Diets Does Not Reduce Growth Performance
US - Research at the University of Illinois has demonstrated that adding rice bran to weanling pig diets does not have a detrimental effect on growth performance. Rice bran is a co-product of the rice...
03 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - Mexican pork prices have shown a slight negative trend over the last four weeks, decreasing about 2.50 MXN pesos/kg liveweight. However, over a longer period of time (last 8 weeks), the decrease...
01 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Work Starts on Huge Pig Farm in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Work has commenced on a new state of the art pig farm in Northern Ireland which is set to become one of the largest in the UK, writes Chris McCullough....
30 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Mixed Response From Agricultural Industry as US Withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - The big news this past week has been the action of the US President Donald Trump, to sign an executive action to pull the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations....
Pig Industry News from Global Economics of PRRS in Growing Pigs Is Severe for Producers
ANALYSIS - At the North American PRRS Symposium, a key focus was how to control PRRS in growing pigs because the economic impact is exceptionally high for this population of pigs. ...
27 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market Report – Labour (Challenge) of Love
CANADA - All pork producers I deal with and talk to have operations that are certainly a “labour of love”. To raise their stock in a humane, sustainable, and hopefully profitable manner, to raise their...
26 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States New Biosecurity Research Shared at North American PRRS Symposium
ANALYSIS - Biosecurity was a hot topic at the North American PRRS Symposium held recently in Chicago, and several studies were presented examining disease prevention and new approaches to measure biosecurity...
25 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Mixed Response From Agricultural Industry as President Trump Withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The move by Mr Trump has been met with mixed reactions....
23 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Copper is Essential for Piglet Performance
GLOBAL - The weaning process is a stressful one for piglets. A new environment, penmates and feed source can all impact their feed intake and growth potential. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Weekly Overview: French Government Calls for CCTV in All Slaughterhouses
GLOBAL - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed throughout all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018....
20 January 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Still Feeling Like a Roller Coaster Ride
EU - Two weeks of increasing prices have passed since the beginning of this year. Now that the third calendar week has begun, the prices are going down again in many EU member countries. ...
19 January 2017
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Market
CHINA - A time for recollection and contemplation for the Chinese Pig Industry in the Year of the Chicken, writes Alexander Kovachevich, GM China Area, Genesus Genetics....
18 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit
UK - In a major speech yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the government's key priorities for negotiating the exit from the European Union, but UK farming organisations pointed out...
16 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Researchers Find Virus Responsible for 'Shaking Piglets'
GLOBAL - Researchers at the University Clinic for Swine, the Institute of Virology, and the Institute of Pathology and Forensic Veterinary Medicine at Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria have made a breakthrough...
Pig Industry News from United States USA Hog Market Report
US - Cash hogs and futures have held up remarkably well in the face of some of the largest weekly slaughters in history, writes Allan Bentley, USA Sales....
13 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Global South East Asia Hog Market Report
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Pig farming is growing fast in Vietnam, and pig prices in the market are still in serious decline. One of the main reason for the decline in pig price is the enforced closure of the Chinese/Vietnam...
12 January 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Germany Is Ahead
EU - This second week of the new year, the European price structure starts moving. After the Christmas season, the live animals’ market was only scarcely supplied with low quantities at brisk demand....
11 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States November Pork Exports Set New Record
US - US red meat exports continued to build momentum in November, highlighted by a new monthly volume record for pork exports, reported the US Meat Export Federation....
09 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Cuts to 'Red Tape' Promised for UK Farmers
GLOBAL - Speaking last week at the UK's Oxford Farming Conference to leaders from the food and farming industry, Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has outlined her hopes for a reduced regulatory burden...
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Shows Less Than 50 Per Cent of Piglets Consume Creep Feed
CANADA - It is known that providing pre-wean piglets with creep feed can ease the transition from an all milk diet, to an all solids diet. However, research has shown that less than 50 per cent of piglets...
06 January 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU - 2015 ended in Spain with 7 per cent more sacrifices than in 2014, exporting 45 per cent of the production (Germany and Spain have increased their exports, while other countries of EU have lowered...
05 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom MPs Warn of Concerns for Farming in Brexit Negotiations
UK - MPs are warning the Government that the farming sector and environmental protections must not be weakened during the process of leaving the EU or afterwards....
03 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Big Surprises in USDA's Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report
GLOBAL - The big news over the holiday came from the latest USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, which surprised many with its revised number of hogs that are expected to come to market between December...
 
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