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27 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Confusion Increasing over Animal Medicines in Livestock
UK - The majority of shoppers in the UK believe growth hormones are used by farmers to make animals for food grow faster and that antibiotics used in livestock make them less effective for people....
26 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - USD revaluation in front of worldwide currencies. What will be the effect on the Mexican market? write Carlos A. Peralta, President and R. Carlos Rodríguez, Vice-president, Genesus....
25 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Global Antibiotic Use in Animals Estimated to Rise 67 Per Cent by 2030
GLOBAL - A new study estimates that global use of antibiotics will be 67 per cent higher in 2030 than in 2010 as agriculture intensifies to meet the growing demand for animal protein....
Pig Industry News from Global Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
24 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Agriculture Must Adopt Better Water Management to Ensure Sustainable Food Supplies
GLOBAL - As people around the world celebrated World Water Day 2015 on Sunday 22 March, the United Nations released a new report predicting major water shortages of 40 per cent across the globe in line...
23 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Prospects for the European Pig Sector
GLOBAL - Increases in both pig numbers and productivity in European herds are forecast to create the right conditions for a recovery in EU pork production in 2015 and 2016, according to the latest forecast....
Pig Industry News from Global Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
20 March 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union Increased EU Pig Production and Drop in Prices Forecast
EU - In 2014, EU pig meat production started recovering from the low 2013 level supported by lower feed costs and increased productivity, according to the latest European Commission 'Short Term Outlook...
19 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Planning Application Withdrawn for Foston Pig Farm
UK - Midland Pig Producers has withdrawn its current Planning Application for a pig farm, with associated biogas plant, at land near Foston Prison in Derbyshire....
Pig Industry News from Global Five Countries Are Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, or 363...
18 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Agriculture Bears Major Brunt of Disaster Impacts
GLOBAL - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released at the UN World...
17 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Markets Could Use a Little Good News
US - It was another tough week for hog and pork markets even though hogs held relatively steady in the face of continuing large slaughter totals, writes Steve Meyer for the National Hog Farmer....
16 March 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union Call on European Commission to Fully Enforce Slaughter Regulations
EU – The European Commission has been called on to phase out killing methods, which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs and the use...
13 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Is It Time We Embraced GM Crops?
ANALYSIS - They have been commonplace in the US for years, but the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has always been a somewhat 'scary' prospect for EU growers, writes Gemma Hyland....
12 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Markets
RUSSIA - For Russian Pig farmers, sanctions and Rouble devaluation have been excellent for profits. Pig prices have been at record highs for a considerable time, reports John McIntosh....
11 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Strengthening the Direct Link Between Small-Scale Farmers and Public Institutions
AFRICA - An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale...
10 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global How Can Diagnostics Benefit Swine Producers?
ANALYSIS - While Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), swine influenza, Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) and trichomoniasis have had a dramatic economic impact on the food supply, diagnostics is the...
09 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Time for an Update on PED
GLOBAL - A year ago, porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) was raging out of control in the US. Outbreaks continue there - affecting the state of Georgia for the first time in late February - and although they...
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 78, five premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) and...
06 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United States PEDv Outbreak Confirmed in Georgia
US - The US State of Georgia has reported its first case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv)....
05 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Spain Spain Hog Markets
SPAIN - After 26 weeks of hog prices dropping all around the EU, the last week of January saw this trend break and penny to penny has gone up from €1.030/kilo liveweight to €1.125/kilo liveweight in...
04 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Norway Norway Confirms Further Cases of LA-MRSA in Pigs
NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has reported an additional three pig herds with LA-MRSA to the Food Safety Authority (FSA)....
03 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork's Boom and Bust Price Pattern
US - Markets can take your breath away and the hog market over the past year has left many breathless. A year-ago in March, the new PED virus was the talk in the livestock media. ...
02 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Weekly Overview: Merger of Denmark's Top Pig Processors
GLOBAL - As two of Denmark's leading pig processors announce their intention to merge, we take a look at how such a move might impact the market. In Viet Nam, pig numbers and pork output are on the rise....
Pig Industry News from Canada Colder Weather Increases Challenges Posed by PED
CANADA - A Red Deer based swine veterinarian reports, as expected, the colder winter weather has added to the challenge of controlling PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
27 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Viet Nam Hog Report
VIET NAM - The market pig numbers and the demand for pork just before TET (the New Year Festival) will ensure an adequate supply of meat, according to Ron Lane, Genesus Business Director for Asia Pacific...
26 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas and all the way up and down the food supply chain. Chris Harris reports...
25 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Merger Announced of Danish Crown, Tican
DENMARK - Denmark’s two cooperative slaughterhouse companies have agreed to combine their activities in a joint company....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works
UK - Politicians need to ensure that the food chain works and the farming sector is given unhindered access to futures markets. Chris Harris reports from the NFU conference in Birmingham....
24 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United States US Meat Production to Hit Record High as Food Price Inflation Stays Low
US - Lower energy prices, lower transportation costs, the appreciation of the US dollar, drought intensification in the West, and the Farm Bill implementation will affect the agricultural economy in the...
 
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