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26 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Study: Lean Pork Fits in Balanced Eating Plan for Weight Loss, Healthy Aging
US - Including nutrient-rich lean pork as part of a weight-loss diet could help women achieve their weight-loss success and improve their ability to get around....
22 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NAFTA Modernisation Must Not Disrupt Pork Imports, Says NPPC
US - Following last week's notification by the Trump administration to Congress that it intends to modernize the trade agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico, the National Pork Producers...
17 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Study: Economic Ripple Effect of Livestock Operations in Indiana
ANALYSIS - If you've driven through the US state of Indiana, you'll have seen lots of corn and soybean fields. It’s no surprise that it ranks in the top 10 US agricultural states, but what is surprising...
15 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Trump Declares War on Environmental Regulations
US - Under the Trump administration, budgets are being cut and regulatory powers curtailed for federal bodies across the board – but none more so than the Environmental Protection Agency. What does this...
09 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Dips Again in April
GLOBAL - Global food commodity prices fell in April amid expectations of ongoing robust supplies of many key staples....
08 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - Pig price currently is currently 110 Roubles per live kg ($1,92). For good farmers, pigs continue to be very profitable, but for many not! according to Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Meat of the Matter: Are Canadian Babies Receiving Enough Iron?
CANADA - A recent national survey revealed 70 per cent of Canadian mothers are unaware that babies six to 12 months need 11 mg of iron per day - that's nearly 40 per cent more than is required of a full-grown...
05 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Denmark 600,000 New Pigs for Danish Crown
DENMARK - In future, the around 60 members of Bonusgrisen will deliver their animals to Danish Crown. Thus, they will be among the first to benefit from Danish Crown’s new financial contribution for...
04 May 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union IFA: Unfair Trading Practices Costing European Farmers, Agri Co-ops
EU - Speaking in Brussels at an event organised by EuroCommerce in the European Parliament, IFA President Joe Healy said unfair trading practices (UTPs) by retailers cost farmers and agri co-ops across...
26 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Perdue 'Very Good' for US Agriculture, Says NPPC
US - Calling him “very good for America’s farmers and ranchers,” the National Pork Producers Council congratulated former Georgia Governor George “Sonny” Perdue on his confirmation by the US...
21 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - Mexican pork exports grew 9.5 per cent in 2016, compared to the previous year, writes Fernando Ortiz....
18 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States What Can Big Data Do for the Swine Industry?
ANALYSIS - Big data is a hot topic in agriculture, and it's no stranger to the swine industry. Researchers are identifying how to apply big data and modeling to improve swine health in North America. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Close to Two Billion People Dependant on Imported Food
GLOBAL - Researchers show empirically: when population pressure increases, food is imported....
13 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States US Hog Market
US - Outside influences on markets always seem to be that black swan event we never saw coming, writes Allan Bentley....
12 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States SPC Can Replace Animal Proteins in Weanling Pig Diets
US - Plant-derived proteins are less expensive than animal proteins if used in weanling pig diets, but may contain anti-nutritional factors that can negatively affect gut health and growth performance....
06 April 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU and Spain Hog Markets
EU - The price of pork continues to recover in these first months of 2017, and last week has closed at 1,310 € / kg / live, writes Mercedes Vega, General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal....
05 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Prescription Vaccines Target Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - With the rapid pace of swine pathogen mutation, could prescription vaccines be a strategy to fight these emerging diseases? ...
29 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global South East Asia Hog Market
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Nguyen Van Hung, Genesus Technical Sales Manager for Vietnam, attended the Embassy of Canada roundtable meeting with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food...
28 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam World Banks Reports on Viet Nam's Substandard Pork Abattoirs
VIET NAM - Abuse of antibiotics and pesticides in agricultural production and livestock breeding was thought to cause an increased risk of antibiotic and pesticide residues in food, a survey said....
23 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe, writes, "Despite lent, when many Russians stop eating meat, the pig price remains good at 105 Roubles ($1.82) per kg live weight. With production...
21 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Breeding Herd Reinfection of PRRS Challenges North America
ANALYSIS - Thirty years into Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) in North America, the industry is confident it can get PRRSv out of herds predictably, but the challenge continues to be...
16 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - Bob Fraser, Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario, provides an outlook of the Canadian hog market....
09 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market Report
MEXICO - Mexico, as a price taker from US prices, has experienced relatively unusual behavior over the last few months, with higher prices compared to its North American counterpart. However, during recent...
02 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States USA Hog Market Report
US - I don’t think I can recall this ever happening, but February hogs went off the board at $75 and change. Then, April became the lead month at a $5.00 discount, writes Allan Bentley....
01 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada The Importance of Nitrogen for Growth in Pigs
CANADA - After energy, protein is the second most expensive nutrient in swine rations but utilization tends to be low. ...
28 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Gene-Edited Pigs Show Signs of Resistance to PRRS
GLOBAL - The big news this past week has been the announcement by UK scientists that they have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year - Porcine...
27 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Denmark Moon Pig Project Aims to Produce Pigs in Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly Way
DENMARK - Denmark is a world leader in pig production and is always striving to improve the technologies associated with pigs. Over three years ago a small group of well known important Danish companies;...
24 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Gene-Edited Pigs Show Signs of Resistance to Major Viral Disease
UK - Scientists have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year....
23 February 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU, SPAIN - In the Spanish market, 2017 seems to have started positively. We are now at prices above 2015 and 2016, and almost at the levels of 2014. The Mercolleida market price for last week closed at...
22 February 2017
Pig Industry News from China Ceva Joint-Venture with EBVAC Reinforces Position in China's Swine Market
CHINA - In the presence of the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang and French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) and EBVAC have signed a joint-venture agreement to create a new...
 
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