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06 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Sharing Knowledge of Animal Nutrition Can Help Bridge the Productivity Gap
NETHERLANDS - Gaining new insights into animal nutrition and sharing this knowledge with others can help to bridge the global food gap. Professor Leo den Hartog explained to 5m Publishing how this is being...
03 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Science Bridges the Gap to Future Food Security
NETHERLANDS - A speaker from DuPont at the recent Nureco AgriVision conference in the Netherlands revealed the scientific effort being made towards a sustainable global future. Jackie Linden reports....
02 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Sustainable Intensive Agriculture: The Route to Feeding 9 Billion by 2050
GLOBAL - Sustainable intensive agriculture is key to feeding nine billion by 2050. This was one of the topics discussed by Dr Sean Rickard at a conference held at the Farmers Club, London, organised by...
01 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Industry Trends, Like Animal Welfare, Drive Hog Slat's Global Business
ANALYSIS - David Herring, Vice President of Hog Slat, said global industry trends drive their business and domestic and international offering. ...
29 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How to Replace, Reduce and Refine Antibiotics On Farm
ANALYSIS – Pressure is mounting on the animal health industry to reduce, replace and refine the usage of certain antimicrobial medicines, writes Michael Priestley....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Markets: Lessons from Show Season
CANADA - I have had opportunity to participate in two pork shows in the month of June, the Ontario Pork Congress (OPC) in Stratford Ontario just last week and the World Pork Expo (WPE) in Des Moines Iowa...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Latvia Bans Cut Grass as Feed Following ASF Outbreak
ANALYSIS - Following last week's editorial covering an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in a backyard pig operation in Latvia, news has arisen linking the cause of the outbreak to cut grass....
26 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom MRSA Found in UK Pork: But Where Did it Come From?
ANALYSIS – A question mark still hangs over whether the strain of ‘super bug’ MRSA that was found recently in supermarket pork products is of UK origin or imported....
25 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Is Animal Welfare Becoming a Commercial Issue?
ANALYSIS - Large multinational processing companies, retailers and foodservice organisations are starting to define the way that producers view animal welfare and ethical, sustainable production....
24 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Poland Poland's Agriculture Industry - Pig Production Down, Dairy Booming
ANALYSIS - Poland's agriculture industry is seeing farm size expansion and one of the questions looming is whether the industry should support larger, progressive farmers or smallholders. Karol Bujoczek,...
23 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States It's Time to Check Iron Levels of Baby Pigs
ANALYSIS - The weaning weight of a baby pig is significantly greater than it was 20-30 years ago, but protocols have not changed to reflect management practices, leaving many baby pigs iron deficient,...
22 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Boehringer Ingelheim Develops New PCR Test for Ileitis
ANALYSIS - Boehringer Ingelheim has developed the swine industry’s first commercially available quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Lawsonia (ileitis) using fecal samples. ...
19 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 had almost been achieved....
18 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Prescription Vaccines Offer Rapid Response Solutions to Swine Industry
ANALYSIS - New USDA regulations will allow producers access to more herd-specific or prescription vaccines, so a farmer can customize their vaccine portfolio to their herd that can be validated by USDA,...
17 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Economist Steve Meyer: PEDv is Unknown Risk, Expansion Strong
US - Steve Meyer, vice president of pork analysis with Express Markets Inc. Analytics, talks about expectations for PEDv, feed availability and overall pork supply for 2015....
15 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Tensions Rising over Spread of African Swine Fever in EU
ANALYSIS - Tension and anxiety is rising in Russia over the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Future Food Security Requires a New Food System
ANALYSIS - Increasing demand for food and changes in the way we live mean that we need to make some big changes in the food supply chain, according to David Evans in his report for the Temperton Fellowship....
12 June 2015
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Markets: Sow Inventories Fall, Prices Rise
CHINA - China is the pork powerhouse of the world with over 51 per cent of the world’s population of pigs raised there, writes Ron Lane, Business Director Asia Pacific....
11 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Disease, Gvt Regulation, Consolidation Continue to Drive US Pork Industry
ANALYSIS - Disease, input costs, government regulations and export opportunities are some of the industry trends that are driving the swine industry, reports Sarah Mikesell from the World Pork Expo in...
10 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Improvements Made to Food Chain Information in Pig Sector
UK - Improvements are being made in the British pig sector to the way information on meat inspection is collected and communicated along the food chain and back to the producer....
08 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: World Pork Expo Roundup
ANALYSIS - Last week saw over 20,000 pig producers and other professionals gather in Des Moines, Iowa, US, for the 2015 World Pork Expo trade show....
Pig Industry News from United States US Hog Markets: Pork Expected to Benefit from Strong Dollar
US - Country of Origin Labelling, The Bird Flu, and the rising US Dollar. These seem to be the newsworthy events shaping our hog markets, write Allan Bentley and Doug Hayes....
05 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States World Pork Expo: PEDv Update - Not Nearly As Severe in 2015
ANALYSIS - Dr. Howard Hill, past president of the National Pork Producers Council, provides a US industry update on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), reports Sarah Mikesell live from the World Pork...
Pig Industry News from United States World Pork Expo: What You Need to Know About US Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - Ron Prestage, veterinarian and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) President, spent over eight hours on Monday at the White House with about 100 people representing human health interests...
04 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long - China's Huge Sow Liquidation Will Support EU, N. American Markets
ANALYSIS - Jim Long, president of Genesus, said Russia's shut down of pork imports from the EU will create a surplus of pork, but China looks primed to take it off the EU's hands and will likely be looking...
Pig Industry News from United States World Pork Expo: Steve Meyer's US Economic Outlook
ANALYSIS - Steve Meyer, vice president of pork analysis with Express Markets Inc. Analytics, shared an outlook for the US pork industry on the opening day of World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. ...
03 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States World Pork Expo: Update on Global Pork Trade Issues
ANALYSIS - World Pork Expo opens its gates on Wednesday to an expected 20,000 attendees during the three day show from more than 20 countries. On the eve of the show, ThePigSite spoke to Dr. Howard Hill,...
01 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Research Looks to Viruses to Treat Bacterial Infection in Pigs
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, pig producers could soon be using viruses to treat bacterial infections thanks to exciting new research from the University of Leicester, UK....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cucumber Industry Could Aid Pig Disease Prevention
UK - Air sampling techniques for early detection of disease in the cucumber growing industry could help indoor pig farmers reduce disease spread....
29 May 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Markets Show More Positive Movement
EU - The mood continues to be optimistic on the European pig slaughter market, as many market quotes rose slightly again....
 
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