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04 August 2015
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Markets
CHINA - China 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....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Study Hopes to Shed Light on Worm Situation in Pigs
ANALYSIS - UK Pig farmers have their chance to help experts tackle the issue of wormer resistance this summer by completing a survey devised by a world leading animal health organisation....
03 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Farmers Needed to Shed Light on Wormer Buying
UK - Pig farmers have their chance to help experts tackle the issue of wormer resistance this summer by completing a survey devised by a world leading animal health organisation....
31 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Survey Finds Animal Welfare Tops Consumers’ Ethical Concerns
ANALYSIS - Three quarters of consumers in the UK put animal welfare at the top of the list when it comes to ethical issues for food companies....
30 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Partnerships, Innovation Bridge Global Food Supply Gap
NETHERLANDS - To meet the challenge of supplying the food needs of a growing world population, we are going to have to be smart and use all the tools we can. Some successful examples of using partnerships...
29 July 2015
Pig Industry News from China Ten Reasons Why China Needs the US
CHINA - China is America’s biggest customer for agricultural products, with almost a fifth of imported goods coming from the US. ...
27 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Tail Biting and Antibiotics Top of the Pig Health and Welfare Council Agenda
ANALYSIS - Tail biting among pigs, the use of antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance are key areas to be targeted by the UK Pig Health and Welfare Council this year....
Pig Industry News from United States USA Pork Market
US - The announcement of JBS purchasing Cargill is behind us. That should put JBS in the #2 spot for packers, which is above Tyson. This also means that, between Brazil and China, they have control of...
24 July 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union International Cooperation Needed to Fight African Swine Fever
ANALYSIS - More international cooperation is needed in the battle against African swine fever in both the Baltic States and in Russia....
23 July 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union Suffocating French Farmers, Road Blockades and New Hashtags
ANALYSIS – Disappointment over low farmgate prices is being felt across Europe but French farmers are expressing their anger the most vehemently....
22 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tail Biting and Antibiotics Head Pig Sector Health and Welfare Targets
ANALYSIS - Tail biting among pigs and the use of antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance are key areas to be targeted by the Pig Health and Welfare Council this year....
21 July 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU, SPAIN - Pork consumption in Europe is not the best at this point (particularly in Germany), the inventories are bigger and pork export is steady (China is slowly putting in some orders very cautiously...
20 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Combined Management Needed to Prevent Wild Boar ASF Spread
ANALYSIS - A new report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has identified a combination of different management measures that should be used to contain the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF)...
Pig Industry News from United States US Looks to China to Expand Pork Exports
US - The nation’s pork producers are looking to China to play a key role in increasing world-wide demand for US pork. China, which is home to 20 per cent of the world’s population, consumes more pork...
17 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada A Guide to Managing PEDv on Your Pig Farm
ANALYSIS - PEDv is a highly contagious virus affecting piglets. As PEDv continues its spread through the US and Canada, strict biosecurity and quick response is needed to prevent the spread and minimise...
16 July 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union Optimistic Outlook for EU Pig Sector
EU - Pig meat in the EU production is expected to rise again this year, following the start of the recovery last year, driven by the low feed prices and a slightly higher breeding sow herd. The latest...
15 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Arm & Hammer's R&D Takes Animal Nutrition Products to Next Level
ANALYSIS - Post-acquisition of Vi-COR, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition is focused on research, the product pipeline and education efforts. ...
14 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Viet Nam Hog Markets
VIET NAM - According to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam currently has about 27.2 million pigs on the farms (up 2.9 per cent from last year at this time), writes Ron Lane, Business Director for...
13 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: ASF Spreads in Russian, Ukrainian and Latvian Pig Herds
ANALYSIS - It is disease news making the headlines again this week after more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) were detected on pig operations in Ukraine, Latvia and Russia....
Pig Industry News from European Union Could Feeding Livestock Hemp Contaminate Food with Cannabis?
ANALYSIS - European scientists and food safety experts have called for more research and information on the risks to consumers of feeding hemp to livestock and poultry....
10 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Food Security in a Transparent World
NETHERLANDS - Delegates at a recent conference on how to achieve worldwide food security heard about sustainability initiatives from global fast-food company McDonald's and a meat company sourcing its...
09 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Fatality Figures Still “Quite Horrifying”
UK and Ireland – Death counts on UK and Irish farms are proving stubborn despite a sea change in industry mentality....
08 July 2015
Pig Industry News from France French Plans to Support Agri-food Sector to 2025
ANALYSIS - Fresh moves are being made in France to support the livestock and agriculture sectors that have been rocked by low prices and poor market conditions....
07 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market - Russian Pig Business a Good Business to Be In
RUSSIA - Current live-weight price is 113 Roubles/kg ($2.09). Current grain prices put cost of food per kg for the efficient producers at 47 Roubles / kg ($0.87). Assuming feed at 60 per cent of cost for...
06 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: JBS Acquires Cargill's US Pork Operations for $1.45 billion
ANALYSIS - It was surprising news last week when JBS's USA Pork division announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Cargill's US pork business for $1.45 billion....
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 Nutreco 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....
 
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