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23 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Cameroon ASF Prevention Regulations Causing Pork Shortage in Northern Cameroon
CAMEROON - The African Swine Fever (ASF) epidemic that began in mid-May 2016 continues to decimate livestock in some areas of Cameroon, writes Jean Armand Bokally Dande....
22 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - Currently, pig prices are fluctuating between 110 and 115 Roubles per live kg ($1.77 to $1.85). With pig meat consumption increasing in Russia by 6.6 per cent in 2016, pig farming continues to...
21 December 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Declaration to Phase Out Pig Castration is Behind Schedule
EU - A European declaration to end surgical castration of farmed pigs is far from being met according to research due to be published in the journal Porcine Health Management....
19 December 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Only Small Increase Expected for EU Pigmeat Production in Next Ten Years
EU - Following a strong recovery in 2014 and 2015, EU pigmeat production is now expected to expand only marginally (by less than 1.3 per cent by 2026 compared to its 2016 high levels) due to limited consumption...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: China Forecast to Maintain Pork Imports in 2017
GLOBAL - A new report from Rabobank has revealed that it expects consumers in 2017 to benefit from downward pressure on global meat prices....
16 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Supply-Driven Global Meat Markets to Put Pressure on Prices, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL – Consumers are set to benefit from downward pressure on global meat prices during 2017, according to a new report from the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group. ...
15 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Markets – 2016 Review
CANADA - As we review 2016 from the table compiled by the OMAFRA Swine Team, we see perhaps a more normal year, if such a thing exists anymore in this industry, writes Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus...
14 December 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Steady to Increasing
EU - The positive trend is continuing for some quotations on the European pig slaughter market. The quotations are partly stabilising on the level achieved....
12 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Resistance to Drug of Last Resort Found in US Pig
GLOBAL - A new study has discovered, for the first time, bacteria that carry a transmissible carbapenem resistance gene in a pig in the US....
09 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - About six weeks ago I reported prices for Mexico with an average of 28.1 MXN pesos/kg (68¢/lb USD) liveweight, a higher average of 16.6 per cent from the same 4 weeks the year before, writes...
08 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Enriched Pens Linked to Less Gestational Stress, Lower Piglet Mortality
GLOBAL - Housing sows in enriched pens can reduce stress and have a positive impact on the development and survival rate of piglets, according to scientists....
07 December 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Continue Increasing
EU - The Christmas trade is flourishing on the European pig slaughter market. Demand for pigs for slaughter is on a high level altogether. So, many quotations could go on increasing....
05 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Polish Meat Processor to Acquire Pig Breeding Business
POLAND - Polish meat processor Gobarto S.A. (formerly PKD Duda S.A.) has signed a preliminary deal to acquire local pig breeder PPH Ferma-Pol sp. z o.o. from Poland’s Ministry of Treasure....
Pig Industry News from European Union Progress Report: Castration of Pigs in the EU
EU - For centuries, surgical castration has been performed on pig farms across Europe. Until recently, the procedure was performed without the use of anaesthesia or analgesia. But now, the EU has proposed...
02 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Added Fat in Pig Diets May Affect Digestibility of Nutrients
US - Added fat increases the energy content of swine diets, but it may also affect the digestibility of nutrients. Dr Hans H. Stein, professor of animal sciences at Illinois, and a team of researchers...
01 December 2016
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Market - Eurotier and the Chinese Pig Industry
CHINA - Last week, Genesus was at Eurotier. The Genesus presence was split over two booths with our European partners, JSR Germany and Pork-Ex from Denmark. Both booths were constantly busy with a flow...
28 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Weekly Overview: Canada Moves Closer to Restoring Pork Exports to Argentina
ANALYSIS - Canada's pig industry has been in the news this week following the government's commitment to restoring access for Canadian pork to Argentina....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Better Data Better Management to Improve Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected and is available, writes Chris...
24 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USA Hog Market
US - When we keep setting new weekly slaughter records, hog prices are going to have a difficult time moving higher. Last week was the second largest weekly slaughter ever. I believe that we could experience...
23 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Cote D'Ivoire Why Ivory Coast Pig Farmers Are Fed Up With their Ministry
IVORY COAST - In a letter addressed to the Minister of Animal and Fishery Resources, the Ivory Coast’s pig farmers have denounced the massive imports of pork in the country. Jean Armand Bokally Dande...
21 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Study Shows Mood and Personality Affect the Decisions of Pigs
UK - The judgements and decisions a pig makes are governed by their mood - whether good or bad - and their personality type, according to new research....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Countries Plan to Reduce Farm Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - This past week was World Antibiotic Awareness Week and so countries around the world have been announcing their plans for antibiotic reduction in livestock farming....
18 November 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Spain and EU Pork Markets
EU, SPAIN - European markets have been steady over the last three weeks. Meanwhile, in the Spanish market, supply continues to push hard, writes Mercedes Vega, General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal....
17 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Trade, Labour Big Issues for Agriculture in Trump Presidency
US - The election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US could have long-term implications on labour and trade in the food and agriculture sector, according to a report from...
16 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Cambodia Cambodia Reports PRRS Outbreak
CAMBODIA - An outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has been reported on a Cambodian backyard pig farm....
14 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: How Will Trump's Presidency Affect the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - Following the surprise election of Donald Trump for US presidency, some panic trading was predicted to occur....
Pig Industry News from Global South East Asia Hog Market
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Genesus exhibited at VIETSTOCK 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam last month. The VIETSTOCK 2016 Expo & Forum breaks another record with a registered 10,518 attendees coming from 39 different...
11 November 2016
Pig Industry News from China Danish Crown to Set Up Processing Plant in China
DENMARK - As part of the strategy towards 2021 Danish Crown will establish a processing plant in China....
10 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States How Will Trump's Presidency Affect the Meat Industry?
US - We have no interest to wade into the political debate and are fully cognisant of the fact that passions run high after a very heated election season, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
09 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States How Will New GIPSA Rules Affect US Farmers?
US - When farmers thought regulations couldn’t get more difficult, the USDA began moving forward with new rules that will likely impact contracts and litigation, writes Rachel Lane....
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