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27 October 2016
Pig Industry News from India Artificial Insemination Taking India's Pig Production to New Levels
INDIA - Artificial insemination of swine is gaining ground in India, especially in the states of Goa, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, besides North Eastern states, where the...
26 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Spain Spanish Pork Production, Exports Continue to Reach Record Levels
SPAIN - Spanish swine farmers have weathered the last six months of low prices, and responded to market conditions with a larger pig herd and increased productivity following very promising results from...
Pig Industry News from United States Japanese Market Sways Pork Organisation to Back Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - Not approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is costing the US cattle industry thousands of dollars every day in lost sales in Japan, according to some industry groups. Rachel Lane reports....
24 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Pork Label Shows Level of Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - A new Ministry of Environment and Food animal welfare label, which is being launched in Denmark next spring, will allow shoppers to identify the level of welfare the pig received....
Pig Industry News from United States Virus Causing Polio-Like Symptoms Discovered in Pigs
US - A veterinary researcher at Iowa State University has discovered a novel virus in the central nervous tissues of young pigs with polio-like weakness in their hind legs....
21 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Pork Market
MEXICO - Over the last four weeks, liveweight hog prices in Mexico showed an average of 27.6 MXN pesos/kg (67¢/lb USD), up 14 per cent compared to the same period of time in 2015, writes Fernando Ortiz,...
20 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Traditional Family Farms Secret to Ontario's Success
CANADA - There are plenty of pig farmers who farm pigs literally just on a block of concrete and little else. If disease strikes or pig prices plummet and feed costs rocket, making a profit can be tough...
19 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Government Launches Export Plan for UK Agricultural Produce
UK - The UK's Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has launched an ambitious new action plan to grow the UK's food and drink exports, bringing a £2.9 billion boost to the economy....
17 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: US 2017 Pork Production Outlook Increased
GLOBAL - The USDA has significantly increased its 2017 pork production outlook, expecting 3.8 per cent more pork in 2017 than this year's record....
Pig Industry News from European Union 2016 EU Pork Exports Expected to Reach Record Level
EU - In 2016, EU pigmeat exports are expected to reach a record level at 2.7 million tonnes (+24 per cent on annual basis) thanks to the boost in exports to China, according to the European Commission...
14 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Five Steps to Better Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae Control
GLOBAL - Pig health is critical for maintaining animal welfare and ensuring a steady supply of safe and affordable pork. “Sustainable Health” is a series of articles about common health issues in today’s...
13 October 2016
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Market Report
CHINA - The first 7 days of October are known in China as the Golden Week. Except for the Spring Festival, it is now China’s longest holiday. The government uses these holidays to encourage people to...
12 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Economic Contribution of Export Trade of US Grain
US - Exports of grain and grain products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output and added $82 billion in value to the United States’ economy in 2014, according to an Informa Economics IEG...
10 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: African Swine Fever Reaches Moldova
GLOBAL - Moldova has now confirmed its first outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF). The outbreaks were reported on two backyard pig farms in Donduseni....
Pig Industry News from Canada PEDV: Not If, But When for Canada
ANALYSIS - For several years, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has been a focus for Canadian veterinarians as they awaited its movement across the US-Canadian border. ...
07 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Market Report - USA
US - The week ending Sept 24th was the 3rd largest weekly kill ever in the United States, followed by week ending Oct 1, which was the 4th largest weekly kill. I think that says a lot about prices, both...
06 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Vaccination Is Solution for Ileitis, Antibiotic Stewardship
ANALYSIS - The growing global demand for antibiotic justification and stewardship has MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) turning to prevention options rather than treatment,...
05 October 2016
Pig Industry News from France International Pig Genetics Infiltrating French Market at SPACE 2016
FRANCE - This French livestock event held in Rennes, France , is one of the few shows which is still held on an annual basis. Most of the competitor shows are held every two years but SPACE has successfully...
03 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Study Helps Determine How Much Calcium Pigs Require
GLOBAL - New research at the University of Illinois, US, has helped to determine how much calcium growing pigs require and the mechanisms by which they absorb it....
Pig Industry News from Spain Spain Hog Market
SPAIN - At the beginning of the year, market prices for hogs were below 1 euro/kg liveweight. However, after 20 weeks of consistent price rises, the current price of 1.325 euro/kg liveweight has been maintained...
30 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Bigger Not Always Better in Quest for Sustainable Pork
UK - Striving to produce heavier pigs is not necessarily the answer to increasing pig productivity and farm profitability, an expert in pig genetics has warned....
29 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Ten More African Swine Fever Outbreaks Reported in Russia
RUSSIA - The Russian authorities have reported ten more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF). ...
28 September 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa South African Pig Producers Allege US Meat Poses Health Risk
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African Poultry Association and Pork Producers Organisation are taking the South African Government to court due to concessions made for meat imported from the United States under...
26 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
ANALYSIS - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United...
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Global Market Report – South East Asia
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Paul Anderson, General Manager South East Asia, discusses the current hog market situation in South East Asia....
23 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Tonisity Px - The First Isotonic Protein Drink for Pigs
ANALYSIS – Here's something new - the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. Tonisity has recently launched its first product in the US and EU, named Tonisity Px. ...
22 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Sustainable Markets: How Will Global Pig Markets React to Changes in Russia?
GLOBAL - In today’s interconnected, global economy, changes and events in one market can have worldwide implications. “Sustainable Markets” is a series of articles focused on market news and its...
21 September 2016
Pig Industry News from China China Pork Market
CHINA - The live weight pork price paid by Chinese packing houses in 2016 has been steadily rising from 17rmb/kg to a high of 20rmb/kg in June. In August the price has fallen slightly to 18 rmb (2.71USD)...
19 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Co-op Commits to 100 Per Cent British Bacon by May 2017
ANALYSIS - UK retailer Co-op has extended its commitment to back UK farmers by pledging to sell only fresh bacon that is 100 per cent British by 1 May 2017....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market Report
RUSSIA - Current prices in Russia are around 104 Roubles ($1.59) per live kg. This means good producers continue to be making $50 to $70 per pig profit. Despite this, there is a degree of nervousness in...
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