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14 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis' Role in Pork Antibiotic Stewardship in the US
ANALYSIS - Zoetis' antibiotic stewardship platform is built on three pillars: advocate, innovate and collaborate. ...
12 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Multi-Million Pound Project to Examine Resilience of the UK Pig Industry
ANALYSIS - Scientists at the University of Lincoln are to lead the most comprehensive study of the UK pig industry ever conducted....
Pig Industry News from South Africa Indigenous Breeds are Key to Sustainable Pig Farming
SOUTH AFRICA - The drive towards greater production efficiencies has come at the expensive of many indigenous breeds across the world. Glenneis Kriel talked to Dr Arnold Kanengoni about whether there still...
09 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Staff Hold the Key to Pig Farm Sustainability
UK - Most successful pig producers will say that skilled, enthusiastic and committed staff are the most important part of their businesses. Yet for many, finding and retaining employees is the toughest...
08 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States New Virus Found in a Pig Officially Named Influenza D
US - The executive committee of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses has approved the naming of a new virus as influenza D....
07 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Multi-million Pound Project to Examine Resilience of the UK Pig Industry
UK - More than £2 million has been awarded to scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, to lead the most comprehensive study of the British pig industry ever conducted....
05 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Antibiotic-Resistant E. coli Found in UK Supermarket Pork
ANALYSIS - New research has found 24 per cent of chicken and pork samples tested positive for a type of E. coli that is resistant to the ‘critically important’ modern cephalosporin antibiotics, a level...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in UK Supermarket Chicken, Pork
UK – New research has found 24 per cent of chicken and pork samples tested positive for a type of E. coli that is resistant to the ‘critically important’ modern cephalosporin antibiotics, a level...
02 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Ghana Pork Popularity Growing in Ghana
GHANA - Until the 1986 Pork Show, pork was not much desired by Ghanaians, although imported pig feet, interestingly, has always been a delicacy, writes Francis Ekow de Heer for The Pig Site....
01 September 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa South African Pork Production Profitability Under Pressure
SOUTH AFRICA - Over the past decade, meat consumption in South Africa has expanded rapidly as a result of growing income levels, continued urbanisation, rising living standards and ever increasing dietary...
30 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: WTO Rules Against Russia's Embargo on EU Pigs, Pork
ANALYSIS - In the news this week, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has declared that Russia's ban on the import of pig and pork products from the EU is illegal and in breach of WTO rules and should be...
Pig Industry News from Global Rabobank: Largest Increase in US Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
26 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Germany Closed to Risk: How One Pig Farmer is Managing Price Volatility
GERMANY - Creating a closed system has helped one German pig producer reduce costs and limit risks to his farm, making sure his business is sustainable for the next generation....
25 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Rabobank: US Pork Exports Depend on Mexico, Ractopamine
ANALYSIS - Expect ups and downs for pork, poultry and beef animal protein. A new report from Rabobank says pork exports rely on two key factors. ...
23 August 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union WTO Rules Against Russia's Embargo on EU Pigs, Pork
EU - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has declared that the Russian ban on the imports of pig and pork products from the EU is illegal and in breach of WTO rules and should be lifted....
22 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USA Pork Market
US - Unfortunately, we lost $10- $12 in the futures market in just 6 weeks. Using the latest hogs and pigs report numbers we are probably going to set new weekly slaughter records this fall. With that...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Lack of Development in Breeding, Feed Holding Back Indian Pig Production
ANALYSIS - A lack of development in the feed and breeding sectors of the pig farming industry are currently holding India's pig production back....
19 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Vaccine Solutions from AgriLabs Customized for Your Operation
ANALYSIS - The need for alternatives to antibiotics is growing, and AgriLabs is now working with producers and veterinarians to develop custom vaccine solutions that are critical to the long term health...
18 August 2016
Pig Industry News from India Lack of Development in Breeding, Feed Holding Back Indian Pig Production Growth
INDIA - Indian pork production in the financial year 2014-2015 was estimated at 464,000 metric tons. This represents a slow annual growth rate of 1.4 per cent, mainly due to population growth....
15 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: McDonald's Urged to Phase Out Medically Important Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - This week, fast food company McDonald's has been targeted by an online campaign aiming to halt, what it describes as, the 'excessive use' of antibiotics in its global supply chain....
Pig Industry News from Global Cutting Tail Biting, Without Cutting the Tail
GLOBAL - Research presented at the 2016 International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) conference shedded new light on how pig tail biting may be prevented, while avoiding the health and welfare risks associated...
12 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Australia Use, Value of Diagnostics in Australian Swine Industry
ANALYSIS - Chris Richards, swine veterinarian with Apiam Animal Health in Australia, said they use diagnostics in a number of different ways in their swine practice....
11 August 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU - After 15 weeks of sustained growth in Spain, the price has stalled over the past two weeks. The price came from 0.950 €/kg live weight in the first weeks of April (way below the production costs)...
10 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Chile Sustainability Commitment Brings Commercial Gains for Chilean Pig Firm
CHILE - Continuous improvement of sustainability standards has led to better yields and meat quality for one of Chile’s largest pig producers....
08 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Project Helping Pig Producers Go Antibiotic Free
ANALYSIS - A new project, named Project Horizon, is helping producers with the challenges of moving to antibiotic-free pork production production. ...
Pig Industry News from United States CEVA Progressing Path into US Swine Market
ANALYSIS - CEVA is continuing their path into the US market by building a team that brings swine industry expertise to the business, writes Sarah Mikesell. ...
05 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Things are Getting Worse for Hog Producers
US - Last week was quite difficult for hog producers and so far this week things have only gotten worse, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
04 August 2016
Pig Industry News from China Floods Devastate Pig Farms Across China
ANALYSIS - Recent heavy rainfall and floods have been devastating major pig and pig feed production regions across China over the last month....
03 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Project Horizon Helps Producers Transition to Antibiotic Free Production
ANALYSIS - Novus International launches Project Horizon, a commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. ...
01 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Hog and Pork Prices Tumble
ANALYSIS - This past week has been bad for pork and hog prices in the US due to a large hog slaughter....
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