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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...
16 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
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...
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