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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....
07 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: EU PIG to Improve Connection Between Producers and Science
ANALYSIS - The UK's Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is to lead an exciting new project that aims to improve the pig industry in Europe....
Pig Industry News from Denmark New Label Expected to Drive Welfare Improvements on Danish Pig Farms
DENMARK - Following on from the news that Denmark is introducing a new government-backed animal welfare logo for pork products, ThePigSite gleaned more information from Trine Vig, Chief Advisor, Animal...
04 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market Report
RUSSIA - The current pig price in Russia is 102 Roubles ($1.61) per kg live. This means good producers are making in the region of $50 for a 120kg pig, writes Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS, and...
03 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Can We Manage Pigs Without Tail Docking?
GLOBAL - Good animal welfare means that pigs should not experience pain however there are procedures that are done with pigs’ overall welfare in mind but that do cause pain....
02 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom David Black Award for Vet Developing PEDv Protocols
UK - A partnership along the line in the pig sector from stockmen and farmers through to vets and workers in the abattoir is needed to meet the threats to the industry and build a sustainable future....
31 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Danes Investing in Truck Management for ASF Biosecurity
ANALYSIS - ThePigSite has been in Denmark this past week for the Herning Pig Industry Congress. Speaking to the press there, Vice Chairman of SEGES Pig Research Centre, Soren Sondergaard, explained some...
Pig Industry News from Global Canada Hog Market - No Joy In Mudville
CANADA - For most hog producers in the small patch that is Southwestern Ontario, those that are also dirt farmers have had harvests that have gone quite well, writes Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus...
28 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain....
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...
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