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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....
Pig Industry News from Malaysia Pork Commentary: Asian Road Trip
MALAYSIA - We are currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on our first leg on out Asian road trip that will also take us to Singapore, Thailand and China, writes Jim Long President –CEO Genesus....
29 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United States New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent...
28 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Retailers are Reducing Waste in the Pork Chain
UK - Finding ways to limit retail waste has been identified as a key part of the battle in securing food supplies for the world’s growing population. In the second of a series of articles, Voice Of Sustainable...
27 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?
ANALYSIS – You just pulled a package of pork out of the refrigerator that you bought four days ago, and the colour looks darker that when you first bought it. Has it gone bad or is that normal?...
25 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Romania, Moldova at Risk of African Swine Fever Spread
GLOBAL - Romania and Moldova are now at high risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) due to the spreading of the disease through southern and western Ukraine, said the Russian veterinary authorities....
Pig Industry News from Global Russia Warns of ASF Risk to Romania and Moldova
ANALYSIS - Russian veterinary authorities have warned that the spread of African swine fever in Ukraine poses a severe threat of the disease spreading further into Eastern Europe into Romania and Moldova....
22 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United States ADM Launches High Protein Feed Ingredient
ANALYSIS - PROPLEX DY, a new product launched by ADM Animal Nutrition at World Pork Expo, offers a source of digestible amino acids that can improve returns on their feed investment, while reducing reliance...
21 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - When discussing the pork industry I’m reluctant to reference anything as easy. This is a hard game of inches and as any participant who’s has been involved for any length of time can attest...
20 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Maple Foods Bacon Production gets C$500,000 Boost
CANADA - In a move to help increase exports of Canadian pork to highly valuable international markets, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are to invest C$500,000 in an expansion project that will increase...
18 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Pig Grunts Identify Personality, Welfare
ANALYSIS - New research from the University of Lincoln, UK, and Queens University Belfast has found that the grunts made by pigs can be linked to personality and welfare....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Launches Meat Observatory to Provide More Market Information
EU - EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has launched a new Meat Market Observatory aimed at improving market transparency for the beef & veal and the pigmeat sectors....
15 July 2016
Pig Industry News from China Rabobank: Opportunities in China as Pork Imports Increase to Fill Supply Gap
CHINA - China’s rising pork prices are again the centre of attention in the global pork market. ...
14 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Public Trust in Agriculture and Freedom to Operate
ANALYSIS - Trust is low in the Canadian food system, and this is giving consumers a previously unheard-of degree of input into on-farm and other food system practices, writes Treena Hein....
13 July 2016
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Market: How are China's Pork Markets Developing?
ANALYSIS - China is a pork-based meat-eating country, when Chinese people say meat they mean pork. Other meats are described such as chicken meat, beef meat and so on, writes Alex Kovachevich, Genesus...
11 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Global Pig Meat Production Set to Decline
Overall world meat production is predicted to stagnate at about 321  million tonnes in 2016. Poultry is forecast to register some growth, followed by bovine and ovine meat, while pigmeat output could...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Meat Demand Rise to Fuel Feed Grain Price Hikes in Next Decade
ANALYSIS - Overall world meat production is predicted to stagnate at about 321 million tonnes in 2016, while pigmeat output could decline, according to the June 2016 FAO Food Outlook. ...
08 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USA Pork Market
US - With the turmoil revolving around Brexit, it is hard to stay focused on a market plan. This downturn in markets will be overdone then bounce back and the world will continue to move forward, writes...
07 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Trees Can Boost Pig Farms’ Sustainability
UK - It may not be an obvious solution, but by driving productivity and helping the environment, planting trees can play a key role in boosting the sustainability of pig businesses....
06 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Housefly Larvae: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Soy in Animal Feed?
NETHERLANDS - The animal feed industry is looking for alternatives to environmentally harmful ingredients such as soybean meal and fishmeal, and researchers from Wageningen University are looking into...
05 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: How Will Brexit Affect the US Pork Market?
GLOBAL - US pig market analysts have been discussing the impact that the UK's exit from the EU might have on the US's pork market....
04 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Council Agrees Farm Policy Principles Post Brexit
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has held a consultation over the impact of Brexit on the UK's agriculture sector and what a domestic farming policy should look like in the future outside the EU....
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