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01 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Will UK Meat and Livestock Sectors Face Challenges Following EU Exit Vote?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s meat and livestock industry can expect more volatility in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the EU....
30 June 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa Biosecurity Key to ASF Control in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - African Swine Fever in pigs has been likened to the Ebola-virus in humans. Dr Mary-Louise Penrith and Simon Streicher talked to Glenneis Kriel after the latest outbreak in South Africa....
29 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Chile Chilean Pork Industry has Grown 800% in Last 30 Years
CHILE - Per capita pork consumption in Chile has tripled in the last 30 years, from 5 kg to 16 kg, making pork the third most popular meat after chicken and beef. In an interview with ElSitio Porcino editor,...
27 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Agricultural Organisations Call for Early Commitment to Farming Following Brexit
ANALYSIS - Last week the UK held its EU referendum with the leave vote triumphant. Following the decision, farming organisations stressed that it is important that an early commitment is made to British...
Pig Industry News from Global WPX: Record Pig Prices in China Driving EU, US, Canadian Markets
ANALYSIS - The big driver in the global pork market today is China, who represents half of the pigs on the planet, and so any disruption to Chinese inventory can have major ramifications around the world,...
24 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit: Governments Must Work with Industry on Future of Farming
UK - The UK has voted and the decision is to leave the EU. It is now greatly important that an early commitment is made to British farming. ...
23 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland IPVS: Diagnostics Help in Monitoring, Controlling Swine Respiratory Diseases
IRELAND – From 7-10 June, the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress gathered swine veterinarians from all over the globe. Thermo Fisher Scientific, world leader in serving science...
21 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Better In or Out - What Could the EU Referendum Decision Mean for UK Agriculture, Fisheries?
UK - There has been a multitude of information and scare mongering from both sides of the EU referendum campaign. With the vote being held tomorrow (23 June 2016), here I will try to sum up the views of...
20 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: British Pig Genetics in Demand in India
ANALYSIS - A high-level delegation from the Punjab government has paid a visit to the UK to assess British pig production and genetics as the Indian state intends to develop its burgeoning pig sector....
Pig Industry News from Global How Pig Processors can Tackle Food Waste
GLOBAL - In the face of a growing world population, tackling the huge amount of food that goes to waste is a vital step to securing sustainable food supplies. In the first of a series of articles on reducing...
17 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Global South East Asia Hog Markets
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Paul Anderson, Genesus General Manager South East Asia, provides an overview of the hog markets in a selection of South East Asia countries....
16 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Opportunities and Challenges for the Sub-Saharan Africa Meat Market
AFRICA - A new study of Sub-Saharan Africa’s meat supply chain reveals that demand is expected to grow but that many producers may struggle to meet this unless they move to a more commercial base, writes...
15 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom What is Role of Welfare in Livestock Production?
UK - Moves for a total ban on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of animals need to be reined back and vets need to be allowed to use all means available to ensure animal health and welfare....
13 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: World Pork Expo
ANALYSIS - ThePigSite was in Des Moines, Iowa, last week for the 2016 World Pork Expo. Reporting for ThePigSite, Sarah Mikesell spoke to Brett Stuart, President of Global AgriTrends, about the price drivers...
Pig Industry News from United States WPX: Exports Are Critical Driver to US Pig Prices into 2017
ANALYSIS - Brett Stuart, President of Global AgriTrends, told pork producers exports are the critical driver to watch regarding US hog prices. Stuart spoke at the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica business...
09 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United States WPX: Steve Meyer's US Swine Economic Outlook
ANALYSIS - Steve Meyer, vice president of Express Markets Inc. Analytics, provided an economic outlook for the US pork industry at the 2016 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA....
Pig Industry News from Global WPX: Genesus' Jim Long on Global Hog Prices, Market Drivers
ANALYSIS - Jim Long, president at Genesus, speaks about global swine prices and industry drivers at the 2016 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. ...
08 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Amazing IGA Response Found in PEDv Oral Fluid Testing
ANALYSIS - A recent study that evaluated the antibody response against PEDv in serum showed the best results when using the IGA response. ...
06 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - Spring and everyone is seemingly an optimist. Such is the nature of the season and here in Ontario (Canada) there is much for the swine producer to be upbeat about, writes Bob Fraser – Sales...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Scientists Find Colistin Resistance in US Pig
ANALYSIS - Scientists from the USDA and Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) have discovered a strain of E.coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin in the intestine of a pig....
03 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Colistin Resistance Found in Pig in US
ANALYSIS - Scientists in the US have discovered a strain of E.coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin in the intestine of a pig....
02 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Prepares to Extend Agri-Food Embargo Until End of 2017
RUSSIA - The Russian Agriculture Ministry has prepared a draft decree to extend its embargo on food products from a number of countries including the EU and US until the end of 2017....
31 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - Mexico’s pork industry is projecting to expand a little bit further on international markets with a clear focus in Asia. With 1.4 million tons of pork production projected for 2016 (USDA projection),...
30 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Antibiotic Reduction Has Not Affected Profits, say Dutch Pig Farmers
ANALYSIS - Since 2009, farmers in the Netherlands have been working to lower their use of antibiotics in livestock production....
27 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Iron Delivery to Piglets Just got Easier
GLOBAL - New technology now allows farmers to deliver iron paste to piglets orally, offering a safer and more natural way to administer iron as well as preventing troublesome iron spots....
26 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Give Piglets the Best Start in Life
UK - Pig farmers can now get improved litters and give their piglets the best start in life thanks to an exciting new parent gilt from JSR. ...
25 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Using Fewer Antibiotics Does Not Affect Overall Profit, Dutch Pig Farmers Find
NETHERLANDS - At a recent closed meeting in Amsterdam, European Ministers of Health and Ministers of Agriculture met to discuss the “One Health” approach. Minister for Agriculture Martijn van Dam highlighted...
23 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Focus Farm Initiative to Improve Pig Farm Performance
UK - AHDB Pork is launching a first-of-its-kind initiative for English pig producers and allied industry. The Focus Farm is centred on ‘hands-on’ involvement and aims to improve physical and financial...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Trade Deal With Asia Good for US Pork Producers
ANALYSIS - A government report on the impact to the US economy of an Asia-Pacific free trade deal has suggested that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be good for US agriculture, US businesses...
20 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Feed Innovation Vital to Reduce Europe’s Reliance on Imported Soy
UK – At the British Pig and Poultry Fair recently, two speakers from trade show partner ABN explained that as retailers focus more and more on responsible and sustainable foods, innovative solutions...
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