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20 June 2016
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...
19 May 2016
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Market
CHINA - This week I have had the pleasure of meeting again with one of the major players in the world’s pork production, here in Genesus HQ, Manitoba. The biggest in China and the second in number of...
18 May 2016
Pig Industry News from France French Pork Producer Focuses on Sustainability to Meet Evolving Consumer Demands
FRANCE - In a country world-famous for its food, a small French pig producer’s strategy for meeting consistently high standards of quality, welfare and nutrition has earned it a spot on the map....
16 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Weekly Overview: Pig & Poultry Fair Roundup
ANALYSIS - Last week ThePigSite was in Stoneleigh Park for the UK's Pig and Poultry Fair. Opening the pig sessions for the day, Phil Woodall from Thames Valley Cambac and Meryl Ward, AHDB Pork, discussed...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Report Calls for CAP Reform to Better Support Farmers in Volatile Times
UK - A call has been sent out to the European Commission by a UK House of Lords Committee reform the Common Agricultural Policy to primarily support the provision of public goods, such as increased food...
13 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USA Pork Market
US - The first part of May is always a good time to look at forward pricing some hogs. I actually used the date May 10th to look at hedging 4th quarter needs. Cash hogs during the summer months seem to...
12 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig & Poultry Fair: Cooperation Needed to Increase Pig Industry Profitability
UK - The whole of the UK pig sector must work together if it is to make the industry more profitable, said Mick Sloyan, AHDB Pork Strategy Director, speaking at the 2016 Pig and Poultry Fair in Stoneleigh...
11 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Industry Insights: Increased Production, Improved Animal Welfare Meet Global Needs
ANALYSIS - The growing population, increases in household income and water scarcity are key drivers for the protein industry, and technology that can increase production and improve animal welfare will...
09 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Chinese Pork Price Spike Can Be Controlled
ANALYSIS - Although pork prices are expected to remain high in China for the rest of the year, an official from the Ministry of Commerce has said that the rise in price is controllable....
06 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Oral Fluid Testing Expected to Expand Disease Spectrum
ANALYSIS - Oral fluid testing has made huge strides as a diagnosing and surveillance tool, and even more important, it has the opportunity to make a bigger impact by expanding the number of diseases it...
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