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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...
05 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Much Water Does it Take to Produce Meat?
ANALYSIS - As the demand for meat grows around the world and production rises, the pressure on global water resources is also growing, writes Chris Harris....
03 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
02 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Global South East Asia Hog Markets
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Welcome to the first Genesus global report for South East Asia, this is in-line with the continued growth of Genesus in this region, writes Paul Anderson, General Manager South East Asia....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Review Health Protocols to Maximise Returns
ANALYSIS - With swine producer margins tighter than ever, it is important for pig producers to review current protocols and set goals that can maximise return on investment, said Abbey Harding, a consulting...
29 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market Report
RUSSIA - Russian pig price is currently recovering from the lows of a few weeks ago. Prices have increased by 10 Roubles per kg in both of the last 2 weeks and this week are at 112 Roubles per live kg,...
28 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Swine Producers Use Diagnostics to Pinpoint Diseases
ANALYSIS - Despite lacking of some swine diseases seen in other parts of the world, the demand for swine diagnostics in Brazil is growing as producers want to pinpoint disease challenges and better understand...
27 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Tight Margins Call for Goal-Minded Planning
ANALYSIS - With swine producer margins tighter than ever, it's important for producers to review current protocols and set goals that can maximize return on investment. ...
25 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Global Pig Meat Production Expected to Decline
ANALYSIS - Global pig meat production is forecast to decrease by 1 per cent on the year to 109.3 million tonnes in 2016, according to AHDB Pork analysis of the USDA's latest global outlook report. ...
Pig Industry News from United States CEVA Enters North American Swine Market with New Approach
ANALYSIS - Veterinarians have told CEVA that in today's market they need to be extremely responsive, and CEVA is ready to delivery. ...
22 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Global Pig Meat Production Forecast to Decline
GLOBAL - Global pig meat production is forecast to decrease by 1 per cent on the year to 109.3 million tonnes in 2016, according to latest global outlook report from the USDA....
21 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Research Shows Sows Prefer Cooler Temperatures
CANADA - Research conducted by the Prairie Swine Centre shows, given the choice, group housed sows will tend to select lower temperatures, writes Bruce Cochrane....
20 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Opens Market to Spanish Pork
MEXICO - The Mexican market is now open for fresh pigmeat from Spain, with a number of other EU Member States expected to follow in the coming months. ...
18 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Approach Improves Pigs' Health, Reduces Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - UK pig producers could reduce antibiotic usage and improve the health and productivity of pigs on the farm by adopting a new approach which has already proved successful in the poultry industry....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Pork Markets
CANADA - Last commentary I showed the significant numbers of SEW/feeder pigs and market hogs making the trek to the US Midwest from Canada in the first six weeks of 2016, writes Bob Fraser, Sales & Service...
15 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Will UK Pig Prices Stay Low?
UK - Stephen Howarth, specialist manager in AHDB Market Intelligence, has tried to model the relationship between pig prices and various other factors in order to determine whether we can expect another...
14 April 2016
Pig Industry News from China China Pork Markets
CHINA - After the huge culling of sows in China in 2015 due to consistent low pork price, by as many as 10 million sows (according to RaboBank) the price slaughterhouses have been paying for animals has...
13 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Approach Helps Pig Farmers Improve Health, Reduce Antibiotics
UK - Pig producers could reduce antibiotic usage and improve animal health and productivity by adopting a new approach which was piloted by the poultry industry....
11 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: How Do We Achieve Sustainable Pork Production?
ANALYSIS - More intensified pork production is key to sustainability as it reduces the land and other natural resources needed to raise pigs, commented Marty Matlock, Executive director of the University...
Pig Industry News from European Union Exports to Slow as Rise in EU Pig Production Continues
ANALYSIS - European pig production grew by 2.5 per cent last year on top of a one per cent rise in 2014 largely driven by growth in the EU’s leading producers Spain and Germany....
08 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Sustainable Pork Production: What Does it Really Mean?
GLOBAL - You can’t pick up a business or food publication these days without coming across the word sustainability. It’s the buzz word of the decade, but what exactly does it mean to pork production?...
07 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Study Finds Exit From EU Poses Serious Risks to Farmers
UK - A Brexit is likely to have significant impacts on the agricultural sector in the UK, a study by Wageningen UR in the Netherlands, funded by the UK's National Farmers' Union (NFU), has shown....
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