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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....
06 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States How Do US Biosurveillance Efforts Impact the Swine Industry?
ANALYSIS - When you hear the word "biosurveillance", you may wonder who's watching who? In this case, the team at Iowa State University's Diagnostic Laboratory is playing the important role of surveilling...
04 April 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union Weekly Overview: New EU Animal Health Law Aims to Reduce Disease, Improve Ag Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - The EU has adopted a new Animal Health Law which will come into force on 20 April 2016. The new law aims to help prevent animal diseases, reduce the use of antibiotics and therefore, keep EU...
Pig Industry News from Global AASV: Research on Euthanasia Offers Producers Humane Option
ANALYSIS - Modern pig production has an inherent need for the euthanasia of piglets for various reasons, and research from the University of Bristol shows a humane option to euthanize that includes no...
01 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Getting UK Pig Producers Through Tough Times
UK - The pig industry is one that mirrors classic economic theory. When supplies are scarce, prices are high and this leads to increased production and surpluses, resulting in a fall in price followed...
31 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically...
29 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: US Hog Inventory Up Slightly, Breeding Herd Down
ANALYSIS - The USDA released its latest US Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report over the Easter weekend. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Could There Be a Return of Pig Swill in the EU?
EU - Pig swill has been a dirty term since the foot-and-mouth outbreak in the UK in 2001, but Japan and South Korea manage to use it safely and effectively, so could there be scope for a return in the...
24 March 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USA Hog Market
US - This seems to be shaping up as a very traditional pricing year, as something always seems to short the pig supply in the 2nd quarter, writes Allan Bentley, Sales & Service....
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