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10 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Onsite Diagnostics at Carthage Veterinary Services Offer Efficient Results
ANALYSIS - Carthage Veterinary Service in Carthage, Illinois, USA, recently installed an on-site diagnostic lab to more efficiently service their clients. ...
05 October 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union IFA Says New Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously...
04 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Global When to Call the Veterinarian? PEDv Offers Perfect Example
ANALYSIS - Scott Dee, research director at Pipestone Veterinary Services, discussed indicators a pig producer should look for that are a red flag that it's time to call their veterinarian....
02 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Massive Projected Increase in Use of Antimicrobials in Animals by 2030
GLOBAL - The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52 per cent and reach 200,000 tonnes by 2030 unless policies are implemented to...
26 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Veterinary Feed Directive Now Established in US
ANALYSIS - In 2017, the US has undergone a significant change in regulations about how antibiotics are used and how they're available to pig producers and veterinarians. ...
25 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Meat Industry Notes Entry into Force of CETA
CANADA - While still awaiting the resolution of critical technical barriers, Canada’s meat packing and processing industry noted the provisional entry into force, effective 21 September 2017, of the...
21 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States AASV Research: PEDv Transmission Through Feed Dust
ANALYSIS - Jordan Gebhardt, PhD candidate and a veterinary student at Kansas State University, shares new research about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and its transmission through feed and dust....
18 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Industry Calls for Urgent Action on Organic Derogations
UK - The NFU, NPA and stakeholders across the industry(1) are urging the European Commission to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry which are coming to an end on 31 December 2017....
05 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States World Pork Expo: CEVA Growing US Business
ANALYSIS - Matt Kocher, US director of marketing for CEVA Animal Health, shares details about CEVA's growth and portfolio development. ...
30 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States World Pork Expo: Consumer Perceptions About Food, Food Safety
ANALYSIS - How do consumers really feel about their food and beverage choices in the supermarket and restaurants?...
28 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Tonisity Px Feeds Pig's Intestine to Reduce Pre-weaning Mortality
ANALYSIS - Tonisity Px is the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. From Day 2, Tonisity Px helps pigs cope with stress, decreases pre-weaning mortality, increases weaning weights and improves gut health....
21 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Austria Drug Resistance in Intestinal Parasite of Piglets Confirmed for First Time
AUSTRIA - The parasite Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhea in pigs, especially in newborn piglets, and is capable of quickly spreading across farms....
18 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Gains Long-awaited Access to Argentine Market
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the Trump administration for negotiating US pork access to the Argentine market. ...
16 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Keep Pork Trade Flowing in Updated NAFTA, Says NPPC
US - With negotiations set to begin tomorrow, the National Pork Producers Council has repeated its request that a "modernised" North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) maintain the zero-tariff rate...
14 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Global World Pork Expo: Hog Slat Launches Upgraded Fan
ANALYSIS - Hog Slat launched an upgraded AirStorm fan at World Pork Expo that increases output by 13.5 per cent and efficiency rates. ...
07 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Chinese Bio-tech Company Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
03 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Millions May Face Protein Deficiency Due to Human-caused CO2 Emissions
GLOBAL - If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5 per cent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat,...
31 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Backs EPA Request to Delay Emissions Reporting Requirements for Farmers
US - On a day when the process for withdrawing the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule formally was initiated, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed...
28 July 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Report: More Evidence on Link Between Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance
EU - The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in...
20 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability, Says Study
US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk...
13 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Women Officially Leading the Way in Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame represents the leading lights of the country’s farming industry. What’s so special about this year’s inductees? As Angela Lovell reports, it just so...
11 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Global OECD, FAO See Slower Growth in Demand Keeping World Food Prices Low
GLOBAL - Global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the next decade compared to previous peaks, as demand growth in a number of emerging economies is expected to slow down and biofuel...
09 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Global Swine Industry Mourns Loss of Glenn Grimes
ANALYSIS - Dr. Glenn Grimes, a economic leader in the global swine industry, died July 2, 2017, at the age of 94. His phenomenal 60-year career included teaching, advising and consulting. ...
06 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Raised by Wheat, Meat in June
GLOBAL - Global food commodity prices rose in June, led by wheat and meat prices....
Pig Industry News from Austria New Pestivirus That Attacks Nervous System of Austrian Pigs
AUSTRIA - Some newly born piglets shiver even when they are kept warm. So-called "shaking piglets" have symptoms that resemble those of the classical swine fever, with extensive damage to the brain and...
30 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Are People 'Rolling the Dice' When it Comes to Food Safety?
UK - A new study, conducted by a team of UK-based researchers led by the University of Liverpool known as the ENIGMA Project, has revealed the levels of bad behaviours in UK kitchens which increase the...
27 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Diagnostics Use Increasing Globally to Solve Disease Challenges
ANALYSIS - While diagnostic capabilities differ around the world, Joe Connor, veterinarian with Carthage Veterinary Service in Carthage, Illinois, USA, sees an upturn in the use diagnostic tools globally...
26 June 2017
Pig Industry News from China Chinese Authorities Push for Reduction in Use of Antibiotics in Poultry, Livestock
CHINA - Irregularities in the use of antibiotics in poultry and livestock in China will be strictly monitored to reduce drug resistance, according to a national plan released by the Ministry of Agriculture...
22 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
19 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Study Reveals Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake'
GLOBAL - Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says....
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