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04 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Incorporation of New Pig Code Requirements Underway
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Pork Council's Animal Care Technical Group expects the incorporation of requirements of the newly updated Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs...
Pig Industry News from Canada Increased Sow Milk Yields Offer Potential Improved Piglet Growth
CANADA - A research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says using strategies that will improve the sow's milk yields will give her piglets a better chance to optimise their growth, writes...
Pig Industry News from Thailand Ceva Holds “State of the Art” Summit at VIV Asia 2015
THAILAND - Ceva’s poultry, swine, services and equipment teams will focus on what is “State of the Art” in animal production during the VIV Asia international trade show to be held in Bangkok from...
Pig Industry News from Lithuania Further ASF in Lithuanian Wild Boar
LITHUANIA - Two new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Sees Profits Rise
RUSSIA - Russian meat and agribusiness Cherkizovo Group saw revenue increase by nine per cent to $1,795.6 million in 2014 from $1,654.9 million in 2013....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: 2015 Total Meat Production Up So Far
US - The production stories of the three major meat protein species are considerably different so far in 2015. Total meat and poultry production (including also turkey) so far this year is up 2.1 per cent...
Pig Industry News from China Farms Forced to Close In Lake Tai Clean Up
CHINA – Measures to clean up China’s third biggest lake could force livestock and poultry farmers near Shanghai out of a livelihood....
Pig Industry News from United States Webinar to Discuss Optimising Performance through Micronutrients
US - Novus International is to sponsor a webinar to discuss optimising performance through micronutrients on 12 March....
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Hypor’s Boar Value Report Delivers You the Advantage You Need
THE NETHERLANDS - This Boar Value Report from Hypor is one of the steps taken to ensure MAX’ing Capacity so you can Expect More....
Pig Industry News from Thailand Biomin to Launch Mycofix 5.0 Mycotoxin Risk Management Solution to Date
THAILAND - Biomin will unveil Mycofix® 5.0, a fully re-formulated, all-in-one mycotoxin risk management solution for livestock at the VIV Asia 2015 in Bangkok....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tulip Named Processing Business of the Year
UK - Tulip has scooped the award for Processing Business of the Year at the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2015....
Pig Industry News from Norway Norway Confirms Further Cases of LA-MRSA in Pigs
NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has reported an additional three pig herds with LA-MRSA to the Food Safety Authority (FSA)....
Pig Industry News from United States Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in US Released
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its second progress report on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
03 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Korea, South South Korea Reports 77 New FMD Outbreaks
SOUTH KOREA - Seventy-seven new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have been reported on pig and cattle farms across the country. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Producers Support Retaliatory Tariffs on US Imports Over M-COOL
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Pork Council remains hopeful the US will address concerns over Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling before Canada and Mexico are in a position to impose retaliatory...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Hog Market Shows a Pulse
CANADA - Last week the Cash Hog Market showed a pulse! The 53 – 54% lean hog price increased 4¢ or $8.00 a head Thursday to Thursday. Finally, the market price had an increase after what seemed like...
Pig Industry News from China Dealing with Gilt Pool Management, Gilt Pool Size
CHINA - Overproduction drives up variable costs by reducing feed efficiency, herd health and poorer quality pigs, write Lorne and Vick Tannas, swine specialists and nucleus support for Genesus farms in...
Pig Industry News from Global Cargill Completes Investment in South African Animal Feed Facility
GLOBAL - Driven by an increase in demand from customers throughout the region for animal feed products, Cargill has completed a US$12.5 million expansion of its premix facility in Pietermaritzburg, South...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Consumers Want British Pork
UK - A new survey has found the majority of shoppers want supermarkets to sell pork from British farms, despite a glut of cheap foreign pork caused by turmoil in Ukraine....
Pig Industry News from Ireland EU Storage Scheme Welcomed by Irish Pig Farmers
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty has welcomed the announcement that a Private Storage Aid (PSA) will be introduced for pork....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Is Meat and Poultry Demand Softening
US - Is meat and poultry demand softening after a strong two year run? That is a very important question being posed by analysts as they try to look at these markets going forward. As DLR readers know,...
Pig Industry News from United States Boehringer Ingelheim Launches Tool for PED Management
US - Boehringer Ingelheim has launched SOURCE, a six-step protocol and web site resource centre to help producers manage the porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) virus....
Pig Industry News from United States Are Lower Hog Prices Justified by Supplies?
US - First quarter hog slaughter subsided a bit last week, dropping by 0.8 per cent from the week before to 2.262 million head. That figure was still 5.6 per cent larger than last year at a time when the...
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork's Boom and Bust Price Pattern
US - Markets can take your breath away and the hog market over the past year has left many breathless. A year-ago in March, the new PED virus was the talk in the livestock media. ...
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Joost Sliepenbeek New CFO at Vion Food
NETHERLANDS - Joost Sliepenbeek has been appointed chief financial officer of Vion Food from 1 May....
02 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Weekly Overview: Merger of Denmark's Top Pig Processors
GLOBAL - As two of Denmark's leading pig processors announce their intention to merge, we take a look at how such a move might impact the market. In Viet Nam, pig numbers and pork output are on the rise....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US Hog Numbers Pushing Higher
US - Last week the US marketed 2.285 million hogs, up 174,000 from the same week a year ago (+8%). A big jump considering the USDA December 1st inventory report indicated no more than 3% more hogs year...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brussels Must Match UK Pig Farmers in Professionalism
UK - The British pig industry has made huge strides in professionalism — but in some areas it is being sold short by Brussels, said the National Pig Association chairman Richard Longthorp, speaking to...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Retail Pork Prices Declined Slightly in January
US - Retail pork prices declined slightly in January and retail beef prices set yet another record in January. That makes 11 record highs in the past 12 months for Choice beef and 20 record highs in the...
Pig Industry News from United States Cold Storage Report Confirms Backlog of Product
US - It’s probably a little early to strike up the band on “Happy Days Are Here Again”, but Friday’s announcement of a deal between the ports and the longshoremen is at least reason to get them...
 
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