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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - Concern has been growing among farming, veterinary and political communities as well as the public at large over the over-use of antibiotics....
Pig Industry News from United States Farm Prices Threatened By Crippled Sea Ports
US – Union tensions have halted meat exports from west coast seaports because of a struggle over worker contracts, with major implications for beef, chicken and pork....
Pig Industry News from Norway Norway Issues New Protective Measure Against Classical Swine Fever
NORWAY - Due to the recent classical swine fever outbreaks in Croatia, Latvia, Romania and Bulgaria, the Food Safety Authority must now give confirmation before pork products can be imported from these...
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Pork Industry Profitability Helps Boosts Banff Pork Seminar Numbers
CANADA - A co director of the 2015 Banff Pork Seminar reports improved profitability within the Canadian pork industry helped boost attendance at this year's conference, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States National Pork Industry Forum Set for 5-7 March
US - Delegates from across the United States will gather in San Antonio, March 5-7 for the annual National Pork Industry Forum....
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Producers ‘All In’ On Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - With negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal hanging in the balance, the National Pork Producers Council has thrown its support behind renewal of the Trade Promotion Authority...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Market Balance – Positive Perspective
EU - The European pig slaughter market is becoming ever steadier....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: What was Behind Pork and Hog Market Trouble this Winter?  
US - Livestock and meat markets have reminded us lately of the Anne Murray hit song of the ‘70s entitled “Sure Could Use A Little Good News Today.” And the pork and hog markets got some yesterday...
Pig Industry News from Canada The Pork Industry and Social Licence
CANADA - Trust issue rises as a lynchpin to the future of the pork industry, delegates to the Banff Pork Symposium 2015 heard last week....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Ag Council Discuss Impact of Russian Ban on Pig Meat Sector
EU - The Latvian Presidency gave a presentation to the Council of it work programme in the agriculture and fisheries sector. The council discussed the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the impact of...
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Completes Meat Plant Reorganisation Talks
FINLAND - Finnish meat processor HKScan has completed is negotiations with staff at its Mellilä plant over proposed reorganisation....
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Countries Still Not Complying with Sow Stall Ban after Two Years
EU - No action has been taken against European countries that are not complying with the EU-wide ban on sow stalls – a year after warning letters had been sent out and two years after it became law....
Pig Industry News from European Union Increase in EU Pigs Killed in October
EU - Pig slaughterings data for October from Eurostat indicate an increase on the year of two per cent, to 22.7 million head....
Pig Industry News from Canada New Web Site to Help Convert Sow Barns to Group Housing
CANADA - A new web site planned for launch this spring will provide pork producers information they can use when planning to convert from conventional stall housing of gestating sows to group housing,...
Pig Industry News from Lithuania More ASF Outbreaks Found in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - Three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been discovered in wild boar along the boarders with Latvia and Belarus....
Pig Industry News from Poland New Outbreak of ASF Reported in Poland
POLAND - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected in wild boar in the country....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Two New ASF Outbreaks Reported in Russia
RUSSIA - Two new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in Russia. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Big Picture Positive for Canadian Pork Producers
CANADA - An Ontario based livestock market analyst says despite challenges the big picture for the Canadian pork industry is positive, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Global Food Insecurity in Conflict Areas Must be Addressed
GLOBAL - Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a special meeting of the...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Banff Pork Seminar Report
CANADA - Last week we attended the Banff Pork Seminar held in Banff Alberta for the last 44 years. We have been to many countries and there are many versions of pork shows, no doubt for us Banff is the...
Pig Industry News from United States Entering New Normalcy of Hog Marketing
US - What happened to the hog market? That was a big question on a lot of minds last week at the Minnesota Pork Congress, and will no doubt be a primary topic of discussion at this week’s Iowa Pork Congress....
Pig Industry News from Canada Second PED Outbreak in Ontario in a Week
CANADA - A second outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) in a week has been reported in Ontario....
Monday, January 26, 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Weekly Overview: New Warning of PED Spread and Why There's Less Pork at Chipotle
GLOBAL - The European pig sector should be on alert and be taking measures to prevent the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) as the infection has been confirmed at three farms in Ukraine. Winter...
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 44, and two premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV)....
Pig Industry News from United States What Makes Hog Slat's Grow-Disk Chain Superior?
GLOBAL - Hog Slat's Grow-Disk system offers a superior feed chain, and its molded plastic disks physically move feed to a feeder or sow drop, writes Hog Slat's Scott Bauck. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada New Task Force to Improve Agriculture Risk Management Programmes
CANADA - The Manitoba government is establishing a new task force to evaluate existing programmes and policies used to help farmers recover from climate-related challenges such as flooding, with the goal...
Pig Industry News from Spain Spain Hog Markets
SPAIN - The price of hog in Spain, this week, is €1.03/kilo of live weight (54¢$/lb.), against the €0.99/kilo (52¢$/lb.) of Germany, writes Mercedes Vega, General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal....
Pig Industry News from Belgium Nutriad Launches New Website
BELGIUM - Nutriad has launched a new corporate website which conveys the vision of a leading producer of state-of-the-art feed additives....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Cold Storage Report Has Bearish Implications
US - The latest USDA cold storage report had bearish implications for beef and chicken prices while we think it was neutral for pork, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from Canada Social Media Changes How Farmers Communicate with Consumers
CANADA - The CEO of the Center for Food Integrity told the Banff Pork Seminar that the advent of social media has forced those involved in agriculture to change the way they communicate with consumers,...
 
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