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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from Australia New Handbook on Managing Group-housed Sows from Pork CRC
AUSTRALIA - Pork CRC offers advice for successful group housing of sows....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Launches New Pig Price Reporting System
UK - The new All Pigs Price (APP) is published for the first time today, 16 April, and it will run in parallel with the DAPP for six months....
Pig Industry News from United States Minnesota Vet College in Line for PED Research Funding
US - Seeking ways to beat Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED), University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine is in line for additional funding....
Pig Industry News from Canada Hog Markets Remain Highly Profitable in Canada
CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services says, despite a slide over the past couple of weeks in both the cash and futures markets, returns for live hogs remain profitable,...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Increases in France, Spain
EU - This week, the development of quotations on the EU slaughter pig market is predominantly encouraging....
Pig Industry News from United States Wisconsin Farmers on Alert for Pig Diarrhoea Virus
WISCONSIN, US - The state's pig producers have been warned against transporting infected material to their farms to ward off Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus using the 'feedback' method....
Pig Industry News from Mexico PEDv Is Among Challenges for Mexican Agriculture Ahead
MEXICO - Mexico’s economic growth is gradually improving, but food consumption remains vulnerable to income and price effects, according to a report from Rabobank entitled 'Mexico Agribusiness Outlook...
Pig Industry News from Canada Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Pork in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
Pig Industry News from European Union Project Promises Better Food Safety in Europe
EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation....
Pig Industry News from Global McDonald's Franchisee to Phase out Sow Stalls in Latin America
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN - McDonald's restaurant operator, Arcos Dorados, is to set out plans to source pig meat from group-housed sows within the next two years....
Pig Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Report: Hog Futures Lower
US - June lean hogs closed down $0.12 at $122.52 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session low. ...
Pig Industry News from Latvia Latvia Reports 23 Cases of Classical Swine Fever in Wild Boar
LATVIA - A total of 23 sub-clinical outbreaks for Classical Swine Fever have been reported in wild boar between July and December 2013, all in the border area with Belarus. ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Contaminated Feed Most Likely Source of Ontario PED Outbreak
CANADA - The manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network says contaminated feed has been shown to be the most likely cause of the PED outbreak in Ontario, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Denmark Altresyn: Making Good Sow Productivity Even Better
DENMARK - Ceva’s expertise in the field of swine reproduction was put to the test with the introduction of Altresyn® in Denmark. With an average of 28.8 sold pigs per sow each year, Danish producers...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Futures: June Lean Hogs Closed up Thursday
US - June lean hogs closed up $1.47 at $122.70 Thursday. ...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Lean Hogs Futures Keeping Pace with Cash Hog Market
US - To say it has been a wild ride in the Lean Hogs futures markets this week would be just a bit of an understatement, don’t you think? Wednesday’s limit down—limit up day made us feel we were...
Pig Industry News from Finland HK Rypsiporsas Rapeseed Pork to be GMO-free
FINLAND - HK Scan’s HK Rypsiporsas rapeseed pork will be completely GMO-free from September, following long-term research and development work....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US Hog Market Continues to Run Higher than a Year Ago
US - The US hog market continues to run over $100 per head higher than last year. It is unprecedented, with weekly US hog marketings of over two million a week and pork production just fractionally lower...
Pig Industry News from United States What Is Happening or Will Happen to Packing Capacity?
US - Last week’s news that Quality Meat Packers and an affiliate enterprise, Toronto Abattoirs, filed “Notices of Intention” to submit proposals for re-organization under Canada’s Bankruptcy and...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Classical Swine Fever Outbreaks Reported in Russia
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported three outbreaks of classical swine fever in Amurskaya oblast, wherein wild boars were affected....
Pig Industry News from China China's Tame Inflation Provides Ample Policy Room
CHINA - Increased food prices drove China's inflation at retail level to rise at a faster pace in March than the previous month, but the inflation pressure still remained subdued and gave policymakers...
Pig Industry News from Canada Collaborative Efforts to Promote Judicious Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Food Animal Production
CANADA - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex and evolving public health issue, involving many players in Canada and internationally. Health Canada's Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD) continues...
Pig Industry News from Colombia PED Outbreaks Suspected in Two Colombian Regions
COLOMBIA - New outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) suspected in the departments of Huila and Cundinamarca are so far being contained, according to the authorities....
Monday, April 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Counting the Cost of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea
GLOBAL - With piglet losses from Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) at around five per cent for the six months to February, it's hard to make sense of the sky-high pig price in the US when farrowings and...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: USDA Lowers US Pork Export Estimates
US - The latest USDA WASDE report contained a number of key revisions to both grain supply estimates and meat production forecasts, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Updated Advice on Lidocaine for Pain Relief in Pigs
US - The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) has provided further information on the use of lidocaine for pain relief in pigs....
Pig Industry News from Switzerland Novartis Launches Strenzen for Treatment of Respiratory, Enteric Diseases in Pigs
SWITZERLAND - Novartis Animal Health (NAH) has announced the launch of Strenzen® (amoxicillin, clavulanic acid), an oral water medication for pigs containing a combination of amoxicillin trihydrate (500mg/g)...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Industry Discusses Threat of Exotic Diseases
UK - Exotic diseases are threatening the UK pig industry from all sides and a special roundtable was attended by nearly 50 people to look at how to deal with these threats....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: US Pork Exports up in February
US - US pork exports were up 5.5 per cent in February compared to a year ago thanks to increased shipments to Mexico, China and Colombia, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown....
Pig Industry News from United States Voluntary Withdrawal of Antimicrobials for Use in Food-Producing Animals
US - The US Food and Drug Administration is today announcing that five drug sponsors holding animal drug applications affected by Guidance For Industry (GFI) #213 have requested that FDA withdraw approval...
 
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