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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Hog Outlook: Relaxed Market This Week
ANALYSIS - Demand is relatively weak in the hog markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Futures: June Lean Hogs Closed up Tuesday
US - June lean hogs closed up $0.95 at $123.30 Tuesday....
Pig Industry News from Italy ESPHM Congress to Focus on Less Invasive Diagnostic Sampling
ITALY - A free, educational seminar about the benefits of collecting and testing oral fluids for diseases in swine will be held just before the 2014 European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM)....
Pig Industry News from United States Pig Farmers Demonstrate Earth Day Principles Using Cutting-Edge Technology
US - US pig farmers are committed to raising more pork with fewer natural resources than ever before. ...
Pig Industry News from United States TopJet Gravity Insulated Shutter with Counterweighted Louvers
US - Double L’s New TopJet Gravity Insulated Shutter minimizes air leakage and seals up tight with no cracks or spaces for air to come through....
Pig Industry News from Belgium Belgian Pig Association Registers Antibiotic Use for Pig Producers
BELGIUM - The Belgian pig association Belpork NPI has launched a monitoring programme to ensure the ethical use of antibiotics in Certus quality label companies....
Pig Industry News from United States Iowa Swine Day to Tackle Topics of Interest to Pork Industry
US - Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity will be some of the pressing topics covered 26 June at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University....
Pig Industry News from China Online Chinese Pork Promotion Draws Rave Reviews
CHINA - A recent online promotion for US pork conducted with China’s leading business-to-consumer platform, Tmall.com, drew rave reviews from Chinese consumers and strong results for US pork suppliers....
Pig Industry News from United States Swine Novel Enteric Coronavirus Disease Outbreak Across US
US - The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has reported a total of 29 outbreaks of swine novel enteric coronavirus disease across the US....
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Traceability Expected to Provide Various Advantages
CANADA - The introduction of Swine Traceability is expected to give Canada's pork industry an advantage in terms of animal disease response, food safety and market access, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Bulgaria Pig, Poultry Welfare Aid Amounts to BGN 20M Under Each Scheme
BULGARIA - Tatyana Angelova, Deputy Executive Director of the State Aid directorate and the SAPARD programme at the State Fund Agriculture (SFA), announced that the first tranche of financial aid for welfare...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States House Lawmakers Want Japan to Eliminate Tariffs
US - Ahead of President Obama’s 24 April meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Abe, more than 60 members of the House urged the administration to press Japan to eliminate tariff and non-tariff trade barriers...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Futures: June Lean Hogs Closed Down Monday
US - June lean hogs closed down $2.40 at $122.42 Monday....
Pig Industry News from United States Stage Set for World Pork Expo’s MusicFest
US - World Pork Expo takes a festive turn on Thursday, 5 June, as the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) presents MusicFest. This year’s lineup of performers features country music newcomer Jake...
Pig Industry News from United States What Does USDA's PEDV Monitoring, Reporting System Announcement Really Mean?
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Friday that it would initiate a reporting and monitoring system for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). ...
Pig Industry News from European Union Vega Joins Genesus Team in Western Europe
EU - Genesus has announced that Mercedes Vega has joined Genesus in Western Europe as General Director, with initial sales responsibilities in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Dr Vega currently lives in Madrid,...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US Hog Supply Drops
US - It was good to see US hog marketings at 2,007,000 last week down even per cent from a year ago, writes Jim Long....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: PED, Swine Delta Coronavirus Now Reportable Diseases
US - USDA announced on Friday that it would require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus (SDC) cases to federal officials, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from Global Lilly to Acquire Novartis Animal Health
GLOBAL - Eli Lilly is to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash deal that will strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal health business, Elanco....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada's Revised Pig Code of Practice Well Accepted
CANADA - The chair of the National Farm Animal Care Council's Pig Code Development Committee reports reaction to Canada's revised Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs has been positive, writes...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Futures: June Lean Hogs Closed up Thursday
US - June lean hogs closed up $1.12 at $124.90 Thursday. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Additional Actions to Combat Spread of Diseases Among US Pork Producers
US - Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA will...
Pig Industry News from United States President Receives Thanks for Efforts in TPP Negotiations
US - Five meat and poultry organizations thanked President Barack Obama for the Administration’s efforts in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: PED, Coronavirus Now Reportable Diseases
US - USDA announced that they are making PED virus and Swine Delta Coronavirus reportable diseases. This new reporting requirement will make it easier for USDA to track the spread of the PED virus. Hopefully,...
Pig Industry News from China China to Maintain Self-sufficiency in Food Production
CHINA - Despite an expected increase in the country's food imports, China will maintain self-sufficiency in its main food crops, including wheat and rice, in the coming decade, said an agricultural report...
Pig Industry News from Hong Kong WH Group Listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange
HONG KONG - An application has been made by the Joint Sponsors on behalf of the WH Group. Formerly Shuanghui International and the owners of the Shuanghui and Smithfield pig meat processing groups to the...
Friday, April 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Hog Market: Hogs Close Higher Thursday
ANALYSIS - June CME lean hogs closed up $1.12 at $124.90 Thursday. Prices closed nearer the session high, hit a two-week high and closed at a bullish weekly high close today. ...
Pig Industry News from United States PED Update in US: Outbreaks in 30 States
US - The total number of farms that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 5,790, writes Jackie Linden. With Virginia and Vermont reporting outbreaks, PED has...
Pig Industry News from United States US Begins to Report Swine Delta Corona Virus Cases
US - The National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) began collating testing data on swine delta corona virus (SDCv) for the week of 30 March 2014. SDCv is a similar type of virus to the one that...
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Markets
CHINA - China: it is the pork powerhouse of the world with over 51 per cent of the world’s population of pigs raised within China, writes Ron Lane, Senior Consultant for Genesus China....
 
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