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26 July 2016
Pig Industry News from France Ceva Posts Strong Double-Digit Growth in First Half of 2016
FRANCE - Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €455m at the end of June 2016, representing growth of 7 per cent versus last year +13 per cent at a constant perimeter and exchange rates....
Pig Industry News from Global Molecular Biology Paves the Way for Gut Health Innovation in Livestock Sciences
GLOBAL - Several narrow, advanced fields of study that examine the cellular metabolism of living organisms are setting the foundations for genuine innovation relating to gut health and performance in animal...
Pig Industry News from United States Osborne Awarded Patent for Innovative Heat Pad Indicator Light
US - The US Patent and Trademark Office has recently awarded Patent No. 9,361,770, for one of Osborne Industries' newest products: the Osborne Heat Pad Indicator Light....
Pig Industry News from Korea, South South Korean Pork Imports Remain Stable
SOUTH KOREA - Korean imports of fresh and frozen pork have remained largely static in the first six months of 2016, up less than half of one per cent, at 230,000 tonnes....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Romania, Moldova at Risk of African Swine Fever Spread
GLOBAL - Romania and Moldova are now at high risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) due to the spreading of the disease through southern and western Ukraine, said the Russian veterinary authorities....
Pig Industry News from European Union Little Sign of Slowdown in EU Exports
EU - EU pork exports in May 2016 were marginally lower than in April but were still nearly double their level in the same month last year, at 226,000 tonnes....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference Part 2
US - Last week we wrote about the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) that was held in Wisconsin and we focused on Dhamu Thamodaran of Smithfield Foods Report on Markets. This week we will give some...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: The Markets Are Balanced
EU - At the beginning of this new week of slaughter, the pig slaughter markets are well balanced throughout the EU. ...
Pig Industry News from Global World Bank’s Safeguard Policies to Give More Protection to Farm Animals
GLOBAL - The Humane Society International has welcomed the reference to meaningful animal protection standards in the final draft of the World Bank Group’s Safeguard Policies....
Pig Industry News from Canada Many Options Available for Mitigating Pain During Painful Procedures
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says pork producers have a number of effective options to choose from for managing pain in pigs during painful procedures, writes Bruce Cochrane....
25 July 2016
Pig Industry News from China Big Dutchman China Welcomes Two New Directors in Sales Division
CHINA - Big Dutchman China is pleased to announce two additional members to its executive team. Mr. Ron Lane joined Big Dutchman as the Director of Sales for the Pig business unit and, in addition, Mr....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hogs Post Record Slaughter Levels
US - USDA-NASS has released its June monthly livestock slaughter numbers. Although USDA-AMS reported daily slaughter gives us a fairly clear picture of what monthly slaughter was before the monthly report...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation More ASF Reported on Russian Pig Farms
RUSSIA - Fifteen new outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have been reported in farmed pigs and wild boar in Russia....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Hog Prices Plunge
US - Hog prices were sharply lower this week. The national negotiated barrow and gilt carcass price averaged $69.88/cwt on Thursday, down $4.08 from a week earlier and down $7.31 from two weeks ago, write...
Pig Industry News from Global Russia Warns of ASF Risk to Romania and Moldova
ANALYSIS - Russian veterinary authorities have warned that the spread of African swine fever in Ukraine poses a severe threat of the disease spreading further into Eastern Europe into Romania and Moldova....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Producers Advised to Check Alarms Are in Working Order
UK - Pig producers are being urged to check that they have working alarm systems in place in their pig units as warmer summer temperatures could impact on their pigs' health and welfare....
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazil’s Soy Production Expected to Increase Sharply
BRAZIL - Brazil features over 75 million hectares of underused pasturelands which could be turned into productive cropland, according to Rabobank....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Meat Industry Welcomes Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine
CANADA - The Canadian meat industry has welcomed the signing of a Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement which represents an important milestone in the Canada–Ukraine bilateral relationship and will create...
22 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Germany Big Dutchman Takes Over Pig Equipment Supplier
GERMANY - The Big Dutchman group, based in Vechta-Calveslage, Germany, has acquired the PAL-Bullermann group including their exhaust air treatment division I.U.S....
Pig Industry News from United States Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union Urban Agriculture: Why ‘One Size Fits All’ Approaches Do Not Work
EU - Global interest in urban agriculture is growing. However, the importance of local context is not reflected in current governance approaches, argues a new study which evaluated urban agriculture in...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Production Levels Up in April
EU - Provisional figures from the EU Commission show that EU pig meat production increased year-on-year in April, up 5 per cent to 1,950 thousand tonnes....
Pig Industry News from Canada Quality Based Pork Grading System Would Benefit Canada's Pork Market
CANADA - Canada Pork International says creation of a pork quality based grading system, modeled after what already exists in the beef industry, will ensure the right product is selected for right market...
Pig Industry News from United States ADM Launches High Protein Feed Ingredient
ANALYSIS - PROPLEX DY, a new product launched by ADM Animal Nutrition at World Pork Expo, offers a source of digestible amino acids that can improve returns on their feed investment, while reducing reliance...
21 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that were confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 12. There was one premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
Pig Industry News from Global ASF Continues Spread on Ukrainian, Russian, Lithuanian Pig Farms
EUROPE - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on pig farms in Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine....
Pig Industry News from Global The Truth About Mycotoxin Binders
GLOBAL - Binding, or adsorbing, specific mycotoxins to limit their negative effects in livestock is a well-established method for mycotoxin deactivation. While a large number of binder products containing...
Pig Industry News from Austria Researchers Find Fungus a Possible Precursor of Severe Respiratory Diseases in Pigs
AUSTRIA - Respiratory diseases in pigs typically involve multiple infections from different pathogens. Some pathogens play a greater role than others in the progression of the disease. The fungus Pneumocystis...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - When discussing the pork industry I’m reluctant to reference anything as easy. This is a hard game of inches and as any participant who’s has been involved for any length of time can attest...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Stabilising on the Level Achieved
EU - After the price increase last week, prices are expected to stabilise for the most part....
 
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