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26 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Climate Insurance Rarely Well Thought Out in Agriculture
GLOBAL - Internationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change....
Pig Industry News from United States Rapid Response Corps to Speed Up Reaction of Emerging Diseases
US - The Executive Director of the Swine health Information Center says the creation of a Rapid Response Corps will speed up the response to emerging diseases that pose a threat to the US swine herd, according...
Pig Industry News from United States Cargill Completes Transaction to Acquire Animal Feed Business
US - Cargill has closed on its agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Southern States Cooperative, Inc. The deal was announced in early August and closed on 22 September. ...
Pig Industry News from United States New Livestock Model for Stroke Could Speed Discovery
US - It is well-known in the medical field that the pig brain shares certain physiological and anatomical similarities with the human brain. So similar are the two that researchers at the University of...
Pig Industry News from Canada Heightened Biosecurity-expanded Communication Key to Managing PED
CANADA - Heightened biosecurity and expanded open communication have proven key to managing the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea outbreak that has spread throughout southeastern and central Manitoba, Bruce Cochrane...
Pig Industry News from Global Veterinary Feed Directive Now Established in US
ANALYSIS - In 2017, the US has undergone a significant change in regulations about how antibiotics are used and how they're available to pig producers and veterinarians. ...
25 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Analysts Closely Monitoring Weekly Dressed Barrow/Gilt Weights
US - Analysts have been closely monitoring weekly dressed weights of steers and barrows/gilts. The latest data were posted on the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service website (Market News section),...
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Says More Investments, Surveillance Needed to Curb Misuse of Antimicrobials
GLOBAL - A stronger global effort, including larger investments and improved surveillance measures, is required to ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Values Remain on Downward Track
UK - With the SPP still on the drift losing another .59p this week to 162.33p and German prices falling by a further 4 cents, it will come as no surprise to report that pig values remain on a downward...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Meat Industry Notes Entry into Force of CETA
CANADA - While still awaiting the resolution of critical technical barriers, Canada’s meat packing and processing industry noted the provisional entry into force, effective 21 September 2017, of the...
Pig Industry News from Global Close Look at How Support Helps Build Demand for US Pork in Asia
ASIA - Providing a close look at industry efforts to build demand for US pork in key Asian markets, USMEF helped connect a National Pork Board (NPB) trade team with importers, distributors, processors...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Campaign Aims to Tackle Decline in Sales
UK - A new pork advertising campaign designed to inspire consumers to make pork part of their midweek meal menu, will hit TV screens on Monday (25 September)....
Pig Industry News from Canada Deciding to Build New, Renovate Comes Down to Cost
CANADA - A Farm Building Consultant with FGC Construction says, when considering whether to build new or renovate when making the move from stall housing to group housing of gestating sows, the decision...
Pig Industry News from Global Issues Delay Full Access for Canadian Beef, Pork to Europe
CANADA & EU - The Canadian Meat Council says unresolved technical issues will give European Union beef and pork producers and processors an advantage over their Canadian counterparts under the Comprehensive...
22 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Canadian Global Pork Exports Forecast to Continue Growing
US - Livestock, meat, and byproduct (tallow, hide, etc.) markets are highly linked across North America (US, Canada, and Mexico). Today, we highlight recent data and reports regarding Canada and Mexico,...
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC Continues to Lobby for Resolution of Remaining Trade Barriers
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) welcomes the provisional application of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as a first step towards a commercially viable...
Pig Industry News from United States Whole Food Diet May Help Prevent Colon Cancer, Other Chronic Conditions
US - A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to an international team of researchers....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Online Training Tool Goes Live Next Week
UK - Pig Pro, the new training and development web-based tool for the pig industry, goes live on Monday – giving farmers a simpler and more flexible way to record staff skills....
Pig Industry News from Canada Maintaining Mental Health Key to Coping with PED
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says it's important for swine barn workers dealing with the stresses of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea to focus on maintaining their...
Pig Industry News from Global Landmark EU, Canada Trade Deal Enters Into Force
EU & CANADA - The European Union and Canada began cutting import duties from Thursday on thousands of products and services in a reminder to the United Kingdom of the work it will take to replace the trade...
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Pig Industry News from United States PEDV still taking major toll on US sow farms
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is still around and can lead to major losses for pork producers, cautioned Gene Nemechek, DVM, technical services veterinarian, Zoetis....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - slow and steady wins the race?
StatsCan recently released its July 1st hog inventory report. It placed total inventory of all hogs at 14.1 million head up 2% from a year ago. The market hog inventory was up 2% while the sow inventory...
Pig Industry News from United States What does optimal FCR really mean?
As a genetic supplier, one of the first topics discussed in any meeting is feed conversion ratio (FCR). While a very easy value to calculate, it is important to know the relationship between FCR and profitability....
Pig Industry News from European Union Nutriad appoints business development manager
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Ms. Karen de Ridder as Business Development Manager Preservation & Functional Ingredients. Around the world, the Belgium headquartered...
21 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Requirements Trigger Permit Review
UK - New requirements for holders of an environmental permit mean the Environment Agency (EA) will be reviewing all existing permits over the next four years....
Pig Industry News from Portugal Continente Promotes Portuguese Pork in Stores
PORTUGAL - Portuguese hypermarket chain Continente is promoting national pork meat under its private label brand in all of its 255 stores....
Pig Industry News from Global Conflicts Drag Down Food Security Amid Growing Global Food Output
GLOBAL - Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related...
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Identify Strategies for Reducing Aggression Among Group Housed Sows
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says a range of strategies have been shown effective for reducing aggression among group housed sows, according to Bruce Cochrane....
 
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