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22 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Minding your gilts' prenatal environment
The lifelong performance of pigs is known to be affected by conditions during gestation (uterine) and early life (neonatal, 21 days after birth). Adverse conditions and stressors during gestation or nursing...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 4
MINI SERIES part 4 – Opportunities: securing our future. Julie Girling MEP, Nick von Westenholz, Professor Janet Bainbridge and Professor Julie Fitzpatrick discuss the opportunities for innovation, trade,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 3
MINI SERIES part 3 – Working together. David Caffall, Mike Murray, Chris Laurence and David Calpin discuss how delegates can work together to ensure that the animal health sector gets the best deal out...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: November - producers never do well
This time of year, is never a good time for producers. Year after year this is the time of maximum seasonal hog numbers. This always results in lower hog prices. It is also usually the time packers, historically...
Pig Industry News from United States Secure Pork Supply plan: Beginning steps to safeguard your herd
The US hasn’t encountered a foreign animal disease (FAD) for decades, but it remains a lingering and serious risk as long as countries throughout the world are dealing with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD),...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 2
MINI SERIES part 2 - Regulatory and political context. Nigel Gibbens, Professor Peter Borriello, Sue Hayman MP and Rick Clayton address the regulatory and political discussions happening right now, and...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?
MINI SERIES part 1 - Three weeks on from the NOAH conference: ‘Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?’, reflecting on the words of politicians, veterinarians and veterinary-associates, and...
21 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Low-cost animal disease diagnostics on the horizon
Two UK organisations have successfully secured funding to develop a low-cost animal disease diagnostic tool. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Antimicrobial potential of essential oil feed additives
A recent study has indicated that a number of plant-derived essential oils are effective as natural alternatives to synthetic food additives, particularly as antimicrobial agents. ...
Pig Industry News from Japan Treating wastewater: Microbial Fuel Cells
‘One of the greatest threats to the environment today is wastewater left over from production activities’: One university in Okinawa, Japan, is exploring the use of microbial fuel cells in helping...
20 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock worrying costs farming sector £1.3million
The NFU is urging local authorities to take measures to prevent livestock worrying, with dog attacks becoming a growing concern for farmers....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New book provides fresh insight into the use of enzymes in swine feed
Feed additive enzymes are set to play a key role in shaping the future of pork production efficiency, according to the contributing authors of a newly published book....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Animal Welfare: bringing consumer attitudes to the supply chain
Last week, the Winterbotham Darby Animal Welfare Media Round Table took place in London’s Covent Garden – a bustling agricultural trade centre in its past. The event brought together a number of industry...
Pig Industry News from United States Get acquainted with the Global Mega Producer - Wens Foodstuff
Twenty-seven pork producers with each owing over 100,000 can claim the title of Global Mega Producers this year. The Mega Global Producers are as diverse as their geographic location....
17 November 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Aptimmune launches industry’s first inactivated mucosal IAV-S
Aptimmune Biologics introduces the industry’s first inactivated mucosal influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) vaccine administered via nasal spray. ...
Pig Industry News from United States U.S. pig farmers continue focus on antibiotic stewardship
America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to make progress in their quest for superior antibiotic stewardship to help protect people, pigs and the planet. On their behalf, the National Pork Board is pleased...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Risks to UK welfare standards: Brexit Bill rejects animal sentience
MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of a crucial clause that would transfer the recognition of animal sentience into UK law post Brexit in an eight-hour parliamentary debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill....
16 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CBO analysis: Congressional tax plans jeopardise the farm safety net
Amidst the steepest drop in farm profitability in a generation, U.S. Congressional leadership is proposing tax reform legislation that would jeopardise all funding for farm bill commodity safety net programs. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Bristol Vet School: revolutionising antimicrobial use on farms
Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way to inspire and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms and in veterinary prescribing practices....
Pig Industry News from European Union Star Performance: Hypor Libra* Delivers Uniform Litters & More
If you could order the perfect sow, what would you ask for? A. More uniform litters B. More full value pigs C. Greater weaning capacity D. All of the above...
Pig Industry News from China Meeting with CIQA regarding the situation of swine animal welfare in Europe
A meeting between Zoetis and CIQA (China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association) took place on Thursday September 21, 2017 at the 3rd China International Food and Meat Exhibition in Guangzhou....
15 November 2017
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Genesus Global Market Report: Russia November 2017
The current pig Price in Russia is 94 Roubles ($1.58) per kg, this is back a little from the highs of the summer, which is typical in Russia. However, with good producers having a cost of production between...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed - October 2017 part 2
Every 2 weeks the team at Zoetis share the Top 5 Influencer Topics in the agriculture industry. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Schedule set for mandatory CCTV initiative in English abattoirs
Mandatory installation of CCTV and recording of all activities within slaughterhouses in England by Spring 2018, under a new legislative proposal announced by Defra....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU writes to Chancellor ahead of Autumn Budget Statement
With one week until the Autumn Budget Statement release, the NFU has written to Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to highlight the importance of British farming and the fiscal measures required to ensure it...
Pig Industry News from European Union ECA criticise Rural Development spending
A new process for planning EU rural development spending is too long and complex, with shortcomings that hinder both performance and results, according to a report from the European Court of Auditors....
14 November 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Møllevang and PIC enter into a strategic relationship
Møllevang, an independent Danish porcine genetics company, and PIC, the porcine business unit of Genus plc and global supplier of elite porcine genetics and services, are pleased to announce they have...
Pig Industry News from European Union Genesus acquires PORC-EX France and becomes Genesus SARL
We are excited to announce Genesus has purchased Porc-Ex France....
Pig Industry News from European Union Jim Long Pork Commentary: Europe
For many years, North America has seen an influx of European swine genetic companies. Today Genesus stands as the last North American global swine genetic company. This in itself is mostly irrelevant as...
Pig Industry News from United States Lessons learned from PRRS outbreak investigations
It’s been three decades since veterinarians and researchers first recognized porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).[1] Despite years of research and experience, the disease still causes...
 
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