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31 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Farm, Consumer and Competition Groups Oppose JBS-Cargill Pork Merger
US - The American Antitrust Institute, Food & Water Watch, Iowa Farmers Union, Missouri Rural Crisis Center and National Farmers Union have demanded that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Export Numbers Look Supportive for US Pork Market
US - The weekly USDA numbers have been released and they were supportive of the pork market (with some big caveats) but they continued to show a notable slowdown in beef shipments, write Steve Meyer and...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Survey Finds Animal Welfare Tops Consumers’ Ethical Concerns
ANALYSIS - Three quarters of consumers in the UK put animal welfare at the top of the list when it comes to ethical issues for food companies....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Pork Sales Volume Down Following ASF Outbreak
RUSSIA - Russia’s leading integrated meat and finished feed producer Cherkizovo Group has reported a decline in its pork sales volume following an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF)....
Pig Industry News from United States PED Lessons Learned Cause for Future Optimism
US - The executive director of the National Swine Health Information Centre says US successes in dealing with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) are cause for cautious optimism in the ability of producers...
Pig Industry News from Latvia More African Swine Fever Outbreaks Reported in Latvia
LATVIA - There have been 29 new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Latvia....
Pig Industry News from Global Producer-Buyer Contract Arrangements Aided by New FAO Legal Guide
GLOBAL - A new legal guide from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is designed to support more equitable contract farming arrangements, and better policy making....
Pig Industry News from China More Ecological Requirements for Chinese Agriculture
US - China’s farmers must use less fertilizer and pesticide, the government has announced in a push for cleaner water by the year 2020....
Pig Industry News from France Pig Equipment and Feeding Systems at the "End of the Earth"
FRANCE - Big Dutchman pig equipment and feeding systems are used on pig farms in more than 100 countries on all five continents. Naturally, this includes the "End of the Earth", and for good reason: French...
30 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Estonia African Swine Fever Kills More Wild Boar in Estonia
ESTONIA - There have been 27 new outbreaks of African Swine Fever amongst wild boar in Estonia....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Wild Boar Movement Reporting Now Mandatory
CANADA - Regulations under Canada’s Health of Animals Act that took effect just over one year ago for producers of domestic swine now apply to producers of farmed wild boar, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Unchanged Market Trend – Protest Movement in France
EU - The European pig slaughter market still has not got going this week. The quotations show a steady development altogether. ...
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 10. There have been no premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Research Effort Focuses on Improved Feeding Programmes
CANADA - A national research effort is allowing scientists from across Canada to collaborate on ways to improve feeding programmes for growing-finishing pigs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Exports to Far East Continue Growth
UK - Cranswick's exports to Far Eastern markets is continuing to grow, according to the the company's first quarter trading statement....
Pig Industry News from Thailand Big Dutchman Attracts a Multitude of Visitors in Bangkok
THAILAND - Big Dutchman looks back on a successful VIV Asia 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. On a 432 m2 stand, the pig equipment supplier presented many new products and innovative developments of existing...
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Partnerships, Innovation Bridge Global Food Supply Gap
NETHERLANDS - To meet the challenge of supplying the food needs of a growing world population, we are going to have to be smart and use all the tools we can. Some successful examples of using partnerships...
29 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government, Pig Industry to Launch Emerging Disease Plan
UK - On Monday 3 August, a new model that sees the Government and the pig industry work together to beat emerging animal diseases. ...
Pig Industry News from United States US Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Pork
US - Washington State health officials are investigating several cases and clusters of Salmonella infections that appear to be linked to eating pork. The ongoing investigation of at least 56 cases in eight...
Pig Industry News from United States Scientists Examine Energy Value, Digestibility of Livestock Feed
US - Co-products derived from grains such as corn, wheat, and sorghum are increasingly being used in livestock feed, and research at the University of Illinois is helping to determine the energy value...
Pig Industry News from Korea, South Further Increase in Korean Pork Exports
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea’s pork imports increased during the first six months of 2015 but are projected to ease back in the second half as domestic production recovers from outbreaks of PEDv and FMD...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Rabobank Recognises China’s Pork Import Potential
CANADA - Last week Rabobank, the world’s largest Ag-Bank released their third quarter perspective on Global Pork Markets, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from Zimbabwe African Swine Fever Found in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - There have been two outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Zimbabwe....
Pig Industry News from Estonia Estonian Wild Boar Affected by More African Swine Fever
ESTONIA - There have been 22 new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Estonia....
Pig Industry News from European Union No Clear Direction for EU Pork Prices
During June and early July, the average EU pig price has continued to fluctuate but with no clear direction being established....
Pig Industry News from United States Disease-Causing Klebsiella Bacteria Found in Pork
US - Chicken, turkey and pork sold in retailers harbours disease-causing bacteria known as Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a new study from the George Washington University's Milken Institute School...
Pig Industry News from China Ten Reasons Why China Needs the US
CHINA - China is America’s biggest customer for agricultural products, with almost a fifth of imported goods coming from the US. ...
28 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States COOL is About More Than a Right-to-Know; a Lot More
US - Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced legislation in the US Senate last week that would repeal the livestock and poultry features of the mandatory country-of-origin labeling program, writes Steve Meyer...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Tail Biting and Antibiotics Top of the Pig Health and Welfare Council Agenda
ANALYSIS - Tail biting among pigs, the use of antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance are key areas to be targeted by the UK Pig Health and Welfare Council this year....
Pig Industry News from Poland Poland Making Progress on ASF Control
POLAND - Poland is beginning to keep African Swine Fever (ASF) under control although the veterinary services says it will take a long time to defeat it....
 
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