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07 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market - Russian Pig Business a Good Business to Be In
RUSSIA - Current live-weight price is 113 Roubles/kg ($2.09). Current grain prices put cost of food per kg for the efficient producers at 47 Roubles / kg ($0.87). Assuming feed at 60 per cent of cost for...
Pig Industry News from Global SowMAX Eliminates Guesswork of Sow Feeding
ANALYSIS - Feeding lactating sows is a tough job - feed her too much, and the feed can spoil and must be discarded. Feed her too little, and she will not get all the nutrients she needs to produce milk...
Pig Industry News from Ukraine ASF Detected in Another Ukraine Pig Operation
UKRAINE - Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been found in farmed pigs in Ukraine....
Pig Industry News from United States JBS Swift Purchases Cargill Pork
US - The big news last week was the purchase of Cargill Pork by JBS Swift. JBS Swift’s move continues its relentless growth in the US meat protein sector. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Cargill-JBS deal changes pork industry landscape
US - The big news in the pork industry last week was Cargill’s sale of its entire swine and pork business to JBS USA. It was a well-kept secret as I haven’t talked to anyone who knew anything was in...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: JBS Acquires Cargill's US Pork Operations for $1.45 billion
ANALYSIS - It was surprising news last week when JBS's USA Pork division announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Cargill's US pork business for $1.45 billion....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Exports Rocket After UK Trade with China Opened
UK - Global UK pork exports have rocketed 44 per cent in the last five years, generating £214 million a year, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Getting Ventilation Right is Essential in Heatwave
UK - Pig building ventilation systems of all types have been pushed to the limit as the UK experienced record high temperatures recently....
Pig Industry News from Poland More African Swine Fever in Poland
POLAND - Three more outbreaks of African Swine Fever have been found in Poland....
Pig Industry News from Lithuania Further Outbreak of African Swine Fever in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - There has been another outbreak of African Swine Fever in Lithuania, where a hunted wild boar tested positive....
Pig Industry News from Canada Trade Promotion Authority Expected to Speed Up Trans-Pacific Agreement
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council has suggested that US passage of the Trade Promotion Authority will open the door to a speedy completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Ireland New Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector to Improve Exports, Jobs
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects exports to increase to €19 billion and...
06 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Diagnostics Role in Identifying Foreign Animal Disease
ANALYSIS - Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Health Programs with the National Pork Board, said top notch diagnostics play an important role in detecting trade-limiting foreign animal diseases....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: JBS, Cargill Acquisition
US - Cargill has agreed to sell its pork operations to JBS USA Pork for 1.4 billion, writes Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri....
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Outbreak Reported in Lambton, Ontario
CANADA - A new case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) was confirmed on 2 July. ...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russian African Swine Fever Outbreaks Hit Village Pigs
RUSSIA - Four more outbreaks of African Swine Fever have been detected in Russia, with three of the outbreaks being in village swine....
Pig Industry News from Ukraine African Swine Fever Outbreak in Ukraine
UKRAINE - There has been another outbreak of African Swine Fever in Ukraine, affecting two wild boar....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Pork Yearbook - The Entire Pig Industry in Figures
UK - The entire pig industry in figures can be found in the latest issue of AHDB Pork Yearbook....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BVA Promotes Farm Safety Guidance as Survey Reveals High Injury Levels
UK - Coinciding with the start of Farm Safety Week (6-10 July) the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging all vets, veterinary employers and farmers to read and act on its Farm Health and Safety...
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 17. There have no premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
Pig Industry News from Global Huge Opportunities for Agricultural Growth in West Africa
AFRICA - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development...
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Sharing Knowledge of Animal Nutrition Can Help Bridge the Productivity Gap
NETHERLANDS - Gaining new insights into animal nutrition and sharing this knowledge with others can help to bridge the global food gap. Professor Leo den Hartog explained to 5m Publishing how this is being...
03 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Why did JBS Purchase Cargill?
US - Cargill and JBS USA decided to launch some fireworks this week when they announced that JBS would buy Cargill’s pork business, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Ceva Animal Health Requests Proposals for Swine Reproductive Research
US - Ceva Animal Health is seeking proposals for applied research studies that will focus on improving gilt and sow reproductive performance to help answer long-standing questions in swine breeding. ...
Pig Industry News from United States New Swine Health Intelligence Centre Offers Defence Against Disease
US - The National Pork Board's new Swine Health Intelligence Center will provide the US Pork industry a new line of defense against new and emerging swine diseases....
Pig Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan Identification Scheme to Help Disease Preventions
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork says Saskatchewan's new Premises Identification Database helps strengthen the ability of pork producers to prevent or reduce the impact of disease on the province's swine...
Pig Industry News from Global Food Prices Expected to Fall Over Next Decade
GLOBAL - Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products over the coming decade, according to...
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Science Bridges the Gap to Future Food Security
NETHERLANDS - A speaker from DuPont at the recent Nureco AgriVision conference in the Netherlands revealed the scientific effort being made towards a sustainable global future. Jackie Linden reports....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Sausage-Making World Record Set at Royal Highland Show
SCOTLAND, UK - A new Guinness World Record was set recently for the most sausages produced in one minute, on the Quality Meat Scotland stand at the Royal Highland Show. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Producers Expected to Remain Profitable Despite Lower Margins
US - An agricultural economics professor with the University of Missouri says, despite reduced margins, well managed hog operations should be able to make money this year and again next year, Bruce Cochrane....
 
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