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17 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom FMD Crises to be Averted with Vaccination Strategy, Reveals Study
UK - Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research...
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Leads Delegation to Prioritise Nitrates Regulations
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy this week led a delegation to meet with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and Local Government Minister Simon Coveney to set out the Association’s priorities in the...
Pig Industry News from China China's Appetite for EU Pork Growing
CHINA - European farmers benefitted from a doubling of pork exports to China in 2016, according to an official industry organization....
Pig Industry News from Australia Pork CRC Commercialisation Advances
AUSTRALIA - Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC) Manager, Commercialisation and Research Impact, Charles Rikard-Bell, has confirmed that a pipeline of products is being...
Pig Industry News from Canada Coordinated Canada-US Approach Needed for Dealing with Swine Disease
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork suggests the Canadian and US pork industries can best address the risks posed by swine disease and prepare for the potential introduction of a foreign animal disease...
Pig Industry News from China The Ups and Downs of China’s Pig Industry in 2016
CHINA - The price of live pigs in China was marked by many fluctuations throughout the year 2016. Governmental policies had a huge impact on the business of manufacturers, including relocations, which...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Prices for All Meat Proteins Higher Up in January Compared to 2016
US - Prices for all meat proteins were lower compared to the previous year in  January, reflecting the impact of expanding meat supplies and the need to move  more  product ...
16 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Novus Hosts Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council Meeting
US - Last week, Novus International hosted the inaugural meeting of the Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council....
Pig Industry News from Australia GM Foods: Why Presenting 'Just the Facts' Won't Work
AUSTRALIA - When it comes to controversial science issues, scientists need to rethink their approach to engaging the public, according to the authors of a new study looking at women's attitudes towards...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Cash Hog Prices Move Steadily Higher
US - Cash hog prices have moved steadily higher in the last two months and were  higher once again the night before last, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Hungary Hungary's December Pig Stocks Down
HUNGARY - Hungary’s cattle stock has been on the increase ever since 2010, according to latest data issued by the Central Statistical Office (KSH). The pig stock was down by 138,000 and sheep stock by...
Pig Industry News from Global South East Asia Hog Market
SOUTH EAST ASIA - I am writing this having just arrived in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, having already held business meetings in Thailand and Viet Nam over the last couple of weeks with...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Balanced in Many Countries
EU - The European slaughter pig market appears to be mostly constant this week....
Pig Industry News from Canada Nutritional Choices Influence Gut Health in Swine
CANADA - A scientist with the University of Alberta says, by considering nutrition, pork producers can foster conditions that will support a more healthy microbial population within the gut of the pig,...
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Welcomes Increase in Pig Prices from Processors
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan has welcomed an increase in pig prices from processors last Friday....
15 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Denmark Antibiotic Free Pork - Catching on in Denmark
DENMARK - More and more people are getting alarmed that many infections are not responding to antibiotics. There is a shortage of new antibiotics and many people are also concerned that too many antibiotics...
Pig Industry News from Canada Early Piglet Nutrition Key to Optimal Lifetime Performance
CANADA - An Associate Professor with Perdue University suggests, by focusing on early nutrition that stimulates gut development, pork producers can increase productivity throughout the life of the pig,...
Pig Industry News from Global Sharp Rise in East African Food Prices Dut to Drought
EAST AFRICA - Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom APHA Extends Free Carcase Collection Service in England
UK - More farmers now benefit from free carcase collection services where a veterinarian has recommended a post-mortem should be carried out for disease surveillance purposes....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Responds to Global Demand; Breaks Export Records Again
CANADA - Recently released 2016 Canadian pork export statistics show the Canadian pork industry can fill global demand when favourable terms of access to foreign markets exist....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Leading Vets Stress on Vitality of Robust Disease Surveillance Network
UK - With precautions against Avian Influenza further strengthened last week and reports of Schmallenberg Virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the devastating 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak...
14 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Range of Factors Influencing Prime Pig Prices
SCOTLAND, UK - Pig prices have eased back from a 26-month high of 151.9p/kg dwt in the final week of 2016, to below the 150p/kg mark at the beginning of February after five weeks of marginal declines....
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Reports Notable Rise in January Food Price Index
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rose notably in January, led by sugar and cereals, even as global markets remain well supplied. ...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog contracts Record Price Increases in Week 6 of 2017
US - Looking back at last week, livestock futures contract prices generally increased some week-over-week, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Group Implements Lean Production System
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group held its second annual kaizen contest among employees of the Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant (CMPP) to find ways to make production more efficient....
Pig Industry News from China China's Pork Price Decreases Slightly
CHINA - Food prices in China fell slightly last week, due to cheaper vegetables, meat and eggs, the Ministry of Commerce said Monday....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Bacon Shortage?
CANADA - Over the last few years, the demand for Bacon in the North American market has greatly increased. Bacon on burgers, Bacon in all day breakfast programs such as McDonalds, Bacon on everything....
Pig Industry News from Global Latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Reveals High Risk to Livestock Globally
GLOBAL - Mycotoxin-related threats to livestock production are higher this year than in the past, according to the latest 2016 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey....
13 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Spain Food Safety & Animal Nutrition Course in Spain
SPAIN - Multinational Feed Additives Producer Nutriad, headquartered in Belgium, participated in the Food Safety and Animal Nutrition Course organized by Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, which...
Pig Industry News from Mexico Grilled US Pork Promotion Helps Drive Retail Sales in Mexico
MEXICO - As part of its strategy to increase US pork sales in Mexico’s retail sector, USMEF organized US grilled pork promotions at 22 H-E-B supermarkets in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon....
 
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