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10 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Beef, Live Hog Imports Up from Last Year
US - USDA-FAS recently released totals for December protein imports and exports, on a product weight basis, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Markets Continue to Be Balanced - Quotations Unmoved
EU - The European pig slaughter market presents itself in a still well-balanced way....
Pig Industry News from Global Food Insecurity in South Sudan Exacerbated by Livestock Raids
SOUTH SUDAN - South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people - nearly 25 per cent of the country's population - remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at least...
Pig Industry News from United States Hogs and Pigs Report Presents Cause for Concern
US - As a pork industry lifer like many of you, I also live in some degree of terror of the discovery of a serious, trade-impacting disease in the United States. And like you, I live with a smaller degree...
Pig Industry News from Canada As Market Hog Weights Rise Feeder Size Needs to Increase
CANADA - The President of Brumm Swine Consultancy says, to accommodate today's heavier market weight hogs, pork producers need to be looking at increasing the size of their feeders, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Winter Weather Impacting Hog Trade
US - Weather was a big factor in this week's hog trade as a winter snowstorm in the Midwest caused several slaughter plants to stop operations for a day. Hog prices were higher despite idle slaughter plants...
Pig Industry News from Global Improving Sow Reproductive Efficiency Using Genomic Selection
GLOBAL - Commercial pig breeding in general follows a crossbreeding program, where the selection decisions are made within a pure breeding nucleus and the final slaughter pigs are produced from crossbreeding...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Busting Myths and Misunderstandings Over Antibiotic Resistance and Regulations
ANALYSIS - Concrete proposals under the review of the European regulations for the use of veterinary medicines are expected to come into effect by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019....
09 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Australia Pork CRC Productively Enhancing Pig Welfare
AUSTRALIA - Appetite enhancers for weaners and enrichment blocks for gestating sows and weaners may soon be on the productivity improvement ‘menus’ for Australia’s pork producers....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Warned to Dispose of Plastic Waste Carefully or Risk Huge Fines
UK - Farmers should be careful to dispose of their waste plastic in accordance with the law or risk huge fines, following the conviction of a business in Oxfordshire....
Pig Industry News from Canada US Assured Manitoba Weanling Exports Unlikely to Rise Following Repeal of M-COOL
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says the repeal of US Country of Origin Labelling will have a negligible impact on hog markets in the United States, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Christine Walsh Appointed Managing Director of MLCSL
UK - Christine Walsh has been appointed Managing Director of Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Ltd (MLCSL), the commercially trading wholly-owned subsidiary of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Weak First Quarter Expected on Global Pork Market
ANALYSIS - A new report from Rabobank states that the global pork market is expected to remain weak in the first quarter of 2016, followed by some - partly seasonal - improvement leading into the second...
Pig Industry News from Spain Nutriad Mycotoxin Survey Spain
SPAIN - Mycotoxins, especially aflatoxins are a constant concern for agriculture. Some weather patterns, such as were seen in Europea throughout 2015, have put the industry on high alert. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Crop Sowing Figures Good News for Animal Producers
EU - New Copa and Cogeca figures show good EU cereals plantings this year due to favourable weather conditions, but grain prices remain low whilst the EU rapeseed harvest is expected to be down, partly...
08 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Belarus Belarus Bans Pork and Pig Products From Crimea
BELARUS - Belarus has banned pork from Crimea following an outbreak of African Swine Fever....
Pig Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Fall Again, but Future Prospects Rest on El Niño
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 per cent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks fell, sugar in particular....
Pig Industry News from Portugal BDporc Publishes First Portuguese Results
PORTUGAL and SPAIN - IRTA has made public the first technical results from the recently created BDporc Portugal (Portuguese Swine Reference Database), corresponding to the period from 1 July 2014 to 30...
Pig Industry News from United States USA Hog Market
US - We hear this term (Rewarding the Market), but having a marketing plan means we need to pull the trigger, writes Allan Bentley, Sales & Service, Genesus....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BVA Launches Strategy to Help Vets Speak Up for Animal Welfare
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched its landmark animal welfare strategy highlighting the veterinary profession’s unique opportunity – and responsibility – to advocate animals’...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pig Genomics has High Value in Selection for Difficult to Measure Traits
CANADA - A professor of livestock genomics with the University of Alberta says the use of genomics in the selection of breeding stock offers its greatest potential for difficult to measure traits such...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Slaughter Hog Prices Should Move Seasonally Higher
US - Pork and hog sector analysts compare barrow and gilt slaughter numbers to data that were in the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs reports provided by USDA-NASS, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
05 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Winter Weather Affecting US Meat Plant Operation
US - The major storm that covered much of Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and the upper Midwest in snow early this week caused several meat plants to shut down on Tuesday, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Collaborates with National Pork Board to Extend Access to its Pig Care Training Program
US - Starting this month, Zoetis will be working with the National Pork Board to help extend the reach of Individual Pig Care, an in-barn education and training program from Zoetis. For nearly 10 years,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PED to Become Notifiable in Scotland
SCOTLAND - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) will become a notifiable disease in Scotland from 2 March....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Farm Incomes Fall Sharply
UK - The average Farm Business Income (FBI) for specialist pig farms is set to fall in 2015/16 by 46 per cent year on year, from £49,400 to £26,500, according to the latest forecasts from Defra....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pig Farmers Move to Needle-Free Injectors Worth the Investment
CANADA - The Director of Animal Health with Hylife says, despite the increased cost, the decision to move from needles to needle-free injection has been well worth the investment, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Global Danish Pig Farming Model Rolled Out in VietNam, Philippines
ASIA - The Danish pig farming model is now being rolled out in VietNam and the Philippines after Danish Farm Concept signed the first contracts to supply investors in the two countries with new turnkey...
Pig Industry News from Lithuania Lithuania Reports Seven New ASF Outbreaks
LITHUANIA - A further seven outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar across the country....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Consultation Launched on Future of Pig Industry Professional Register
UK - A major consultation is being launched on the future of the Pig Industry Professional Register (PIPR)....
 
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