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24 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Australia Research Importance Highlighted at Western Australia Pig Event
AUSTRALIA - Research and development underpinning modern pork production systems was highlighted at the 2015 Pig Day Out, co-hosted by West Australian Pork Producers’ Association (WAPPA) and Department...
Pig Industry News from European Union European Court Rules Laws on Animal Welfare in Transport Apply Beyond EU Borders
EU - The EU's laws of the welfare of pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and horses during transportation should also apply when they are exported to third-countries, the European Court of Justice ruled on 23 April....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Farms Convert Pig Barns to Comply with Housing Laws
CANADA - To comply with new requirements under Canada's revised Pig Code of Practice and maintain economic viability, most pork producers are considering converting existing sow barns from stall housing...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom APHA Report: Porcine Circovirus, PRRS, Swine Influenza
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has reported incidents including sudden deaths due to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and enteric disease, swine influenza and spine abcesses...
Pig Industry News from United States US Hog Markets
US - Easter is in the rear view mirror, and cash hogs should start to move higher as we head into summertime hog slaughter numbers, write Allan Bentley and Dr Joe Carr of Genesus....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Farming Union Sees GM Feed Proposals as Unworkable
SCOTLAND, UK - European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray, said the...
Pig Industry News from Global Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Cold Storage Report Gives Bearish Meat Market Outlook
US - The latest USDA cold storage report had bearish implications for the meat market going into the spring, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from Latvia African Swine Fever Outbreaks in Latvia
LATVIA - There have been four new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Latvia....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Producers Want Income Crisis Tackled
IRELAND - The Irish pig industry is facing an income crisis and the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must take immediate action, according to the Irish Farmers' Association....
Pig Industry News from Poland Further African Swine Fever Reported in Poland
POLAND - There have three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Poland....
23 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazil Pork Exports Down on the Year
BRAZIL - In the first three months of 2015, Brazil exported 18 per cent less pork than in the same period last year....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Industry Backs Regulation Against Antimicrobial Resistance
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council has announced its support of the Government of Canada in taking action on antimicrobial resistance....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Upward Trend Continues
EU - Over the current week of slaughter the European pig slaughter market shows a friendly mood....
Pig Industry News from European Union More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Breathe Easy - Ceva Supports Swine Practitioners to Improve Pig Respiratory Health
EUROPE - One hundred and forty expert swine veterinarians from all over Europe attended a practical symposium organized by Ceva to help reduce respiratory disease in pigs....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Horticulture Help Safeguard Pig Health?
UK - The pig industry is looking to horticulture, human medicine and aquatics for new insights into how we can safeguard pig health. ...
Pig Industry News from France Breathe Easy:Ceva Supports Vets Improve Swine Respiratory Health
FRANCE - Around 140 expert swine veterinarians from all over Europe attended a practical symposium organised by Ceva to help reduce respiratory disease in pigs at the European Symposium for Porcine Health...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Supermarkets Shun Cheap Imports for British Pork
UK - Despite cheaper imported supplies being available, supermarkets have stepped up their support for British pork, according to the latest Porkwatch survey....
Pig Industry News from European Union Pork Private Storage Runs Out of Steam
EU - By the first week of April, applications for private storage aid for pig meat in the European Union, which was launched on 9 March, had reached 47,368 tonnes....
Pig Industry News from European Union BRF Agrees Joint Venture to Access UK Foodservice Sector
EU - Brazil-based meat processor, BRF, has entered into a joint venture with Invicta Food Group in the UK in order to strengthen its service offering and presence in the crucial UK market as well as Ireland...
22 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Management Conference to be Held in June
US - US pork organisation Pork Checkoff has announced that the annual Pork Management Conference will take place in June in New Orleans....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Industry Moves Towards Group Sow Housing
CANADA- A research scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre reported that changes to Canada's Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs has fuelled an increased interest in sow housing research,...
Pig Industry News from United States US National PED Eradication Far Off
US - Eradication of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) across the US is still unlikely, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Germany Germany Focuses on Farm Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German agriculture department has launched a new initiative to make animal welfare a high priority....
Pig Industry News from United States MSD Animal Health to Present Important New Data at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management
EUROPE - MSD Animal Health is presenting the results from more than 35 studies at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) in Nantes, France from 22 to 24 April 2015. ...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Conference to Discuss the Latest in Danish Pig Welfare
DENMARK - The Danish Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries will be holding the International conference on pig welfare on the 29-30 April, with the support of the Danish Centre for Animal Welfare...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Political Parties Commit to Food and Farming
UK - Long-term commitments to British food and the acceleration of high-speed broadband roll-out are among the promises made by the UK's political parties in their recently published manifestos. ...
Pig Industry News from Estonia Further African Swine Fever in Estonia
ESTONIA - There have been four new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in wild boar in Estonia....
21 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global High-flying Pork Prices Come Back Down to Earth
GLOBAL - The global pork industry has been searching for stability during Q1 2015, with strong supply growth and relatively weak demand driving the market, according to the Q2 2015 Rabobank Pork Quarterly....
 
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