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20 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States USDA seeks comments on plans to modernise swine inspection
Spokespersons for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) made the rounds at the 2018 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta to drum up support for proposed rules to modernize...
19 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Ireland Increase in pig price fully justified
Chairman of IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan, has said the pig price must rise over the coming days and weeks, and that this rise is fully justified....
Pig Industry News from China China turns to artificial intelligence to track its 700 million pigs
Alibaba, Tequ Group and Dekon group sign multi-million-dollar deal to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to China’s pig farming industry....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Mind your head: UK farmers talk mental health
More than one farmer a week in the UK dies by suicide. Leading farming charity, ‘Mind your head’, discusses mental health with UK farmers. ...
16 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - a strange marriage
The ties that bind. The marriage I am referring to is the increasingly strong one between the Quebec and Ontario pork industries. ...
Pig Industry News from Mexico Jim Long Pork Commentary: Mexico trip report
Last week we spent in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Capital of Jalisco is Guadalajara. Jalisco is the number one state in Mexico for hog production, with over 20% of the country’s output....
Pig Industry News from India India’s pig farmers encouraged to go ‘commercial’
In order to encourage adoption of scientifically-backed commercial pig rearing methods by India’s pig farmers, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has embarked upon a training...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The latest meat processing trends uncovered at Foodex 2018
Visitors to the NEC, Birmingham in April can discover a wide range of new technological innovations to meet growing consumers demands....
15 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Saker ShopRites, Inc. recalls empanadas due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen
Saker ShopRites, Inc, a Linden, NJ. establishment, is recalling approximately 19,757 pounds of pork and chicken empanadas due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the US Department of Agriculture’s...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Monitoring animal welfare at slaughter: CCTV and beyond
Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to hold one day seminar in May...
14 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Healthy, stress-free GI tract is key to pigs’ long-term health
A healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract is inextricably linked to the nervous system and is generally a strong predictor of a pig’s overall health, said a research veterinarian who specializes in animal...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: markets are recovering, quotations are going up
For the first time since June 2017, the pigs-mature-for-slaughter quotations are indicating an upward trend for the coming months....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Strong year for UK meat exports
Exports of red meat products from the UK surpassed the £1.2 billion mark in 2017, according to the latest figures from HMRC....
Pig Industry News from Canada Nuscience feed technology enters Canadian market under Biotica brand
CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA — Nuscience, a member of the Royal Agrifirm Group, has announced the introduction of its elite level feed technology suite into the Canadian market, under the Biotica product...
13 February 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Bluestar Adisseo announces closing of Nutriad acquisition
Bluestar Adisseo Company (“Adisseo”) announces that it has completed the acquisition of global feed additives producer Nutriad. This transaction is part of Adisseo’s strategy to become one of the...
Pig Industry News from European Union Breaking €1 billion for the first time, Ceva Santé Animale consolidates its position as the leading French player in the global animal health market
2017 will go down in history as the year Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) achieved growth of 20% and broke the billion euro barrier for the first time with sales of €1.1 billion. This performance consolidates...
Pig Industry News from European Union Hypor's commitment to quality attracts top breeder
Last month, Hypor signed a long-term breeding contract with their new Great Grandparent (GGP) nucleus farm in France for their Hypor Large White. The farm (SCEA du Bois de Thiouzée) is owned by Bertrand...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA
Cash hogs are approaching $60 live, in February, I don’t think even Punxsutawney Phil saw that coming....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Good nutrition key to antibiotic reduction
Farmers must utilise alternative treatments and good nutrition to protect the future of critically important antibiotics, according to speakers at a recent farm seminar....
Pig Industry News from Global Surge in alternative proteins as Nestlé and Tesco praised by investors for plant-based shift
London, 13 February 2018 - As alternative proteins become mainstream, Nestlé and Tesco are named the best declared companies, while Costco has been called out for its inadequate response...
Pig Industry News from United States Budget proposal another blow to family farmers
NFU President, Roger Johnson, comments on the release of the proposed fiscal year budget for 2019. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Stay ahead at the British Pig & Poultry Fair 2018
Pig and poultry producers are well known for embracing new technology and business tools, and many are planning further investment to ensure a bright future in the years ahead....
12 February 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Pig producers urged to enter 2018 EU PiG Grand Prix
The 2018 European Pig Innovation Group (EU PiG) Grand Prix is open for entries until 28 February. ...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation GEA cooling systems for pork production in Russia
End of last year the pig slaughter and processing entity Agroeco-Yug signed a contract with the technology group GEA for the supply, installation and commissioning of an extensively cooling system....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK food & farming sector unites over impact on homegrown
Thirty-six organisations representing the UK’s food and farming industry have set out what a successful Brexit means to them and to promote a unified voice to Government from across the food sector in...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PigSustain: assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry
In an interview with The Pig Site, Dr Mary Friel, Leeds University, discusses how the PigSustain initiative is assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry to ensure it is prepared for the future....
09 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Thailand Thailand's journey to be responsible antimicrobial users
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a term we are hearing more and more, and it poses a significant threat to your life...
Pig Industry News from Australia Close call for research proposals
A first call by Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) for research proposals to enhance the competiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry closes Friday, February 16....
08 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Zambia Farmers of Zambia compensated for swine fever losses
More than K50 million has been made available for Zambia’s pig farmers to help in compensating for the huge livestock losses that they have faced with the recent outbreaks of African swine fever....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NPA speaks out over sustainable antibiotic use claims
NPA chief executive, Zoe Davies, spoke out publicly against Lord Jim O’Neill after he claimed the NPA was discouraging reduced antibiotic use within the pig sector....
 
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