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27 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Pre-World Pork Expo Tours Offer a View of Midwest Agriculture
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is offering two tours before the 2015 World Pork Expo opens that will provide visitors a unique opportunity to gain insights into US agriculture....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Confusion Increasing over Animal Medicines in Livestock
UK - The majority of shoppers in the UK believe growth hormones are used by farmers to make animals for food grow faster and that antibiotics used in livestock make them less effective for people....
Pig Industry News from Poland African Swine Fever Outbreaks in Poland
POLAND - Two new outbreaks of African Swine Fever have been reported in wild boar in Poland....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Trading Slow in Early 2015
UK - According to data from HMRC, both UK imports and exports of pork in January 2015 were lower than a year earlier....
Pig Industry News from United States Canada Remains Top Destination for High Value US Ag Exports
US - In 2014, Canada remained the top destination for US exports of high-value agricultural products, with a total of $17.2 billion....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Winter Wheat Gains in Popularity for US Livestock
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada reports an increasing level of interest among US livestock operations in Canadian winter wheat, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Advised of Heightened PED Threat with Spring
CANADA - An animal care specialist with Manitoba Pork is encouraging pork producers to maintain their focus on biosecurity as the spring approaches, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Denmark Tican-Danish Crown Slaughterhouse Merger Approved
DENMARK - An overwhelming majority of Tican and Danish Crown’s owners have approved the merger of the two cooperative societies....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Agricultural Innovations Developed by New Funding
UK - £16 million is being invested in 25 projects aimed at developing innovative business ideas to support UK agriculture....
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
CANADA - A new outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) has been reported earlier this week in the province of Ontario....
26 March 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pork Exports Down in January
EU - The 28 countries of the EU exported less pork in January 2015 compared to the previous year, according to data from Eurostat....
Pig Industry News from Paraguay Paraguay Aims for Classical Swine Fever Free Status
PARAGUAY - The National Service of Quality and Animal Health (SENACSA) together with the private sector is working hard on the preparation of technical documents to submit to the OIE in order to obtain...
Pig Industry News from Canada Scientists Research Automated Disinfection of Livestock Trailers
CANADA - Scientists are looking into ways of speeding up disinfection of livestock trailers and reducing costs by automating the process, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada New Pig Display at Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
CANADA - The 2015 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair will have a brand new swine display featuring live pigs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Prices Stable - Friendly Outlook
EU - The European pig slaughter market is reflected in the ongoing battle of its relaxed, stable side and the prices moving sideways....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Opportunities for Red Meat Exports to China in Spotlight
UK - Future exports of beef and lamb to China could mirror the successful blueprint of pork and benefit the entire supply chain, according to EBLEX....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Supply Up in 2015 Post-PEDv
US - Markets are concerned about oversupply of hogs, a marked contrast with last year when outbreaks of PEDv caused concern over product shortages and price rises, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from European Union New European Joint Venture for Sow Meat Deboning, Sales
EU - Danish Crown and Westfleisch have decided to join forces regarding deboning and sales of sow meat as they propose to found a 50:50 joint venture called Westcrown....
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - USD revaluation in front of worldwide currencies. What will be the effect on the Mexican market? write Carlos A. Peralta, President and R. Carlos Rodríguez, Vice-president, Genesus....
25 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Germany Resource Efficiency Theme to Anuga FoodTec
GERMANY - Resource efficiency is the central theme of the Anuga FoodTec exhibition that opened in Cologne, Germany this week....
Pig Industry News from Global Global Antibiotic Use in Animals Estimated to Rise 67 Per Cent by 2030
GLOBAL - A new study estimates that global use of antibiotics will be 67 per cent higher in 2030 than in 2010 as agriculture intensifies to meet the growing demand for animal protein....
Pig Industry News from United States Sow Group Housing Conversion Answers Animal Welfare Concerns
US - Murphy-Brown’s North Division completed one of the largest stall to group housing conversions in the industry, writes Hog Slat's Scott Bauck. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
Pig Industry News from United States FDA Releases Farm Feed Guidelines
US – A period of public comment is now open on draft guidelines on farm animal feed, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced....
Pig Industry News from United States Pigs Gain the Same with New DDGS Products as with Standard Diet
US - Distillers dried grains with solubles, or DDGS, are increasingly common in swine diets in the United States. In recent years, different types of DDGS have come on the market....
Pig Industry News from Global 80 Per Cent of Livestock Producing Regions Face High Threats from Mycotoxins
GLOBAL - Mycotoxin-related threats to livestock production are severe or high in 80 per cent of regions worldwide according to the latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey. Those areas registered three or more major...
Pig Industry News from European Union Should We Allow EU Animals to be Fed Insects?
EU - European consumers are being asked to give their opinion on whether we should allow insect protein to be introduced in Europe as an additional source of protein in animal feed....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Latest USDA Report has Bearish Implications for Pork
US - USDA released on Monday, March 23, the results of its monthly survey of refrigerated warehouses and we think the results have bearish implications for beef, pork and chicken, write Steve Meyer and...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Locally Grown Lupin Could Replace Imported Soya in Animal Feeds
WALES, UK - Scientists at Aberystwyth University have shown that home-grown lupins provide as good a source of protein as imported soya for animal and fish feeds in the UK....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Agriculture Industries Call for Future Growth, Sustainability
UK - The Agriculture Industries Confederation (AIC) is urging the next Government to pursue growth and sustainability....
 
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