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03 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that were confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 34. There was one premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farm Profitability Fell Sharply in 2015, Latest Figures Show
UK - The profitability of UK farming fell by a staggering 29 per cent in 2015, a loss of over £1.5 billion, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU). ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Dollar Value Biggest Factor Affecting Live Hog Prices
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the increasing value of the Canadian dollar is the biggest factor affecting the profitability of Canadian pork producers right...
Pig Industry News from Global New Real-time PCR Kit Accurately Detects African Swine Fever
GLOBAL - Recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) in Eastern Europe have led to the growing need for more accurate diagnostics to help identify and monitor the highly contagious pathogen for...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Hog Sale Cash Receipts Down From 2014 High
US - US cash receipts from hog sales totaled $21 billion dollars last year. That was down $5.5 billion from the 2014 record, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Pork Production Down Only Slightly From Year Ago
US - In recent weeks, the fundamental market contrasts between hog/pork and cattle/beef market trends have been important, but last week became even more striking, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
02 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Zoetis Champions Swine Health in Canada with Pigcare.Ca
CANADA - Zoetis is proud to announce the launch of PigCare.ca, the new online community for Canadian swine producers, designed to promote animal health and provide resources which respond to the varied...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Significant Pork Supply Increase
US - Competition for the “grilling dollar” will be tougher this year given the significant increase in supplies of all three main proteins, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazil Looks to China to Expand Pork Business
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), is promoting a major initiative with Chinese market importers...
Pig Industry News from Global South East Asia Hog Markets
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Welcome to the first Genesus global report for South East Asia, this is in-line with the continued growth of Genesus in this region, writes Paul Anderson, General Manager South East Asia....
29 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Improved Trade Balance Set to Reduce UK Pork Supplies
UK - Domestic pig meat production growth is still expected to outstrip demand in the coming months. ...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: No Big Surprises in Pork Exports
US - A few quick market notes following the action in both cattle and hog futures yesterday, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from Canada CFIA Policy Change Jeopardises Canadian Biosecurity
CANADA - An Alberta based swine veterinarian says requiring Canadian swine transport vehicles to be washed in the United States will dramatically increase the risk of bringing disease back into Canada,...
Pig Industry News from United States Pre-World Pork Expo Tours Provide Insight into US Ag
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is offering two tours prior to the 2016 World Pork Expo that provide unique insights into US agriculture. Set for June 6-7, the two-day tour will travel...
Pig Industry News from Brazil Pig Production Costs Now Falling in Brazil After Record Highs
BRAZIL - For the first time in 2016, swine and poultry production costs are falling, according to statistics from Brazil's Embrapa Intelligence Center....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market Report
RUSSIA - Russian pig price is currently recovering from the lows of a few weeks ago. Prices have increased by 10 Roubles per kg in both of the last 2 weeks and this week are at 112 Roubles per live kg,...
28 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Bulgaria Practical Training Held on Wild Boar Management
BULGARIA - The European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth disease (EuFMD) recently implemented a practical training workshop in Bulgaria on the management of outbreaks in which wildlife is involved....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations are Bobbing Up and Down – Recovering Soon?
EU - Nothing’s new on the western front. But related to the European pig slaughter market, nothing new suitable to change the course seems to come from any other direction....
Pig Industry News from Global EU to Give More Money to Combat El Niño Food Security Issues
GLOBAL - €414 million of new money from the EU is going to support those countries most affected by the current food security crisis caused by El Niño and other factors....
Pig Industry News from European Union Cost-Effectiveness of EU Animal Disease Programmes Unclear
EU - EU animal disease programmes do a good job of containing disease, but it is hard to tell whether they are cost-effective, concludes a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
Pig Industry News from China Chinese Pork Imports Continue to Boom
CHINA - Chinese pork imports more than doubled, compared with the same period a year earlier, in March 2016 to a record 114,700 tonnes, according to the latest figures from China Customs....
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Swine Producers Use Diagnostics to Pinpoint Diseases
ANALYSIS - Despite lacking of some swine diseases seen in other parts of the world, the demand for swine diagnostics in Brazil is growing as producers want to pinpoint disease challenges and better understand...
27 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Commentary: US Market in Swine Purgatory
US - The US Market is in what appear to be a swine purgatory. Week upon week of prices in the 65¢ lb lean range. Just above cost of production, 65¢ it's not hell but it's not heaven, it's purgatory,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Nutrition Plays Key Role in Reducing Dependence on Antibiotics
CANADA - A Research Associate Nutrition with the Prairie Swine Centre says nutrition has a key role to play in reducing the livestock industry's dependence on antibiotics, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Lean Hog Carcass Price Still Close to Early March Level
US - There is some hand wringing in the pork complex at this time, especially with the lean hog carcass still priced within a couple of cents of where it was in early March. Some of the uncertainty was...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Study Examines Threat of Novel Swine Flu Viruses in Pigs and Humans
UK - The wide diversity of flu in pigs across multiple continents, mostly introduced from humans, highlights the significant potential of new swine flu strains emerging, according to a study to be published...
Pig Industry News from European Union BIOMIN Commits to New Project Aimed at €3B in EU Crop Losses Due to Mycotoxins
EU - Mycotoxins, fungal metabolites that afflict cereals and other crops, cost the European agriculture industry around €3 billion each year and pose harm to human and animal health through the feed...
Pig Industry News from Global Making Room for Feed Additives in Piglet Diets
GLOBAL - Organic acid use in piglet diets can be considered routine nowadays. Yet, high levels of organic acids in feed formulation take up a lot of otherwise useful space in the feed. Replacing a portion...
Pig Industry News from Canada Hypor Invests in New Technology for Canadian and US Swine
CANADA - Hypor is growing the number of pigs it tests by 25 percent with the addition of several Pig Performance feeding stations at its nucleus facility in Abernethy, Saskatchewan....
 
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