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02 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports Looking Positive
US - USDA/FAS has released its weekly update on US beef and pork exports and the data continues to paint a very positive picture for both proteins. Keep in mind that the weekly report only covers sales...
Pig Industry News from Canada Study Shows Sows Can Tolerate Temperature as Low as 9°C
CANADA - Conversion of gestation sow housing from stalls to group systems signifies a major shift for the recently revised Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs. One specific study...
Pig Industry News from Poland Gobarto Signs Deal to Acquire Polish Pig Breeding Business
POLAND - Polish meat processor Gobarto S.A. has signed a preliminary deal to acquire local pig breeder PPH Ferma-Pol sp. z o.o. from Poland’s Ministry of Treasure. The contract is worth about PLN 22...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NPA Looking for New Senior Policy Advisor
UK - The National Pig Association (NPA) is looking for a new senior adviser to join its award-winning team....
Pig Industry News from United States Added Fat in Pig Diets May Affect Digestibility of Nutrients
US - Added fat increases the energy content of swine diets, but it may also affect the digestibility of nutrients. Dr Hans H. Stein, professor of animal sciences at Illinois, and a team of researchers...
01 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New UK Pork Strategy Aims to Close the Productivity Gap
UK - Closing the productivity gap between English and EU pig producers and a new focus on pork as a midweek meal solution are two underpinning themes of AHDB Pork’s three year strategy published for...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Food Producers Call for Tariff-free Access to the Single Market
UK - The largest coalition of food producers in the UK’s history has come together for the first time to call for tariff-free access to the Single Market and continued access to a competent and reliable...
Pig Industry News from United States Rebound in Live Hog Markets Dependent on Continued Steady Pork Demand
US - H@ms Marketing Services says a strengthening of North American live hog prices will be dependent on a continued steady demand for pork, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Market - Eurotier and the Chinese Pig Industry
CHINA - Last week, Genesus was at Eurotier. The Genesus presence was split over two booths with our European partners, JSR Germany and Pork-Ex from Denmark. Both booths were constantly busy with a flow...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Pigs Continue to Be in Demand – Price Barometer Still Pointing Upward
EU - The atmosphere remains friendly on the European pig slaughter market. In most of the participating countries, the quotations are going up moderately....
30 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Livestock Futures Markets Record Higher Prices
US - This past week, livestock futures markets recorded higher prices, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting Group....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff Addresses Growing US Pork Supply
US - America’s pig farmers will produce a record-breaking number of market hogs this year, resulting in ample supplies of pork hitting grocery stores and restaurants. It is anticipated that this high...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Warnings of Food Price Increases Underline Importance of British Food Production
UK - The National Farmers Union has said warnings of a food price increase next year adds gravitas to the need for a strong, secure and viable domestic food production system....
Pig Industry News from Indonesia Nutriad Presents Digestive Performance and Mycotoxin Management in Medan
INDONESIA - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, through its distributor in Indonesia Kalbe Animal Health successfully launched their Digestive Performance products ADIMIX® (ADIMIX® Precision...
Pig Industry News from Canada The Impact of Gut Health and Gut Integrity on Performance of Livestock Animals
CANADA - Remarks by Franz Waxenecker, BIOMIN, Austria at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
29 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Weekly Overview: Canada Moves Closer to Restoring Pork Exports to Argentina
ANALYSIS - Canada's pig industry has been in the news this week following the government's commitment to restoring access for Canadian pork to Argentina....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Reports More ASF Outbreaks
RUSSIA - Russia has reported more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) on pig farms....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scotland Launches Action Plan for New Generation Farmers
SCOTLAND - A 10 point action plan aimed at kick-starting a new generation of farmers by dramatically increasing the number of starter opportunities on public land has been published....
Pig Industry News from Canada Technology Procedures Training Change in Response to Risk of Disease Transmission
CANADA - Steve's Livestock Transport says, in response to the growing risk of disease transmission during transport, procedures and technologies have change and there's been a greater emphasis placed on...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom ASPAC Performance and Portfolio Expansion Mark Another Successful Year for AB Vista
UK - Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista, has revealed a successive year of global market share growth driven largely by strong sales of the Quantum Blue and Econase XT enzyme product lines....
Pig Industry News from United States NAMI Announces Additional Free Education Programming for 2017 IPPE
US - The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) announced it will sponsor three additional free education programs at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), scheduled to take place Jan....
Pig Industry News from United States FluSure XP® Vaccine With Strain Update Now Available From Zoetis
US - Zoetis Inc. has announced the availability of its FluSure XP® vaccine updated with clusters IV-A and IV-B of the H3N2 subtype. Because influenza A virus of swine (IAV-S) continues to evolve and challenge...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US Producers Losing $35 Per Head
US - As Thanksgiving holiday ends, it was good to have the celebration but the one less day of slaughter from the holiday puts even greater pressure on shackle space and allows packers to bid even lower....
Pig Industry News from Ukraine Ukraine Reports More ASF Outbreaks
UKRAINE - Two further outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported by Ukrainian authorities to the OIE....
28 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Production Costs Remain Above Competitors
UK - Average pig production costs in Great Britain fell by 6 per cent in 2015, to £1.33/kg, but even bigger falls in other EU countries meant that GB costs remained among the highest in Europe....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Better Data Better Management to Improve Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected and is available, writes Chris...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Farms Converting to Group Sow Housing Accelerates
CANADA - A scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says, as Canadian Pig Code of Practice 2024 deadline for converting to group sow housing approaches, the level of interest in making the change is accelerating,...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: US Hog Slaughter Up From Last Week
US - This week's hog slaughter totaled 2.531 million head, up 3.2 per cent from last week, up 5.7 per cent from the same week last year, and if not revised, the second most ever in a week behind the 2,532,244...
Pig Industry News from United States US Feeder Pig Imports from Canada Up from Last Year
US - Preliminary data on live animal imports from Canada to the US are collected by USDA-APHIS and published by USDA-AMS. Starting with feeder cattle, (as this number impacts placements of cattle into...
Pig Industry News from United States FluSure XP® Vaccine With Strain Update Now Available From Zoetis
US - The addition of two new H3N2 virus clusters helps offer the most relevant protection against influenza in swine...
 
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