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25 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Shoppers Urged to 'Do More With Pork'
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland is urging Scottish shoppers to “Do More With Pork” in an exciting new campaign behind Specially Selected Pork....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Production Growth Slowed in February
EU - Provisional figures from the EU Commission show that EU pig meat production increased year-on-year in February – up 6 per centto 1.95 million tonnes. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada New Research Equipment to Assist in Improving Swine Trailer Design
CANADA - New research equipment scheduled to arrive at the Prairie Swine Centre next month will provide scientists with a new tool that will assist them as they work to improve the biosecurity, animal...
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Using Fewer Antibiotics Does Not Affect Overall Profit, Dutch Pig Farmers Find
NETHERLANDS - At a recent closed meeting in Amsterdam, European Ministers of Health and Ministers of Agriculture met to discuss the “One Health” approach. Minister for Agriculture Martijn van Dam highlighted...
Pig Industry News from Global Hybrid Pharmaceutical Twin-Screw Extruder Designed to Deliver True Drug Formulation Flexibility
GLOBAL - The Thermo Scientific Pharma 16 Twin-Screw Extruder allows simple switching between hot melt extrusion and continuous granulation operation...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Cold Storage Report Neutral for Pork Markets
US - USDA published yesterday afternoon the results of its monthly cold storage survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
24 May 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March
EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries in March 2016 were worth €11.3 billion, about €1 billion higher than in February 2016, according to the latest monthly report on agri-food trade....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff Announces Sponsored Activities at 2016 World Pork Expo
US - The Pork Checkoff has an exciting lineup of Checkoff-sponsored events scheduled for World Pork Expo, June 8-10, 2016, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines....
Pig Industry News from Canada Western Canadian Swine Herd in Excellent Health
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says the state of health of the western Canadian swine herd has been excellent but veterinarians are reporting some typical seasonal disease...
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Animal Health First Step in Reducing Antibiotics in Livestock Production
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Center says improved animal health is the first step in reducing the need for antibiotics in livestock production....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Trade Deal With Asia Good for US Pork Producers
ANALYSIS - A government report on the impact to the US economy of an Asia-Pacific free trade deal has suggested that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be good for US agriculture, US businesses...
Pig Industry News from United Arab Emirates CID LINES @ FM EXPO
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - CID LINES is present at the FM EXPO from Monday 23rd May until Wednesday 25th May 2016....
Pig Industry News from Global New Large Capacity Blood Banking Centrifuges Deliver High-Throughput Sample Processing
GLOBAL - Thermo Scientific large capacity centrifuges designed to provide simplified blood processing to match current and future needs...
Pig Industry News from United States Iowa Swine Day Offers Cutting-Edge Pork Programme and Award-Winning BBQ
US - Iowa State University will be hosting the annual Iowa Swine Day on Thursday June 30 in conjunction with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa Pork Producers Association....
23 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Focus Farm Initiative to Improve Pig Farm Performance
UK - AHDB Pork is launching a first-of-its-kind initiative for English pig producers and allied industry. The Focus Farm is centred on ‘hands-on’ involvement and aims to improve physical and financial...
Pig Industry News from Canada BIOMIN Announces 2016 World Nutrition Forum Speakers
CANADA - "The opportunity to bring researchers at the forefront of technology together with leading industry professionals in a scientific forum that stresses networking and the exchange of ideas on this...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Bacon Demand Continues to be Strong
US - The average price of retail pork in April was $3.799 per pound. That was 3.9 cents higher than in March and 3.0 cents higher than April 2015. Bacon demand continues to be strong, write Ron Plain and...
Pig Industry News from Global New Video Tutorial available at on PRRS Control
GLOBAL - HIPRA has issued the fifth in its recent series of educational videos that looks at immunization to help vets and producers immunize their breeding herds most effectively....
Pig Industry News from United States Report Confirms Trade Deal With Asia Good for US Pork Producers
US - A government report on the impact to the US economy of an Asia-Pacific free trade deal confirms what the National Pork Producers Council and other agricultural and business groups have known: The...
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
CANADA - A new outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Elgin county, Ontario....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Northern Ireland Pig Farmers Disappointed Processors
NORTHERN IRELAND - The Ulster Farmers’ Union says pig producers are being squeezed between rising feed costs and a failure by processors to deliver a meaningful price increase, despite prices rising...
Pig Industry News from Global Vets - Get Paid for Sharing Your Opinions
GLOBAL - Being a vet is pretty hard work: you have to study for many years to qualify, work long hours to apply your competence and skills, then advance your knowledge through continuous professional education...
20 May 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Are Going Up Still
EU - The price rally is still continuing on the European pig slaughter market....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Feed Innovation Vital to Reduce Europe’s Reliance on Imported Soy
UK – At the British Pig and Poultry Fair recently, two speakers from trade show partner ABN explained that as retailers focus more and more on responsible and sustainable foods, innovative solutions...
Pig Industry News from United States Nutriad USA's New Company Video Showcases Core Values
US - Nutriad USA proudly presented its new company video at the Global Sales Conference in Rome. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Xylanase Addition to Rice Bran Diets Increases Energy Value for Pigs
US - Research at the University of Illinois is finding ways to make rice bran, an abundant co-product of the production of white rice for human consumption, more efficient as a feed ingredient for pigs....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance has been published, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Rise in Pig Prices Came Too Late for Many, says Farmers Association
IRELAND - The rise in pig prices this month may have come too late for some producers, writes Deirdre O’Shea, Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Executive....
Pig Industry News from European Union New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
EU - New rules on animal breeding were adopted at the meeting of the EU's agriculture ministers this week in Brussels, aimed at simplifying and harmonising the rules across the EU....
Pig Industry News from Global Preventing PCVD on Your Pig farm
GLOBAL - Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease (PCVD) is a devastating disease that causes wasting in piglets and can lead to serious production and economic losses for the farmer. ...
 
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