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23 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board...
Pig Industry News from United States Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety
US - Scientists looking for traces of a type of E. coli bacteria contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pulled Pork Campaign Brings In Millions of Pounds
UK - The second phase of a promotion campaign for pulled pork brought in £13 million for the industry, according to levy board AHDB Pork, which ran the campaign....
Pig Industry News from Global Tonisity Px - The First Isotonic Protein Drink for Pigs
ANALYSIS – Here's something new - the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. Tonisity has recently launched its first product in the US and EU, named Tonisity Px. ...
22 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Australia Value of Australian Farm Production Set to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report from ABARES,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Production Falls Back in August
UK - According to the latest figures released from Defra, UK clean pig slaughterings were back 3 per cent in August on the year earlier, to 901.6 thousand head....
Pig Industry News from Global Sustainable Markets: How Will Global Pig Markets React to Changes in Russia?
GLOBAL - In today’s interconnected, global economy, changes and events in one market can have worldwide implications. “Sustainable Markets” is a series of articles focused on market news and its...
Pig Industry News from Global A New Way to Treat Swine Respiratory Disease - Part 3
GLOBAL - A new product is proving to be efficiant in the treatment of swine respiratory disease (SRD)....
Pig Industry News from Germany Hypor Maxter Outperforms Top Boars in Feed Gain and Carcass Quality According to Recent Field Trial
GERMANY - Hypor Maxter, the fastest growing Piétrain globally, is now also outperforming top boars in carcass quality according to a recent trial at LWK Niedersachsen, Germany....
Pig Industry News from Global World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United...
21 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Ukraine More ASF Reported in Ukrainian Pigs
UKRAINE - Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been discovered in domestic pigs....
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Pig Production Cost Fell in August
BRAZIL - Production costs for pigs and broilers fell for the second month in a row in August, according to Brazil's agricultural research institute Embrapa....
Pig Industry News from European Union Breeding Herd Declining in Major EU Pig Producing Countries
EUROPE - Initial figures released from Eurostat, from selected EU Member States, are indicative that there may be a decline in both the total pig herd and the breeding pig herd in the May/June census....
Pig Industry News from Spain Scientists Develop Method for Detecting Parasite Causing Toxoplasmosis in Ham
SPAIN - Scientists from the universities of Granada and Valencia have made the most comprehensive global study to date on the presence of 'Toxoplasma gondii' in cured ham....
Pig Industry News from China China Pork Market
CHINA - The live weight pork price paid by Chinese packing houses in 2016 has been steadily rising from 17rmb/kg to a high of 20rmb/kg in June. In August the price has fallen slightly to 18 rmb (2.71USD)...
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: Canary in the Coal Mine?
GLOBAL - Canaries can smell poisonous gases in coal mines before humans can. Consequently, they are great safety facilitators. We don’t want to be thought of as canaries, but we sense some danger in...
20 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Co-op Commits to 100 Per Cent British Bacon by May 2017
ANALYSIS - UK retailer Co-op has extended its commitment to back UK farmers by pledging to sell only fresh bacon that is 100 per cent British by 1 May 2017....
Pig Industry News from Canada Investigation Launched into Latest Manitoba PED Case
CANADA - The Office of Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer has launched an investigation into the latest confirmed case of PED in Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Trade Deals Offer Tremendous Opportunity for Red Meat Sector
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council says implementation of TPP and CETA will create tremendous opportunity for red meat producers and processors, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from India Special Breeding Policy to Promote Scientific Piggery in North East India
INDIA - As the first of its kind in India, the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services department of Nagaland state has come out with the Pig Breeding Policy to promote commercial piggeries in this north-eastern...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Production Costs Rising Again
UK - Having fallen through most of 2015, pig production costs rose in the second quarter of this year, according to latest estimates from AHDB Pork. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices – Down
US - The US hog industry is now hovering around breakeven with Hog Prices averaging about 61.50 cents/lb lean or 46c/ liveweight, writes Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics. ...
19 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low
US - Bolstered by the US's National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the US Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address the harsh...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Co-op Commits to 100 Per Cent British Bacon by May 2017
UK - UK retailer Co-op has extended its commitment to back UK farmers by pledging to sell only fresh bacon and lamb that is 100 per cent British by 1 May 2017....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Pork Retail Price On the Up
US - The average retail price of pork during August was $3.796 per pound. That was up 1.5 cents from the month before, but down 3.8 cents from August 2015, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics,...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market Report
RUSSIA - Current prices in Russia are around 104 Roubles ($1.59) per live kg. This means good producers continue to be making $50 to $70 per pig profit. Despite this, there is a degree of nervousness in...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Reports Ninth PED Outbreak
CANADA - A ninth case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been found in a sow barn in Manitoba....
Pig Industry News from Canada Precision Feeding Promises Reduced Environmental Impact
CANADA - A research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says, by formulating diets individually for each pig, pork producers can reduce the excretion of nutrients into the environment by as...
16 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Iowa State University Hog Returns Dropped in August
US - Returns for producers of hogs and cattle are being pressured by lower animal prices. In recent months, lower feedstuff costs have helped reduce production costs, but in many cases not enough to maintain...
 
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