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01 August 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU court rules gene editing = GMO
Jim Long provides commentary on the recent changes regarding gene editing as GMO and how this could affect pork demand from consumers...
Pig Industry News from Global Maximise your chances: New research highlights function of zinc in boar fertility
The Pig Site speaks to Karl Kerns, fertility researcher at the University of Missouri and author of a recently published study investigating the true function of zinc in sperm maturation and swine fertility...
31 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Tyson foods cuts earnings due to tarrifs, sluggish demand
USA - Tyson Foods, Inc (NYSE:TSN) on 30 July 2018 revised fiscal year 2018 guidance. Although unable to reconcile revised 2018 adjusted earnings per share guidance to GAAP, the company now expects adjusted...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Interim report shows UK farming’s progress towards antibiotic use targets
RUMA has released a half-year summary of the UK farming industry’s progress towards achieving 2020 targets for antibiotic use in each of eight different livestock sectors...
30 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Dealing with drought and evading heat stress in swine
The Pig Site provides top tips from across the globe on how to manage high temperatures on farm, how to prevent and treat heat stress in pigs and how to manage water shortages during a drought...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU calls agricultural drought summit as heatwave bites
The NFU is seeking urgent action to address the crippling impact of the dry, hot weather on farms across the country...
Pig Industry News from Australia APRIL projects to progress pigs and pork
Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) research and development projects for 2018/19 to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry have now been announced...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: slaughter companies are pushing down the prices
Quite contrary to the current weather conditions, the mood is rather frosty on the EU pigs-mature-for-slaughter markets these days. On the part of the slaughter companies, demand is very restrained for...
Pig Industry News from China China Market Report
Genesus provides a market update for the China hog market...
27 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Cell-cultured protein: a letter to Trump from US meat and poultry groups
USA - In a letter addressed directly to President Trump, seven meat and poultry organisations petition him to level the playing field for animal-derived and lab-grown meats...
26 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Battle of the sexes: split-sex nutrition requirements for growing pigs
Mandy Gerhart shares her research into split-sex nutrient requirements for growing pigs...
Pig Industry News from Global Greenhouse gas as a raw material for an important feed additive
GLOBAL - Breakthrough in industrial CO2 usage...
25 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Police strategies need to deliver for farmers and rural communities
A new national strategy launched today recognises the serious issue of crime in the countryside after sustained engagement by the NFU with police leaders...
Pig Industry News from Global Most countries still using crucial antibiotics to make animals fatter
Most countries are still using vital antibiotics which should only be used to treat humans to make animals grow faster, fuelling antibiotic resistance, a United Nations report has found...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Mixed outlook for practical rat control from farmers
UK - In roughly equal measure, concerns and reassurance about rat control on farms have been identified by a recent survey...
24 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States White House announces Trade Aid for farmers
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration today announced a $12 billion plan to provide emergency aid to farmers amidst an escalating trade war with China and other trading partners...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Market update
The future of U.S. markets especially this fall looks far from optimistic. December hogs in the 40’s would mean lots of people losing upwards of $30-40 per head....
Pig Industry News from China Genesus and Kaiyong Group form a strategic alliance
Genesus is very proud to announce a strategic alliance with Kaiyong Group in Gaoping City, Shanxi Province, P.R. of China....
Pig Industry News from United States MSD Animal Health teams with Penn Vet to host swine university to educate young veterinary professionals
MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc. is proud to host Swine University, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet), to help educate...
Pig Industry News from United States PCR falls short in monitoring PRRSV transport biosecurity
Transport biosecurity is a growing priority as evidence shows that contaminated livestock trailers are a significant risk in spreading viruses between herds. But reliable tests to confirm biosecurity compliance...
Pig Industry News from European Union Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish Pork markets
With 49.6 million market hogs and about 4.25 million tons of pork produced in 2017, Spain is the fourth largest producer of pork in the world....
Pig Industry News from European Union Wageningen University and Nutriad present results on butyrate research
Feed additive producer Nutriad, a pioneer in sodium butyrate applications for the animal feed industry, co-financed a research project on the use of butyrate as feed additive....
Pig Industry News from China Thai giant holds off on one pig project, develops another
CHINA - Thai agricultural conglomerate Charoen Pokphand (CP) appears to have delayed a project in central China even as it forges ahead with a new deal to breed 300,000 pigs a year in the southerly province...
Pig Industry News from Bulgaria Bulgaria to build a fence at Romanian border
BULGARIA - Clearing of land to enable the building of a fence at the Romanian border has begun, to prevent the movement of wild boar into Bulgaria as a measure against African swine fever...
23 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada PigTRACE: Tag prices increasing, half duplex tags available
The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is restructuring its pricing of PigTRACE ear tags, effective 1 August 2018...
Pig Industry News from Canada AgriRisk Initiatives Program is now available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership
CANADA - Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes $110 billion to Canada's economy, with more than $64.6 billion in exports. Agriculture risk management is important to the sector - it helps...
20 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Performance response of piglets to acid-preserved, high-moisture wheat
The Prairie Swine Centre releases new trial results: Determining the effectiveness of feeding acid-preserved, high moisture wheat as an alternative to directly supplementing acid to the wheat diet of weanling...
Pig Industry News from Global How can precision feeding save you money and time?
Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc has shown individually formulated diets can reduce the nutritional needs of the swine herd and the nutrient content of the manure produced...
Pig Industry News from United States Gene editing for the future: Are you doing it right?
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture will provide communication materials and training this year to those researching, developing and communicating about gene editing in food and agriculture...
19 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Pay more attention to your sow herd’s lifeline
One of the most important yet often overlooked segments of the sow herd is the gilt-developer unit. Gilts are the lifeline of a sow herd, and their quality often predicts the future production of the entire...
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