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15 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Markets – 2016 Review
CANADA - As we review 2016 from the table compiled by the OMAFRA Swine Team, we see perhaps a more normal year, if such a thing exists anymore in this industry, writes Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus...
Pig Industry News from United States December Hog Futures Dramatic
US - The rally in December hog futures has been more dramatic that most participants expected, us included. In the wake of such shifts there is always the temptation to discount the volatility as simply...
14 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Most US Farms Still Family Owned According to New Report
US - Farming is still overwhelmingly a family operation according to a new report, “America’s Diverse Family Farms 2016,” released this week by the USDA Economic Research Service....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Steady to Increasing
EU - The positive trend is continuing for some quotations on the European pig slaughter market. The quotations are partly stabilising on the level achieved....
Pig Industry News from United States New Study Aims to Market Whole-Hams Year-Round
US - The Pork Checkoff has recently funded a study to look at how whole-ham sales can be increased year-round....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US Hog Price Begins Rebound
US - writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from Czech Republic Czech Points: Prague Hosts European PRRSspective
CZECH REPUBLIC - The place: Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic. The occasion: the 2nd Boehringer Ingelheim European PRRSspective, attended by veterinary practitioners and researchers from across...
13 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Tom Hogan to Take Over as IFA Pig Committee Chairman
IRELAND - Following the completion of his four-year term of office, Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee, Pat O’Flaherty, has congratulated Limerick farmer,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Use of Heat Quicker and Cheaper for Cleaning Swine Transport Trailers
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Saskatchewan says the use of heat to kill pathogens is speeding up the turn around time for swine transport trailers following cleaning and disinfection leading...
Pig Industry News from United States Find-A-Vet Tool Helps US Pig Farmers Locate a Veterinarian
US - Find-A-Vet is a timely tool created by GlobalVetLINK that assists US pig farmers who are searching for a veterinarian for their animals. The Pork Checkoff, collaborating with the Ames, Iowa-based...
Pig Industry News from Brazil Positive Year for Brazil's Pork Exports
BRAZIL - According to figures compiled by the Brazilian Association of Animal Proteins (ABPA), pork exports continued the good performance registered in early 2016....
12 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Resistance to Drug of Last Resort Found in US Pig
GLOBAL - A new study has discovered, for the first time, bacteria that carry a transmissible carbapenem resistance gene in a pig in the US....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ventilation Guide Now Available for Pig Farmers
UK - Previously only available electronically, the AHDB Pork Ventilating Pig Buildings guide is now available in hard copy format, and can be ordered from the AHDB Pork website....
Pig Industry News from Canada CETA Offers Opportunity for Canadian Pork to Distinguish Itself in Europe
CANADA - The President of Canada Pork International says the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Europe will give Canadian pork the opportunity to distinguish itself in that market, writes...
Pig Industry News from Canada Environmental Enrichment Improves Behavioral and Physiological Responses in Pigs
CANADA - A scientist with the University of Saskatchewan says the provision of environmental enrichment has the potential to improve both the health and productivity of the pig, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Myanmar Nutriad Poised for Further Growth in Myanmar
MYANMAR - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad proudly participated in the Agrilivestock trade show that took place from December 7 thru 9 in Yangon, Myanmar....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: 2017 Mid-Point Hog Price Projected Down
US - USDA made few changes to 2017 pork projections in the monthly WASDE release. The 2017 average mid-point hog price is projected 12.6 per cent lower than where we will end up in 2016, writes Ron Plain...
09 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States US Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Finding Not in Market Hog
US - The National Pork Board has reacted to the recent research paper from the Ohio State University research study detailing the researchers’ discovery of an antibiotic-resistant gene in one farrowing...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation African Swine Fever Reported in Russian Zoo
RUSSIA - Russia has reported more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in wild boar, with one outbreak affecting a zoo....
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - About six weeks ago I reported prices for Mexico with an average of 28.1 MXN pesos/kg (68¢/lb USD) liveweight, a higher average of 16.6 per cent from the same 4 weeks the year before, writes...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Advised to Plan Strategy Now Before Downturn
UK - Farmers could enjoy a buoyant couple of years ahead of Brexit but the industry may face another downturn after 2020, experts have warned. It is therefore vital that they re-evaluate their business...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Weaner Prices Hold Firm
EU - Latest data from the EU Commission reports the EU average weaner price for week ended 27 November as €44.57/head. This is actually the highest figure for the year to date, a distinct contrast to...
08 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada The Value and Risks of Online Communities in the Social Media Era: Minimizing Brand and Financial Damage During a Crisis
CANADA - Remarks by Adrian Moss, Focus Business Communications, United Kingdom at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
Pig Industry News from Greece Halamid® Approved for Veterinary/Food/Feed Applications in Greece
GREECE - The Greek Authority for Medicinal products and Disinfectants (EOF) has recently approved Halamid® for Veterinary applications and Food and Feed areas in their country. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Bright Ideas to Shape the Future of Farming Wanted
UK - Farmers: Do you have a bright idea which needs some help to develop? Or a project that’s already under way which could be rolled out across the industry? If so, the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum...
Pig Industry News from Spain Spanish Pork Exports Continue Growth
SPAIN - For the first nine months of 2016, Spanish export volumes of fresh/frozen pork products were up 24 per cent on the previous year, at 1.1 million tonnes....
Pig Industry News from Canada Microbiome Research Offers New Line of Defense Against Pig Diseases
CANADA - A scientist with the University of Saskatchewan says, as the pressure to reduce antibiotic use intensifies, the role of the microbiome in promoting animal health will become increasingly important,...
Pig Industry News from Global Enriched Pens Linked to Less Gestational Stress, Lower Piglet Mortality
GLOBAL - Housing sows in enriched pens can reduce stress and have a positive impact on the development and survival rate of piglets, according to scientists....
07 December 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Continue Increasing
EU - The Christmas trade is flourishing on the European pig slaughter market. Demand for pigs for slaughter is on a high level altogether. So, many quotations could go on increasing....
Pig Industry News from United States Resistance to Drug of Last Resort Found in Farm Animals in US
US - Carbapenems are one of the most important classes of antibiotics used in humans, and are an important agent against multi-drug resistant bacteria. ...
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