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11 December 2017
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation ASF in Russia’s largest pork producer
The epidemic of African swine fever in Russia continues to gain momentum, spreading to new regions of the country....
08 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Pork demand remains steady as signs point to strong fourth quarter
DES MOINES, Iowa – Pig farmers and food production companies alike are wrapping up a successful 2017 that continues to show steady consumer demand for pork. The summer grilling season ended strongly,...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: whole carcass pork quality
As most industry participants know, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking comment on the proposed changes to the standards of pork carcass grades....
Pig Industry News from United States Pig care: If there’s something off, don’t try to ‘look him well’
Watching pigs may not be glamorous or stimulating, but it’s a responsibility that Bob Blomme, DVM, takes very seriously....
Pig Industry News from Global Norwegian legislative debate opens doors for gene editing in the pork industry
In a move that could have huge implications for global pork production, a new way to classify and regulate GMOs has been proposed by the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board this week....
Pig Industry News from Global Best of the Pig Site 2017: Ventilation
Today in The Pig Site's selection of the best articles from 2017......
07 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States National Pork Producers Council announces support for Farmers for Free Trade
US pork producers’ voice on policy and advocacy joins growing bipartisan effort to rebuild grassroots support for trade policies that benefit farmers and ranchers....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BVA congratulates Christine Middlemiss on appointment as next UK chief vet
Christine Middlemiss has been appointed as the UK's next Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO). She will take over from Nigel Gibbens who is stepping down at the end of February 2018 following 10 years in the...
Pig Industry News from European Union Nutriad launches MycoGut Academy
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, global leader in practical solutions for Mycotoxin Management, received customers and distribution partners in Belgium for the inaugural sessions of the MycoGut...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed - December 2017
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
Pig Industry News from Global 2017's best articles: inside a thriving Jamaican pork farm
Today in The Pig Site's selection of the best articles from 2017......
06 December 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Weaknesses and loopholes in customs controls, say EU Auditors
Important weaknesses and loopholes indicate that EU customs controls are not being applied effectively, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. This has an adverse effect on EU finances,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Organic derogation extension will provide much needed relief for pig and poultry farmers
The decision to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry for a further 12 months will provide much-needed certainty for the industry, the NFU and NPA said today after successful calls to the...
Pig Industry News from Global Revolutionary insect protein wins acclaim for AgriProtein as top business disruptor
WASTE-to-nutrient up-cycler AgriProtein has been named a top 10 Virgin Media Business Disruptor to Watch in the Fast Track 2017, published in The Sunday Times. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union New Hypor managing director brings wealth of experience
If it’s true that experience is the best teacher, the new Managing Director of Hendrix Genetics’ Business Unit Swine (Hypor) goes to the head of the class. ...
Pig Industry News from Spain Genesus Global Market Report: Spain December
It has been 14 weeks in a row with pork price decreasing. Finally, this week the live-weight price had stopped to fall. These strong decreases in the price have been due to the greater supply of hogs in...
Pig Industry News from Dominican Republic Hypor exports excellence in partnership with Nugeporc
When you’re the best at what you do, how can you improve on that? One way is to do it in more places for more clients, and that’s exactly what Hypor is doing by partnering with Nugeporc in the Dominican...
Pig Industry News from China Nutriad acquires partners' interest in China
A global leader in flavor and sweetener solutions for animal feed, Nutriad announced it acquired the 45% share stake of its’ local partner into FFI. ...
05 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Senate passes tax cuts for the wealthy on backs of family farmers and future generations
WASHINGTON – The US Senate voted 51-49 to approve its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada ERYSENG® PARVO, a new sow reproductive vaccine launched by HIPRA in Canada
In November 2017, HIPRA Canada Animal Health organized three events in Guelph, Quebec City, and Winnipeg respectively for the launch of the new reproductive vaccine ERYSENG® PARVO....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 2018 rodenticide compliance for 11 farm assurance schemes
Eleven assurance schemes with combined memberships of 95,000 farm businesses will be compliant with the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime for 2018....
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: December 04 2017
Le PORCSHOW – Quebec, US new Grade’s and Danish Woes Continue....
Pig Industry News from United States AgriLabs® develops master seeds for adenovirus vectored Foot and Mouth Disease vaccines
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI –AgriLabs® yesterday announced that it has developed a set of master seeds for a replication-deficient human adenovirus vector that expresses select genes for several different...
04 December 2017
Pig Industry News from Global 2017: a year in the global pig industry
2017 has been a challenging and exciting year for the pig industry. In case you missed anything, here on The Pig Site we’ll be looking back at some of our favourite articles from the last 12 months....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada can recommence exports to Argentina
Canadian Minister of Agriculture, Lawrence MacAulay, and Argentine Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, announced last week that market access for Canadian pork exports to Argentina...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Are consumers wilfully ignorant about animal welfare?
New study shows some consumers avoid the issue of animal welfare to prevent feelings of guilt whilst others trust farmers....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming industry urges EA to reconsider proposed permit charges
Farming organisations have joined forces to urge the Environment Agency to rethink proposed levels of environmental permit charge increases for the intensive pig and poultry sectors....
01 December 2017
Pig Industry News from Global 2017: a year in the global pig industry
2017 has been a challenging and exciting year for the pig industry. In case you missed anything, here on The Pig Site we’ll be looking back at some of our favourite articles from the last 12 months. First...
Pig Industry News from Netherlands De Groene Weg launches EKO code for pork supply chain
De Groene Weg, subsidiary of Vion Food Group that focuses exclusively on organic meat, launches an EKO code for its pork supply chain on 1 January 2018. On Wednesday (November 28) a meeting about this...
Pig Industry News from United States Survey shows massive opioid impact in farm country
WASHINGTON – The opioid crisis has struck farm and ranch families much harder than the rest of rural America, a Morning Consult survey shows. Farm groups call for dialogue about these issues and positive...
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