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17 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Pork Prices Set to Rise as Year-end Supply Dwindles
VIET NAM - As the number of pig breeding households continues to drop, a shortage of live pigs could result in high pork prices later this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development...
Pig Industry News from Global Action Needed to Educate Public on Value of Trade
CANADA, US & MEXICO - Saskatchewan's Agriculture Minister suggests a better job needs to be done in informing the Canadian, American and Mexican public of the value of trade among the three participants...
Pig Industry News from Canada Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed
CANADA - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers' access to Europe under CETA, Bruce Cochrane...
Pig Industry News from United States Novel Reagent Detects Memory Immune Response in Vaccinated Animals
US - Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals....
16 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Recent Weeks See Pork Production Increasing at Faster Pace
US - Solid meat protein demand was the general theme for livestock markets this past spring and summer and the trend has continued into early fall, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Sellers, Less Buyers at Present
UK - Although October and November are generally fairly good pig meat selling months at a time when volumes normally pick up, there seem to be more sellers than buyers at present and a significant lack...
Pig Industry News from Canada Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security Announces New Partner Funding
CANADA - The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security has announced investments in four innovative new projects that focus on advancing food security in Canada....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Supports Porkstock 2017
UK - Cranswick, Headline Sponsors of Porkstock 2017, challenged students from Wayland Academy in Norfolk to design their own winning sausage flavours. ...
Pig Industry News from Philippines Philippine Importers, Distributors Educated on Attributes of US Pork, Beef
PHILIPPINES - Helping importers, distributors and foodservice companies in the Philippines gain a better understanding of the value and availability of US pork, beef and lamb, USMEF conducted a U.S. Meat...
Pig Industry News from China China's Consumer Inflation Up in September
CHINA - China's consumer inflation retreated mildly in September, weighed down by dropping food prices, while growth in factory-gate prices hit a six-month high on strong domestic demand for raw materials....
Pig Industry News from United States Coalition Takes Fears of NAFTA Termination to Congress
US - A US Coalition of coalition of business and agricultural organizations has taken its message of the value of NAFTA to Congress, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Pig Industry News from European Union Genesus Global Market Report: Hog Market in Europe and Spain
Since last report, from August to date the price has fallen by 0.252 € / Kg, to 1,183 € / kg live weight. While weights have risen to 110.17 kg, is 5.83 kg more than then....
13 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: November Projected to be Key for Pork Exports
US - Pork packers have been paying up for hogs in recent days and the turnaround in cash hog prices has bolstered both nearby and deferred futures contracts, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Pig Industry News from Japan Japanese Danish Crown Customer Receives Royal Export Award
JAPAN - Every year, Danish Crown ships approx. 1,000 tonnes of processed pork from Denmark to the Matsuya Foods Co., Ltd restaurant chain in Japan....
Pig Industry News from Global Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger
GLOBAL - Global hunger levels have fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but more recent rising hunger scores of several countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) underline how uneven this progress...
Pig Industry News from Canada Group Sow Housing Offers Opportunity to Reduce Energy Costs
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal says pork producers are finding the cost of maintaining the body condition of gestating sows housed in groups in pens to be lower than that of sows housed individually...
Pig Industry News from United States Novus International U.S. offices join forces to raise over $20,000 for hurricane relief
In Missouri, hurricanes are not often a threat, but for Novus International, Inc. the proximity to the devastation did not matter. Part of their team was impacted, so the whole region came to help. The...
Pig Industry News from United States Biosecurity must-haves for swine veterinarians
Swine veterinarians are sort of the gatekeepers of biosecurity protocols both on and between hog farms. No one wants to introduce a harmful pathogen into a herd, but the reality is the more pig exposure...
Pig Industry News from United States What’s the best PRRS strategy for your herd?
Every year, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) infects an estimated 25% to 45% of sow herds in the US, according to Clayton Johnson, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Clinic, Carthage, Illinois. No...
Pig Industry News from United States PEDV and other pathogens survive in feed for weeks
In 2013-2014, infection of pig farms with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) was a frequent event, even on farms using the highest level of biosecurity. In an effort to determine how this could happen,...
Pig Industry News from Thailand No US Pork Deal Yet, Says Thailand PM
THAILAND - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted Tuesday that Thailand has not yet struck any deal to allow the import of pork from the United States....
Pig Industry News from Belgium Lidl Belgium to Sell Only Sustainable Pork
BELGIUM - Discount retailer Lidl Belgium has announced that it plans to sell only sustainable pork, bred under the 'Better Life' programme....
11 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Slaughter Now at All-time Record Highs
US - Every afternoon USDA provides an estimate of the number of cattle and hogs processed by major slaughter facilities. Those estimates are collected from plant personnel based on how many shifts they...
Pig Industry News from Global Danish Crown Boosts Sales in Southeast Asia
DENMARK - Economic growth in South East Asia is continuing. The Danish Crown Group is therefore establishing a head office for the region in Vietnam. With support from two new sales offices in Taiwan and...
Pig Industry News from United States RaboResearch issues baseline Pork Outlook
A new report from the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness group is now available. ...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Jim Long Pork Commentary: Russia Road Trip
Last week we were in Russia, where we met customers, prospects and industry leaders. We also attended Golden Autumn. An event held annually in Moscow and a Russia celebration of agriculture and the harvest...
Pig Industry News from United States Balancing good and bad bacteria key to effective gut health, nutrient absorption
Developing techniques and tools to encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut is key to producing healthier pigs that require fewer antibiotics over the long term, according to swine nutritionist...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Quorn Protein on Par with Animal Sources, Says Study
UK - Protein found in Quorn meat-free foods may be just as good for muscles as animal proteins, new research suggests....
Pig Industry News from Canada Farmers Recognise Need to Communicate with Consumers
CANADA - An Agricultural Economist with the University of Alberta says more than ever farmers are listening to consumers when making decisions on whether or not to implement specific technologies, Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Ag Urges Federal Government to Move Ahead with TPP-11
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council says a Trans-Pacific partnership free agreement that excludes the US would be of tremendous benefit for Canadian agriculture, according to Bruce Cochrane....
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