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01 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Recovery in Global Pork Production to Drive Exports
GLOBAL - Global pork production is expected to increase by 1 per cent in 2017 to 110.7 million tonnes cwe, according to the latest USDA global outlook report, according to Leo Colby, AHDB Consultant....
Pig Industry News from Canada Application of Heat to Swine Transportation Equipment Inactivates Disease Causing Pathogens
CANADA - Scientists with VIDO InterVac have confirmed the application of heat to swine transportation equipment is an important step in ensuring pathogens will be rendered incapable of transmitting disease,...
Pig Industry News from United States Production Costs for Hog Producers Look Positive
US - EMI Analytics says the anticipated cost of producing hogs is looking particularly positive this coming summer, Bruce Cochrane reports....
28 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Meets Department on Regional Vet Labs
IRELAND - Meeting with senior Department of Agriculture officials this week, IFA President Joe Healy said the current Regional Veterinary Laboratory structure is recognised internationally as the optimum...
Pig Industry News from Canada Effort to Automate Swine Transport Vehicle Washing Moves to Next Phase
CANADA - An effort to automate the cleaning and disinfection of swine transport vehicles is about to move into the next phase, writes Bruce Cochrane....
27 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Production to Move Up Later This Year
UK - The current tight supply of pigs is expected to ease by the second half of 2017, with slaughterings expected to rise further in 2018, according to the latest forecasts from AHDB Pork by Bethan Wilkins,...
Pig Industry News from United States Calysta, Cargill Officially Break Ground on New Feed Production Plant
US - NouriTech and its lead investors, Calysta, Inc. and Cargill, were joined by state and local elected officials yesterday to officially break ground on a 37-acre Memphis feed production facility. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada New Programme Keeps Pace with Competition
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programmes with Manitoba Pork says Canada's new on farm pork quality and animal welfare assurance programme matches and exceeds those being offered...
Pig Industry News from Canada Effective Vaccination Programmes Offer Excellent Payback
CANADA - A Territory Manager with Zoetis says the payback on an effective vaccination programme can range from two to one to as much as seven to one, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Total Commercial FI Slaughter for Hogs 99.3%
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), produces a volume of data which livestock markets depend on. Key reports include monthly "Cattle on Feed", "Quarterly Hogs and Pigs", monthly...
26 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Frozen Pork Inventory at End of March Down 10%
US - The highlight of the USDA-NASS (National Agriculture Statistic Service) "Cold Storage" report released 24 April was the decline in frozen beef inventories, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Market Indicators Suggest Push for Significant Pig Price Increase
IRELAND - Quotes from the main processors remain in the range of €1.68/kg- €1.70c/kg again this week. Reports from pig farmers around the country indicate that the majority of pigs are moving at prices...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Moving Sideward
EU - This week, the European slaughter pig market appears to be in a continuously steady state. The quotations have been constant with no exceptions. The week after Easter is presenting markets which are...
Pig Industry News from United States Allflex Promotes Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager
US - Allflex USA, part of the Allflex Group, global leader in animal identification and traceability systems, today announced the promotion of Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager. ...
Pig Industry News from China China's Food Prices Continue to Dip
CHINA - The average price of food in 50 Chinese cities continued to drop between 11 April and 20 April, official data showed Monday....
Pig Industry News from United States Perdue 'Very Good' for US Agriculture, Says NPPC
US - Calling him “very good for America’s farmers and ranchers,” the National Pork Producers Council congratulated former Georgia Governor George “Sonny” Perdue on his confirmation by the US...
Pig Industry News from Canada Enzymes, Processing Can Increase Digestibility of Fibre Boosting Positive Nutritional Effects
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says the use of enzymes or various processing methods can allow pork producers to capture the benefits of increasing levels of fibre in swine diets while...
Pig Industry News from Canada Call for Patience in Assessing Survival of Fall Seeded Cereal Crops
CANADA - The Executive Director of Winter Cereals Canada is calling for patience as winter cereal growers assess the viability of crops that were planted last fall, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from China Nutriad appoints new technical manager in China
Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Dr Wei Wang as Technical Manager for China. As part of an ongoing strategy to increase its presence in this dynamic market, Nutriad...
Pig Industry News from European Union AB Vista appoints new business manager
AB Vista has appointed Fernando Garcilopez as Business Manager for Spain, Portugal and Italy. Mr Garcilopez joins AB Vista with more than 15 years’ experience in the feed additives commercial and technical...
25 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom South West Spring Regional to Continue Antibiotic Focus
UK - The final NPA spring regional meeting, which takes place in Exeter on Tuesday night, will continue the focus on antiobiotics, reports NPA's Alistair Driver. ...
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Ag Minister Submits Proposals to PM to Help Pig Farmers
VIET NAM - Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has submitted a variety of proposed solutions to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to help the struggling pig-farming industry recover....
Pig Industry News from United States APHIS: New Animal Welfare Inspection Reports
US - APHIS is posting Animal Welfare inspection reports involving business entities that occurred after the Agency restricted the public’s access to the search tool for the Animal Care Inspection System...
Pig Industry News from Estonia Estonian Milk, Meat Prices Up in March
ESTONIA - The average purchase price of raw milk was up 41.3 per cent on year in March, while the purchase price of pork increased 11.6 per cent, Statistics Estonia reported on Friday....
Pig Industry News from Korea, South Korea Celebrates Success of US Meat at Event
SOUTH KOREA - Celebrating continued growth and success in South Korea while also recognizing the many partners that have helped the US become the top beef and pork exporter to that country, USMEF hosted...
Pig Industry News from Canada Higher Canola Meal Inclusion Offers to Reduce Costs of Lactating Sow Diets
CANADA - Research conducted by the University of Manitoba suggests pork producers can reduce feed costs by including canola meal at higher levels in the diets of lactating sows, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Threatened Changes to US Trade Policies Cause Market Uncertainty
US - The Vice-President Pork Analysis with EMI Analytics says talk of changing US trade policy is creating uncertainty in hog markets but, as yet, has not impacted prices, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus newsletter: appointment of Sarah Either
Genesus is very pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Ethier to the position of Genetics Technician....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Market Report - April 24 2017
Although it may not sound as exotic as the Bar X Land & Cattle Company as I’ve commented before the Ontario Land & Hogs Company has proven once again to be a very sustainable model. I draw from two...
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