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12 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: hog weights continue to surprise
It appears that weekly US hog marketing's are tracking very similar to a year ago. This past week 2,558,000 last year same week 2,541,000 a 17,000 head difference....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Is the pig industry ready for a Brexit 'no deal'?
NPA producer and allied industry members are being urged to step up preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit, which could generate chaos across the farming sector from 29 March 2019....
Pig Industry News from United States Conference panel approves 2018 Farm Bill
Pork producers – and all livestock farmers – are poised for a significant victory after passage by a Senate-House conference committee of a 2018 Farm Bill that includes mandatory funding for animal...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New NFU report highlights vital role of farming in enhancing the environment
The NFU has published an important, new benchmarking report on the farmed environment, launching with a high-profile stakeholder event in London....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork industry needs to balance animal well-being with antibiotic pressures
After 37 years of swine veterinary practice, John Baker, DVM, Boonville, Indiana, sees producers and veterinarians entering a new era in antibiotic management — one that focuses not on arbitrarily reducing...
Pig Industry News from Canada Rural communities to receive mental health first aid training
The Do More Agriculture Foundation has named the first 12 communities across Canada that will be provided mental health first aid training....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russian meat giant reveals rise in pork sales, production during November 2018
Cherkizovo Group, Russia's largest vertically integrated meat producer, revealed in its operating results for November 2018 increases in pork sales as well as production....
11 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Denmark Significant benefits to productivity achieved in vaccine field trial
Lower mortality rates and increased average daily weight gain achieved in field evaluation of vaccine efficacy....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – challenging harvest
In Ontario (as in many parts of Canada) it has been one of the most challenging harvests in recent memory. It has been a particularly wet fall resulting in considerable corn still in the field and including...
Pig Industry News from Brazil Castration alternative boosting efficiency, quality and welfare in Brazil
Pig producers in Brazil are improving efficiency, quality and welfare standards thanks to a novel alternative to physical castration, says a prominent swine veterinarian and meat scientist....
Pig Industry News from China How is China changing attitudes to swine welfare and food safety?
Does the future of China's pig industry lie in higher welfare, more sustainable and safer production systems?...
Pig Industry News from China New ASF outbreaks in China
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in the northern province of Shaanxi and southern province of Guizhou....
Pig Industry News from Myanmar Myanmar suspends pork imports over threat of ASF
Myanmar has banned all imports of live pig and pork products from China....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: positive outlook for Denmark and France
Pre-Christmas activities are observed on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market this week, yet, the quotations appear unchanged for the most part. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Could swine fever be dwelling in your holiday souvenirs?
Be sensible with your holiday souvenirs. If you are visiting an ASF-infected region this Christmas, be mindful of any food items that you plan to bring back....
10 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Innovation and joint action needed to achieve sustainable agriculture
The week-long FAO Council meetings conclude with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New UK scheme launched to monitor pig herd health at slaughter
Pig producers are being invited to join a scheme which will give them access to post-mortem data on their pigs to help monitor the health of their herd and potentially save money....
Pig Industry News from China China sets its sights on agricultural technology
New initiatives, farming advances and educational programmes are helping to feed the developing world....
Pig Industry News from United States US pork exports slightly below year-ago level
October US pork exports trended seasonally higher compared to recent months but were still below the results posted in October 2017....
Pig Industry News from Canada Alberta Pork introduces new pork app
Hog farmers, industry partners and members of the public have a new tool to educate and inform them on the latest issues of pork production....
07 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Do we need to transform our systems to ensure farming has a future?
A report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) suggests ways of feeding almost 10 billion people by 2050. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union UK APP prices steady, but SPP continues downwards
The EU-spec SPP continued to fall slightly in the week ending 1 December, dropping 0.23p week-on-week, to average 143.29p/kg...
Pig Industry News from Global Increased soil contamination puts food security at risk
Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO on World Soil Day....
06 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Highest production costs since 2013 push UK producers into the red
Pig production costs in the third quarter of 2018 were the highest since early 2013, according to estimates from AHDB, at 156p/kg....
Pig Industry News from China New ASF cases reported in China
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in three regions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs report....
Pig Industry News from Canada Animal welfare moving higher on research agenda
The CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre says over the past 25 years, issues related to animal welfare have become an increasingly important component of research....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NPA launches 'The Pork Report' campaign
The NPA has launched a new campaign putting the spotlight on how retailers are supporting the Great British pork industry in the run up to Christmas....
Pig Industry News from United States New food purchasing programme in DC schools to improve animal welfare
The Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously to pass the Healthy Students Amendment Act of 2018, which codifies into law the District’s implementation of the Good Food Purchasing Program...
05 December 2018
Pig Industry News from China Chinese official reports ASF is under control
African swine fever outbreaks are generally under control in China as prevention and control measures have been effective reports senior agricultural official...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom World Soil Day marks importance of a healthy environment for farming
Today (5 December) is World Soil Day, a UN-led campaign to highlight the importance of healthy soil and the role it plays in society ...
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