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29 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Pork Starts Search for Pig Industry Hero
UK - The hunt is on to find one exceptional individual to receive the pig industry’s most prestigious award....
Pig Industry News from Canada Farmers Urged to Pay Attention to Power Lines
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is encouraging farmers to pay attention to power lines following a high number of power line contacts involving farm equipment this past month, reports Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Viet Nam to Export Pork to China, Says Official
VIET NAM - Last week, during an official visit to China by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Trần Thanh Nam, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) expressed interest in...
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Movement Reporting to Move Beyond Just Traceability
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada says efforts are underway to increase the value of swine movement data available to pork producers who have access to it, Bruce Cochrane writes....
26 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Shipments in May Indicate Robust Growth
US - The latest official monthly export data available is for the month of March and we will have to wait until 2 June for the April data to become available, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Pig Industry News from Malaysia Melaka Pig Farmers Get 1-Year Grace Period to Modernise Farming Method
MALAYSIA - Pig farmers in Paya Mengkuang have been given one year to switch from conventional to modern farming or face the risk of shutdown....
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC White Paper Details Benefits of NAFTA
US - Following last week’s notification by the Trump administration that it will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the National Pork Producers Council yesterday released a...
Pig Industry News from United States Study: Lean Pork Fits in Balanced Eating Plan for Weight Loss, Healthy Aging
US - Including nutrient-rich lean pork as part of a weight-loss diet could help women achieve their weight-loss success and improve their ability to get around....
Pig Industry News from Canada Renegotiating NAFTA Leaves Room for Optimism
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests, as the renegotiation of NAFTA gets underway, a key message to the United States must be that Canada is a fair trading partner...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Global Market Report: Genesus
The cull sow market does not get a lot of attention. Along with the cash hog market the price of cull sows has increased. We have doubled the price in the last few weeks. It is grilling season and the...
25 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scientists Develop New Device to Overcome Pig Genome Flaw
UK - Scientists at the University of Kent, working with colleagues from the genetics research industry[1], have developed a new genetic screening device and protocol that helps pig breeding....
Pig Industry News from France Minister Says Pakistan Values Partnership with OIE for Livestock Development
FRANCE - Pakistan greatly values its partnership with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for its livestock development, disease control and overall poverty alleviation....
Pig Industry News from United States Tyson, World Resources Institute Team Up on Environmental Goals
US - As part of its deeper commitment to sustainable food production, Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced a collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop industry leading, science-based...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Global Demand Helps to Strengthen European Pig Prices
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmgate prices for Scottish pigs are the strongest they have been since mid-2014 and 38 per cent higher than this time last year, according to the latest Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) analysis....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Expectation of Pig Price Increase Heating Up
IRELAND - Official pig price quotes remain around the €1.70c/kg mark, but the level of expectation among pig producers for a price rise is heating up....
Pig Industry News from Canada Key Challenge When Using Thermal Assisted Drying, Decontamination
CANADA - A Graduate Student with the University of Saskatchewan says the biggest challenge, when using heat to kill diseases causing pathogens in swine transport trailers, is ensuring all surfaces reach...
24 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NFU: President's Budget an Assault on Farm Safety Net, Rural Communities
US - President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal yesterday (23 May), recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programmes....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Summer Hog Futures Bolstered in Recent Days
US - Hog slaughter for the week was 2.249 million head, 6.3 per cent higher than the previous year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Recommends Downloading the New RB209 Today
UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions....
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Demonstrates Value of Enrichment
CANADA - A research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says studies are showing that enriching the living environment of pigs improves productivity at all stages of growth, Bruce Cochrane...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary Jim Long: U.S Lean Hog Prices Continue to Go Higher
A month ago the U.S lean hog price for 53-54% hogs was 60¢ lb. Last Friday they were 74.74¢ lb. a $30 per head increase in a month. Now producers are getting profits not just red ink. We expect lean...
Pig Industry News from Canada PigTrace Canada Encourages Greater Use of PigTrace Data
CANADA - PigTrace Canada is encouraging swine health officials to make wider use of PigTrace data when tracking swine disease outbreaks, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Global Alternative Asian Markets Support EU Markets
ASIA & EU - EU exports of all pig meat products (including offal) to third countries grew by 5 per cent year-on-year in the first three months of 2017, according to latest figures from the EU commission,...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Demand for Slaughter Pigs Continues
EU - The current European slaughter pig market appears overall optimistic. Many quotations recently went up considerably. In relation to demand, the scarce quantities of live pigs on offer are regarded...
23 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Inventories in Cold Storage at End of April Down 6%
US - The latest USDA 'Cold Storage' report contained some positive implications for red meat demand in April, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Vissan Buys More Pigs to Support Farmers
VIET NAM - To reduce oversupply and help farmers, Vissan Co. Ltd will buy and slaughter an additional 200 to 300 pigs a day, raising the company’s additional purchases over the normal number to 500-600...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Duo Set to Showcase Specially Selected Pork
SCOTLAND, UK - On the first Saturday of June, thousands of people will descend on Thainstone Mart to visit the Taste of Grampian event, in association with Specially Selected Pork, which celebrates the...
Pig Industry News from Canada Fifth PED Case Prompts Call for Pork Industry Stakeholders to Minimise Movements
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging pork producers and their service providers to step up their attention to biosecurity in the wake of the latest confirmed case of PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NAFTA Modernisation Must Not Disrupt Pork Imports, Says NPPC
US - Following last week's notification by the Trump administration to Congress that it intends to modernize the trade agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico, the National Pork Producers...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Producers' Share of retail Price Up in April
UK - The share of pork retail prices received by producers increased by over one percentage point on the month in April, to 41.8 per cent. Furthermore, this remains the largest share received by producers...
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