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02 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Slight Pullback in Hog Futures
US - Hog futures have pulled back a bit in the last few trading sessions as market participants focus both on short term cash price considerations and the potential for pork demand going into the spring...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Response to Farm Business Income Figures
UK - The latest Farm Business Income figures suggest that farmers are still feeling the impact of an unpredictable and volatile market place, the NFU said....
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Welcomes Increase in Pig Prices
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan welcomed the increase in pig prices last Friday, when most processors increased quotes for the current week by 4c/kg....
Pig Industry News from China Unique Structure of ASF Virus Enzyme May Allow Drug Development
CHINA - A DNA-copying protein from a lethal pig virus has a unique structure that may offer a target for drugs designed to combat this important agricultural disease, according to a study published 28...
Pig Industry News from United States Livestock Groups Applaud President for Repealing Waters of the US Rule
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applaud an executive order issued by President Trump that begins the process of rescinding or rewriting...
Pig Industry News from United States USA Hog Market Report
US - I don’t think I can recall this ever happening, but February hogs went off the board at $75 and change. Then, April became the lead month at a $5.00 discount, writes Allan Bentley....
01 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada The Importance of Nitrogen for Growth in Pigs
CANADA - After energy, protein is the second most expensive nutrient in swine rations but utilization tends to be low. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Primary Pork Purchases Still in Decline, But Proccessed Products Popular
UK - Volumes of primary pork sold by UK retailers in the 12 weeks ending 29 January continued to be below year earlier levels, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. In contrast, added value...
Pig Industry News from Global Report Reveals World’s Future Food Security 'in Jeopardy'
GLOBAL - Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report...
Pig Industry News from Canada Prospects of New Trade and Tax Policy Pressures Hog Markets
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services blames uncertainty over trade for this week's dramatic drop in lean hog futures....
Pig Industry News from Canada Trump Address to Congress Viewed as Possible Pivot Point for Hog Markets
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says tomorrow's address by US President Donald Trump to a joint session of Congress is being viewed as a possible pivot point for North...
Pig Industry News from European Union Closest Possible Trading Relationship with UK, Strong CAP Key Brexit Issues
EU - Reacting to a report by the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture on the impact of Brexit on farming, IFA President Joe Healy said the two key issues for the agriculture sector are the closest possible...
28 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Gene-Edited Pigs Show Signs of Resistance to PRRS
GLOBAL - The big news this past week has been the announcement by UK scientists that they have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year - Porcine...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pork Exports Excelled in 2016
EU - At over 2.3 million tonnes, EU pork export volume grew by a third on the year during 2016....
Pig Industry News from Canada Move to Group Housing Heightens Importance of Individualized Sow Nutrition
CANADA - A Nutritionist with Gestal suggests the move to group housing of gestation sows has heightened the importance of the ability manage feed intake for each sow individually, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Agri-food Exports Reach Record High in 2016
EU - Agri-food exports from the European Union reached record high in 2016, according to annual 2016 figures....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: USDA Pork in Storage Report
US - Last week, the USDA reported the inventory of pork bellies at the end of January at 14,014 (1,000 pounds), the lowest amount recorded since records began in 1957, writes Jim Long President – CEO...
Pig Industry News from United States Dr. Bob Thompson Named the 2017 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award Recipient
US - Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is proud to be the new sponsor of the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice award. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Higher than Previously Believed Canola Meal Inclusions Possible In Nursery Pig Diets
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Manitoba suggests canola meal can be used in ration formulations for nursery pigs at much higher levels than had been previously believed, writes Bruce Cochrane....
27 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Launches New Sow Farm in Lipetsk Region
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, has launched a new sow farm in the Lipetsk region. Igor Babaev, founder of Cherkizovo Group, and Oleg Korolev,...
Pig Industry News from United States Widely Accepted Vision for Agriculture May be Inaccurate
US - "Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population." This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it has become widely accepted among academics, policymakers...
Pig Industry News from Global Optimum Boar Life: Improving Market Pig Profit Through the Terminal Sire
GLOBAL - PIC terminal sires are selected based on the performance-potential of their progeny in commercial grow-finish flows. ...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Moon Pig Project Aims to Produce Pigs in Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly Way
DENMARK - Denmark is a world leader in pig production and is always striving to improve the technologies associated with pigs. Over three years ago a small group of well known important Danish companies;...
Pig Industry News from Australia Australian Pork Expansion to Benefit Southeast Asia
AUSTRALIA - A pork processor in South Australia that supplies meat to Southeast Asia will undergo a major expansion to become one of the biggest facilities of its kind....
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Invests $4.8 million in Agricultural Programmes
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced 19 grants totaling $4,790,100 to support agricultural science programmes at non-land-grant...
26 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Global 2016 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Results for Swine Feed
GLOBAL - Mycotoxins are known to have a broad range of negative effects on animals. These secondary metabolites produced by fungi infect all types of grains, and are produced either on the field following...
24 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Gene-Edited Pigs Show Signs of Resistance to Major Viral Disease
UK - Scientists have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year....
Pig Industry News from Global Driving Savings From Handling & Transporting Pigs
GLOBAL - In the increasingly competitive global swine industry we must continue to look for any and all opportunities to maximize efficiency and deliver on profit potential. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Slaughter Hog Numbers Show Early Signs of Rebounding
CANADA - The General Manager of Manitoba Pork reports the province's pork industry is seeing the first signs of a rebound in the number of hogs available for processing, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Global Genus's PIC Enters Strategic Partnership with Hermitage
GLOBAL - Genus, a leading global animal genetics company, and Hermitage, one of the longest established pig breeding companies in Europe, are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to enter...
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