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04 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Denmark Game-based learning has huge potential to build skills required in real pig farming
New research indicates that game-based learning in agricultural education could reduce piglet mortality...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: Markets remain balanced
The pigs-mature-for-slaughter market could not be shaken last week with quotations remaining unchanged...
Pig Industry News from European Union Let's tie EU farm grants to better treatment of poultry and livestock
EU - Campaigning MEP John Flack is backing a move to link farm subsidies to animal welfare across Europe...
Pig Industry News from Thailand Introducing Smart Vaccination at Hipra Thailand
On 7th November 2018, Hipra Thailand organised an event entitled “Introducing Smart Vaccination for Swine and Poultry” in the Mandarin Hotel in Bangkok (Thailand) with the participation of over 200...
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Hipra launches UNISTRAIN®PRRS, a new live PRRS vaccine for Vietnam
On 9th and 13th November, Hipra brought together over 100 swine vets and farmers from Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi respectively, for the launch of UNISTRAIN®PRRS....
Pig Industry News from United States US pork loses $1.5 billion from trade dispute with Mexico
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) last week called for an end to a trade dispute that has cost US pork producers an estimated $1.5 billion this year...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork applauds signing of USMCA
Manitoba Pork is applauding the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...
03 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States North American PRRS Symposium: 25 years of lessons learned
Dr. Mike Roof, executive director of swine R&D with Boehringer Ingelheim, delivered the keynote address to attendees of the North American PRRS Symposium on Sunday in Chicago, addressing 25 years of PRRS...
Pig Industry News from United States Call for submissions: MSD Animal Health's 2019 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award
MSD Animal Health has opened submissions for the 2019 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award, which will grant one recent doctoral graduate the opportunity to present their research at an upcoming MSD Animal Health...
Pig Industry News from Mexico Genesus Global Market Report: Mexico
Mexico is a net importer of pig meat (pork), with a self-sufficiency rate of about 60%. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New UK powers could open door to ban on live exports
UK, 3 December 2018 - Significant new powers granted to the UK and devolved nations post brexit, could be used to introduce a ban on live exports, claims the RSPCA...
Pig Industry News from Japan Japanese pork imports steady despite volatile global markets
Japanese import volumes of fresh/frozen pork for the year to September were relatively stable, down just 0.1 percent on the year to 684,000 tonnes...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Minister outlines government ASF preparations
Farming Minister George Eustice has outlined the steps the Government is taking to try and keep African swine fever out of the country. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Swine dysentery outbreak in Norfolk
An outbreak of swine dysentery has been confirmed in Norfolk...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian pork producers encouraged by signing of updated trade agreement
Canadian pork producers welcomed the signing of the Canada-United States-Mexico-Agreement (CUSMA) in Buenos Aires prior to the G-20 summit...
30 November 2018
Pig Industry News from China China buys US pork despite trade tariffs as ASF spreads
China is loading up on US pork, despite import tariffs imposed due to the trade war, as African swine fever ravages the Chinese hog herd...
Pig Industry News from United States Engaging the pig industry in gene-editing
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture has created communication resources to help those researching, developing and using the technology to support an informed dialogue on gene editing...
Pig Industry News from European Union EFSA highlights latest developments on African swine fever in Europe
EFSA has published an update on the epidemiological situation of African swine fever (ASF) in Europe...
Pig Industry News from United States Applications open for MSD Animal Health's 2019 High Quality Pork PhD Award
MSD Animal Health has opened submissions for the 2019 High Quality Pork PhD Award...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB report shows eight percent increase in cost of pig meat production
The costs of pig meat production in 17 countries during 2017 are examined in a new report from AHDB Pork...
29 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Scientist ‘pops the hood’ on US pork industry’s newest vaccine for PCV2
What is “cell-mediated immunity” and how does it affect vaccine performance? Are two PCV2 genotypes necessarily better than one? And what does a monster from Greek mythology have to do with building...
Pig Industry News from China Chinese pig farm reports foot-and-mouth outbreak
Foot-and-mouth outbreaks have been confirmed on two pig farms in Guangdong, China...
Pig Industry News from United States Paying it forward ham by ham this holiday season
Pig farmers across the US understand the important role that they play in contributing to a better way of life in their communities, and Giving Tuesday was no different...
28 November 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union ADM shines a light on its additive portfolio at EuroTier
The Pig Site spoke to Andrew Carlson, vice president of global feed additives and ingredients, ADM, at the ever-growing trade show in Hanover. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB’s Pick Pork advertising campaign reaches millions
During AHDB’s latest Pick Pork campaign, sales of promoted cuts increased 16.5 percent and almost £3.2 million compared to the previous period, according to Kantar Worldpanel...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Tail posture could be used as early detector of tail damage and tail biting in finishing pigs
Results from research published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science indicate that tail posture is a promising early detector of tail biting in finishing pigs...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Winner of 'special achievement of the year' at the 2018 National Pig Awards
Colin Stone, Breeding Farms Manager at Wayland Farms, received the award for Special Achievement of the Year at the 2018 National Pig Awards...
Pig Industry News from China China sustains efforts to improve animal welfare
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organisation's China representative...
27 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: Lean hog futures continue to rise
Lean hog Futures continued their rise last week with July reaching new life of contract highs of 85,875₵ lb. This is 15₵ lb. or $30 plus more a head than July Lean Hog prices were at the past summer...
Pig Industry News from United States Good nutrition, management can’t replace antibiotics, but they can help reduce the need
Producers looking to raise pigs with little or no antibiotics should consider nutritional strategies that help pigs build more immunity, according to Mike Tokach, PhD, a professor and swine nutrition specialist...
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