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06 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Cutout Outperforms Last Year's Levels
US - The pork cutout has outperformed year ago levels despite notably more pork available on a daily basis in the marketplace, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
Pig Industry News from United States Lower Yen and Peso Expected to Pressure US Pork Exports Demand
US - H@ms Marketing Services says the lower value of the Japanese yen and Mexican peso, compared to the US dollar, could influence the export demand needed to clear a heavy supply of pork being produced...
05 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Nutriad Concludes 2016 UK & Ireland Mycotoxin Survey
UK - The Nutriad 2016 mycotoxin survey concludes that this year’s harvest of wheat in the UK and Ireland is of medium quality (>LOD but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Polish Meat Processor to Acquire Pig Breeding Business
POLAND - Polish meat processor Gobarto S.A. (formerly PKD Duda S.A.) has signed a preliminary deal to acquire local pig breeder PPH Ferma-Pol sp. z o.o. from Poland’s Ministry of Treasure....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Hog Slaughter Up Again Following Thanksgiving Week
US - We've got another record. This week's hog slaughter totaled 2.540 million head, up 18.0 per cent from last week which was light because of Thanksgiving; up 4.8 per cent from the same week last year;...
Pig Industry News from United States Research Ties Sow and Progeny Diet to Kyphosis Risk
US - Research from the University of Wisconsin has given pork producers some things to consider when identifying and mitigating the causes of kyphosis, a condition characterized by an abnormal, outward...
Pig Industry News from Kenya More ASF Reported in Kenya
KENYA - Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a farm in Senyende, Kenya....
Pig Industry News from South Africa South Africa Reports Further ASF Outbreaks
SOUTH AFRICA - Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in Tswaing, North West Province....
Pig Industry News from European Union Progress Report: Castration of Pigs in the EU
EU - For centuries, surgical castration has been performed on pig farms across Europe. Until recently, the procedure was performed without the use of anaesthesia or analgesia. But now, the EU has proposed...
02 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports Looking Positive
US - USDA/FAS has released its weekly update on US beef and pork exports and the data continues to paint a very positive picture for both proteins. Keep in mind that the weekly report only covers sales...
Pig Industry News from Canada Study Shows Sows Can Tolerate Temperature as Low as 9°C
CANADA - Conversion of gestation sow housing from stalls to group systems signifies a major shift for the recently revised Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs. One specific study...
Pig Industry News from Poland Gobarto Signs Deal to Acquire Polish Pig Breeding Business
POLAND - Polish meat processor Gobarto S.A. has signed a preliminary deal to acquire local pig breeder PPH Ferma-Pol sp. z o.o. from Poland’s Ministry of Treasure. The contract is worth about PLN 22...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NPA Looking for New Senior Policy Advisor
UK - The National Pig Association (NPA) is looking for a new senior adviser to join its award-winning team....
Pig Industry News from United States Added Fat in Pig Diets May Affect Digestibility of Nutrients
US - Added fat increases the energy content of swine diets, but it may also affect the digestibility of nutrients. Dr Hans H. Stein, professor of animal sciences at Illinois, and a team of researchers...
01 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New UK Pork Strategy Aims to Close the Productivity Gap
UK - Closing the productivity gap between English and EU pig producers and a new focus on pork as a midweek meal solution are two underpinning themes of AHDB Pork’s three year strategy published for...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Food Producers Call for Tariff-free Access to the Single Market
UK - The largest coalition of food producers in the UK’s history has come together for the first time to call for tariff-free access to the Single Market and continued access to a competent and reliable...
Pig Industry News from United States Rebound in Live Hog Markets Dependent on Continued Steady Pork Demand
US - H@ms Marketing Services says a strengthening of North American live hog prices will be dependent on a continued steady demand for pork, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Market - Eurotier and the Chinese Pig Industry
CHINA - Last week, Genesus was at Eurotier. The Genesus presence was split over two booths with our European partners, JSR Germany and Pork-Ex from Denmark. Both booths were constantly busy with a flow...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Pigs Continue to Be in Demand – Price Barometer Still Pointing Upward
EU - The atmosphere remains friendly on the European pig slaughter market. In most of the participating countries, the quotations are going up moderately....
30 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Livestock Futures Markets Record Higher Prices
US - This past week, livestock futures markets recorded higher prices, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting Group....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff Addresses Growing US Pork Supply
US - America’s pig farmers will produce a record-breaking number of market hogs this year, resulting in ample supplies of pork hitting grocery stores and restaurants. It is anticipated that this high...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Warnings of Food Price Increases Underline Importance of British Food Production
UK - The National Farmers Union has said warnings of a food price increase next year adds gravitas to the need for a strong, secure and viable domestic food production system....
Pig Industry News from Indonesia Nutriad Presents Digestive Performance and Mycotoxin Management in Medan
INDONESIA - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, through its distributor in Indonesia Kalbe Animal Health successfully launched their Digestive Performance products ADIMIX® (ADIMIX® Precision...
Pig Industry News from Canada The Impact of Gut Health and Gut Integrity on Performance of Livestock Animals
CANADA - Remarks by Franz Waxenecker, BIOMIN, Austria at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
29 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Reports More ASF Outbreaks
RUSSIA - Russia has reported more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) on pig farms....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scotland Launches Action Plan for New Generation Farmers
SCOTLAND - A 10 point action plan aimed at kick-starting a new generation of farmers by dramatically increasing the number of starter opportunities on public land has been published....
Pig Industry News from Canada Technology Procedures Training Change in Response to Risk of Disease Transmission
CANADA - Steve's Livestock Transport says, in response to the growing risk of disease transmission during transport, procedures and technologies have change and there's been a greater emphasis placed on...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom ASPAC Performance and Portfolio Expansion Mark Another Successful Year for AB Vista
UK - Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista, has revealed a successive year of global market share growth driven largely by strong sales of the Quantum Blue and Econase XT enzyme product lines....
Pig Industry News from United States NAMI Announces Additional Free Education Programming for 2017 IPPE
US - The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) announced it will sponsor three additional free education programs at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), scheduled to take place Jan....
Pig Industry News from United States FluSure XP® Vaccine With Strain Update Now Available From Zoetis
US - Zoetis Inc. has announced the availability of its FluSure XP® vaccine updated with clusters IV-A and IV-B of the H3N2 subtype. Because influenza A virus of swine (IAV-S) continues to evolve and challenge...
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