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30 May 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union New PRRScontrol.com
On 9th, 10th and 11th May, HIPRA participated as a Gold sponsor in the “10th European Symposium of Porcine Heath Management” (ESPHM) which took place in the Palacio de Congresos de Cataluña conference...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU and Spanish Pork Markets
After 10 weeks of steady price at € 1,156 / kg live weight, this week we see a rise of € 0.008 / kg, reaching € 1,164 / kg live weight. The price curve of this year is similar to that of 2015. With...
Pig Industry News from Global International partnership to address human-animal-environment health risks gets a boost
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today (30 May, 2018) agreed to step up joint action...
Pig Industry News from United States ‘False alarms’ by Seneca Valley virus trigger costly FMD investigations
A growing number of Seneca Valley virus (SVV) outbreaks wastes the time and money of people who investigate suspected foreign animal-disease outbreaks, reported Fabio Vannucci, DVM, assistant professor...
Pig Industry News from United States Adjusting swine feed rations helps ensure weight gains during hot weather
As temperature and humidity levels rise in the summer months, so does the threat of heat stress in the swine herd. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US market continues to crawl higher
The U.S hog market is certainly not exploding higher, it’s more like a crawl. This past week 53-54% lean hogs going from 66.60 to 68.23¢ a lb. Since the first of May 53-54% lean hogs have gained 8¢...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom George Eustice promises high trade standards for British farmers
The Government will not water down food safety and animal welfare standards in the pursuit of trade deals after Brexit, according to Defra minister George Eustice...
Pig Industry News from United States Minnesota pig farmer shares perspective on gene editing in animal agriculture
The CRISPRcon event will address the role of emerging technology in gene editing on human, animal and crop health...
Pig Industry News from Global Know your herd: the future of livestock monitoring solutions
The Pig Site speaks to Piers Hampson, Head of Antelliq, about their latest innovative technology solutions for keeping track of herd health, welfare and productivity...
29 May 2018
Pig Industry News from Thailand Thailand urges US to stop threatening its consumer health
The Thai Swine Raisers Association are urging the US to cease trade pressure, stating that Thailand’s food safety standard is under threat...
Pig Industry News from European Union New fixed volume animal injection syringes
The Swiss made Socorex® syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system include eight new fixed volume models starting from 0.2 mL until 10 mL. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union Research finds organic acids increase water intake in gestating sows and may benefit piglet viability
A study conducted by Trouw Nutrition’s Swine Research Centre reveals that gestating sows receiving a drinking water additive composed of free and organic acids during the last 80 days of gestation had...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK food and farming sector unites to set Brexit objectives for government
UK – Leaders of over 100 organisations from across the nation's food supply chain have put their names to a manifesto setting out the key principles that can help ensure Brexit is a success for the supply...
Pig Industry News from Australia Ingot check the rolled gold of feed grain checks
With grain the major and costly ingredient in pig diets and contributing much of the dietary energy, Australian pork producers are increasingly demanding that grains they feed have been accurately measured...
24 May 2018
Pig Industry News from Argentina State of emergency due to droughts in Argentina
Agribusiness has declared the agricultural emergency due to drought in Corrientes and Santiago del Estero...
Pig Industry News from Global Putting pig welfare first: OIE adopts pig welfare chapter
World Animal Protection welcomes the adoption of the pig welfare chapter by over 181 member countries, coordinated by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)...
Pig Industry News from United States How new 3D biometric identification can improve biosecurity within and between swine farms
The technology will be presented at this year's World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa...
Pig Industry News from European Union DanBred documents genetic gain of 5.97 EUR per finisher
Over the last three years, DanBred has generated and documented a genetic gain of € 5.97 per finisher...
23 May 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: good demand pushes up prices
It seems that the sunny weather conditions have fired up consumer demand. The slaughter companies’ need is high to such an extent that quotations have increased again in most of the EU member countries...
Pig Industry News from United States Farmers Union urges immediate action on E15 waiver
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delay in allowing year-round use of E15 gasoline threatens harm to markets for family farmers, according to National Farmers Union...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom National UK BBQ Award winners announced by Q Guild of Butchers
The winners of the annual awards were announced at the national awards ceremony in Hertfordshire, England...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB’s Pork Yearbook goes digital
A popular AHDB publication for the pig industry has for the first time entered the digital era – providing readers with greater access to a wealth of resources...
22 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Piglets are key subpopulation in keeping IAV-S circulating
When it comes to influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S), the relationship between the sow’s immune status and piglet protection remains perplexing. In a recent research project, Fabian Chamba, DVM and University...
Pig Industry News from Global Modulating brooders are costing you money
While the modulating controllers are the most popular choice, initial lab tests suggested the Hi/Lo type control panels would yield significant fuel savings...
Pig Industry News from Australia Swine welfare game-changers
The Pig Site speaks to Pork CRC CEO Roger Campbell about innovations in science within the swine welfare sector...
Pig Industry News from United States PORK Academy seminars provide Producers on-farm insights
The Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will return to World Pork Expo, with seminars held 6-7 June at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Huge opportunities for farmer-to-farmer learning this summer
UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer...
Pig Industry News from United States Four steps to turn US-China framework into actual certainty and stability for American farmers
Farmers for Free Trade applauds progress but cautions that much work remains...
21 May 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Swine tagging…why and how!
Animal identification is step one to providing the production data needed to manage a swine operation and make the decisions required for herd improvement...
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