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04 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Finland Finnish Pig Farmers Low on Vaccines
FINLAND - Pharmaceutical distribution firm Oriola has had extreme difficulties in supplying medicines recently, and that's had some unexpected effects....
Pig Industry News from United States Livestock, Poultry Farmers Can Apply for Grants to Improve Animal Welfare
US - Starting yesterday (3 October), farmers who wish to improve the welfare of their farm animals can apply for a Fund-a-Farmer grant of up to $2,500 from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)....
Pig Industry News from Global When to Call the Veterinarian? PEDv Offers Perfect Example
ANALYSIS - Scott Dee, research director at Pipestone Veterinary Services, discussed indicators a pig producer should look for that are a red flag that it's time to call their veterinarian....
03 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Backs Goodlatte Visa Legislation
US - With the American agriculture community, including the pork industry, facing a labor shortage, the National Pork Producers Council yesterday called on Congress to adopt legislation creating a new...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Price Cut Totally Unwarranted, Says IFA
IRELAND - Disappointing news for all pig farmers last Friday with the announcement by pig processors of a 4c/kg reduction to be imposed on this week’s pig price. This leaves the average pig price in...
Pig Industry News from Canada Restricted Access to Yards Reduces Risk of Exposure to Disease
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork suggests restricting access to yards to those essential to production will help reduce the risk of disease transmission,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Meat Council Hopeful TPP will Move Forward Without US
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is hopeful the eleven remaining nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will find a way to move forward with the trade agreement without the United States,...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: USDA Hogs and Pigs report - More Pigs!
Last week the USDA released the September Hogs and Pigs Report. There were no surprises. There was expected of an increase in market inventory and there was 3% from last year....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Lean Hog Futures Shrug Off Bearish Implications
US - Lean hog futures on Friday seemed to shrug off some of the bearish implications from the latest "Hogs and Pigs" report, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Why PRRS elimination doesn’t work in some herds
Over the years, there’s been considerable progress in the development of strategies aimed at eliminating porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus (PRRSV). I define successful PRRSV elimination...
Pig Industry News from China PIC China makes milestone shipment to Shennong
Yunnan Shennong Agricultural Industry Group (Shennong) has recently imported more than 1,000 elite, high-health great grandparent (GGP) from The PIG Improvement Company (PIC)....
Pig Industry News from United States Merck Animal Health fosters next generation of food animal veterinarians
In partnership with the Food Systems Fellowship Program coordinated by the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce three scholarships have been...
Pig Industry News from United States Greenway: ‘Don’t be afraid to engage’ consumers on antibiotics, welfare
Pork producers should find more ways to engage with consumers and share their stories about responsible antibiotic use and welfare, says Brad Greenway, America’s Pig Farmer of the Year in 2016....
Pig Industry News from United States Four questions every new grower should ask their builder
Not all turnkey contracts and turnkey builders are the same. Knowing what to ask the potential contractors bidding on your project helps you avoid additional costs when or if problems occur during construction. ...
Pig Industry News from United States It's not a battle; it's a war
Win the war against rats and mice with these three steps for effective use of rodenticides....
Pig Industry News from United States And now you need to clean the water
The second part of our series on treating the drinking water in finishing houses....
Pig Industry News from United States 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....
Pig Industry News from United States Understanding bait rotation is key to rodent control
Many producers assume that switching to a different brand name of rodenticide provides a different active ingredient. However, that is not always the case. This article gives an understanding of what to...
Pig Industry News from United States Modulating brooders are costing you money
Zone heating is an accepted management practice to provide supplemental heat in wean/finish buildings. Many production systems utilize 17,000 Btu radiant gas brooders with modulating controls panels regulating...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Genesus Global Market Report: Markets in Russia
Current Price in Russia is 102 Roubles ($1.77) per kg. Despite some increased production and increased imports from Brazil, consumer demand is increasing....
02 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Maryland Reports More H3N2v Flu Cases
US - In an ongoing spike in variant H3N2 (H3N2v) influenza cases linked to Maryland county fairs, state health officials reported 12 more presumed or confirmed cases on Friday, as the US Centers for Disease...
Pig Industry News from Global Massive Projected Increase in Use of Antimicrobials in Animals by 2030
GLOBAL - The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52 per cent and reach 200,000 tonnes by 2030 unless policies are implemented to...
Pig Industry News from United States Risk of Transmission of Livestock-associated MRSA to Non-farm Dwellers Negligible
US - At a swine farm with pigs carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, levels of MRSA among 95 per cent of visitors became virtually undetectable only two hours after exposure....
Pig Industry News from European Union Animal welfare key to sustainability
Hendrix Genetics believes that setting the highest possible animal welfare standards at the beginning of the chain is vitally important to contribute to a sustainable future. Today, one third of Hendrix...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Genesus new video
We just finished a corporate video for Genesus. Doing it, we learned to appreciate the time and effort it takes to write and make a real Hollywood movie. Lots of time, lots of film, lots of editing, and...
Pig Industry News from Global Win-win Strategies for Climate, Food Security
GLOBAL - Climate policies that target agriculture and forests could lead to increased food prices, but reducing deforestation and increasing soil carbon sequestration in agriculture could significantly...
Pig Industry News from Canada Right Diets, Right Volumes Critical to Peak Sow Productivity
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal says ensuring the sow receives the right feed in the right amount is key to ensuring top performance and extended productivity, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Producers Urged to Watch for Forward Contracting Opportunities
US - H@ms Marketing Services is advising pork producers who have less than 50 per cent of their production forward contracted to be watching for opportunities to shore up their hedges, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continue to Head South; SPP Now Stands at 161.04
UK - Although pig prices are continuing to head south and the SPP lost 1.29p this week and now stands at 161.04, this still compares favourably with 141.03 a year ago, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic...
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