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05 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President writes to Prime Minister ahead of Chequers meeting
NFU President Minette Batters has written to the Prime Minister calling for clarity and consistency across Government for a Brexit that backs British food production...
Pig Industry News from Canada $18.5 million allocated to fund Swine Innovation Porc for next five years
Swine nutrition, health and welfare, and pork quality are among the Canadian pork sector's top research priorities for the next five years, with $18.5 million allocated by the Canadian Pork Council...
Pig Industry News from Germany Technology from Hesse for organic enjoyment from Bavaria
The organic sector is booming, and at Packlhof, about 35 kilometres south of Munich, the reason for this is immediately clear to everyone...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New figures show continued focus on farm safety is needed
The NFU, together with other agricultural organisations, is continuing to work with farmers to focus on improving their health and safety on farm and making changes for the better, as new figures from...
04 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Ireland Will Ireland’s meat sector survive a hard Brexit?
With continued uncertainty over Brexit, worries over hard borders and trade tariffs are becoming more apparent. Eoin Mccarthy speaks to livestock producers in Ireland about their concerns for the future...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Agreement heralds development of new livestock traceability service
A new agreement has been signed between AHDB and Defra setting out how AHDB could develop a new multi-species livestock traceability service for England...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US June hogs and pigs report no doubt more pigs!
There is no doubt that the USDA is showing significantly more pigs in inventory. There will be no lack of pork in the near future....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Still struggling with BPS applications?
The NFU is urging the RPA to further simplify the BPS application process, increase support to applicants and address ongoing communications failures, as a survey of NFU members’ shows that for the second...
Pig Industry News from Denmark New DanBred breeding goals released
Since LP5 (Living Piglets on day 5 after farrowing) was introduced as a breeding goal, it has contributed to a significant and positive genetic gain and corresponding reproductive ability in the commercial...
Pig Industry News from European Union Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter July 2018
In the second edition of our new swine production and industry newsletter we look forward to IPVS and share insight on the importance of water measurement in swine production. ...
Pig Industry News from China China’s slumping pork prices: Impacts on the stakeholders
Angela Zhang, Head of the Business Intelligence Division at IQC Insights, provides her analysis on China's pork markets as to why the pork prices have slumped and what impact this has had on its domestic...
03 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The world of opportunity: Early bird tickets take flight for OFC
The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) has launched its ticket sales for its 2019 event with a limited number of discounted early bird tickets available until 31st August 2018...
Pig Industry News from United States CoBank quarterly economic outlook – trade war takes a toll on ag economy
CoBank reports from Denver; discussing how new tariffs dampen the outlook for sectors across the agricultural economy in the US...
Pig Industry News from European Union The impact of vitamins on swine production
Vitamins are essential for sustaining life, and dietary sources are needed to maintain health and promote growth, development and reproduction....
Pig Industry News from Denmark Møllevang and PIC enter into a strategic relationship
Møllevang, one of Denmark’s leading pig breeding companies, and PIC, the global leader in swine genetics, are pleased to announce that, effective today, the two companies have entered into a strategic...
Pig Industry News from European Union Nutriad host traditional herring party at VIV Europe
At the VIV in Utrecht (Netherlands) multinational feed additives producer Nutriad once more hosted a traditional herring party. A large group of industry professionals and academics joined the Nutriad...
Pig Industry News from United States Eight pork cuts that meet the USDA’s guidelines for ‘lean’ meat
According to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern that incorporates lean red meat can reduce cardiovascular disease risk...
02 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Two tactics to reduce stillborns and improve piglet survival
Piglet survival sets the stage for a hog system’s success. Two midwestern sow operations recently discussed how each achieves high piglet-survival rates by using different techniques to attend farrowing....
Pig Industry News from Global Do you know your tech? Innovations in swine management could change the way you farm forever
Aidan Connolly is Alltech's chief innovation officer who has a keen interest in developing innovative, nutrition-based technologies. The Pig Site spoke to Aidan to get his expert opinion on emerging technology...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Detect foot-and-mouth before it even hits your herd
New simple techniques created by scientists at The Pirbright Institute are able to detect the presence of foot-and-mouth disease virus from samples in the farm environment, even when susceptible animals...
Pig Industry News from Canada Animal health unaffected by US antibiotic use regulation changes
The Chief Veterinarian with the National Pork Producer's Council says fears over the potential negative impact on animal welfare resulting from changes to US regulations pertaining to antibiotic use in...
29 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Going for gold: Why one company is setting their own standard for swine welfare in Europe
The Pig Site speaks to David Houghton and Susie White, Winterbotham Darby, about creating the first pan-European UKAS accredited swine welfare standard ...
28 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Joint donation from Novus International and INEOS Nitriles funds local safety project
Novus International, Inc. and INEOS Nitriles, LLC announced donations to fully fund a proposed street safety enhancement project in Bloomington, Texas, USA. The companies made the announcement at a community...
Pig Industry News from France Genesus Global Market Report: France, June 2018
On June 15 the general assembly of the Breton Pork Market (MPB) occurred in Plérin. This was an opportunity to appraise achievements made in 2017 and make a first observation for the beginning of 2018....
Pig Industry News from United States New Hypor hire brings wealth of experience
As a company renowned for its experience and expertise, Hypor is adding a pork industry veteran to its sales force....
Pig Industry News from European Union Carbon dioxide shortages in the UK: What do we know so far?
As carbon dioxide shortages continue to affect the European pig industry, The Pig Site takes a look at what we know so far and how the swine industry will respond over the coming weeks...
Pig Industry News from Japan DanBred opens AI station and multipliers in Japan
DanBred has signed an exclusive distributor agreement with CIMCO to establish sale of DanBred genetics in Japan...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Time to update your soil health knowledge? Practical videos to boost your productivity
A new series of practical videos regarding #learningfromtheland have been published by Innovation for Agriculture to help farmers understand and improve soil health...
27 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Peaking too soon? The US economic outlook for 2018
Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council, discusses the current economic outlook in the US pig industry and provides his predictions for the coming months...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis adds monovalent swine vaccine with two PCV2 genotypes
Fostera® Gold PCV provides broadest antigenic coverage against evolving virus...
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