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22 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Series of PED Prompt Regional Approach to Biosecurity
CANADA - In response to a series of PED outbreaks in Manitoba, swine health officials are encouraging minimal animal movement and limited contact with swine operations in the affected area, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continuing on Upward Track
UK - Prices are continuing on their upward track with no red ink in sight, although we have yet to scale the dizzy heights reached in November 2013 when the DAPP (now the SPP) hit 172.03p; cull sows were...
19 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam NUTRIAD Presents Research Data on Sensory Imprinting Piglets
Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD, was a Gold Sponsor of the recently concluded Pig Feed Quality Feed Conference (PQFC) in HoChiMinh (Vietnam)....
18 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Futures Rally During W17-W20
US - Hog futures have rallied in the last four weeks as market participants come to grips with steady (and rapid) gains in product markets and the spot live trade, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
Pig Industry News from Global Ruby to Lead Passport Food Safety Solutions' PassTrac Analytics
GLOBAL – Today, Passport® Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced the addition of a new industry professional to lead PassTrac Analytics....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Aid, Teagasc in Partnership on Ireland’s Contribution to Global Agriculture Development
IRELAND - Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh TD, and TEAGASC Director Professor Gerry Boyle, signed an agreement to renew the partnership between Irish Aid...
Pig Industry News from China Shanghai Seminars Highlight Value, Quality of US Pork
CHINA - Training seminars conducted by USMEF in Shanghai provided Chinese importers, distributors and chefs information about cutting, preparing and marketing a variety of US pork cuts. The trainings,...
Pig Industry News from United States Tiny Bubbles Help Heal Broken Bones in Pigs
US - Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and considerable costs to the health system associated with...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tight Pork Supplies Limit Export Performance Once Again
UK - UK exports of fresh/frozen pork in March were 3 per cent lower on the year at 19,100 tonnes, according to the latest data from HMRC, reports Millie Askew, AHDB analyst....
Pig Industry News from Canada Lobbying to Save NAFTA Proving Effective
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says lobbying efforts from both within the United States and from Canada and Mexico to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement...
Pig Industry News from European Union Global Market Report – EU and Spain Mercedes Vega
Between supply and demand in Spain a balance has been struck, although punctual, after a month of repeating the prices of live hogs....
17 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Study: Economic Ripple Effect of Livestock Operations in Indiana
ANALYSIS - If you've driven through the US state of Indiana, you'll have seen lots of corn and soybean fields. It’s no surprise that it ranks in the top 10 US agricultural states, but what is surprising...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Commit to Scottish Pig Health Charter
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish pig farmers have united in their commitment to animal health and welfare by signing up to the Scottish Pig Health Charter....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Disappointment for Roasts; Sausage Sales Sizzle
UK - During the 12 weeks ended 24 April, primary pork volume sales were down just over 1 per cent compared to the previous year, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, writes Bethan Wilkins,...
Pig Industry News from Global Joint Canada-US Initiative Aims to Improve Transport Biosecurity, Biocontainment
US & CANADA - The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Centre says a joint Canada-US imitative aimed at addressing biosecurity and biocontainment issues at points of high concentrations of...
Pig Industry News from Serbia Chinese Companies Eyeing Serbian Market
SERBIA - Riding a wave of the Belt and Road Initiative and fast-developing China-Serbia partnership, dozens of Chinese companies are eyeing the Serbian market....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Price Increase Likely to Take Place
EU - This week, the European slaughter pig market appears to be overall balanced. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Osborne Industries Inc. USA to exhibit at VIV Russia 2017
Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced pig production equipment, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at VIV Russia....
16 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Germany Study: Foods for Radioactive Substances Under Analysis
GERMANY - "Even though radiation emitting radioactive elements like uranium are only contained in small quantities in food, their chemical properties and radioactivity could pose a risk if they are ingested...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Commends USDA's Establishment of Undersecretary for Trade
US - Last week, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a recognition...
Pig Industry News from Canada Ways to Deactivate Pathogens in Swine Transport Vehicles
CANADA - A Graduate Student with the University of Saskatchewan says Thermal Assisted Drying and Decontamination is proving to be effective in deactivating pathogens in swine transport trailers but it...
Pig Industry News from Swaziland State-of-the-art animal health syringes
A colour leaflet provides complete details on the Swiss made self-refilling syringes Socorex® 167 / 187 / 287, designed for serial precision animal injections....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus newsletter May 15
Genesus are providing Chinese company TQLS with registered purebred & swine breeding stock from Canada....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary Jim Long: U.S Cash Hog Price Continues to Rise
U.S Hog Producers are getting the benefit of rapidly rising prices. In the last week 53-54% hogs went from 62.50 to 69.94. A gain of $15 U.S per head. ...
15 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC Addresses Trade in North America with Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food
CANADA - Representatives from the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) were in Ottawa last week (Thursday, 11 May) to address the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade about trade in North...
Pig Industry News from Malaysia Melaka Govt Insists on Seriousness in Addressing Pig Farming Pollution Crisis
MALAYSIA - Vowing to put a stop to environmental pollution caused by the pig farming industry in Paya Mengkuang will not be just a sweet election campaign promise, State Agriculture and Entrepreneurial...
Pig Industry News from Taiwan Taiwan Urged to Ban Gestation Crates for Pigs
TAIWAN - Taiwan should do away with gestation crates for sows and adopt a more civilized means of intensive pig farming, an animal protection group said Wednesday....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Nutriad appoints Key Account Manager in Russia
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad announces the appointment of Mr Roman Krikovtsov as Key Account Manager for the Russian market. ...
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Farmers in Need as Pork Prices Plummet
VIET NAM - Farmers need to be rescued again as prices of yet another farm item collapses....
Pig Industry News from United States Trump Declares War on Environmental Regulations
US - Under the Trump administration, budgets are being cut and regulatory powers curtailed for federal bodies across the board – but none more so than the Environmental Protection Agency. What does this...
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