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24 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Prices: Deals Being Made in Excess of Base Quotes
IRELAND - The Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan has said that the while base quotes remained similar to last week at 1.62-€1.64/kg, there are a greater number of pigs killed at deals far in...
Pig Industry News from United States Essential Oils Emerging as One Alternative to Antibiotics
US - The Head of Purdue University's Animal Science Department says the use of essential oils is emerging as one of the strategies that can help in reducing the livestock industry's reliance on the use...
Pig Industry News from United States 2016 US Pork Exports Show Impressive Progress
US - At year-end 2016, US pork exports showed impressive progress following a challenging 2015. In 2016, 5.1 billion pounds of pork and pork variety meats valued at $5.94 billion dollars were exported,...
23 February 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU, SPAIN - In the Spanish market, 2017 seems to have started positively. We are now at prices above 2015 and 2016, and almost at the levels of 2014. The Mercolleida market price for last week closed at...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Antibiotic Resistance Remains High, Says EU Report
EU - Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety...
Pig Industry News from China Big Dutchman Acquires Agricultural Building Business from Betco
CHINA - The Big Dutchman group based in Vechta, Germany, announced today that it has acquired Qingdao Betco Asia Co., Ltd. (Betco Qingdao), which is the livestock building business of the North Carolina-based...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Right Funds and Regulation are Vital for Farming’s Future, says Report
UK - A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest technologies....
Pig Industry News from Ukraine More ASF Reported in Ukraine
UKRAINE - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in Bobrovytsya, Chernigov....
22 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Trade and Investment Deals Post-Brexit in the Spotlight at NFU Conference
UK - A panel of experts at the NFU Conference considered a number of the unanswered questions on the country’s future position on international trade and investment post-Brexit....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US Hog Market Getting Stronger
US - On October 21, April Lean Hog Futures were at $0.56/lb. Last Friday, April lean hog futures closed at $0.7075/lb. That’s over $30 USD per head increase. It’s about the difference between losing...
Pig Industry News from Global PIC Helps to Improve Your Profit Per Sow
GLOBAL - At the end of last year, PIC conducted a series of road shows in the US. During two weeks, a team of technical experts went to various locations across the Midwest to meet with over 800 people...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation More ASF Reported in Russian Pigs
RUSSIA - More cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in the Saratovskaya region of Russia....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Meat Supplies Fall in January
UK - While UK clean pig slaughterings in January were reported by Defra to be level with the calendar month in 2016, this was due to there being an extra working day in January 2017 compared with 2016....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian and American Pork Producers Recognize Value of Trade
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says pork producers on both sides of the Canada US border recognise the value of trade and value the essence of free trade, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from China Ceva Joint-Venture with EBVAC Reinforces Position in China's Swine Market
CHINA - In the presence of the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang and French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) and EBVAC have signed a joint-venture agreement to create a new...
21 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Slip in 2016 Pork Retail Demand Indexes
US - From an economist’s perspective, a demand index is a depictions changes over time compared to a base period (i.e. shifts in the demand relationship). Graphically, demand is a curve with prices on...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Producer Share of Pork Retail Price Remains Strong
UK - The share of pork retail prices received by producers remained healthy during January, at 40 per cent. This represented a small fall of less than half a percentage point on December....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Agriculture Delivers 7:1 Return on Investment
UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy....
20 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Unresolved Technical Issues Could Delay Canadian Beef, Pork Access to Europe Under CETA
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council fears unresolved technical issues could delay the movement of Canadian pork and beef into Europe under the Compensative Economic and Trade Agreement, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Exporting Pig Trotters Could Swing Brexit Pendulum in UK Farmers Favour
UK - Tapping into the lucrative multi-million pound global pig trotters market could be a saving grace for UK agriculture post-Brexit, writes Chris McCullough....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Study Finds FMD Crises Can be Averted with Vaccination Strategy
GLOBAL - Future outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research...
Pig Industry News from Ukraine More ASF Reported in Ukrainian Pigs
UKRAINE - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on Ukrainian backyard pig farms....
Pig Industry News from United States Agri Groups Welcome Pruitt as New EPA Administrator
US - Last week, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomed Scott Pruitt's confirmation as administrator of the US Environmental Protection...
17 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom FMD Crises to be Averted with Vaccination Strategy, Reveals Study
UK - Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research...
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Leads Delegation to Prioritise Nitrates Regulations
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy this week led a delegation to meet with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and Local Government Minister Simon Coveney to set out the Association’s priorities in the...
Pig Industry News from China China's Appetite for EU Pork Growing
CHINA - European farmers benefitted from a doubling of pork exports to China in 2016, according to an official industry organization....
Pig Industry News from Australia Pork CRC Commercialisation Advances
AUSTRALIA - Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC) Manager, Commercialisation and Research Impact, Charles Rikard-Bell, has confirmed that a pipeline of products is being...
Pig Industry News from Canada Coordinated Canada-US Approach Needed for Dealing with Swine Disease
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork suggests the Canadian and US pork industries can best address the risks posed by swine disease and prepare for the potential introduction of a foreign animal disease...
Pig Industry News from China The Ups and Downs of China’s Pig Industry in 2016
CHINA - The price of live pigs in China was marked by many fluctuations throughout the year 2016. Governmental policies had a huge impact on the business of manufacturers, including relocations, which...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Prices for All Meat Proteins Higher Up in January Compared to 2016
US - Prices for all meat proteins were lower compared to the previous year in  January, reflecting the impact of expanding meat supplies and the need to move  more  product ...
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