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29 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Paying it forward ham by ham this holiday season
Pig farmers across the US understand the important role that they play in contributing to a better way of life in their communities, and Giving Tuesday was no different...
28 November 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union ADM shines a light on its additive portfolio at EuroTier
The Pig Site spoke to Andrew Carlson, vice president of global feed additives and ingredients, ADM, at the ever-growing trade show in Hanover. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB’s Pick Pork advertising campaign reaches millions
During AHDB’s latest Pick Pork campaign, sales of promoted cuts increased 16.5 percent and almost £3.2 million compared to the previous period, according to Kantar Worldpanel...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Tail posture could be used as early detector of tail damage and tail biting in finishing pigs
Results from research published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science indicate that tail posture is a promising early detector of tail biting in finishing pigs...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Winner of 'special achievement of the year' at the 2018 National Pig Awards
Colin Stone, Breeding Farms Manager at Wayland Farms, received the award for Special Achievement of the Year at the 2018 National Pig Awards...
Pig Industry News from China China sustains efforts to improve animal welfare
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organisation's China representative...
27 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: Lean hog futures continue to rise
Lean hog Futures continued their rise last week with July reaching new life of contract highs of 85,875₵ lb. This is 15₵ lb. or $30 plus more a head than July Lean Hog prices were at the past summer...
Pig Industry News from United States Good nutrition, management can’t replace antibiotics, but they can help reduce the need
Producers looking to raise pigs with little or no antibiotics should consider nutritional strategies that help pigs build more immunity, according to Mike Tokach, PhD, a professor and swine nutrition specialist...
Pig Industry News from United States Traceability features in 2019 food trends
Supply-chain transparency and alternative protein sources top food trend predictions for 2019...
Pig Industry News from China China swine fever outbreak to curb its soybean imports
China's imports of soybeans are set to drop as an outbreak of African swine fever hits its huge pig herd and saps demand for the animal feed ingredient...
Pig Industry News from United States Lean hog futures decline as cash values soften
US lean hog futures fell on Monday on softer cash values and reduced demand for hogs from packers who were cutting kills, traders said...
Pig Industry News from Canada Alternative market demands soften impacts of tariffs on US pork
H@ms Marketing Services reports that improved pork demand in regions South Korea and South America have helped offset lower movements of US pork into China and Mexico...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: hope for higher prices
Another week passes by, yet there is still no movement seen in the slaughter pig market this week...
26 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The Pig Site is hiring!
Are you an enthusiastic self-starter with a passion for building a career in publishing and in interest in the aquaculture, agriculture and/or veterinary sectors?...
Pig Industry News from Canada Feed efficiency is key to sustainability of pork industry
An Iowa State University swine nutritionist says improved feed efficiency has been key to maintaining the economic and environmental sustainability of pork production...
Pig Industry News from China Ag Ministry says ASF won't become epidemic
China has confirmed 74 outbreaks of African swine fever in 20 provincial areas, but the deadly pig virus, which is not harmful to people, won't break out into regional epidemics according to the Ministry...
Pig Industry News from Canada Improve sow foot health with rubberised flooring
Lab scale research suggests the foot health of loose housed gestating sows can be better maintained by covering concrete floors with rubberised coatings...
Pig Industry News from China Xiamen Airlines puts pork back on the menu after swine fever 'misunderstanding'
China's Xiamen Airlines has reversed a short-lived ban and resumed serving pork on flights after a "misunderstanding" about the measures being taken to tackle African swine fever, the deadly disease sweeping...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom International comparison highlights UK-US pig production cost differences
US pig producers, on average, produced pigs at an average cost of 50p/kg below the GB figure in 2017, according to the latest annual report from AHDB comparing pig production costs in different countries...
23 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States “At The Meeting” goes in-depth on African Swine Fever in new episode
The ongoing discussion about African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks in China and Europe has many in the swine industry on edge. ...
Pig Industry News from China Sichuan bans transport of live pigs
Southwest China's Sichuan Province has prohibited the transport of live pigs from any provinces after several cases of African swine fever outbreak were reported, local authorities said Thursday....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA November 2018
I have always contended that there are opportunities if you look hard enough....
Pig Industry News from China China reports new African swine fever case
China has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Friday.   ...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown results weakened by problems in the UK
Much of Danish Crown’s business is performing well, but as a result of continued losses in the UK company Tulip Ltd, the group has decided to postpone its strategic target by two years....
22 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Germany Which organic materials make safe enrichment for pigs?
New research published in Porcine Health Management examines the hygienic status of selected organic enrichment materials used in pig farming, with special emphasis on pathogenic bacteria...
Pig Industry News from Germany Jim Long Pork Commentary: EuroTier report
Jim Long discusses the EuroTier trade show in Hanover Germany and investigates the comments he received after his last commentary on African swine fever...
Pig Industry News from European Union Magapor, once again in EuroTier
Magapor S.L., Spanish company specialised in swine reproduction has participated one more edition in EuroTier, main European fair in animal farming and international reference. Indeed, it is open to companies...
Pig Industry News from Australia Register now for ‘Science and Practice of Pig Production’ course
Registration is open for applicants to join the 'Science and Practice of Pig Production' course...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Mega Producers: The Hanor Company
The Hanor Company celebrates another year on the Global Mega Producer list. This is not surprising as the management team has been together since the start (1996)....
Pig Industry News from United States Veterinarians in best position to be ‘ambassadors’ for antimicrobials in pork production
Veterinarians can leverage their credibility to help consumers understand the complexity of the decision-making process for antimicrobials used in pork production, said Locke Karriker, DVM, a professor...
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