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22 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States The cost of being wrong: Why cost-benefit analyses are replacing guesswork on swine farms
Cost-benefit analyses may be conducted prospectively to decide whether to implement an intervention or retrospectively to determine if an animal-health intervention was successful. Either way, they’re...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom World Water Day 2018
With more businesses committing to the Courtauld Commitment 2025 Water Ambition today, WRAP discusses the ongoing Water Ambition projects aiming to mitigate current water pollution and water wastage rates....
Pig Industry News from United States Influence Feed: Bracing for trade retaliation
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Businesses commit to Courtauld Commitment 2025 Water Ambition to cut environmental cost of food and drink
Announced on World Water Day, the Ambition has the backing of signatories to WRAP’s ten-year Courtauld Commitment 2025 voluntary agreement....
Pig Industry News from United States 2018 World Pork Expo — bigger and better than ever
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, World Pork Expo will feature an expanded trade show with more exhibitors....
21 March 2018
Pig Industry News from Global €24m partnership for animal health innovation
Adisseo and Seventure partners announce €24m first close of AVF, a new fund dedicated to innovative animal health and nutrition....
Pig Industry News from United States Exclusive PRRS and PED insurance coverage protects US pork producers
INDIANAPOLIS - first-of-its-kind insurance coverage for farmers affected by Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED)....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Some market observations
Are US hog weights starting to go down?...
Pig Industry News from Global Lallemand Animal Nutrition joins Neovia’s “Farm of the Future” network
Lallemand Animal Nutrition announces it is joining the Neovia “Farm of the Future” network as an “Innovative Company"....
20 March 2018
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Genesus Global Market Report: South Asia
Market analysis for Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines. ...
Pig Industry News from United States More planning required for feed medications in new VFD era
Planning, paperwork and prevention are the priorities on hog farms in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD), which came onto the scene in January...
Pig Industry News from United States The impacts of marbling on production traits and carcass composition
Swine breeding programs have traditionally been focused on production efficiencies (i.e. growth rate and feed conversion) and leanness of the carcass. This focus has led to dramatic improvement in production...
Pig Industry News from United States The eve of disruption: How changes in retail and consumer trends might affect pork consumption - and production
Today, almost any product in the world is at your fingertips - literally. A mouse click or screen tap is all you need for access. And often you can get the item you covet delivered the next day - at no...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK and EU agree terms for Brexit transition period
The NFU has given a cautious welcome to details of a 21-month transitional period as part of the agreement to the UK leaving the EU....
Pig Industry News from Germany New pen concepts could address animal welfare concerns in an environmentally friendly way
FRANKFURT/MAIN, Germany 15 March 2018 – The March 2018 “Chart of the Month” published by DLG-Agrifuture Insights from the German Agriculture Society, focuses on pig producers’ opinions on animal...
19 March 2018
Pig Industry News from Thailand Swine and poultry farms of Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) certified under Thai Labour Standard
Bangkok - Sixty poultry farms owned by Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF), Thailand's leading agro-industrial conglomerate, have been certified under the Thai Labour Standard: TLS 8001-2553, the national...
16 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States A & A Finest recalls frozen pork and shrimp dumpling products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen
WASHINGTON, 15 March 2018 – Johnsonville, LLC, a Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin establishment, is recalling approximately 109,603 pounds of smoked pork sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous...
15 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU welcomes PM’s ambition to deliver a successful farming policy
The NFU President has welcomed Wednesdays (14 March) comments from the Prime Minister which acknowledged the ‘historic opportunity’ the government has to deliver a farming policy that will work for...
Pig Industry News from United States NFU applauds introduction of STRESS Act
WASHINGTON - Bill provides assistance to struggling farmers amidst farm economy decline...
14 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Never stop improving: PIC’s game-changing genetic advancements in pork quality
At PIC, genetic improvement of pigs is accelerating faster than ever before....
Pig Industry News from Austria Quality feedstuff for healthy livestock and quality food
Interview with Dr. Erich Erber, Founder and President, Erber AG of which Biomin is a part, Dr. Jan Vanbrabant, Chairman of Executive Board and CEO, Erber AG, Dr. Hannes Binder, Managing Director, Biomin...
Pig Industry News from European Union Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
Prof. Paolo Martelli, DVM, Diplomate ECPHM, President of the ECPHM, Full Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Parma University, Italy, outlines how to achieve swine herd immunity based on recent...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian pork industry statement on the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
OTTAWA, Canada, 8 March 2018 — Canadian Pork producers welcome the signing of The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)...
13 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: December United States and Canadian hog inventory report
The USA-Canadian market is linked in many aspects: pork trades both ways, Canadian Feeder Pigs, market hogs, sows are sent from Canada to USA. Both countries chase similar export markets. Last week United...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Genesus Global Market Report: Russia March 2018
Pig Price is 84 Roubles per live kg ($1.47). Average cost of production quoted at about 65 Roubles ($1.14) and with some of the top companies quoting costs in the 50’s average - profitability remains...
Pig Industry News from United States Cull-sow market endangers foreign animal-disease prevention
The US cull-sow market could threaten containment plans if a foreign animal-disease (FAD) outbreak occurred in the US, according to Jim Lowe, DVM, associate professor at the University of Illinois....
Pig Industry News from United States Organic livestock standards rule withdrawn to detriment of family farmers and the organic label
WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian minister of agriculture and agri-food strengthens agricultural trade with Japan, South Korea
Budget 2018 reaffirms the Government of Canada's commitment to actively deepening trade relationships, through modern, progressive free trade agreements, including in new, fast-growing markets in Asia....
12 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Announcing 2018 recipients of the Award for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease
The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease give out more than $100,000 each year for research into infectious porcine respiratory diseases. This year, three outstanding proposals were selected...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB in advanced talks with private partner to secure the future of MLCSL
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is in advanced talks with private business HallMark Veterinary Compliance Services about taking over its commercial subsidiary Meat and Livestock...
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