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09 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Global [Webinar] Mycotoxin On-Site Testing and Survey Results
GLOBAL - Watch the webinar with experts from BIOMIN and Romer Labs for an an in-depth discussion about how to successfully implement on-site mycotoxin monitoring, and recent trends in mycotoxin occurrence...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - The pig price this week in Russia is averaging 98 Roubles ($1.66) per live kg., writes Simon Grey, General Manager of Genesus Russia....
08 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Korea, South Korea Bans Livestock Movement Due to FMD Outbreak
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean authority on Monday banned the movement of all livestock for 30 hours across the country as suspected cases of foot-and-mouth disease infection were reported....
Pig Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Highest for Almost Two Years
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 per cent in January, its highest value in almost two years, marking a 2.1 per cent increase from its revised December value even as global markets remain...
Pig Industry News from European Union EC Launches Public Consultation on the Future of CAP
EU - Modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one of the European Union's longstanding policies, will allow it to better respond to today's social, political, environmental and...
Pig Industry News from Global USMEF Sees Strong Potential for Further Export Growth
MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA & DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Oscar Ferrara, PhD, joined the USMEF in early January as the organisation’s new regional director for Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic....
Pig Industry News from United States USMEF Highlights Importance of Red Meat Exports at Ag Expo
US - Last week, USMEF participated in the Minnesota Ag Expo, held 25-26 January at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. The event is hosted annually by the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and...
Pig Industry News from China Pork Commentary: China Market Update
CHINA - China has been the big story in the Global Swine industry in 2016.The lower supply of pork in China led to large pork exports from EU and North America. It is obvious that the increase in China...
07 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Japan US Red Meat Offered as Quality Option for Yakiniku Restaurants
JAPAN - USMEF participated in Tokyo’s Yakiniku Business Fair 2017, presenting US beef – including USDA Prime cuts and branded Angus products – as alternatives to domestic Japanese beef while showcasing...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Animal Disease Spread Shown Using Social Network Analysis
GLOBAL - Researchers have shown that looking at movements of operators and vehicles between farms in the same way we look at contacts in social networks can help explain the spread of dangerous infectious...
Pig Industry News from Brazil Researchers Highlight Alarming Link Between Feral Pigs and Vampire Bats
BRAZIL - The number of vampire bats, which transmit rabies and are a concern for livestock breeders, may be increasing in Brazil and the Americas along with growth in the populations of invasive feral...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Hopeful Farm Building Code Changes Will Stimulate Swine Barn Construction
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is hopeful planned changes to building code requirements for farm buildings will reduce construction costs and stimulate interest in new swine barn construction, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Contaminated Feed Ingredient Study Expected to Stimulate Discussion on Solutions
US - The Director of Research with Pipestone Applied Research is confident a simulation model which shows pathogens responsible for disease in swine can cross the ocean in feed ingredients will stimulate...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Producers to Discuss Opportunities and Challenges in the Industry
US - Producer delegates from across the United States will gather in Atlanta, March 1-3, for the annual National Pork Industry Forum....
Pig Industry News from United States Heavier DON, ZEN and FUM Levels Reported in 2016 US Corn and DDGS: BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey
US - US feed and livestock producers have more reason to carefully monitor mycotoxin contamination in feed and crops, according to results of the latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey....
Pig Industry News from Global New Flexible Sample Prep Solution Provides Consistent Performance While Saving Time, Money
Diagnostic labs are constantly searching for more effective sample preparation solutions that can adapt to their quickly evolving business and numerous testing requirements. To meet this need, Thermo Fisher...
06 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Industry Competitiveness and Sustainability Top Research Priorities
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says improving the global competitiveness of the Canadian pork industry while ensuring continued environmental sustainability is a top priority of Canada's Swine...
Pig Industry News from United States Rice Bran in Weanling Pig Diets Does Not Reduce Growth Performance
US - Research at the University of Illinois has demonstrated that adding rice bran to weanling pig diets does not have a detrimental effect on growth performance. Rice bran is a co-product of the rice...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Prices Must Rise for All Irish Producers, says IFA
IRELAND - Chairman of IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan has said farmers are expecting the pig price to increase substantially over the coming days....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Webinar to Focus on Meat Sectors' Preparation to Quit EU
UK - The outlook for the English beef, lamb and pork sectors as the UK prepares to quit the EU will be the focus of an AHDB webinar this month....
Pig Industry News from United States Combination of Strategies Effective at Mitigating Livestock Manure Odour
US - An Environmental Quality Engineer at South Dakota State University says a combination of strategies can be used to successfully address the odour emitted from swine operations, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Iraq Nutriad Launches Partnership Iraq
IRAQ - Feed additives producer Nutriad, alongside its new partner Mila Company for Veterinary Drugs, held its launch meeting in Erbil, Iraq. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red Tractor Shows Leadership with e-Medicine Book Requirement
UK - Red Tractor pig producers will be required to use the electronic medicine book (e-MB) to record the total collated antibiotics they administer to their herds every three months....
03 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - Mexican pork prices have shown a slight negative trend over the last four weeks, decreasing about 2.50 MXN pesos/kg liveweight. However, over a longer period of time (last 8 weeks), the decrease...
Pig Industry News from Canada New Government's Approach to Agriculture Cause for Optimism
CANADA - The General Manager of Manitoba Pork says the new provincial government's approach to agriculture is cause for heightened optimism within Manitoba's pork industry, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Hog Markets Shift Attention from Hog Supply to Pork Demand
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says, with expected higher than year ago slaughter hog numbers coming to market, attention is shifting to demand, especially export...
Pig Industry News from Italy Animal Disease Spread Shown Using Social Network Analysis
ITALY - Researchers have shown that looking at movements of operators and vehicles between farms in the same way we look at contacts in social networks can help explain the spread of dangerous infectious...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Meat Sales Still Rising, Unlike Pork
UK - The volume of bacon and added value products, such as sausages, sold by UK retailers in the 12 weeks ending 1 January (including the Christmas period) increased on the year, according to latest data...
Pig Industry News from India Nutriad Appoints Area Managers India
INDIA - Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Anand Srivastava and Rajaram Thiyagarajan as Area Managers covering the Indian subcontinent....
02 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Dr Derek Petry Joins Genesus
CANADA - Genesus is pleased to announce the addition of Dr Derek Petry as Chief Development Officer. Dr Petry joins Genesus from Choice Genetics USA, where he served as the CEO and Global Director of R&D....
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