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07 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Japan Nutriad starts distribution in Japan
Multinational specialty feed additives producer Nutriad announced it has reached an agreement with Watanabe Chemicals to distribute its’ products in Japan....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU budget: New Single Market programme to empower and protect Europeans
BRUSSELS, 7 June 2018 - For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing a new, dedicated €4 billion programme to empower and protect consumers and enable Europe's many small and...
Pig Industry News from United States Rapid Response Corps poised to investigate transboundary swine disease outbreaks
The US pork industry learned a big lesson after the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) outbreak in 2013....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU responds to Efra report on the future of food and farming
UK - NFU President Minette Batters issues a response to the report from the Efra Select Committee ‘The Future of Food, Farming and the Environment’, ...
Pig Industry News from United States Tonisity introduces Pink2Purple: First isotonic protein and electrolyte drink
USA - Tonisity today introduced Pink2Purple™ - the first isotonic protein and electrolyte solution designed specifically for show pigs...
Pig Industry News from United States Pig Health Today lines up video interviews with top experts at WPX
At least 30 swine-health experts from Iowa State University, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and trend watchers will be interviewed on camera over the next three days as part of Pig Health...
Pig Industry News from United States Optimism drives farmer sentiment higher; producers weigh-in on farm bill and crop insurance
USA - Agricultural producer sentiment rose last month to its highest level since January 2017, as producers expressed an improved view of current conditions and future expectations of the US agricultural...
Pig Industry News from United States US antibiotics sales for pork rival those for people, yet diseases in herds are rising
Roughly the same amount of medically important antibiotics is sold for use in pigs as for use in treating sick people in the US - yet many diseases in herds are on the rise, according to a new report out...
06 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States PMI reveals three trends in feed additives
USA, 6 June 2018 - From acidifiers to yeast, the feed additive market is booming, but the best is yet to come...
Pig Industry News from European Union Wageningen Bioveterinary Research and Ceva form strategic alliance to counter global threat of emerging and re-emerging diseases
Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) and Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) announced a new collaboration to develop veterinary vaccines for the control of (re)emerging infectious animal diseases, such as...
Pig Industry News from European Union Progress made, but take-up of ultra-fast broadband still significantly behind target, say EU Auditors
Although broadband coverage has generally been improving across the EU, not all targets set for 2020 will be met, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors...
05 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU lifts the lid on the IPM toolbox at industry summit
The NFU will today (5 June 2018) hold its first Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Summit bringing together industry professionals, academics and arable farmers to discuss research and on-farm practicalities...
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico to impose retaliatory tariffs on pork products
Mexico will impose equivalent measures to various products in the face of US protectionist measures...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo week.
This week is the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. Held every year in the first full week of June at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The Expo will have close to 20,000 people attend and visit the many Pork...
Pig Industry News from United States All health, all the time
Pig Health Today to mark first anniversary at 2018 World Pork Expo...
Pig Industry News from Canada Governments highlight funded activities for Manitoba agri-processors
Manitoba’s agri-processors are now able to access funding for activities under the Ag Action Manitoba program as the Canadian Agricultural Partnership continues to be implemented, Federal Agriculture...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Technical Report: Another genomic tool for improving litter size
Litter size is a very important factor determining sow profitability. A major limitation for increasing litter size is embryonic loss that occurs during the 2nd to 3rd week of gestation (Geisert and Schmitt,...
04 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Novus International announces investment review of Beaumont, Texas site for manufacturing expansion
Novus International, Inc., a global leader in animal health and nutrition solutions, confirms an in-depth investment review with its partner Arkema, Inc. to expand the manufacturing capacity at Arkema’s...
Pig Industry News from United States Science advances with MCFA set to power swine production into the future
The latest opportunities in nutrition and gut health will be highlighted at World Pork Expo 6-8 June in Des Moines...
Pig Industry News from Global Zoetis briefs pig industry on Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV
Following its launch in January, Zoetis has released the results of a series of studies around the biological properties of Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV, an innovative vaccine containing a modified live European...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pigs as universal flu vaccine models
Researchers at Pirbright, the University of Oxford and the National Institutes of Health, USA, have shown that pigs may be better candidates for flu vaccination trials as they better represent the human...
Pig Industry News from Brazil Poultry and swine production resumes in Brazil
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Association of Animal Proteins (ABPA) reports that 163 cold storage units throughout Brazil reported a resumption of activities on Friday 1 June 2018, after suspension of slaughter...
Pig Industry News from Canada PEDv update: 6 confirmed cases in Southeastern Manitoba
There are now six confirmed PED cases in Southeast Manitoba in the 2018 outbreak, including three finisher operations, two sow operations and one nursery operation. Biocontainment is in place on these...
Pig Industry News from Global Pig immunology breakthrough of the century
The Pig Site speaks to Dr Bryan Charleston, viral immunology researcher at The Pirbright Institute for preventing and controlling viral diseases, about the most recent, game-changing breakthrough in swine...
01 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Jim Long Pork Commentary: British Pig Fair report
Last week my wife Sarah and I travelled to Great Britain and attended the British Pig Fair, held every two years in Stoneleigh, England, near Coventry....
Pig Industry News from China Nutriad appoints country manager: China
Belgium headquartered feed additives specialist Nutriad announced the appointment of Liza Fan as Country Manager China....
Pig Industry News from United States Don’t get complacent with evolving PCV2 virus
Vaccines for porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) currently do an adequate job of cross protecting against new genotypes of the virus, but swine veterinarians and producers shouldn’t let their guard down,...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: markets well in tune – moderate price increases observed in many countries
29 May, 2018: On the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market, the mood continues to be positive with many quotations going up this week ...
Pig Industry News from Canada CWSHIN to focus on adding value to swine health surveillance data
The Manager of the Canada-West Swine Health Intelligence Network is hopeful that adding value for veterinarians to the swine health information collected by veterinarians will encourage expanded participation...
Pig Industry News from United States Gilt acclimatization, reduced shedding key to curbing downstream M. hyo disease
Research shows that if more piglets are positive for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) at weaning, there will be more problems in finishers, with decreased average daily gain, increased mortality and poor...
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