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03 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States And now you need to clean the water
The second part of our series on treating the drinking water in finishing houses....
Pig Industry News from United States Swine tagging... why and how?
Animal identification is step one to providing the production data needed to manage a swine operation and make the decisions required for herd improvement....
Pig Industry News from United States Understanding bait rotation is key to rodent control
Many producers assume that switching to a different brand name of rodenticide provides a different active ingredient. However, that is not always the case. This article gives an understanding of what to...
Pig Industry News from United States Modulating brooders are costing you money
Zone heating is an accepted management practice to provide supplemental heat in wean/finish buildings. Many production systems utilize 17,000 Btu radiant gas brooders with modulating controls panels regulating...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Genesus Global Market Report: Markets in Russia
Current Price in Russia is 102 Roubles ($1.77) per kg. Despite some increased production and increased imports from Brazil, consumer demand is increasing....
02 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Maryland Reports More H3N2v Flu Cases
US - In an ongoing spike in variant H3N2 (H3N2v) influenza cases linked to Maryland county fairs, state health officials reported 12 more presumed or confirmed cases on Friday, as the US Centers for Disease...
Pig Industry News from Global Massive Projected Increase in Use of Antimicrobials in Animals by 2030
GLOBAL - The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52 per cent and reach 200,000 tonnes by 2030 unless policies are implemented to...
Pig Industry News from United States Risk of Transmission of Livestock-associated MRSA to Non-farm Dwellers Negligible
US - At a swine farm with pigs carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, levels of MRSA among 95 per cent of visitors became virtually undetectable only two hours after exposure....
Pig Industry News from European Union Animal welfare key to sustainability
Hendrix Genetics believes that setting the highest possible animal welfare standards at the beginning of the chain is vitally important to contribute to a sustainable future. Today, one third of Hendrix...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Genesus new video
We just finished a corporate video for Genesus. Doing it, we learned to appreciate the time and effort it takes to write and make a real Hollywood movie. Lots of time, lots of film, lots of editing, and...
Pig Industry News from Global Win-win Strategies for Climate, Food Security
GLOBAL - Climate policies that target agriculture and forests could lead to increased food prices, but reducing deforestation and increasing soil carbon sequestration in agriculture could significantly...
Pig Industry News from Canada Right Diets, Right Volumes Critical to Peak Sow Productivity
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal says ensuring the sow receives the right feed in the right amount is key to ensuring top performance and extended productivity, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Producers Urged to Watch for Forward Contracting Opportunities
US - H@ms Marketing Services is advising pork producers who have less than 50 per cent of their production forward contracted to be watching for opportunities to shore up their hedges, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continue to Head South; SPP Now Stands at 161.04
UK - Although pig prices are continuing to head south and the SPP lost 1.29p this week and now stands at 161.04, this still compares favourably with 141.03 a year ago, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog/Pork Industry Continues to Expand; Helps Keep 2018 Pork Price Inflation in Check
US - We think futures may construe the latest "Hogs and Pigs" report as bearish for the short term and neutral for spring/summer of 2018, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam ADM announces new product registrations for PROPLEX DY in Philippines and Vietnam
ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), announced today that PROPLEX® DY, a high-quality protein source for swine, poultry and aquaculture, has been approved...
Pig Industry News from United States Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae: ‘Fix the gilts, fix Mycoplasma’
There’s a lot we think we know about Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) under field conditions, but there’s a paucity of peer-reviewed literature to support much of the conventional wisdom we swine...
Pig Industry News from European Union Gold sponsor Nutriad hosted technical session at MycoKey
Belgium headquartered feed additives specialist Nutriad was a proud sponsor of the 1st MycoKey International Conference that took place in September in Ghent (Belgium)....
29 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Researchers Target Animal Farming, Meat Intake to Avoid Post-antibiotic World
GLOBAL - A new study by researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) and partners analyzes and describes a comprehensive strategy for preserving antibiotic effectiveness by...
Pig Industry News from Global Estimates Reveal Global Methane Emissions from Ag Larger Than Reported
GLOBAL - Global methane emissions from agriculture are larger than estimated due to the previous use of out-of-date data on carbon emissions generated by livestock, according to a new study....
Pig Industry News from United States Strong Pork Demand Critical to Clearing Anticipated Record US Slaughter Hog Numbers
US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says strong demand for pork will be critical to offset an anticipated record volume of US slaughter hogs expected to come to market over...
Pig Industry News from Australia Aussie Pig Farmers Leaders in Animal Welfare
AUSTRALIA - A voluntary initiative introduced by Australian pork producers to phase out the use of sow stalls on farm, has now been adopted and implemented by pig farmers who collectively account for...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Weekly Pork Export Sales Not as Strong as Expected
US - Hog futures have rallied in the last two trading sessions despite continued erosion in the cash hog index and weak pork cutout values, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
28 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Aggressive Sale in Hog Futures in Last Few Weeks
US - The results of the quarterly USDA "Hogs and Pigs" inventory survey will be released on Thursday, 28 September, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
27 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Production Expected to Hit All-time Record Levels This Fall
US - Combined production of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in August was estimated by USDA to be 8.962 billion pounds, 318 million pounds (+3.7 per cent) higher than a year ago and the largest amount...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Prices Spiral Downward; Stabilisation Recognisable
EU - The price spiral continues to turn downward on the European slaughter pig market. All quotations have gone noticeably down. Markets are well supplied across the borders. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Harvest is Here; Farmers Reminded to Put Safety First
US - Harvest is here, that means farmers are already moving equipment on roads, harvesting their crop, and hauling it to elevators....
Pig Industry News from United States Bacon, Chicken Retail Prices Up
US - Higher retail prices for several foods, including bacon, chicken breast, orange juice, sliced deli ham and flour resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Fall Harvest...
Pig Industry News from Canada Rain Delays Harvest but Improves Conditions for Fall Work
CANADA - Manitoba Agriculture reports rain that delayed the harvest across much of the province last week will give crops that have not yet fully matured a final boost and help get fall work moving forward,...
26 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Climate Insurance Rarely Well Thought Out in Agriculture
GLOBAL - Internationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change....
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