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23 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Demonstration of New Technology for Washing Swine Transport Trailers Expected By March
CANADA - A multi-disciplinary multi-institutional team of researchers expects to be ready by March to demonstrate new technology designed to speed up the washing of swine transport trailers, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Encouraged to Consider Seasonal Flu Shots
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council is encouraging pork producers to be prepared for the wave of seasonal flu, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Setting Realistic Antibiotic Usage Targets in the UK
UK - AHDB Pork is urging UK pig producers to send in their 2015 on-farm antibiotic usage data, in any shape or form, before the end of the year, to help the industry set realistic reduction targets this...
Pig Industry News from United States Heavy Hog Supplies but Limited Processing Capacity is Pressuring Hog Values
US - We have been talking for some time about heavy hog supplies relative to processing capacity. In the short term this has put downward pressure on hog values, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
22 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Commits to Restoring Pork Access to Argentina
CANADA - The Canadian meat industry has welcomed the commitment to restore access to Argentina for Canadian pork....
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Risk Expected to Rise with Drop in Temperatures
CANADA - Pork producers are being reminded the risk of exposure to PED is likely to increase with the onset of colder weather, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States US Retail Meat Prices Declining
US - Retail meat prices continue to decline but the pace of price adjustment has been lagging the general increase in overall meat supplies, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report published by...
Pig Industry News from Global Comparing 1960s Hog-O-Matic Finishing Floors to Contemporary Designs
Not every labor saving idea for swine confinement lasted much past the initial development phase. From the 1960 Yearbook of Agriculture, we present the HOG-O-MATIC!...
Pig Industry News from Germany Pork Commentary: EuroTier 2016
GERMANY - Writing this on the plane returning from Eurotier, held in Hannover, Germany. Massive is the best word to describe Eurotier. 2200 Exhibitors – swine, poultry, and dairy. Held every two years,...
Pig Industry News from Poland Nutriad Concludes 2016 Polish Wheat and Triticale Mycotoxin Survey
POLAND - Poland is one of Europe’s biggest grain producers. Its farming sector has changed dramatically since it joined the European Union (E.U.) more than 10 years ago....
Pig Industry News from Canada Key Takeaways on Mycotoxins: 2016 World Nutrition Forum
CANADA - The 7th edition of the World Nutrition Forum recently took place in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most livable places in the world, surrounded by stunning nature. The event counted over 800 participants...
21 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation More ASF Reported in Russian Pigs
RUSSIA - Russia has reported two more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) on pig farms....
Pig Industry News from Ukraine Ukraine Reports Further ASF Outbreaks
UKRAINE - Three more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in the Khmel'nitskiy and Nikolayev regions of Ukraine....
Pig Industry News from Denmark Further Reduction in Antimicrobial Use on Danish Pig Farms
DENMARK - Antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease in 2015, mainly due to a reduction in pigs. By contrast, serious outbreaks of disease among broilers and mink have resulted...
Pig Industry News from Finland Finland Creates Animal Protein Feed From Biogas
FINLAND - The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Study Shows Mood and Personality Affect the Decisions of Pigs
UK - The judgements and decisions a pig makes are governed by their mood - whether good or bad - and their personality type, according to new research....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Countries Plan to Reduce Farm Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - This past week was World Antibiotic Awareness Week and so countries around the world have been announcing their plans for antibiotic reduction in livestock farming....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Weekly Hog Slaughter Continues to Rise
US - This week's hog slaughter totaled 2.531 million head, up 3.2 per cent from last week, up 5.7 per cent from the same week last year, and if not revised, the second most ever in a week behind the 2,532,244...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Sales of Antibiotics for Animals Dropped 9 Per Cent Last Year
UK - Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report released this...
18 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Study Finds Some Hog Workers Developing Drug-Resistant Skin Infections
New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests that some workers at industrial hog production facilities are not only carrying livestock-associated, antibiotic-resistant bacteria...
Pig Industry News from European Union Spain and EU Pork Markets
EU, SPAIN - European markets have been steady over the last three weeks. Meanwhile, in the Spanish market, supply continues to push hard, writes Mercedes Vega, General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal....
Pig Industry News from European Union Pork Industry to Benefit from EU Trade Deals, Study Shows
EU - The European Commission has presented a study to EU agriculture ministers this week on the impacts of 12 future trade agreements on the agri-food sector, highlighting sensitive products such as beef....
Pig Industry News from Canada Success for Canadian Pork in China
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) recently returned from a trade mission to China where it supported and promoted Canadian pork producer interests in the very important Chinese marketplace. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Health Must Be Priority in Next Ag Policy Framework, says Pork Council
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council is calling on government to ensure swine health and disease prevention remain a priority under Canada's next Agricultural Policy Framework, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 November 2016
Pig Industry News from France Combined Vaccine Helps Reduce PRRS on French Pig Farms
FRANCE - Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is caused by a virus that is present on a large proportion of farms....
Pig Industry News from Canada The Increasing Threat from Mycotoxins to Global Food Security
CANADA - Remarks by Christopher Elliott, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Week to Week Variation in US Pork Production Causing Problems
US - For the week ending November 12 the total supply of red meat and poultry is up about 2 per cent from the same week a year ago. However, most of the increase is due to more beef coming to market,...
Pig Industry News from United States Trade, Labour Big Issues for Agriculture in Trump Presidency
US - The election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US could have long-term implications on labour and trade in the food and agriculture sector, according to a report from...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada's Livestock Producers Have Role in Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan says the livestock industry has a role to play in contributing to reducing antimicrobial resistance, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Global Investors Take Action to Manage Antibiotic Overuse Risk in Farming
GLOBAL - To mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week a new investor briefing has been released highlighting the risks to global investors from the systematic overuse of antibiotics in livestock farming....
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