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28 June 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Carbon dioxide shortages in the UK: What do we know so far?
As carbon dioxide shortages continue to affect the European pig industry, The Pig Site takes a look at what we know so far and how the swine industry will respond over the coming weeks...
Pig Industry News from Japan DanBred opens AI station and multipliers in Japan
DanBred has signed an exclusive distributor agreement with CIMCO to establish sale of DanBred genetics in Japan...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Time to update your soil health knowledge? Practical videos to boost your productivity
A new series of practical videos regarding #learningfromtheland have been published by Innovation for Agriculture to help farmers understand and improve soil health...
27 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Peaking too soon? The US economic outlook for 2018
Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council, discusses the current economic outlook in the US pig industry and provides his predictions for the coming months...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis adds monovalent swine vaccine with two PCV2 genotypes
Fostera® Gold PCV provides broadest antigenic coverage against evolving virus...
Pig Industry News from United States More must be done to address lost demand for renewable fuels
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed increasing the renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by 3 percent in 2019, from 19.29 billion gallons to...
Pig Industry News from United States USDA launches outreach survey to small and very small meat and establishments
USA - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is conducting a survey to help enhance the creation and delivery of information and resources for small and very...
Pig Industry News from United States Room to breathe: California voters to decide whether hens, pigs and calves get more space
USA - Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced that an initiative is eligible for the 6 November 2018, General Election ballot...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British farmers are ‘better equipped than anyone’ to deliver high quality food
Secretary of State Michael Gove discusses British capacity to supply quality food products and a clean bill of health post-Brexit...
26 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Uganda Uganda pork producers to benefit from improved pig breeds
Uganda is one of the best pork consuming countries in Africa; it has per capita consumption estimated at more than 3.4kg per person per year according to FAO estimates of 2011 and is the highest in the...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. Lean Hog prices continue to increase!
Last week some U.S. lean hog prices reached 86¢ getting even closer to the 90¢ lean which we have predicted and expected....
Pig Industry News from United States PCV2: Future considerations for an evolving virus
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) may not be a new virus challenge for pork producers and swine veterinarians, but it remains a constant challenge. PCV2 ranks among the top three infectious agents in the...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Robotics Week 2018: new whitepaper now available on Agri-Tech
UK - In-depth reports and recommendations on key robotics sectors released as part of UK Robotics Week (21 – 29 June 2018)...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Make Red Tractor the flagship for British food, then shout about it
"The Government should capitalise on growing demand for safe, traceable food in international markets by using Red Tractor Assurance as a key selling point," says Jim Moseley, Red Tractor chief executive...
25 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States 258,121 pounds of pork lard products recalled by Quay Corporation
USA - The Quay Corporation, a Skokie, Illinois establishment, is recalling approximately 258,121 pounds of pork lard products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the US Department...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President to underline importance of food to Secretary of State
NFU President Minette Batters will put British food and farming at the top of the agenda at a MP reception at the House of Commons today (25 June 2018)...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay sets out on the 'Growing Canadian Agriculture' tour
CANADA - Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector is an economic engine, spurring job creation and prosperity across the country...
Pig Industry News from European Union Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter June 2018
It is with great excitement we now share this first edition of our newsletter with a focus on swine production and the industry....
Pig Industry News from United States DSM talks vitamin D and boosting post-weaning productivity
Looking back at World Pork Expo 2018 – The Pig Site discusses exciting innovations in swine nutrition with Dr Jon Bergstrom...
23 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Genesus global technical report: PCAI vs Traditional AI
No matter what catheter you use PCAI (Post Cervical AI) or Traditional AI (foam or spiral catheter) the reproduction success has different pieces to the puzzle....
22 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Compassion’s Awards celebrate continual drive for global farm animal welfare
GLOBAL - The winds of change continue to blow across the world’s most influential food companies as more and more recognise the need to take farm animal welfare seriously...
Pig Industry News from United States Three simple, effective ways to help hogs beat the heat this summer
For many reasons, including historically warmer weather and the fact that sows now produce bigger litters, pigs are more susceptible to heat stress, which could potentially affect their performance and...
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Is the Party Over? Part 2
In my last commentary I discussed some of the potential challenges to being an export nation for pork, which Canada very much is and has been for a very long time. The USA is rapidly becoming a very significant...
Pig Industry News from European Union Anizome™ launches microbiome discovery platform for animal health and nutrition
Anizome™, the first company to offer a commercial therapeutic microbiome discovery platform dedicated to animal health and nutrition, is launched today....
Pig Industry News from Spain Thermography serving pig vets and farmers with new app
After months of research and on-farm tests BeInFive, a marketing and software company from Barcelona, Spain, launches Degree2act, a new app to detect hyperthermia on pig farms...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. 80¢ Lean Hogs!
At the first part of April CME Lean Hogs for July were 73¢ lb. on this past Friday they reached 83¢ lb. What’s even better for our industry cash lean hogs Iowa/Minnesota averaged last Friday 83.50¢...
Pig Industry News from United States How stress hammers a pig’s intestinal system
Pigs get stressed out for lots of reasons, but weaning, heat, crowding, transportation and challenges getting acclimated to new environments often have the biggest impact on performance....
Pig Industry News from European Union Winterbotham Darby wins prestigious Special Recognition Award from Compassion in World Farming
UK-based continental meats supplier, Winterbotham Darby, are extremely proud to have received the Special Recognition Award at the Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards in...
21 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Impact of Carbon dioxide gas shortages on the British meat industry
Carbon dioxide gas shortages may affect the supply of meat and meat products to UK consumers as it is widely used in the meat processing industry...
20 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Are mycotoxins damaging the productivity of your herd? Find out with this free e-book
"Mycotoxins in Swine Production" (2nd Ed), produced by leading researchers in mycotoxin management, is designed to educate the reader on the effects of mycotoxins on swine performance, fertility and immunity...
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