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29 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Brazil SIAVS: Brazilian officials downplay Weak Flesh, welcome new trade opportunities
Ahead of the official opening of SIAVS International Pork and Poultry Show in São Paulo, a press conference was held and attended by journalists from over 40 countries around the world. Ellen Hardy reports....
28 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Tonisity Px Feeds Pig's Intestine to Reduce Pre-weaning Mortality
ANALYSIS - Tonisity Px is the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. From Day 2, Tonisity Px helps pigs cope with stress, decreases pre-weaning mortality, increases weaning weights and improves gut health....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Pork Tonnage During July Up 2%
US - Last Thursday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published their monthly "Livestock Slaughter" report with data for July, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Strong Start to Year for UK Meat Exports
UK - Exports of beef, lamb and pork from the UK have surpassed the £500 million mark for the first six months of 2017 – up 18 per cent year-on-year....
Pig Industry News from Canada High Incentive to Quickly, Successfully Conclude NAFTA
CANADA - The acting Executive Director of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance suggests there is a great deal of incentive to bring the renegotiation of NAFTA to a quick and successful conclusion, according...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Seven Firms Sign Up to Pig Industry Scholarship
UK - Seven sponsoring companies have signed up to this year’s illustrious Pig Industry Scholarships....
Pig Industry News from Canada Seasonal Increase in Hog Supplies Pressuring Prices
CANADA - H@ms Marketing Services suggests, two hog processing plants expected to come on line next month will be key to easing the pressure of increasing hog supplies, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Likely to be Linked to Hepatitis E in UK
UK - Pork products sold in a leading supermarket may have infected people in the United Kingdom with a form of hepatitis, according to a study by Public Health England....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Cull Quotes Move Up
UK - Although the SPP rose by 0.13p to 164.66p and the influential German producer price stood on at €1.70, EU prices may come under pressure in the weeks ahead, reports Peter Crichton in his "Traffic...
25 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Mexico Key to Expanding US Pork Exports
US - The director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says hog markets are optimistic that the renegotiation of NAFTA will end positively but will be ready to react if things go badly, Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Finland Atria Improves Productivity; Considers Centralising Pork Production
FINLAND - Atria has decided to launch a project to improve profitability in the production and increase productivity....
Pig Industry News from Namibia Pig Farmers Urged to Improve Genetics, Infrastructure
NAMIBIA - Although Namibia still had to import 1,049 tonnes of pork from January to May, 38 per cent less than in the same period in 2016, the country could in the near future play a role to help feed...
Pig Industry News from United States USPOULTRY Cosponsors 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit
US - Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), along with Field to Market, the Innovation Center for US Dairy, the National Pork Board, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and the US Roundtable for...
Pig Industry News from China China Not on First List of McDonald's Antibiotics Cut
CHINA - Chinese diners may have to wait until 2027 to enjoy nuggets free of a certain antibiotics at McDonald's as the country is not among the markets where the chemical will be banned before that....
24 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Global New Comprehensive Approach Aims to Modernize 100-Year-Old Meat Inspection Process
GLOBAL - In an effort to modernize the meat inspection process for the first time since the mid-1880s, Thermo Fisher Scientific will present a new and more efficient approach to help protect consumers...
Pig Industry News from Global Study Compares Cost of Meat in Over 50 Countries Worldwide
GLOBAL - Online catering marketplace, Caterwings, have conducted a study regarding the global price of basic food items, as preliminary research ahead of their expansion into foreign markets. ...
Pig Industry News from United States IAV-S elimination in breed-to-wean herds is challenging — but possible
Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) continues to present an ever-changing health challenge in breed-to-wean populations....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Price Regains Some of Previous Weeks' Losses
UK - Following negative movements in the previous two weeks, the EU-spec SPP recovered some ground in week ended 19 August, gaining 0.13p to stand at 164.66p/kg. The current quote is almost 29p above year...
Pig Industry News from Canada Access to Research Improves Decision Making When Moving to Group Sow Housing
CANADA - A research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says the more access producers have to information on the various options for group sow housing the better equipped they'll be in deciding...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Most Markets Balanced; Not Many Price Changes
EU - This week, the European slaughter pig market appears to be balanced overall. The majority of quotations remain unchanged, appearing stable on the level achieved so far. In some countries, the prices...
23 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown Signs MoU with Alibaba Group’s Tmall
DENMARK - Yesterday, the world’s largest pork exporter Danish Crown signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tmall, one of Alibaba Group’s business-to consumer e-marketplaces in China, at a ceremony...
Pig Industry News from European Union Another Slow Month for EU Pork Exports
EU - The slowdown in EU pork exports continued in June, with volumes down 25 per cent year-on-year at 158,300 tonnes, reports Bethan Wilkins, AHDB Pork analyst....
Pig Industry News from United States Sow group housing update
Group housing for sows remained a popular topic at this year’s World Pork Expo. Hog Slat’s sales director, Fritz Richards, outlines his recommendations for stanchions....
Pig Industry News from United States Alternatives to zinc oxide for more potent piglets
The nutritional and environmental experiences by weaning piglets contribute to gastro-intestinal and immune system disturbances. These can result in an increased susceptibility to gut disorders and, in...
Pig Industry News from United States Osborne's FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder named Producer Choice at World Pork Expo
Osborne Industries, Inc., of Osborne, Kansas, USA, is pleased to announce that it has been named winner of the Producer Choice Award for its new FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder at the 2017 World Pork...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Food Exports to China Climb Up 35%
UK - British food and drink exports saw record growth in the first half of this year, rising by 8.5 per cent on the same period last year, buoyed in part by a 35 per cent increase in exports to China....
Pig Industry News from Canada Successful NAFTA Renegotiation Could Enhance North American Global Competitiveness
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council suggests a successful NAFTA renegotiation could enhance the competitiveness of Canada, the United States and Mexico in international markets for meat, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from China Jim Long Pork Commentary: Visit with Wens Group
This past week we visited with Global Mega Producer Wens Group of China. Wens are a Genesus Genetic Customer....
Pig Industry News from United States More than 900 swine-health professionals from 20 countries expected at 2017 Leman conference
More than 900 swine veterinarians, producers and industry leaders from at least 20 countries will gather in St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 16-19, for the University of Minnesota’s annual Allen D. Leman Swine...
22 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Smaller Than Expected Hog Slaughter Numbers
US - The sharp break in pork belly prices last week was something that market participants had been pondering for a while but the speed with which it took place certainly got futures to pay attention,...
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