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08 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Global World Pork Expo: Infection/Prevention Chain Helps Control PRRS
ANALYSIS - The Infection/Prevention Chain™ concept relies on a simple disease management equation: to control disease producers need to minimize disease exposure and maximize immunity....
07 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Maple Leaf Pursuing Ambition to Become Most Sustainable Protein Company
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods has announced its ambition to be the most sustainable protein company on earth, based on a sweeping set of principles and an expansive sustainability agenda that has yielded substantial...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Exports Moderate in April; Remain Well above Year-ago Levels
US - In April, US red meat exports slowed moderately from the red-hot pace established in March but were still significantly higher year-over-year, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled...
Pig Industry News from China China's Meat, Produce Prices Continue to Retreat
CHINA - Prices of meat and vegetables continued to drop in major Chinese cities last week, official data showed Tuesday....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff Publishes New PRRS Initiative Research Book
US - The National Pork Board’s new porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus research booklet is now available. ...
Pig Industry News from India Protest Ends as Pig Farms Shut Down in Kerala Village
INDIA - The 109-day stir of the residents of 17 mile near Kallanod in Perambra has come to an end after Koorachund gram panchayat ordered closure of 17 illegal pig farms. ...
Pig Industry News from Thailand Thai Pig Farmers Cry Foul Over US Import Plan
THAILAND - Thai pig farmers are opposing any plan to allow pork imports from the US. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Local Impact of New Rules Governing Veterinary Antimicrobials Still Unclear
CANADA - The President of Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians says the local impact of new rules governing the use of antimicrobials in livestock production will become more clear once they're...
Pig Industry News from Indonesia Nutriad Rolls Out Program On Alternative To AGP Use At Indolivestock, Surabaya, Indonesia
The 12th Indonesia's No.1 Livestock, Feed, Dairy, and Fisheries Industry Show in Indonesia - INDO LIVESTOCK 2017 Expo & Forum, May 17 – 19, 2017...
Pig Industry News from China Jim Long Pork Commentary: China Update
China Pork Imports have been a key driver in the Global Hog and Pork Prices....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo
This week is the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. It is the premier annual Pork Expo held in the World. ...
06 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Results for April Pork Export Data Better Than Expected
US - Export data for April was released on Friday and the results were even better than we expected based on the weekly reports, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC Addresses Non-Tariff Trade Barriers with Standing Committee on Agriculture, Agri-Food
CANADA - Representatives from the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) were in Ottawa last week to address the House of Commons Standing Committee on Non-Tariff Trade Barriers to the Sale of Agricultural Products...
Pig Industry News from Taiwan Nine Charged in Fake Pig Vaccine Case
TAIWAN - Nine people have been charged in a case involving the supply of fake vaccines to pig farmers, the Yunlin District Prosecutors' Office said Tuesday....
Pig Industry News from China China Takes Major Step Forward to Improve Pig Welfare
CHINA - China took a major step forward to improve the welfare of pigs on Monday, 5 June....
Pig Industry News from Canada Adherence to Biosecurity Every Time Key to Avoiding PED
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programmes with Manitoba Pork says the key to avoiding bringing the virus responsible for PED into the barn is making sure biosecurity protocols...
Pig Industry News from Australia Pork Imports Hurting Aussie Pig Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Australian pork farmers have seen prices slide as imported pork products flood the market....
Pig Industry News from United States Pig Health Today website now online, offering ‘all health, all the time’
Pig Health Today, a new website focused solely on news and information related to swine health, was launched today to help the US and global pork industries stay on top of the latest on disease management,...
05 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Short Term Situation in Pork Complex Positive
US - Despite the down day on Thursday (1 June) and the weak open the next morning, the short term situation in the pork complex is positive, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continue on Upward Track
UK - Pig prices continue on their upward track, with the SPP breaching the 160p barrier and now standing at 160.10p, the German producer price rising by 1 Euro Cent and spot quotes at either firm stand...
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Spread in Southeast Manitoba Multifactorial
CANADA - Manitoba Agriculture reports the recent spread of PED in the southeast is shaping up to be multifactorial, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Pig Industry News from Nigeria Investment in Feed Supply Chain to Enhance Competitiveness
NIGERIA - Livestock Feeds Plc, a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc, has announced that it is currently investing in its supply chain operation to drive further growth, and enable it deliver better value...
Pig Industry News from Malaysia Pig Farmers Given Three Months to Adopt New Method
MALAYSIA - The advance pig-farming technology in the Netherlands should be adopted by Malaysian farmers to prevent pollution in Sungai Tuang, Alor Gajah, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron....
Pig Industry News from Global Global Pork Trade Remains in Ascendancy
GLOBAL - Pork export volumes for the major pig meat exporters have continued their upward momentum in the first quarter of 2017, reports Leo Colby, AHDB Consultant....
Pig Industry News from United States WPEX Expected to Attract Widespread Local Attention
US - The Director of Trade Show Marketing with the National Pork Producers Council says, in addition to attracting pork producers from around the world, World Pork Expo is a great local attraction, according...
Pig Industry News from United States Merck Animal Health Calls For World Rabies Day Awards Submissions
For the second consecutive year, Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) will be recognizing individuals and organizations who work to prevent rabies in their...
02 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Programme to Support Pig Farmers Launched
VIET NAM - The Central Committee of Việt Nam Youth Federation and DSF Vietnam Co. on 31 May launched a programme called "Support Farmers – Price Subsidy to Consumers" to help farmers sell their unsold...
Pig Industry News from China Pig Feet Shipment to China Tests Positive for Ractopamine
CHINA - A Canadian shipment of pig feet to China, produced by Olymel LP, has tested positive for residues of banned growth drug ractopamine and may curb future trade, Canadian government and industry officials...
Pig Industry News from United States ASEAN Buyers Connect with US Red Meat Industry
US - To connect exporters and importers and create interest in alternative cuts of US beef and pork, USMEF hosted 11 leading meat buyers from the ASEAN region for an educational tour of packing plants...
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Sets Parameters for Heat to Destroy Disease Causing Pathogens
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan says research conducted by VIDO-InterVac has given engineers the parameters necessary to apply the use of heat to the decontamination of swine transport...
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