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12 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Where next for UK and Irish livestock science and production?
Post-Brexit future under the spotlight at major animal science conference...
Pig Industry News from Switzerland Injection syringes – your reliable choice
The Swiss made Socorex® self-refilling syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system are designed for serial precision animal injections. ...
09 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AB Agri announces appointment of José Nobre as Chief Executive
AB Agri, the agriculture division of Associated British Foods plc (ABF), has announced the appointment of José Nobre as CEO....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia managed to strengthen its position in the pork market of Hong Kong
Despite continuing sanctions and food embargoes, Russian agricultural companies do not reduce the pork production volume, which is growing, and actively increase their exports. ...
08 March 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
The concept of One Health represents very new terminology, but there is nothing new about the interaction between animals, humans and the environment. The interactions between these three areas are increasingly...
Pig Industry News from United States Innovative pig feeding trough designs
Feed efficiency, i.e., how well pigs can convert feed into growth, is determined by the right pig feeder trough design, and is one of the most important factors that influence pig production....
Pig Industry News from European Union 2018 European PRRS Research Award open for submissions until July 1st
For the fifth time, Boehringer Ingelheim sponsors the European PRRS Research Award to support applied research for the improved control of the swine disease PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome)....
Pig Industry News from Japan Global Food Safety Initiative reveals new benchmarking requirements
TOKYO, 6 March 2018 - The Global Food Safety Initiative announced at its annual Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, the latest initiative in GFSI’s mission to advance food safety and encourage industry...
07 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom International Women's Day: challenging farming stereotypes
Challenging stereotypes is always important, and the Cereals Event is getting behind International Women’s Day this week to disprove some common myths about females in farming. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Meet the game-changing women of pig farming
Ahead of International Women’s Day (8 March), take a moment learn about the two female pig farmers from Iowa who have been recognised as leaders of the next generation of American pig farmers...
Pig Industry News from United States Influence Feed: Feedback on food and fuel policy
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
Pig Industry News from European Union Gilt and Sow Management Guidelines 2017: Section 2 Gilt management
This section provides recommendations and best practices for gilt management. It will help producers prepare gilts to have high performance in their first parity while priming them for high lifetime performance....
06 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Global market prices
This week we wish to look at some of the Global Market Prices....
Pig Industry News from South Africa Listeriosis outbreak traced to processed meat
Largest listeria outbreak ever, which has killed over 180 people, has been linked to consumption of the sausage, known as polony....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork from Britain to be showcased in Japan
High quality pork from Britain will take centre stage at the largest food and drink international trade show in Japan this week (6-9 March)....
05 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Introducing Ingelvac Provenza — the birth of a new generation in swine protection
A new vaccine for pigs offers increased protection against damaging influenza strains that affect more than 70 percent of growing pigs every year. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis introduces US pork industry’s first vaccine with two PCV2 Genotypes
Zoetis has introduced Fostera® Gold PCV MH, the U.S. pork industry’s first vaccine to include two genotypes of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) — 2a and 2b....
Pig Industry News from United States 2018 pork industry honours
Tom Baas is awarded with the Distinguished Service Award, while Dick Isler receives the Paulson-Whitmore State Executive Award ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Get ready for change at the British Pig & Poultry Fair
Farmers face a lot of uncertainty in the coming years, but armed with the best advice from the industry’s top leaders they will be able to make the most of any opportunities which lie ahead...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU calls for detail on food and drink sector after Brexit
Brexit negotiations must deliver detail for largest manufacturing sector – food and drink, says NFU....
02 March 2018
Pig Industry News from France Genesus Global Market Report: France
This is our first Global Market Report focusing on France, therefore a short introduction to the French pig production....
Pig Industry News from United States Premier issue of Pig Health Today magazine now available
The premier issue of Pig Health Today magazine is off the press and being mailed to some 10,000 pork producers, swine consultants and opinion leaders in the US. The colourful, 36-page magazine can also...
Pig Industry News from United States Overheated pigs may get the cool down they need with Purdue technology
Modern sows are having more piglets than ever, and feeding those larger litters results in higher body temperatures. Air conditioning farrowing houses isn’t feasible, but Purdue University researchers...
Pig Industry News from Germany Natural feed additive alternatives
Gastrointestinal roundworms affect livestock performance negatively and cause economic losses by damaging the gut lining, decreasing appetite and interfering with efficient nutrient absorption. ...
01 March 2018
Pig Industry News from Global National Pig Day 2018
Thursday 1 March is celebrated in the US as national pig day, where pigs are accorded their rightful place in society....
Pig Industry News from Canada Ractopamine-free programme: new swine movement requirements
New swine movement documents mandatory part of Manitoba’s racto-free programme....
Pig Industry News from United States The science of gene editing takes centre stage at Pork Industry Forum
Kansas City – 28 February, 2018 – Science, technology and global health author and journalist Michael Specter opened the annual pork industry forum, offering his insights on gene editing to the more...
Pig Industry News from Global Topigs Norsvin implements PRRS resistance in breeding value estimation
Topigs Norsvin has recently implemented selection for increased natural resistance to PRRS by using the WUR SNP in breeding value estimation. ...
28 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Wild pig hunters warned to adopt safe practices
With deer season coming to a close, hunters look to trap and kill wild hogs, but authorities in Texas are warning people to take precautions and look for any abnormalities when assessing pig meat....
Pig Industry News from Thailand Charoen Popkhand Foods thanks overseas business for 2017 growth
Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) reports that its result operation achieved Bt501.507 billion, up by 8 percent in 2017 with a net profit of Bt15.259 billion thanks to growing overseas businesses, and plans...
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