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21 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Bait stations improve rodent control
The use of bait stations improves the effectiveness of any rodent control program. ...
20 October 2018
Pig Industry News from France Genesus Global Market Report: France October 2018
This summer the average pork price has been much lower than summer from the previous year and reached a maximum price of 1.296 €/kg (1,498 $/ kg carcass) at the beginning of September....
19 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: The markets are always moving
Some weeks we don’t have much to write about. It seems either we or the markets are in a doldrum. Probably we are more than the markets. The markets are always moving....
Pig Industry News from European Union Better feed conversion, more profit for your wallet
In theory, the secret to boosting your pork profits is simple: spend less and make more. Yet with ever increasing feed costs eating into your bottom line, that’s easier said than done....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Reverse of fortunes (kind of)
Eight weeks ago, in my August 13th Commentary Bob Hunsberger, Wallenstein Farm Supply, projected profits for the next 12 months at ($10.96) per pig average and producer profitability levels that week ($19.25)...
Pig Industry News from Global Food systems planning experts say it's time to reflect on the work of local governments
Though we've progressed on a national level, it's time to recognise that the issue of food insecurity is just as important as maintaining other public infrastructure in local communities...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Study finds gene-edited pigs resistant to billion dollar virus
Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world's most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code...
Pig Industry News from United States US researchers produce coronavirus-resistant pigs
Researchers at the University of Missouri have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to a deadly porcine virus, Transmissible gastroenteritis...
Pig Industry News from Canada Changing the Chinese pork sector disease status
The Veterinary Counsel, along with the Canadian Pork Council, suggest that the entire global pork sector has a vested interest in improving the health status of the Chinese swine herd and creating a biosecurity...
Pig Industry News from United States US pork export value still under pressure
August pork exports were fairly steady with last year’s volume, but retaliatory duties in key markets continued to pressure pork export value...
18 October 2018
Pig Industry News from China China soybean imports set for biggest drop in 12 years amid tariff conflict
China's soybean imports are set to drop by a quarter in the last three months of 2018, their biggest fall in at least 12 years as buyers curb purchases amid the Sino-US trade war and high domestic stockpiles...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Could a no-deal Brexit mean backtracking our welfare standards?
UK - Government must prioritise high welfare imports to avoid low-grade, low-welfare products arriving on our supermarket shelves...
Pig Industry News from Canada How do you prevent your buildings from deteriorating so quickly?
The Prairie Swine Centre and the University of Saskatchewan investigate rapid deterioration of pig buildings and potential mitigation strategies to prolong the lifespan of Canadian swine facilities...
17 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Where is African swine fever now?
What is the current status of ASF around the world, and what are both infected and non-infected regions doing to stop its spread?...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: quotations are going down
At present, the mood is gloomy in the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. A majority of quotations continue to go down, with the price decreases ranging from a corrected 0.8 to 5 cents...
Pig Industry News from Australia Affluent effluent possible for piggeries
About 16 per cent of the manure effluent of the Australian pig herd is now directed to biogas systems, equating to 29 percent of the herd housed in conventional sheds at piggeries larger than 500 sow farrow-to-finish,...
Pig Industry News from United States Absolutely the least exciting thing about raising pigs
Maintenance. We all know it's important but it’s not something anybody gets excited about doing....
16 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: German discounted prices are stirring the market
Last week (9 October) the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market presented itself inconsistently: while the pigs-for-slaughter quotations appeared steady in some EU member countries, they went down...
Pig Industry News from Global How will access to data boost agricultural productivity?
The Global Open Data for Agriculture (GODAN) and the Open Data Charter have launched a guide for governments to open agricultural data...
Pig Industry News from United States US pork industry seeks 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow
The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open through 12 November...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Fair funding to be granted to all farmers across the UK
UK - Independent panel will look at how funding supports the needs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...
15 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States How to equip your show pig project
Showing livestock becomes more competitive each year. And parents, beware. The necessary equipment and supplies probably seem a little different than when you showed...
Pig Industry News from United States National pork board seeking new directors
The Pork Checkoff’s board of directors is accepting applications through to 1 November 2018 to fill five three-year terms...
Pig Industry News from Global What can carcass-based assessments tell us about the lifetime welfare status of pigs?
Research study indicates that carcass assessments, including monitoring of carcass lesions and weight, provide useful lifetime welfare information...
Pig Industry News from China African swine fever hits China farm with 20,000 pigs as risks rise
BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported a new African swine fever case on a farm with nearly 20,000 pigs on Monday, the largest farm yet to report the highly contagious disease in the world’s top pork producer...
Pig Industry News from Canada Modern technology improves in-barn environmental control
How has technology improved barn conditions and environmental control? ...
14 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Medicator aids Show Pig production
Adding a water-based medicator adds flexibility to your management options. ...
12 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union African swine fever moves westwards in Europe
What can pet pig keepers, smallholders, and commercial pig producers do to prevent disease reaching our pigs in the UK?...
Pig Industry News from Canada Tariffs on US pork continue to hamper US and Canadian exports
Despite the new North American Trade Agreement, tariffs on US pork remain an issue for US and Canadian pork producers...
Pig Industry News from United States Asia trade mission offers valuable market insights for US pork team
The Pork Checkoff team toured Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau, meeting with pork processors, distributors and retailers, importers and traders, as well as in-country staff responsible for promoting...
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