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Monday, September 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Focuses on Pig Growth
US - Genesus is one of the leaders in the industry in research and development. It collects information from many sources internally as well as collaborative work with other stakeholder companies and the...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British Vets Urged to Build on Trust for the Future
UK - Vets must maintain trust in a changing and cynical world is the message from outgoing British Veterinary Association (BVA) President, Robin Hargreaves....
Pig Industry News from United States Long-Term Impacts of Feeding GM Crops to Livestock Evaluated
US - The Research represents the longest-term monitoring of the health-impact of GM crops in history as it examines at 29 years of livestock productivity and health data from both before and after the...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Dual Environmental Stewardship to Give Farmers More Flexibility in UK
UK - Defra’s decision to keep existing dual use arrangements for all environmental stewardship schemes will give farmers and growers the flexibility and certainty they need, said the NFU....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Union Calls on Minister to Stop Plummeting Pig Incomes
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) pigs Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate action to stop pig prices falling....
Pig Industry News from United States Minnesota University Holds PED Biosecurity Course
US - The University of Minnesota is to hold a course on 'Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus: Assessing Biosecurity in the Swine Feed Supply Chain' from 6 October....
Pig Industry News from China Study Points to Need for H7N9 Flu Virus Surveillance in China's Pigs
CHINA - Pigs in the south of the country have been infected with multiple avian influenza viruses, according to new research at South China Agricultural University. No samples from pigs were found to be...
Pig Industry News from United States Triumph Foods Buys Half Daily's Premium Meats
US - US meat processor Seaboard Corporation has sold half of Daily’s Premium Meats, the processed meats division of Seaboard Foods, to Triumph Foods....
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Expect More from Hypor's Pioneering Work on Genotyping
THE NETHERLANDS - The QuickSNP chip enables more accurate and faster selection of the best breeding pigs by analysing more than 100 genetic markers, according to Abe Huisman, Director of R&D at Hypor....
Friday, September 26, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Alberta Producers Welcome Mandatory Swine Movement Reporting
CANADA - Under new federal regulations, which took effect 1 July, anyone in Canada who ships or receives hogs must report that movement within seven days to the PigTrace Canada database, Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from China Pig Welfare Awards Presented to Chinese Producers
CHINA - International farm animal welfare charity, Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), has presented the first pig welfare awards to eight Chinese producers in London, encouraging more Chinese producers...
Pig Industry News from United States December Lean Hogs Closed Down on Thursday
US - December lean hogs closed down $1.52 at $93.70 on Thursday 25 September....
Pig Industry News from Brazil BRF Appoints New Global CEO
BRAZIL - Pedro Faria has been appointed Global CEO of BRF (formerly Brasil Foods), effective in January 2015....
Pig Industry News from Thailand Thai Study Shows PRRS Control Should Focus on Breeding Pigs
THAILAND - Looking into the incidence of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) in different districts, scientists concluded that breeding sows should be the focus of targeted surveillance...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Union Helps Tackle Food Production 'Complacency' in UK
UK - NFU Vice President Guy Smith has been selected on to the Advisory Board of the UK’s Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU)....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Government Announces Funding for Wheat Research
CANADA - Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive $400,000 as part of a commitment to innovation under Growing Forward two, announced Federal Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz,...
Pig Industry News from Global Growth for Protein Brewing in Russia, China, Africa
ANALYSIS - The demand for pork and poultry continues to grow in countries like China and Africa, and the food ban from Russia has created an opportunity for Brazil to export even more protein, reports...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global New Approaches to Agriculture Needed to Cope with Climate Change
GLOBAL - Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that effort, FAO Director-General José Graziano...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Impact of Disease on Pig Crop
US - On average, analysts expect the total inventory of hogs and pigs as of 1 September to be down 3.4 per cent compared to the previous year, largely due to the impact that the PEDv virus had on the US...
Pig Industry News from United States Oil Extraction Method Affects Feeding Value of Corn for Pigs
US - Ethanol plants are getting more efficient at extracting fuel from corn (maize), and that can affect the quality of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a by-product of ethanol production...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Minimum Wage Increase for Scottish Agricultural Workers
UK- A rise in the minimum wage rate for agricultural workers has been confirmed by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)....
Pig Industry News from United States White House Issues Strategy to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
US - The National Pork Producers Council issued a statement agreeing with the President’s actions by acknowledging that “more epidemiological research is needed to understand the key drivers of increased...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Expected to Remain Profitable for Next Four to Six Months
CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services says, despite the recent slide in live hog prices, Canadian pork producers can expect to remain profitable for at least the next four...
Pig Industry News from United States December Lean Hogs Closed Down on Wednesday
US - December lean hogs closed down $0.125 at $95.12 on the 25 September, 2014. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Vet Team Manager for BPEX
UK - BPEX is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Smith as the new veterinary team manager....
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Pig Farm Biosecurity Alert: PED Hits New Farm in Manitoba
CANADA - This week the Office of the Chief Veterinarian in Manitoba posted a notification to the Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) web site stating that a third farm in southeast...
Pig Industry News from United States Proof of PED Virus Transmission in Feed
US - A new research paper proves that the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus can be carried in animal feed, which the scientists say is the first evidence of this suspicion. ...
Pig Industry News from Germany German Meat, Milk Sectors Open Office in China's Capital
GERMANY - The country's milk and meat associations have set up a joint office in Beijing to help boost German product exports to China. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Massey Ferguson Driven by Global Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Operating in 170 countries, Massey Ferguson is looking to emerging markets like Africa and the Middle East to offer their dependable equipment to farmers who have never used mechanized equipment...
Pig Industry News from Germany Mycotoxins a Hot Topic at the Upcoming World Nutrition Forum 2014
GERMANY - An expert panel session at Biomin's World Nutrition Forum will set the tone for emerging issues and critical research in the development of novel strategies to manage the worldwide mycotoxin...
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