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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from Germany EUROTIER: Global Concerns for a Growing International Farming Sector
GERMANY - Almost half the exhibitors at this year’s EuroTier, which opened this week in Hanover, Germany, come from outside of the country....
Pig Industry News from European Union Support for Flexibility of EU Countries to Ban GMO Crops
EU - Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory even if it is allowed at EU level...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Reduction in Pork Projections for Next Year
US - USDA yesterday updated its projections for US beef, pork and poultry supplies and consumption in 2015....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Sideward Movement Is Continuing
EU - With the number of slaughters still being high, the prices currently remain low....
Pig Industry News from Global New Study on Animal Welfare Legislation
GLOBAL - Increasingly, but to different extents, consumers throughout the world want assurances that the meat and dairy products they are buying are safe to eat, nutritious and of good quality....
Pig Industry News from Global Animal Welfare Plays an Important Role in Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - Animal production and animal welfare are inextricably linked with ethical, political, economic, environmental and social issues, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Is Your Pig Getting Enough Water?
UK - Despite providing enough drinkers – often exceeding the official recommendations – some pigs still do not get sufficient water, says ARM Buildings....
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Hermitage Genetics: How to Secure Herd Health
IRELAND - Purebred Landrace GP’s are now available to purchase directly from Hermitage Genetics' nucleus farm in several ways....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Hog Prices Stabilise
US - Hog prices stabilised this week, as the national average negotiated carcass price for direct delivered hogs on the morning report today was $83.34/cwt, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Red Meat Industry Showing Positive Market Signs
UK - There are many market signals to kindle further confidence in the future of the Scottish red meat industry, according to Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £20.5 Million to Combat Global Animal Disease
UK - A £20.5 million programme of research and training to tackle diseases that could pass from animals to humans has been funded by six UK partners....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU to Vote on GMO
EU - Should member states be able to overrule the EU when considering the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their territory?...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork, Big Winners in Meat Demand
US - The people have spoken: The Ds lost ground and the Rs gained, writes Steve Meyer for The National Hog Farmer. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Herd Expansion Triggered by Increased Pork Profitability
US & CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services warns continued profitability within the North American pork industry is likely to trigger an expansion of production, writes...
Pig Industry News from Canada Award for Sunnyside Colony of Manitoba
CANADA - Hypor recognises one of its many customers – Sunnyside Colony of Manitoba....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Outdated Energy Sources Cost British Farming Sector £300 Million
UK - A new report reveals that the British farming sector wastes £300 million each year by using outdated off-mains energy sources....
Monday, November 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Video: A Farmer's Tribute for Remembrance Sunday
UK - More than a million men and women in agriculture did their patriotic duty by producing the nation’s food or fighting on the front line, during a time of crisis....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Denmark Sets the Pace for Antibiotic Reduction
GLOBAL - The Danish pig sector is to tighten up further on the use of antibiotics, particularly those also critical for human medicine. The FAO is taking steps to help national veterinary authorities improve...
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Research into Reducing Biting Behaviour
NETHERLANDS - “Pigs selected on indirect genetic effects for growth display less biting behaviour,” concluded Irene Camerlink after researching Indirect Genetic Effects. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Expected to be Major Factor Influencing Live Hog Prices This Winter
CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services expects the effects of PED to be the biggest factor affecting hog prices over the next six months, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Hope to Boost Piglet Performance by Increasing Sow Milk Production
CANADA - Research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc is expected to boost the productive performance of baby pigs by increasing the volume and quality of the milk produced by their mothers,...
Pig Industry News from United States NFU Beginning Farmers Institute Experiences Cooperatives and Local Farms
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) Beginning Farmers Institute (BFI) participants are in Minneapolis this week to take a closer look at the cooperative business model, tour local farms and co-ops, consider...
Pig Industry News from Zambia Farmers Hiding African Swine Fever Infected Pigs in Zambia
ZAMBIA - Lusaka government says the resurgence of African swine fever (ASF) in Lusaka is due to some farmers hiding their infected pigs during the slaughtering exercise....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Denmark Sets the Pace for Antibiotic Reduction
ANALYSIS - With a brand new action plan, the Danish Pig Research Centre is aiming to halve the use of a critical antibiotic, tetracycline, before the end of 2015, writes Jackie Linden....
Pig Industry News from India New Zealand Minister Meets Indian Agriculture Minister
INDIA - In order to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in agriculture and allied sectors, New Zealand primary minister, Nathan Guy met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork 101 Education Workshop Offered at 2015 IPPE
US - The American Meat Institute (AMI) and the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) will jointly host the 'Pork 101' education workshop at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)....
Pig Industry News from United States What's in Store for 2015? Farm Economics Summit Scheduled
US - Record yields, pork virus and drought-ravaged beef all had a major impact on markets this year. How might this affect the outlook for next year?...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 8,817
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 8,817 in 31 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 65 new positive samples...
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Stabilises in October
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 192.3 points in October 2014, marginally (0.2 per cent) below the revised September figure but 14.3 points (6.9 per cent) short of its corresponding level one...
Pig Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Are Markets Favouring Pork Over Beef?
ANALYSIS - Pork sales are up 55 per cent this week on the four-week average, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
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