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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Lean Hog Prices
US - Cash lean hog prices gained strength all last week. Friday Iowa–Southern Minnesota averaged $105.82 up over $10 per head on the week. US pork cut-outs were over $113 per pound. We expect further...
Pig Industry News from European Union Biomin's FUMzyme® Receives EU Positive Vote for Authorisation
EU - FUMzyme® from the well-established Mycofix® product line of Biomin, is slated to become the first-ever purified enzyme authorised by the EU as substances with proven mycotoxin counteracting properties....
Pig Industry News from Uganda Platform Addresses Constraints in Uganda’s Pig Value Chains
UGANDA - The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation recently launched a first-ever pig value chain multi-stakeholder platform (MSP) in Uganda....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Futures: Lean Hogs Closed Up on Monday
US - December lean hogs closed up $0.97 at $95.82 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session high today. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Meat Competition Not Expected to Damage Pork Demand
US - Pork and hog prices have been helped along this year by the supply situations of our major competitors. Part of that impact will endure but part of it is showing signs of waning. Let’s look at the...
Pig Industry News from Canada Aggressive Approach Needed to Gain Control of Canada's Wild Boar
CANADA - A professor with the University of Saskatchewan says an aggressive approach using several different strategies is needed to take control of a growing population of feral wild boar, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada Business Involvement Called for in Canadian Hog Moratorium Debate
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork is calling on the province's business community to apply pressure on their local MLAs to rethink provincial government policies that have led to a dramatic reduction...
Pig Industry News from Croatia Zagreb to Host 2015 Animal Welfare Conference
CROATIA - The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is to hold its 2015 conference with the theme 'Animal Populations – World Resources and Animal Welfare' in Zagreb on 14 and 15 July 2015....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom JSR Farming Conference Hailed as the Best in 25 Years
UK - After 25 successful years, the final annual JSR Farming Conference took place in York on Tuesday 16 September, with JSR Chairman, Tim Rymer, hailing it as the best since the event began....
Pig Industry News from Global Novus International Launches Web Site for Latin American Customers
LATIN AMERICA - Novus International has launched three new versions of its global web site for customers in Latin America....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BPEX Pig Health Scheme to Stay until 2015
UK - The BPEX Pig Health Scheme (BPHS) will be operating in abattoirs until summer 2015. ...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 8,386
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 8,386 in 31 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 68 new positive samples...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: US Pig Markets on the Turn?
US & CANADA - As the northern hemisphere enters the fall/autumn, concerns are being expressed of a possible resurgence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) in the United States and Canada. There is no sign...
Pig Industry News from Poland New Case of African Swine Fever in Polish Wild Boar
POLAND - A wild boar on the eastern border of Poland has tested positive for African swine fever....
Pig Industry News from Global South America Targets Russian Market
ANALYSIS - The South American meat sector is making a concerted effort to fill the gap in the Russian market left by the ban on imports from the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway....
Pig Industry News from United States McDonald's: Sustainability is Job #1, #2 and #3
ANALYSIS - McDonald's sustainability efforts focus on verifiable sustainable coffee, fish, fiber, palm oil and beef with "beef being Priority Number One, Two and Three."...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Retail Pork Prices Set New Records
US - Retail pork prices set new records last month. The average price of a pound of pork in grocery stores during August was $4.20, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri....
Pig Industry News from New Zealand New Managing Director Announced for Moredun Scientific
SCOTLAND - John Murray has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Moredun Scientific. He will succeed Professor Willie Donachie who will retire from the company in December....
Pig Industry News from Taiwan US Calls on Taiwan to Set Ractopamine Residue Rules for Pork
TAIWAN - The US trade representative and ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has called on Taiwan to set a Maximum Residue Level for ractopamine in pork and other beef products as its has...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British Vets Prefer British Meat and Fish
UK - Vets across Britain really care about where their meat, fish, dairy products and eggs come from, with an overwhelmingly majority buying British....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Garth Pig Veterinarian Retires after 36 Years
UK - Pig veterinarian, Neville Kingston, has retired after 36 years in practice at Garth Veterinary Group, writes Sam Walton....
Pig Industry News from Colombia Colombia Reopens Border to US, Canadian Breeding Pigs
COLOMBIA - The Colombian Agricultural Institute, ICA, has reopened the country's borders for the import of breeding pigs from the United States and Canada, which was restricted due to outbreaks of Porcine...
Pig Industry News from China Strategic Porcine Multiplication Agreement in China
CHINA - Genus plc has a new strategic agreement with River Stone Farm (Shandong) Co., Ltd to become the Group's first commercial multiplier in China....
Pig Industry News from United States New Warehouse Opened by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., last month celebrated the opening of its new global packaging and distribution warehouse in the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor....
Pig Industry News from Germany Hypor Maxter Compared to German Pietrain in Trial
GERMANY - Hypor Maxter is a fast-growing, stress-negative boar line that offers superior growth potential and meat quality, according to Hypor following a comparative trial in Germany....
Pig Industry News from United States No Change in US Pig Farm Samples Positive for Delta Corona Virus
US - No new positive results for Porcine Delta Corona virus (PDCoV) have been detected in the US in the last week, so the total number of positive samples so far remains at 382 from pig farms in 17 states....
Pig Industry News from United States President's Council Releases Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance
US - The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has released a report to the President entitled 'Combating Antibiotic Resistance', saying that committing to combating antibiotic-resistant...
Friday, September 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Three Per Cent Fewer Pigs in the UK
ENGLAND - The annual count on 1 June reveals 2.8 per cent fewer pigs on commercial farms in the country on 1 June 2014 than a year previously, with reductions in all categories....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Can Farming Reverse Its Ageing Trend?
ANALYSIS – Agriculture is ageing and more must be done to draw young people into UK food production to meet growing national and world demand....
Pig Industry News from United States Feral Wild Boar Becoming a Pest in Canada
CANADA - A professor with the University of Saskatchewan warns unless steps are taken to control feral wild boar there's the potential for a massive population growth, Bruce Cochrane....
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