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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Futures: August Lean Hogs Closed Down Monday
US - August lean hogs closed down $0.12 at $129.02 Monday....
Pig Industry News from China China Serves up New Food Safety Penalties
CHINA - A revision to China's Food Safety Law had its first reading on Monday (23 June) and pledges tough sanctions for offenders, promising the strictest food safety supervision system....
Pig Industry News from United States Researchers Study New Class of Deworming Agent
US - After two moderate doses of a bacteria-derived protein were fed to worm-infected swine in an experiment, all intestinal roundworm larvae in the swine were damaged or destroyed and the infection was...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Demand on a Roll
US - It’s not supply. Or at least not completely supply. That would be an apt description of the pork and hog markets of the past two months - and it is not meant to let supply completely off the hook....
Pig Industry News from Australia Australian Pork Labelling in Delis Allegedly Misleading
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian pork producers would like to see better labelling on locally produced pork products and it's working on creating its own WA pork brand....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Ontario Pork Congress Report
CANADA - Last week we were at the Ontario Pork Congress held annually in Stratford Ontario, Canada. Genesus Exhibited, writes Jim Long....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Tests Confirm Presence of African Swine Fever in Wild Boar
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have confirmed a further outbreak of African swine fever in Tverskaya oblast....
Pig Industry News from Canada Mandatory Pig Movement Reporting Could Help Improve Disease Movement Control
CANADA - The manager of producer services with Sask Pork says new requirements for reporting the movement of pigs will give the pork industry a valuable tool for tracking the spread of disease, Bruce Cochrane...
Monday, June 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: China's Growing Pork Industry and US Meat Waste Evaluated
GLOBAL - The rapid growth and development of China's pig meat sector were among the main themes explored at the World Meat Congress in Beijing last week. Pig numbers appear to be recovering in Viet Nam....
Pig Industry News from United States PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 7,348; Arkansas Reports First Positive Test
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 7,348 in 31 states, writes Jackie Linden....
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazil Calls for Tighter Pig Health Controls with Colombia
BRAZIL - Following the announcement of classical swine fever outbreaks in Colombia, Brazil's pig industry body is calling for tighter restrictions on pig trade with that country to keep the disease out...
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Study Reveals Benefits of ASIC AI Catheters
BRAZIL - A professor from Brazil explains two trials he carried out, showing better pregnancy rates and larger litter from sows inseminated once using a catheter from Absolute Swine Insemination Co. (ASIC)...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Producer Calls for Easing on Accessing Foreign Workers
MANITOBA, CANADA - A farrow-to-finish operator in the Argyle area is calling on government to speed up the process of approving the hiring of foreign workers within the Canadian swine industry, writes...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Dramatic Shifts in US Livestock Market
US - The latest USDA monthly production statistics continued to highlight the dramatic shifts that have taken place in the US livestock market this year, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from Australia Pig Slaughter Levy in Australia Set to Increase
AUSTRALIA - All Australian pork producers should be aware that the second tranche increase to the Pig Slaughter Levy, collected by processors at the point of slaughter, is set to take effect on 1 July...
Pig Industry News from United States Breeding Herd Predicted to be Larger Than a Year Ago
US - On 27 June, USDA will release the results of their latest survey of US hog producers, writes Ron Plain in his latest "Swine Economics Report"....
Pig Industry News from Global Thorny Issues Revealed in US-EU Trade Talks
US & EU - US Agriculture Secretary was in the European Union last week, emphasising the importance of agricultural trade in negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)....
Pig Industry News from Global Canadian Pork Council Joins Agriculture Minister in China
CANADA & CHINA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) recently participated in two key events in China in support of Canadian pork producer interests at the world level....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: US Breeding Herd Expected to Rise, Market Inventory Down
US - The average price of pork in grocery stores during May was a record $4.099 per pound. That is up 54.6 cents from a year ago and up 14.9 cents from the old record set the month before, according to...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom DAPP Eases to 164.15p; Spot Base 167p
UK - DAPP has eased to 164.15p but continental prices have improved and with numbers still tight, spot base is 167p, writes Peter Crichton in his latest "Traffic Lights" commentary....
Pig Industry News from United States US Pig Farm Samples Positive for Porcine Delta Corona Virus: 284
US - Porcine Delta Corona virus (PDCoV) has been detected in 284 samples from pig farms in 15 states....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation African Swine Fever Kills Nine Wild Boar in Western Russia
RUSSIA - Nine wild boar found dead in western Russia in early June have tested positive for African swine fever virus, as has one domestic pig from a nearby village herd 17 days later....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Four Village Pigs Dead from African Swine Fever in Volgograd
RUSSIA - Four domestic pigs are reported dead from African swine fever in the south-west of the country...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States One-third of US Food Waste Value Comprises Meat, Poultry and Fish
US - A recently published report shows that while meat, poultry and fish makes up 12 per cent of the volume of US food waste, this group accounts for 30 per cent of the value of those losses, writes Jackie...
Pig Industry News from United States Engle Joins Merck's Swine Technical Services Team
US - Merck Animal Health has appointed Dr Mark Engle to the Swine Technical Services team....
Pig Industry News from India India's Govt Calls for End to Antibiotics in Animal Feed
INDIA - The federal government has directed all state government to stop antibiotics for animal feed fearing spread of antibiotic resistance through the food chain, writes Jagdish Kumar....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Nutritionist to Discuss Potential of Insects in Pig Feed
UK - By 2020, we could be feeding insects and algae to pigs, says Mick Hazzledine of Premier Nutrition. At the BPEX Innovation Conference next week, he will present some alternative feed ingredients including...
Pig Industry News from India Odisha State Boosts Agricultural Spending
INDIA - In a view to boost the agriculture sector, Odisha state will be increasing agricultural spend to US$335 million during the 2014-15 budget year, writes Jagdish Kumar....
Pig Industry News from Canada Deadline for Saskatchewan Swine On-farm Biosecurity Programme
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board is encouraging pork producers who have not yet taken advantage of the Saskatchewan Swine On-Farm Biosecurity programme to do so before the 30 June deadline,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Improving Competitiveness of Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry has outlined 19 recommendations for improving the competitive advantage of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector....
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