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Friday, July 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Witnesses Rise in Sales
RUSSIA - Russian meat and animal feed producer, Cherkizovo Group, has seen sales rise across its poultry, pork and grain divisions in the first half of the current financial year....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Symposium Explores Future of Farm Animal Welfare
UK - CABI, together with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, held a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of Ruth Harrison’s influential Animal Machines – a book that heralded an entire movement...
Pig Industry News from Global Two Panels Set up on EU-Russia Disputes
GLOBAL - The Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organisation has set up two disputes’ panels in a bid to resolve trade arguments between Russia and the EU....
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan Eases Curbs on Pork Imports from Mexico
JAPAN - The government intends to loosen restrictions on pork imports from Mexico, officials said Thursday....
Pig Industry News from Denmark New Methods of Detecting Salmonella in Pork Processing
DENMARK - Infections caused by foodborne microorganisms are an increasing public health burden. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, new methods of characterising...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation OIE Reports More African Swine Fever in Russia
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported two further outbreaks of African Swine fever in Pskov Oblast and Kaluga Oblast....
Pig Industry News from Uganda African Swine Fever Kills 3,000 Pigs in Adjumani
UGANDA - African swine fever has killed at least 3,000 pigs in Adjumani District since the outbreak of the viral disease late last year....
Pig Industry News from Canada Value of Canada's Consensus Based Approach to Animal Welfare
CANADA - The associate executive director of the Canadian Pork Council says Canada's updated Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs has shown the value of Canada's consensus based approach...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Asian Genes in European Pigs Result in More Piglets
NETHERLANDS - Pigs which are bred commercially in Europe are found to have a highly varied mosaic of different European and Asian gene variants....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Futures: October Lean Hogs Closed Down Wednesday
US - October lean hogs closed down the $3.00 limit at $110.45 Wednesday....
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazil Develops Contingency Plan for Classical Swine Fever
BRAZIL - Technicians from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), Embrapa and state veterinary officials have met to develop a monitoring a plan for classical swine fever (CSF) in wild...
Pig Industry News from Global Nutreco Reports Higher First Half Year Results
GLOBAL - Nutreco reports that during the first half of 2014, the company's revenue was €2,460.0 million, up 2.6 per cent compared to the first half of 2013....
Pig Industry News from Global GLOBALG.A.P. Introduces Joint Initiative for Global Food Security
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform and the International Trade Centre (ITC) are initiating the ‘The Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global Food Security through Good Agricultural...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada's PED Situation Remains Stable Despite New Case
CANADA - The manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network reports, with the exception of one new case reported in the past month, the PED status in Canada has remained stable, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Norway Norway's NorgesGruppen Expresses Concerns over Danish Pork
NORWAY - Norway's biggest grocery retailer and wholesaler is considering putting a halt to the import of Danish pork over MRSA concerns. ...
Pig Industry News from Indonesia Indonesia Plays Pivotal Role in Tanzanian Agriculture
INDONESIA - Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives Mr Christopher Chiza in Inauguration of Big Result Now of the Vision 25 which held in Morogoro, Saturday 12 July said Indonesia plays...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Decline in June Pork Inventories Compared to Previous Month
US - On Tuesday (22 July), USDA released the results of its monthly survey of about 800 public and private refrigerated warehouses and the results will likely be viewed as bullish for cattle and, to a...
Pig Industry News from Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Launches Genetic Hybrid Centre at Pig-breeding Farm
KAZAKHSTAN - A pig-breeding farm and selection hybrid centre for 1,800 breeding pigs were opened in the Almaty region, the Kazakh Agriculture Ministry said....
Pig Industry News from France Ceva Returns to Double-digit Growth During First Half of 2014
FRANCE - Consolidated first semester sales of Ceva Group reached €366.5m at the end of June representing growth of 18.3 per cent versus last year. ...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation More African Swine Fever at Russian Pig Farm
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported a further outbreak of African swine fever at a pig farm in Tulskaya Oblast....
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Contained Effectively by Biosecurity
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork says efforts to contain the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Manitoba and clean up sites that have been infected have proved highly successful writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Industry Enjoys Positive Market Picture
US - I suppose the outlook for hog producers could get better, but I’m not sure exactly how. Yes, I know that pig losses from porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) run against everything that we stand...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Floor Type Affects Gait Development in Pigs
UK - Changes in the gait patterns of growing pigs is not affected by the floor surface they are reared on....
Pig Industry News from United States Researcher Uncovers Multiple Influences in the Antibiotic Resistance Debate
US - The issue of antibiotic resistance may have only recently become front-page news, but it has always been a concern of those focused on improving public health. ...
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Viet Nam Govt Releases Decree for Fines for Animal Health, Feed Penalties
VIET NAM - The report provides un-official translation of Vietnam Decree 119/2013/ND-CP, dated 9 October 2013, promulgating the Regulation on Administrative Penalty in the Field of Animal Health, Livestock Breeds,...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Price Decline Brought to a Halt
EU - The European pig slaughter market is still rattled this week. It has been for the third time in a row that Germany took numerous quotations down with it such as the Dutch, Belgian and Austrian ones....
Pig Industry News from Hong Kong Leaner IPO for Pork Giant
HONG KONG - WH Group is set to raise up to HK$16 billion in a scaled-down initial public offering, a person with direct knowledge said yesterday (Wednesday, 23 July), marking the mainland pork producer's...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference Report
US - Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference held at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, writes Jim Long....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Futures: October Lean Hogs Closed Down Monday
US - October lean hogs closed down $0.80 at $112.75 Monday....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Combined Meat Production in Mid-July Below Year Ago Levels
US - Combined beef, pork and poultry production for week ending 19 July was an estimated 1.654 billion pounds, some 90 million pounds (- 5 per cent) below year ago levels, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
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