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Monday, June 30, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Spot Price Ahead of DAPP
UK - Spot prices will be slightly ahead of DAPP, which has slipped to 163.7p but TL base is down 2p to 165p, writes Peter Crichton in his latest 'Traffic Lights' commentary....
Pig Industry News from Canada Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Resume in Canada
GLOBAL - Twelve country officials involved in the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations plan to meet in Ottawa from 3 to 12 July to iron out outstanding issues like tariffs and intellectual property...
Pig Industry News from United States Part II: Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial, write Oistein Thorsen and Garret Higgins, both with trie....
Friday, June 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Understanding Chicago Pork Futures
US - The sharp decline in anticipated value for pigs sold next year should make producers think about risk management possibilities to capture as much of this year’s positive pricing as possible, explains...
Pig Industry News from Global Covenant Signed for Grupo AgriMex-Holanda
NETHERLANDS/MEXICO - A Dutch consortium Grupo AgriMex-Holanda was officially formed on 20 June, through the signing of a covenant between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Blast Heating Shown Effective in Disinfecting Transport Vehicles
CANADA - The chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the use of blast heating in truck wash facilities is one of the ways western Canada's pork industry is beating back Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea,...
Pig Industry News from China Chinese Farm Product Prices Fall Slightly
CHINA - The prices of major farm products fell slightly last week following a market survey of prices in 36 large and medium-sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)....
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Manure Applicators Invited to Participate in PED Survey
CANADA - The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative is gathering input from swine manure applicators to learn what they're doing to prevent the spread of PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Massive Savings from Monitoring Piggeries
UK - A five to 10 day reduction in finishing time, an 80 per cent cut in water waste, a 50 per cent saving in fossil fuel use and performance variation narrowed by 50 per cent. These are some of the achievable...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown Rationalises Sow Slaughterings
DENMARK - After almost six months of negotiations, a solution has now been found for Danish Crown’s sow slaughterhouse in Skærbæk....
Pig Industry News from Iraq FAO Says Iraq Faces Serious Food Security Due to Conflict
IRAQ - A favourable crop forecast for 2014 is now in jeopardy as people flee their homes and farms during main harvest and amid the recent escalation of conflict in a large swath of the Iraq, reports the...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial. Public discourse of GMO has been characterized by polarization and inflated rhetoric, write Oistein...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Futures: August Lean Hogs Closed up Tuesday
US - August lean hogs closed up $2.10 at $131.07 Tuesday....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Price Quotations Increasing
EU - The mood continues to be friendly on the European slaughter pig market at the beginning of this week. After last week’s pause for breath, the quotations can now rise again....
Pig Industry News from United States Legislature Receives Thanks for Support of Humane Farming Rights
US - The New York Pork Producers, the National Pork Producers Council and America’s hog farmers on Monday, 23 June, hailed the New York Legislature for not taking up ill-advised legislation banning the...
Pig Industry News from Canada Efforts to Control PED Slow Spread of Other Production Diseases
CANADA - The manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network says efforts to control the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea have helped reduce the spread of other diseases that affect pigs,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Report Recommendations Could Help Competitive Position of Canadian Ag
CANADA - The chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry is confident recommendations contained in a report released last week will help improve the competitive position of Canadian...
Pig Industry News from United States South Korean Food Company Launches Lysine Production Facility in Iowa
US - A new lysine production facility in Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA has been launched by CJ Cheiljedang Corp., South Korea's top food maker, as it seeks a bigger portion of the global biomarket. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Mandatory Pig Movement Reporting Could Enhance Competitiveness of Pork
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork says the introduction of mandatory pig movement reporting will help enhance the competitive position of Canadian pork in international markets, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Mintrex Celebrates 10 Years in Global Trace Minerals Market
US - Novus International is proud to observe the 10th year of its highly-effective chelated trace mineral product, MINTREX®....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British Pig Farmers Reminded about New Flooring Regulations
UK - Producers should check the details of the slot and beam width regulations, as assurance assessors are highlighting compliance issues with wider gaps around troughs and the edges of pens....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Tops Global Agri-food Exporters League
EU - New figures just released show that, in 2013, EU agri-food exports continued to grow as in the previous years and reached a value of €120 billion, which made the European Union the world's number...
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...
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