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Friday, September 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States International Year of Family Farming 2014
US - On the 18 September The National Farmers Union (NFU) applauded the introduction of the Senate Resolution designating 2014 as the “International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).” NFU has lead the...
Pig Industry News from Philippines New Gilts for Philippine-Based Thai Conglomerate
PHILIPPINES - One of Asia Pacific region’s largest Agribusiness conglomerates, Charoen Pokphand Philippines (CP) has taken delivery of 1,500 genetically-improved AC1 gilts at its newly-built unit at...
Pig Industry News from United States October Lean Hogs Closed Down on Thursday
US - October hogs closed down $2.12 at $102.97. October hogs closed lower on Thursday. ...
Pig Industry News from United States US Launches National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic Resistance
US - The US government has launched a new strategy to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria with increased surveillance and faster tests....
Pig Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Split Across Livestock Futures
US - Livestock futures have been mostly split over the last week, according to Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff Announces 2014 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards
US - The Pork Checkoff, along with its cosponsor, National Hog Farmer magazine, has selected two pork farms to be honoured as the 2014 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Confidential Reporting Service Maintaining Pig Welfare
UK - To help maintain high standards of animal welfare on British pig farms, the National Pig Association is introducing a Confidential Reporting Service. The service will also protect pig-keepers from...
Pig Industry News from United States Purdue Extension Conference to Cover Latest Information on PED Vrus
US - A conference sponsored by Purdue Extension will present updated information on the porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus as well as a panel discussion by swine experts....
Pig Industry News from Germany More Land, Fewer Harvests in Climate Change Impact Study
GLOBAL - Most of the Earth’s agricultural land resources are already under cultivation. Climate change poses a huge challenge to global agriculture, but a new study by geographers at the Ludwig Maximilian...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Convenient Gletvax Six for Protecting Piglets
UK - A larger multi-dose bottle of Gletvax® 6, the vaccine against E. coli and clostridial scours, will now make it more convenient to protect large numbers of piglets....
Pig Industry News from United States October Lean Hogs Closed Down Wednesday
US - October hogs closed down $1.77 at $105.10. October hogs closed lower on Wednesday. ...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Group Will Substantially Increase the Production of Pork
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group plans to substantially increase the production of poultry and pork in Voronezh Region by investing nearly 4 billion rubles in business development. Chairman of the Board of Directors...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Conference Highlights Advances in Research of Livestock Virus Diseases
UK - The Pirbright Institute hosted its Centenary Conference at The University of Surrey on 11 and 12 September 2014 to mark its 100th anniversary of the prevention and control of livestock infectious...
Pig Industry News from United States National Farm Safety and Health Week Focuses on 'Protecting What Matters'
US - 'Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters' is this year’s theme for National Farm Safety and Health Week, which will be observed September 21-27, 2014. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union Farm Bureau Leads Delegation to Reduce Trade Barriers Abroad
EU - American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is leading a delegation of the organisation’s leaders to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive agreements...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Farming Conference Series Ends on a High
UK - A piece of the British pig sector's history came to an end yesterday with the 25th and final annual JSR Farming Conference, reports Jackie Linden. The event series went out on a high note with five...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Outlines Priorities Ahead of 2015 General Election
UK - A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key messages in the NFU’s farming manifesto launched...
Pig Industry News from Norway Norway's New Requirements for Imported Pig Blood
NORWAY - The country has introduced additional requirements for blood products from pigs imported from countries outside the European Economic Area to prevent the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED)....
Pig Industry News from United States Dufresne Honoured with Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award
US - Luc Dufresne, DVM, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award, reports Zoetis. ...
Pig Industry News from Austria Breakthrough in Understanding Coccidiosis in Newborn Piglets
AUSTRIA - Parasitologists from the University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna are closer to understanding the disease process behind porcine neonatal coccidiosis, which causes diarrhoea and mortality...
Pig Industry News from India FAO to Help India Develop Agriculture, Food Security
INDIA - The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how to strengthen efforts to promote India’s food security and sustainable agricultural...
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Assurance-Food Safety On-Farm Programme
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging the province's pork producers to apply for funding being made available to improve on-farm food safety, biosecurity, animal welfare and workplace health and safety...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Seasonal Expenditures on Pork
US - US consumers typically buy much larger quantities of pork in the autumn for retail prices that, though lower than in summer months, are not as much lower as would be expected given the higher supplies,...
Pig Industry News from European Union Commission Reviews Control Measures against African Swine Fever
EU - The European Commission has updated its regionalised control measures to combat the spread of African swine fever (ASF)....
Pig Industry News from United States October Lean Hogs Closed up Wednesday
US - October hogs closed up $0.80 at $106.87. October hogs closed higher on Tuesday....
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Concerns Raised over Future Safety of UK Food Imports
ANALYSIS - Concern is rising in the UK over the safety of imported meat and food products after funding for non-statutory residue testing is withdrawn at the end of the financial year....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Carcass Weights Remain Heavy
US - Hog slaughter numbers for the week ending September 12 was 2.053 million head, 5.3 per cent lower than a year ago but the largest weekly slaughter since mid March....
Pig Industry News from Canada Environmental Sampling Shows Few Positive Samples of PED
CANADA - The technical veterinarian with Ontario Pork reports, since April, there have been very few incidents of environmental contamination from PED in Ontario, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from European Union Commission Further Reviews Measures to Combat African Swine Fever
EU - An update of EU control measures to combat the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) was endorsed by Member State experts on 12 September. These regionalism restrictions, affecting, to differing degrees,...
Pig Industry News from United States National Pork Board Selects Kincannon and Reed for CEO Search
US - The National Pork Board has selected Kincannon & Reed to assist in the search, screening and recruitment of the organisation's new chief executive officer....
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