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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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....
Pig Industry News from United States Climate: Meat Turns up the Heat
US - Eating meat contributes to climate change, due to greenhouse gasses emitted by livestock....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £18 Million of Agri-Tech Funding for UK-led Projects
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18 million to help accelerate agricultural innovation and their commercial...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU 'Delighted' at Defra’s £400 Million Food Procurement Plans
UK - Following the launch of Defra’s £400-million ‘A Plan for Public Procurement’, NFU Deputy President Minette Batters said the plan was a significant step in the right direction to Government...
Pig Industry News from Australia Carbon Tax Repeal Pleases Australian Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers have applauded the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax....
Pig Industry News from United States Odle Receives New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award
US - Jack Odle, PhD, an animal scientist at North Carolina State University, was presented with the New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award Sunday as part of the Nutrition Research Awards. The award is...
Pig Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Pork Industry Joins GIA Biosecurity Agreement
NEW ZEALAND - The Government and the commercial pork industry have committed to a partnership to strengthen biosecurity, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced today....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Sixty Pigs Killed in Russian African Swine Fever Outbreaks
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported two further outbreaks of African swine fever at pig farms located in Voronezh Oblast in the south-west of the country....
Pig Industry News from Latvia African Swine Fever Outbreak Affects Wild Boars, Farmed Pigs
LATVIA - The Latvian veterinary authorities have reported nine outbreaks of African swine fever in Dagdas county, Kraslavas county and Valkas county....
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Manure Applicator Calls for More Open Reporting of PED
CANADA - A southern Manitoba custom swine manure applicator is calling for more open reporting of PED to give those who provide services to the swine industry the best opportunity to avoid spreading the...
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Case Confirmed in Ontario
CANADA - Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) was confirmed on 21 July at a farrow-to-finish farm in Perth country, Ontario, bringing the total cases in the province to 63....
Monday, July 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Meeting Aims for More Responsible Use of Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - In the last week came a report on a high-level meeting discussing the responsible use of antibiotics. Participants agreed on the principles of replacing, reducing and refining the use of these...
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan Increases Pork Imports as PED Outbreaks Continue
JAPAN - Outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) continue to be reported, the latest in Ehime prefecture. With well over one million pigs lost to the disease, domestic pork supplies are becoming short...
Pig Industry News from Global Concerns Rising over Spread of African Swine Fever in EU
ANALYSIS - Concern is rising over the spread of African swine fever in Europe as new cases this month have been found in wild boar in both Poland and Latvia....
Pig Industry News from France France Gènes, Hypor Expand Distribution Partnership in France
FRANCE - France Gènes and Hypor will merge gilt distribution activities from 1 September 2014....
Pig Industry News from Global Dutch Welfare Researcher Receives Humane Slaughter Award
GLOBAL - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has announced the winner of its 2014 award for significant advances in humane slaughter as Dr Bert Lambooij of Wageningen University....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Pork Cutout Value Sets New Daily Record Highs
US - Pork cutout value set new daily record highs on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week, Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri. ...
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Utrecht to Host Veterinary Nutrition Conference
THE NETHERLANDS - Registration is open for the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN) congress will be held in Utrecht in September 2014....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Dunbia Earns Visit from International Expert on Animal Welfare
UK - Leading meat processor Dunbia has hosted a visit by world renowned animal behaviour and welfare expert Dr Temple Grandin PhD at their Sawley plant....
Pig Industry News from China Chinese Fast Food Supplier Hit by Meat Safety Issue
CHINA - Meat products supplied by Shanghai Husi Food Co. to global fast-food chains in China have been withdrawn from the market following an investigation that revealed the re-labelling of chicken and...
Pig Industry News from Canada Custom Swine Manure Applicators Step up Focus
CANADA - The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative reports custom swine manure applicators have taken their focus on biosecurity up a level in response to PED, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Pig Industry News from Global Yum Brands' Results Helped by Higher Sales in China, India
GLOBAL - In its latest quarterly results, Yum! Brands - which includes KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - reported a strong recovery in its business in China following previous food safety concerns, with sales...
Pig Industry News from Poland African Swine Fever Outbreak in Poland Kills Wild Boars
POLAND - The Polish veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Podlaskie affecting wild boars....
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