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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Albania Albania Set to Resume Meat and Agricultural Exports to Russia
ALBANIA - Exports of meat and agricultural products could restart between Albania and Russia following top level talks between between Deputy Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Alexei Saurin and Secretary General...
Pig Industry News from Canada Maple Leaf Nears Completion of Business Transition
CANADA - Meat processor, Maple Leaf Foods, based in Mississauga in Ontario, has provided an update on its network transition, including the sixth of eight plant closures due at the end of this month....
Pig Industry News from China Slide in Ruble to Hit Chinese Agricultural Exports
CHINA - The falling ruble and the financial troubles in Russia are putting trade links between Russia and China at risk....
Pig Industry News from Japan More PED Outbreaks in Japan
JAPAN - Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) has been confirmed at a ninth farm in Miyazaki prefecture....
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Survey Confirms Most Expect Growth in US Hog Numbers
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) quarterly Hogs and Pigs report is due to be released today - the first time in memory that the report has been released before Christmas, writes Steve Meyer....
Pig Industry News from Spain Integration of CReSA into IRTA
SPAIN - On 16 December, the government approved the integration of the Centre for Animal Health Research (CReSA) Foundation into the Institute for Agri-Food Research and Technology (IRTA) from the Department...
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Effort Aims at Preventing Brachyspira Hampsonii
CANADA - Researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine have kicked off a three year effort aimed at preventing swine dysentery caused by Brachyspira hampsonii, writes Bruce Cochrane. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Web Site Traffic Increased by Christmas Pork Promotion
CANADA - Manitoba Pork Reports this year's 12 Days of Christmas Christmas pork pack giveaway dramatically increased traffic to its web site, writes Bruce Cochrane. ...
Pig Industry News from United States US Hog Market Price Decline
US - The last couple of weeks have not been too shiny for US hog producers. Lean Hog Futures have declined about 10 per cent , corn has gone up 30¢ a bushel, and Cash Lean Hogs have dropped 5¢ to 83.40,...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Supports Cambodia's Agricultural Progress
EU - The European Union (EU) has announced it has allocated €410 million (around US$510 million), under its bilateral cooperation with Cambodia over the period 2014-2020 to continue its support to Cambodia's...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland, Russia Meeting Discusses Meat Sector
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed the outcome of the high-level bilateral meeting in Moscow between his Department and the Russian Authorities on...
Pig Industry News from Estonia HKScan Sells Estonian Business
ESTONIA - Finnish based meat and poultry processor HKScan is to sell its Estonia’s egg business, OÜ Koks Munatootmine, to Danish DAVA Foods Holding A/S....
Pig Industry News from Latvia Six New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Latvia
LATVIA - There has been six new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) reported and confirmed in the Strenci, Madona, Naukseni, Dagda, Valka and Burtnieki region of the country. ...
Monday, December 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Highly Virulent PED Has Spread to Europe
EUROPE - Highly virulent Asian-American Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus has spread to Europe; it has been confirmed in Ukraine....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: What's in Store in the US 'Hogs & Pigs' Report?
GLOBAL - The quarterly 'Hogs and Pigs' report, due to be published on 23 December, could bring some surprises about the US pig industry, according to analysts. PED continues to impact the sector there,...
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 23, and there was one premises with dual infection of PEDV and porcine deltacoronavirus...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Study Reveals How Bacteria Develop Antibiotic Resistance
UK - Scientists from the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia have discovered how certain gut bacteria can protect themselves and others in the gut from antibiotics....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pre-report Estimates of Hogs and Pigs Report
US - USDA will release its Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report on Tuesday 23 December, 3PM ET, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: December Hog and Pig Report Forecast
US - Clemons Food Group has announced plans to build a large new hog slaughter plant in Coldwater, Michigan, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Copper: an Essential Component for Pig Performance
US - Supplementing pig diets with copper significantly improved daily gain, according to Novus International, citing a recent meta-analysis of available study results. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Research into Improving Piglet Nutrition
CANADA - The head of the Department of Animal and Poultry Science with the University of Saskatchewan says, by ensuring diets formulated for piglets get them off to a good start, they will be healthier...
Pig Industry News from Thailand Biomin Opens Research Centre in Thailand
THAILAND - Built with natural, functional and sustainable materials, the Erber Research Center was recently opened on the grounds of Kasetsart University at its Khamphaeng Saen Campus in Nakhon Pathom...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Gains Better Understanding of Livestock Disease
CANADA - The member of parliament for Saskatoon Humboldt says new research aimed at gaining a better understanding of diseases that affect livestock will help build on Canada's reputation as a world leader...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Slaughtered 12 Per Cent More Pigs in 2014
RUSSIA - New figures indicate that for the first 11 months of this year, Russian meat, milk and egg production has increased over last year. Beef output and cattle numbers, however, have declined. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union European Union Takes Steps to Encourage Organic Production
EU - The Presidency of the agriculture council is making progress addressing the concerns of member states over the future of organic production in the EU....
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Declares First Quarter 2015 Dividend
US - Zoetis has declared its first-quarter 2015 dividend, and the Board has approved a 15 per cent payment increase....
Pig Industry News from Italy Sardinia Votes to Eradicate African Swine Fever
SARDINIA, ITALY - The Regional Council has approved a draft law aimed at eradicating African swine fever....
Pig Industry News from Latvia Classical Swine Fever Confirmed in Latvia
LATVIA - There has been one new outbreak of classical swine fever reported and confirmed in a wild boar in the Dagda region in the south-east of Latvia. ...
Friday, December 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from Korea, South Foot and Mouth Disease Confirmed in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - There has been two new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease detected and confirmed in the Chungcheongbuk-do region in South Korea. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Harper Adams University Receives International Quality Rating
UK - Harper Adams University says all its research is of international quality and that more than 50 per cent is either world leading or internationally excellent....
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