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11 December 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Government Issues Support Payments to Flood Affected Farmers
UK - The UK's Farming Minister, George Eustice, has confirmed that support payments worth up to £20,000 will be available to farmers across Cumbria and North Lancashire who have been affected by flooding....
Pig Industry News from Lithuania Lithuania Reports Nine New ASF Outbreaks
LITHUANIA - A further nine outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar across the country. ...
Pig Industry News from Estonia Estonia Reports 68 New ASF Outbreaks
ESTONIA - Estonia has reported 68 new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in wild boar across the country....
Pig Industry News from Canada Hydrovac Technology Offers Potential to Reduce Time, Cost of Cleaning Swine Transport Vehicles
CANADA - Research conducted by PAMI indicates hydrovac technology offers an opportunity to reduce the time and cost of cleaning swine transport vehicles, writes Bruce Cochrane....
10 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Philippines PIC Imports Next Generation Breeders to Stock New Nucleus Facility
PHILIPPINES - PIC Philippines chartered a B747 in November to import 862 top-indexing breeders from the US to populate its new Sire and Dam line Nucleus facility on the main island of Luzon. ...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Reports More ASF in Pigs
RUSSIA - Russia has reported two new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in backyard pigs and wild boar....
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that were confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 24. There were three premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Lowest Point Reached – Quotations Stabilising
EU - Now just before Christmas and with the prices no longer falling, the European pig slaughter market has become steady again....
Pig Industry News from Global Severe Flooding Hits Farmers in Britain and Ireland
UK, IRELAND - Farming organisations in the UK and Ireland are calling on governments to ensure farmers are remembered during the clean-up operation, following severe flooding in both countries caused by...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Independent Review Urges Antibiotic Target-Setting for Farming
UK - The UK's independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), chaired by Jim O’Neill, has released a report on the global use of antibiotics in agriculture....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Meat Storage Aid to Open 4th January
EU - On Wednesday 2 December, EU Member States approved plans to open Private Storage Aid (PSA) for pig meat from Monday 4 January 2016....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Risk be Managed in Volatile Markets?
ANALYSIS - Collaboration and partnership are key to managing risk in a volatile market....
09 December 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Funds to Support El Niño Relief as Food Security Declines
EU - The European Union has announced a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El Niño’ in Africa, the Caribbean, Central...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: COOL Retaliation Decision Lends Uncertainty to Markets
US - As expected the WTO sided with Canada and Mexico in their dispute with the US over Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) but the tariff amount awarded was smaller than what these two countries were requesting,...
Pig Industry News from European Union Slow Growth Forecast for EU Pig Meat
EU - EU pig meat production is expected to grow only slowly over the next decade, according to the EU Commission’s newly published Medium-term Outlook report....
Pig Industry News from United States Genus Produces First Pigs Resistant to PRRS Virus
US - Genus, a global pioneer in animal genetics, has developed the first pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv), through a long-standing collaboration with the University...
Pig Industry News from Canada Proper Training, Equipment, Procedures Key to Helping Workers Deal with Euthanasia
CANADA - An animal welfare specialist with J. Woods Livestock Services says by outlining a clear euthanasia policy, providing proper training and ensuring workers are familiar with the equipment, swine...
Pig Industry News from United States Climate Change Puts Food Security Progress At Risk, USDA Says
US - Climate change is likely to impede progress on reducing undernourishment around the world in the decades ahead, according to a major scientific assessment released by the US Department of Agriculture...
Pig Industry News from Canada Automated Swine Transport Wash Project Moves into Phase 2
CANADA - The chair of environmental programs with the University of Saskatchewan reports scientists have successfully concluded phase 1 of a project to cut the cost and the time it takes to disinfect a...
08 December 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Exciting Research Featured at North American PPRS Symposium
ANALYSIS - Innovative research to help stop the spread of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRS) and tools to identify outbreaks of PRRS and other emerging diseases were the focus of...
Pig Industry News from Australia Concern Over Make-Up of Australian Animal Welfare Committee
AUSTRALIA - Farmers have expressed concern at the recently appointed Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC)....
Pig Industry News from United States WTO News is Bad; October Exports Were Good
US - Today’s news is dominated by trade, some good and some bad. First, the bad, writes Steve Meyer in the National Hog Farmer....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Huge Marketings Last Week
CANADA and US - Well, we found out how many hogs can be marketed in a week in the US when 2.424 million were handled last week. Big, big number, almost 200,000 more than the same week a year ago....
Pig Industry News from Global WTO Decides COOL Retaliation Amounts
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has reached a decision on the amount that Canada and Mexico are allowed to claim from the US in retaliatory tariffs, due to Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)....
Pig Industry News from Canada Mobile Devices Becoming More Popular for Swine Movement Reporting
CANADA - The manager of PigTrace Canada says the use of mobile devices has been the most popular method for reporting the movements of swine to the PigTrace database, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Ukraine Ukraine Subsistence Farmers Struggling with Conflict Impact
UKRAINE - The results of a household survey released by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) paint a bleak picture for small-scale, family-run farms in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports at Record Level
EU - After a slow-down in August, the value of EU agri-food exports has resumed the positive trend (+13 per cent), as monthly exports in September exceeded imports by €2 billion. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba's Presumptive Negative Status Demonstrates Ability to Contain PED
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer says achieving PED Presumptive Negative status demonstrates that this virus can be contained and eliminated from the herd, writes Bruce Cochrane....
07 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Outlook: Sow Housing Changes Discussed in New Zealand and UK
ANALYSIS - The welfare of sows has been in the news this week after New Zealand and the UK recognised the need to move away from current housing systems used during the pregnancy and farrowing stages....
Pig Industry News from Brazil BRF Acquires Argentinian Hog Business
BRAZIL - BRF has announced it has signed a binding offer to acquire Dutch company Eclipse Holding Cooperatief, which operates Campo Austral, for $85 million....
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