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20 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Numbers Grow
DENMARK - According to the April census results published by Statistics Denmark, total pig numbers have grown compared to 2014....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Volatile EU Export Market Shared by Pig Sector
UK - According to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), European pig slaughterings in the first quarter of 2015 were almost two percent higher than last year and the volume of meat produced...
19 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Slaughter Higher Than 2014
US - Cattle futures were lower on Friday, and hog slaughter is down on the year in the last week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from Global WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
Pig Industry News from Poland More African Swine Fever in Poland
POLAND - There has been a further case of African Swine Fever in a Polish wild boar....
Pig Industry News from China China-Brazil Strengthen Agricultural Relations
CHINA - China and Brazil deepened agricultural relations last week in a meeting between Vice Minister Chen Xiaohua and the Brazilian International Relations Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock...
Pig Industry News from Canada Meat Council Supports Canadian Trade Agreement
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is urging all political parties to support Canada's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Imports Increase in 2015
UK - Pork imports to the UK increased in March 2015 compared to March 2014, according to the latest data from HMRC....
Pig Industry News from Brazil JBS Sees Sharp Rise in Profits
BRAZIL – Brazilian based beef and food processing giant JBS has reported a 57.6 per cent rise in operating profit, EBIDTA, for the first quarter of the year reaching R$ 2.76 billion (reais)....
18 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Looking Forward to the Future of the Pig Industry
GLOBAL - Cutting-edge technology to safeguard pig health was promised by the British Pig Executive (BPEX) at its Innovations Conference at the UK's National Agricultural Centre last week....
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 seven, while one premises was confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV)...
Pig Industry News from Lithuania African Swine Fever in Three Lithuanian Wild Boar
LITHUANIA - Three wild boar found at two locations were confirmed with African swine fever last week....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Exports a Key Driver of Summer Livestock Markets
US - Exports are an important part of US beef and pork markets, but they are currently not performing as well as in 2014....
Pig Industry News from India Can Pork Consumption Fix India’s Cheap Protein Link?
INDIA - Research suggests that pork consumption can solve India’s cheap protein link and cultivation of rapidly multiplying pigs will boost income for rural farmers as well as increase exports. ...
Pig Industry News from Germany Combatting the Global Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
Pig Industry News from India Gadvasu Offers Piggery Training in Punjab
INDIA - With a view to provide farmers with another meat alternative, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (Gadvasu)’s Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education...
Pig Industry News from Brazil First Quarter Brazilian Pork Exports to Russia Grow
BRAZIL - Brazilian pork exports to Russia grew 7.6 per cent in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2014, according to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA)....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Producers Meet to Shape Industry's Future
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) held a spring meeting in Ottawa recently to update members on its key initiatives....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom CCTV as Welfare Check in New Pork Quality Scheme
UK - The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) is to require CCTV in processing plants as a means of checking on animal welfare as part of its updated quality scheme for pork....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada – The Sustainability of a Land-Based Operation
CANADA - The last commentary I wrote about the nightmare of the Olymel strike in Quebec raising havoc for the entire industry but particularly Ontario. Fortunately since that time the labour dispute has...
Pig Industry News from Global Hog Slat's Poly Lamp Improves Plastic Heat Lamp
GLOBAL - Hog Slat’s introduction of the Poly Lamp improves several features of plastic heat lamp shades used in swine farrowing houses. ...
15 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Nearby Hog Futures Improve
US - Lean hog futures traded mixed yesterday, with the nearby futures closing up for the day while deferred contracts were modestly lower, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States House of Brands for Tyson Foods
US - Executives from Tyson Foods, told investors at the Goldman Sachs Consumer Staples Conference that the company is transforming from a protein processor with one brand to a protein-centric consumer...
Pig Industry News from Canada Increased Pig Producer Interest in Advance Payments Programme
CANADA - The Manitoba Pork Credit Corporation reports interest among pork producers in borrowing under the federally guaranteed Advance Payments Programme is higher this year than last, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Germany Strong Take-up for German Welfare Scheme
GERMANY - German pig meat and livestock sector has seen more than twice the expected number of farms sign up for the industry’s welfare initiative at the end of the first round of registration....
Pig Industry News from United States Smithfield Named Top Performer in Meat Industry Water Management
US – US pig meat processing giant Smithfield Foods has been ranked number one in water management among leading meat companies in a new report from business sustainability organisation Ceres....
Pig Industry News from European Union First Steps in CAP Simplification Announced
EU - A first set of concrete actions towards CAP simplification have been announced by EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan, on issues related to the guidelines for Direct Payments...
Pig Industry News from Canada WCSHIN Provides Tools to Track Swine Health in Western Canada
CANADA - A Red Deer based swine veterinarian says the fledgling Western Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network is a great way to keep our finger on the pulse of swine health in western Canada, writes...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Vets Encouraged to Join Swine Intelligence Network
CANADA - Western Canada's pork producers are being encouraged to tell their veterinarians to participate in the Western Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network, writes Bruce Cochrane....
14 May 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union MSD Animal Health Announces Expanded ZUPREVO® Label to Include Metaphylactic Use in Swine
EU - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has announced the expansion of the ZUPREVO® (tildipirosin) label following approval from the Committee for Medicinal...
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