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09 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Food Safety Assurance Justifies Added Cost of Needle-Free Injection
CANADA - The Director of Animal Health with Hylife says the ability to assure customers that the meat they purchase will be completely free of needle fragments has enabled the company to justify the added...
Pig Industry News from European Union Global Pig Prices Remain Continued Decline in 2015
GLOBAL - Global pig prices have fallen steadily throughout 2015, following an exceptionally high year for prices in 2014....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Industry in Crisis, says AHDB Report
UK - A report issued by AHDB Pork has revealed the price farmers and pig producers are receiving for their pigs has fallen by a third in a little over two years and should this trend continue it is feared...
Pig Industry News from Global Infographic: The Global Mycotoxin Threat 2016
GLOBAL - The prevalence of mycotoxins, toxic fungal metabolites found in almost all types of agricultural feedstuffs and grains, is a major concern with regards to feed contamination and presents a genuine...
Pig Industry News from United States Diagnostics Critical in New Norm of Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - Diagnostics are the most critical element in detecting and differentiating emerging diseases from endemic or already occurring domestic disease, writes Sarah Mikesell. ...
08 March 2016
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports Struggle But Finish 2015 Strong
US - Despite struggling for most of 2015, US pork exports posted a strong finish during December, ending a tough year on a high note. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union EC Approves Avril Pôle Animal and Tönnies Merger
EU - The European Commission has approved the creation of a joint venture between Avril Pôle Animal of France and Tönnies International Holding Gmbh of Germany....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Slaughter Weights Up in Iowa-Minnesota
US - The average live slaughter weight of barrows and gilts in Iowa-Minnesota last week was 284.7 pounds, up 0.1 pound from the week before and up 0.5 pound from a year ago, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown,...
Pig Industry News from European Union More Wild Boars Found with ASF Across Europe
EUROPE - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar in Estonia, Lithuania and Russia....
Pig Industry News from Burundi ASF Outbreaks in Burundi Farmed Pigs
BURUNDI - Two outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on pig farms in Ngozi....
Pig Industry News from Thailand Research to Develop a Digestible Calcium System for Pigs to be Presented at Pig Feed Quality Conference in Bangkok
THAILAND - The latest data to be published from research to determine the digestible calcium (Ca) requirements for pigs and corresponding digestible Ca availability in feeds will be presented at the upcoming...
Pig Industry News from Global Mycotoxin Testing and Survey Results: Biomin Webinar
GLOBAL - Watch the webinar with experts from BIOMIN and Romer Labs for an an in-depth discussion about monitoring mycotoxins using available detection methods. ...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Dollar Value of 2015 Pork Sector Exports Posted Largest Decline
US - In 2015, the dollar value of US hogs/pork sector exports posted its largest year-on-year decline since 1985, writes Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from Global Ceva Reports Annual Growth of 12% and Reaffirms Ambition to Enter the Global Top 5 by 2020
GLOBAL - Ceva Santé Animale has today posted growth of 11.9% constant perimeter and 10.4% at constant exchange rates for 2015 on turnover of 857 million euros. Its performance moves it up the table of...
07 March 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Increased Biofuel Production Could Lead to Global Food Deficit, Study Shows
US - As strategies for energy security, investment opportunities and energy policies prompt ever-growing production and consumption of biofuels like bioethanol and biodiesel, land and water that could...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - Last commentary I started a fool’s errand (which I’ve done before) of commenting on the future. I suggested for Canada that we might be heading back to the future, writes Bob Fraser, Sales...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Increases for Northern Ireland Pig Herd in 2015
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - As at the 1 December 2015, the total pig herd in Northern Ireland increased by 7 per cent on the previous year, to 533,400 head, according to the Department of Agriculture and Rural...
Pig Industry News from Spain Spanish Pork Exports See Strong Growth
SPAIN - For 2015, exports of Spanish pork increased 17 per cent on the year earlier to 1.23 million tonnes....
Pig Industry News from United States Lower Pork Exports Expected to Pressure Live Hog Prices
US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says an anticipated lag in exports of beef, pork and chicken combined with increased slaughter hog numbers will put pressure on live hog...
Pig Industry News from United States New Research Aimed at Improving PEDv Control
US - Beginning in the spring of 2013, a deadly virus spread quickly throughout the swine industry. The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) has been reported in over 35 states and is estimated to have...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: South Africa Now Accepting US Pork
ANALYSIS - South Africa is now importing pork from the US after the Obama administration threatened to suspend the country's trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Expansion of Hog Breeding Herd Expected
US - The next USDA update on US hog and pig inventories will be published at the end of this month (March 25) and Statistics Canada will release this week its semi-annual report on Canadian hog and pig...
04 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Thailand AB Vista to Reveal New Research into Mineral Utilisation in Piglet diets at Pig Focus Asia
THAILAND - New research into optimising piglet performance and trace mineral nutrition will be presented by AB Vista at this year’s Pig Focus Asia conference in Bangkok, March 21-23....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Poor Restaurant Performance a Concern for US Meat Industry
US - Judging from the monthly Restaurant Performance Index (RPI), restaurant business conditions notched a modest improvement in January but they are still notably worse than the same period a year ago,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Industry Supportive of National Levy on Pork
CANADA - The General Manager of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board reports the pork industry across the country appear very supportive of a national levy to be collected on the sale of pork consumed...
Pig Industry News from Canada Biggest Fastest Growing Gilts Tend Toward Highest Productivity
CANADA - A member of the Research and Nutritional Services Team with Zinpro says the biggest fastest growing replacement gilts that come into estrus the quickest will be the most productive breeding sows,...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Germany Makes the Market Shake – Quotations Are Going Down
EU - Being in line with the flu epidemic, the European pig slaughter market is in a huff. A market observer in Great Britain describes his view of the situation as follows: Watching Germany sneeze, Europe...
Pig Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Steady in February
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index was stable in February, as falling sugar and dairy prices offset a substantial jump in vegetable oil prices from the previous month....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Inspection Reporting to Improve Livestock Health
UK - The British meat and livestock sector is to establish new systems and protocols for reporting abattoir meat inspection results along the food chain....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Meetings to Tackle Input Costs
UK - A series of regional meetings for pig producers, focused on practical ways to manage input costs, are being run by AHDB Pork during March....
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