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20 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Cape Verde Drought-Stricken Cape Verde Receives Animal Feed
CAPE VERDE - The FAO will provide food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in Cape Verde whose food security and livelihoods are at risk following a sharp...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK, US Collaborate on Animal Disease Prevention Research
UK - BBSRC and the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will both donate £2.3 million/$2.3 million for the US-UK Collaborative Animal Health and Disease...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Go On Increasing
EU - The ice seems to have been broken two weeks ago, after the prices went up in Germany for the first time again....
Pig Industry News from Poland Biomin Web Site Now in Polish
POLAND - Biomin has launched a Polish version of its corporate web site....
Pig Industry News from France Award for Latest in Plant-based Products for Livestock
FRANCE - Nor-Feed Sud, a French company specialised in the production of plant-based natural additives for animal nutrition, has created the Nor-Feed Award, endowed with €5,000, and open to young scientists...
19 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - The OMAFRA Swine Team has just put out an excellent summary of 2014 by month. Truly the “Year of the Pig Farmer” and one for the record books. If this were your report card this would rocket...
Pig Industry News from Global What Are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Pork Exports Decreased in January 2015
BRAZIL - Brazilian exports of pork reached in 28,900 tons in January 2015. The result is 19.1 per cent less than the total obtained in January 2014 when they were shipped 35,700 tons....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rivers Can be a Source of Antibiotic Resistance
UK - Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment, according to new research from scientists at the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences and the University...
Pig Industry News from Global EU Agriculture Commissioner to Address US Conference
GLOBAL - EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, is scheduled to address the Agricultural Outlook Conference in Virginia, US, with US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today, 19 February....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Importance of Farming Highlighted Ahead of General Election
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) will launch a national campaign next week to highlight the importance of food and farming ahead of the general election....
Pig Industry News from United States WTO Hears US Appeal in Country of Origin Labelling Dispute
US and CANADA - A World Trade Organization appeal panel is now hearing the final US appeal of rulings that US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling violates American trading obligations, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Consumers Can Expect to Pay for Changes in Animal Welfare Practices
CANADA - An associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University says ultimately consumers will pay for the changes they're demanding in animal welfare, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada Chinese New Year Celebrated with Launch of New Chinese Sausage
CANADA - To celebrate Chinese New Year and Canada's proud heritage of diversity, Maple Leaf Foods is launching two Chinese-style sausage products with the authentic flavours that Chinese-Canadians love...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Sets Its Sights on China
UK - Cranswick Country Foods has flown the flag for UK food and drink as part of a ground-breaking trade trip to China with South West Norfolk MP and Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss....
18 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Trials and Tribulations in the UK Pig Sector
UK - Strong production and weak demand are conspiring to push pig prices down in the UK and the EU generally, according to a market expert speaking at the Outlook Conference in London last week, reports...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Selects Grant Recipients for PEDv Research
US - Zoetis has awarded research grants to Suidae Health and Production and to Iowa State University to discover solutions that can help improve control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in breeding...
Pig Industry News from Canada Government Supports Traceability and Swine Health Projects
CANADA - The Canadian pork industry has welcomed over C$1.6 million in funding for five projects related to the pork industry’s traceability system and swine health....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices Languish
US - US 53-54 per cent lean hog prices last week were 63¢/lb.,below break-even for many producers, writes Jim Long President – CEO of Genesus Inc. ...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Third of Butchers Pork Still not Irish
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty said the latest DNA results showed that nearly one-third of samples tested in butcher shops around the...
Pig Industry News from Latvia Further ASF Reported in Latvia
LATVIA - Six new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been discovered in wild boar....
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Pork Carcass Quotes Rising
BRAZIL - Despite decreases in January, average Brazilian beef quotes in February are 19.5 per cent higher than in the same period of 2014. Regular pork carcass quotes rose 6.2 per cent, changing from 5.99...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Meat Exports Facing Significant Headwinds
US - US meat exports are facing significant headwinds at this time, be this due to the sharp increase in the value of the US dollar, lower prices for competing meats in other countries and the slowdown...
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Sees Sales Fall But Profit Rise
FINLAND - Finnish meat processor HK Scan saw net sales fall to €1,988.7 million from €2,113.2 million for last year, and to €523.2 million from €547.9 million in the fourth quarter....
Pig Industry News from Denmark Increased Breeding Herd for Denmark
DENMARK - As at 1 January 2015, Statistics Denmark reported a two per cent increase on the year of the country’s total number of pigs, to 12.7 million head....
17 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Opportunities and Barriers to Feeding the World’s Growing Population
US - "Feeding the World 2015” is an excellent vehicle for promoting critical dialogue about the implications of the tremendous increase in food demand and changing food patterns, a topic that deserves...
Pig Industry News from Canada Controlling Air Quality for Better Swine Health
CANADA - The president of Armco Solutions suggests controlling relative humidity is key to maintaining optimum air quality and controlling energy costs, especially during the winter, writes Bruce Cochrane. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Three Supermarket Groups Head Animal Welfare Benchmark Table
GLOBAL - Three European supermarket groups have been given top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare Business Benchmark report....
Pig Industry News from Canada Failure to Address M-COOL Could Cost US Economy $2 Billion Per Year
CANADA and US - The president of the National Pork Producers Council warns in the event Canada and Mexico impose retaliatory tariffs on imported American products it will cost the US economy upwards of...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Cattle and Hog Futures Closed on a Positive Note
US - Cattle and hog futures closed on a positive note on Friday but there is plenty of uncertainty about price direction in the short to medium term, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
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