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02 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Improved Consumer Incomes Expected in Coming Months
US - The Department of Commerce released its advance estimate on the performance of the US economy on Friday. The top-line number, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), was up 1.2 per cent from the prior quarter....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Free Trade Agreement in Principle Applauded
CANADA - Manitoba's Premier is applauding an agreement in principle that promises to lead to the reduction of barriers to trade within Canada, writes Bruce Cochrane....
01 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Hog and Pork Prices Tumble
ANALYSIS - This past week has been bad for pork and hog prices in the US due to a large hog slaughter....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom MSD Holds Industry Summit to Pioneer New Horizons in Preventative Healthcare
UK - An industry summit aimed at understanding current approaches to preventative healthcare in small animal practice – and opportunities for improvement – has been convened by MSD Animal Health (known...
Pig Industry News from Malaysia Pork Commentary: Asian Road Trip
MALAYSIA - We are currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on our first leg on out Asian road trip that will also take us to Singapore, Thailand and China, writes Jim Long President –CEO Genesus....
Pig Industry News from Belgium Belgian Pork Exports Remain Stable
BELGIUM - In the first four months of 2016, Belgium exported 231,000 tonnes of pork....
Pig Industry News from Canada Antibiotics to Treat Disease Critical to Ensure Pig Welfare
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says, while developing new tools to prevent and treat disease within livestock production remains a priority, continued access to antibiotics is still important,...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Bad Week for Hog, Pork Prices
US - Large hog slaughter made this a bad week for both hog prices and pork prices. The national negotiated barrow and gilt carcass price averaged $66.62/cwt on Thursday, down $3.26 from a week earlier...
Pig Industry News from United States Scientists Call for More Funding for Sustainable Farming
US - Based on a new analysis of federal funding from the US Department of Agriculture, researchers say there is an urgent need for increased investment in research and development aimed at making sustainable...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Efficient Swine Respiratory Disease Control Requires Fast Action
IRELAND - Merial Animal Health used its presence at the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress (IPVS) in Dublin to highlight the threat of Swine Respiratory Disease (SRD) and its control in...
29 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Trespass Warning for Pokémon Go Players
UK - The new mobile app Pokémon Go has become contagious, capturing the public's imagination, but a specialist in real estate and agricultural law has warned that players could find themselves breaking...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Lean Hog Future Break Sharply Lower
US - Lean hog futures broke sharply lower yesterday as market participants reacted forcefully to some truly shocking developments in both pork and hog cash markets, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent...
Pig Industry News from Romania Romanian Meat Processor Launches €5 million Salami Line
ROMANIA - Romanian meat processor Agricola International Bacau has completed its investment in expanding the salami output capacity of its plant in Bacau, in the country’s east. The project was worth...
Pig Industry News from European Union Countries Asked to Cut Use of Last-Resort Antibiotic in Animals
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that colistin-containing medicines should only be used as a second line treatment in animals and sale should be reduced across the EU....
28 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Pigs Demonstrate Potential of Gene Therapy for Metabolic Liver Diseases
US - As part of research to find a new approach to correct metabolic disorders in humans without a whole organ transplant, a study has tested gene therapy in pigs suffering from hereditary tyrosinemia...
Pig Industry News from United States Tight US Slaughter Capacity Expected to Pressure Nov-Dec Live Hog Prices
US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms marketing services anticipates lower live hog prices come November December as US slaughter hog numbers approach processing capacity, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU’s Largest Member Consultation on Brexit to get Underway
UK - An ‘options paper’ detailing the National Farmers Union’s ambitious vision for British agriculture post-Brexit has been agreed by its national Policy Board. This means the organisation can now...
Pig Industry News from New Zealand NZ Farmer Confidence Hit by Brexit Vote
NEW ZEALAND - Farmer confidence has picked up slightly since surveyed last in January but remains weak, according to Federated Farmers’ July 2016 Farm Confidence Survey....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Retailers are Reducing Waste in the Pork Chain
UK - Finding ways to limit retail waste has been identified as a key part of the battle in securing food supplies for the world’s growing population. In the second of a series of articles, Voice Of Sustainable...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Why Part-Time Pig Keeping Won’t Hog Your Schedule
UK - Post-doc research scientist, DEFRA consultant and prize-winning pig breeder Michaela Giles’s new book ‘The Commuter Pig Keeper’ explains how part-time pig keeping can be made to work. Based...
27 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Pigs Soybean Meal Phosphorus Digestibility Not Affected By Production Area
US - Research at the University of Illinois is helping to determine the effect of growing conditions on the nutritional value of soybean meal. ...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork in Cold Storage Down From Last Year
US - The results of the latest USDA ‘Cold Storage’ report probably did not get as much attention as the feedlot survey but we think it perfectly encapsulates the current state of the US meat industry,...
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 six. There was one premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
Pig Industry News from China China's Pork Imports Continue to Rise
CHINA - Chinese imports of fresh/frozen pork continued to increase significantly in June, up 138 per cent to 762,000 tonnes....
Pig Industry News from Global What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?
ANALYSIS – You just pulled a package of pork out of the refrigerator that you bought four days ago, and the colour looks darker that when you first bought it. Has it gone bad or is that normal?...
26 July 2016
Pig Industry News from France Ceva Posts Strong Double-Digit Growth in First Half of 2016
FRANCE - Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €455m at the end of June 2016, representing growth of 7 per cent versus last year +13 per cent at a constant perimeter and exchange rates....
Pig Industry News from Global Molecular Biology Paves the Way for Gut Health Innovation in Livestock Sciences
GLOBAL - Several narrow, advanced fields of study that examine the cellular metabolism of living organisms are setting the foundations for genuine innovation relating to gut health and performance in animal...
Pig Industry News from United States Osborne Awarded Patent for Innovative Heat Pad Indicator Light
US - The US Patent and Trademark Office has recently awarded Patent No. 9,361,770, for one of Osborne Industries' newest products: the Osborne Heat Pad Indicator Light....
Pig Industry News from Korea, South South Korean Pork Imports Remain Stable
SOUTH KOREA - Korean imports of fresh and frozen pork have remained largely static in the first six months of 2016, up less than half of one per cent, at 230,000 tonnes....
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