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06 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Scientists Find Colistin Resistance in US Pig
ANALYSIS - Scientists from the USDA and Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) have discovered a strain of E.coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin in the intestine of a pig....
03 June 2016
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Price Rally in Europe – Quotations Are Going Up
EU - On the European pig slaughter market the prices are going further up. After some countries took a breather last week, the prices are speeding up now. The price increases are reaching up to a corrected...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Does Hemp Help Prevent Gastric Ulcers in Slaughter Pigs?
DENMARK - A recently finished research project investigated the farmer’s possibilities to identify gastric ulcers in pig herds and examined whether adding hemp to the feed might solve the problem. The...
Pig Industry News from Germany German Pork Exports Modestly Down in First Quarter
GERMANY - Exports of fresh/frozen pork from Germany fell slightly in the first quarter of 2016, down 6 per cent to 419.3 thousand tonnes, when compared with the same period a year earlier....
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 26. There were three premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
Pig Industry News from Canada Second PED Case Reported in Manitoba
CANADA - Following on from the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) outbreak last week (26 May) in a sow barn, a further outbreak has been reported in a finisher barn in southeast Manitoba....
Pig Industry News from United States Colistin Resistance Found in Pig in US
ANALYSIS - Scientists in the US have discovered a strain of E.coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin in the intestine of a pig....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Pork is Calling for David Black Award Nominations
UK - The pig industry is once again seeking one of its own to receive the highest honour it can bestow. The David Black Award is given annually to somebody who has made a valuable and sustained contribution...
02 June 2016
Pig Industry News from France Ceva Acquires Biovac, Leading French Manufacturer of Autogenous Vaccines
FRANCE - Ceva Santé Animale has announced the purchase of Biovac Laboratories, a leading manufacturer of autogeneous (bacterial) vaccines, allergy treatments and reagents based in Angers, France....
Pig Industry News from United States National Pork Board Announces New CEO
US - William J. Even, an agriculture-industry leader with substantial senior management experience in crop and livestock production, will join the National Pork Board as its new Chief Executive Officer...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Prepares to Extend Agri-Food Embargo Until End of 2017
RUSSIA - The Russian Agriculture Ministry has prepared a draft decree to extend its embargo on food products from a number of countries including the EU and US until the end of 2017....
Pig Industry News from Romania Romanian Meat Processor Boost Sales Following VAT Cut
ROMANIA - Romanian meat processor Vascar S.A. increased its meat products sales by 34% and its sales of canned meat by 43% in the first four months of this year. Company representatives says that this...
Pig Industry News from Canada Advanced Trailer Designs Improving Pig Welfare, Biosecurity, Meat Quality
CANADA - Advances in swine transport trailer designs are helping to improve biosecurity, animal welfare and meat quality, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Global New Online Learning from Improve Offers Flexible, Interactive CPD
GLOBAL - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has launched a range of ‘bitesize’ online training courses for veterinary professionals wanting to gain the latest skills and knowledge in key...
Pig Industry News from Global Nine Countries Granted Disease Free Status to Various Pig Diseases
GLOBAL - Nine countries have received official recognition of their Classical Swine Fever or Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free status during the 84th World Health Assembly General Session of Delegates...
01 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Nutriad Helped Sponsor 2015-2016 USA Scholarships
US - International feed additives producer Nutriad, alongside various other corporate sponsors, proudly sponsored Targeting Excellence and as such contributed to the funding of excellence awards to students...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo
US - Next week is the World Pork Expo, the annual Premier Swine event in North America. It’s a time and place where producers and industry people can meet and socialise. It’s a time and place to celebrate...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Further ASF Outbreaks Reported in Russian Pigs
RUSSIA - Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in backyard pigs in Russia....
Pig Industry News from Ukraine More ASF Reported in Ukrainian Pigs
UKRAINE - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever has been reported on a pig unit close to the Russian boarder....
Pig Industry News from Canada Early Establishment of Healthy Gut Microflora Offers Lifetime Health Improvement
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Alberta says early establishment of a healthy microbial population in the gut will improve the health of the pig throughout its lifetime, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Summer Hog Futures Fail to Break $84 Mark
US - Summer hog futures have sought to mount a rally twice in the last three months but failed to break past the $84 mark. It is not unusual for pork prices to move up into the summer, largely because...
Pig Industry News from Denmark New Project to Improve Erysipelas Disease Knowledge in Pigs
DENMARK - A new project (EryPoP) at the Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture is aiming to look into Erysipelas infection in pigs and chickens....
31 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland MSD Animal Health to Present Important New Data at the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress
IRELAND - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) is pleased to announce that it is proud to be a sponsor partner of the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS)...
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - Mexico’s pork industry is projecting to expand a little bit further on international markets with a clear focus in Asia. With 1.4 million tons of pork production projected for 2016 (USDA projection),...
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Reported in Manitoba Sow Barn
CANADA - On 26 May, Manitoba's Office of the Chief Veterinarian (CVO) received positive test results for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus from a Manitoba batch-farrow sow barn. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Containing PED Spread Top Priority Following Case in Manitoba
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council says avoiding any spread of PED will be the first priority following the first case in western Canada in over a year and a half, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Hog Price Peak May Come Early
US - The peak in hog prices may come early this year. Hog prices usually peak in early summer. Hog slaughter has been running under the level implied by the March Hogs & Pigs report, write Ron Plain and...
Pig Industry News from United States Mars Exploration and Agribusiness May Learn From Each Other, Says Dr Gernot Groemer
There may be opportunities for the cross-fertilisation of ideas between the Mars exploration research efforts and the agriculture sector, according to Dr Groemer, president of the Austrian Space Forum...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Mixed Picture for US Pork Export Sales
US - USDA has released its weekly ‘US Export Sales’ report and the data presented a somewhat mixed picture for pork and beef, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
30 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Antibiotic Reduction Has Not Affected Profits, say Dutch Pig Farmers
ANALYSIS - Since 2009, farmers in the Netherlands have been working to lower their use of antibiotics in livestock production....
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