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01 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Price Increase Long Overdue as EU Prices Power Ahead
IRELAND - There was no official movement of pig prices from the main export plants again this week, in spite of the ever-increasing gap between the EU average price and the Irish pig price....
Pig Industry News from Canada Wider Adoption of Technology Reduces Costs, Improves Value
CANADA - The CEO of Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement suggests, as new technologies designed to help Canadian pork producers maintain their completive edge become more widely adopted, their costs will...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Releases Two New Valuable Data Publications
UK - Two new publications from AHDB Pork will be published in June and both provide a valuable source of information about the pig industry, reports Vikki Campbell, Acting Data and Analysis Manager at...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba PED Outbreak Reminder of Swine Industry Vulnerability to Disease
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board is encouraging pork producers in Saskatchewan to maintain their focus on biosecurity in response to a new wave of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea...
Pig Industry News from United States Scientists Discover How Some Pigs Cope in Cold Climates
US - A new paper has revealed that pig breeds such as Tibetan pigs and Min pigs use a unique method to survive when exposed to cold environments....
31 May 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Take a Breather
EU - This week, the European slaughter market appears to be overall steady....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Encouraged to Re-Evaluate Biosecurity
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging the province's pork producers to re-evaluate and step up biosecurity in the wake of the latest confirmed cased of PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Does Meat Quality Really Matter?
The conversation about meat quality in pork is not necessarily a new topic, however the momentum of the discussion and action by packers is. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Novus: Offering More Knowledge and Value at World Pork Expo
As a science-based company, Novus takes pride in presenting quality research and data to customers to help increase understanding of animal growth, gut health, nutritional needs, and solutions to optimize...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed: Tracking Influential issues in Food and Agriculture - May 15 - 29.
Zoetis has created a bite-size brief of the 5 topics that are having the biggest impact on food and agriculture in the US. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union Comprehensive Online Management Biosecurity Assessment Tool
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has expanded its suite of innovative biosecurity resources to help swine farms control the introduction and spread of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)....
Pig Industry News from European Union VIDEO: What is the value of the PRRS Research Awards? by Dr. Andrea Ladinig
Submit your PRRS research proposal by 1st July to access one of three €25.000 grant opportunities. Click on the banner below to find out more. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union VIDEO: What is the value of the PRRS Research awards? by Nicolas Rose
Submit your PRRS research proposal by 1st July to access one of three €25.000 grant opportunities. Click on the banner below to find out more. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union VIDEO: What is the impact of the European PRRS research awards?
Submit your PRRS research proposal by 1st July to access one of three €25.000 grant opportunities. Click on the banner below to find out more. ...
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Việt Nam Negotiates with China to Export Pork
VIET NAM - Việt Nam has negotiated with China for the latter to import Vietnamese pork under large commercial contracts, Trần Thanh Nam, deputy minister of agriculture and rural development, said on...
Pig Industry News from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Farmers Advised to Insure Livestock
ZIMBABWE - Livestock farmers have been urged to commercialise their operations and insure their animals to avoid losses in the event of diseases and natural disasters such as drought....
Pig Industry News from European Union VIDEO: After 25 years of PRRS research, what are still the main knowledge gaps?
Submit your PRRS research proposal by 1st July to access one of three €25.000 grant opportunities. Click on the banner below to find out more. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The Perfect Pairing for Pork
SCOTLAND, UK - Specially Selected Pork has teamed up with popular Scottish gin producer, Indian Summer Gin, to demonstrate to visitors at this week’s Taste of Grampian festival how pork and gin can be...
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Seek More Options for Piglets
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says new options now available and in development are making providing pain control to piglets during painful procedures more practical,...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff Announces Sponsored Activities at 2017 WPEX
US - The Pork Checkoff has an exciting lineup of Checkoff-sponsored events scheduled for World Pork Expo, 7-9 June 2017, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Osborne Introduces New Wean-to-Finish Feeder
Finding the most efficient method of feeding pigs has been a never ending quest for producers and equipment suppliers alike....
30 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown Reports 15% Increase in Payment for Pigs
DENMARK - In the first six months of the financial year 2016/2017 Danish Crown increased the payment for pigs supplied by the farmer owners by almost 15 per cent or DKK 600 million relative to the year...
Pig Industry News from European Union Farmers, Forest Owners Along with Co-ops Driving Force Behind Green Jobs
EU - Copa and Cogeca underlined at a major workshop yesterday during this years’ Green Week the important role farmers and their cooperatives play in driving green jobs in Europe....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S Lean Hog Contracts Reach New Highs
The bullish run of summer Lean Hog Contracts continued last week with the CME Friday close reaching new life of contract highs. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Expo Offers Access to Information, Technology to Improve Business
US - The Director of Trade Show Marketing with the National Pork Producers Council says the information that will be available to pork producers next week, as part of World Pork Expo in Des Moines, will...
29 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Traffic Lights: What Short Week?
UK - Pig prices are continuing on their upward track, with the SPP putting on a further .76p to stand at 159.21p and spot buyers were as keen as ever for a dwindling supply of spare pigs in the system,...
Pig Industry News from New Zealand NZ Pork Welcomes Government Focus on Biosecurity
NEW ZEALAND - The announcement of additional operating funding for biosecurity is a vital protection for the country’s primary industries, according to New Zealand Pork....
Pig Industry News from Canada What to Take Away from Canada’s Vast Agriculture Survey
CANADA - Canada’s agricultural industry received its five-yearly health check this month, with the publication of the 2016 Census of Canadian Agriculture – an incredibly detailed and comprehensive...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Pork Starts Search for Pig Industry Hero
UK - The hunt is on to find one exceptional individual to receive the pig industry’s most prestigious award....
Pig Industry News from Canada Farmers Urged to Pay Attention to Power Lines
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is encouraging farmers to pay attention to power lines following a high number of power line contacts involving farm equipment this past month, reports Bruce Cochrane....
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