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11 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Amino Acid Utilisation and Value of Phytase Highlighted as International Phytate Summit Comes to a Close
GLOBAL - The third International Phytate Summit (IPS3) concluded on 10th November with industry leaders discussing the anti-nutritional impact that phytate can have on protein digestibility, and the positive...
Pig Industry News from China Danish Crown to Set Up Processing Plant in China
DENMARK - As part of the strategy towards 2021 Danish Crown will establish a processing plant in China....
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Transport Trailer Redesign Needed to Improve Biosecurity
CANADA - A Professor in the University of Saskatchewan's College of Engineering says a redesign of swine transport trailers is ultimately needed to make them easier and more economical to clean, writes...
Pig Industry News from Global Low US Pig Price Could Trump EU Competitiveness
GLOBAL - Cheap US pork could limit the competitiveness of EU and UK pig meat on the global marketplace in the coming months....
Pig Industry News from Global Governments Call for Cooperation with Trump Presidency
GLOBAL - Following the election of Donald Trump as the new US president governments around the world are calling on the US to cooperate and increase trade relations....
10 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Study on Senecavirus Offers Insight on Disease Pathogens
US - A recent study of Senecavirus A offers valuable new insights into this increasingly important disease pathogen to the US pork industry....
Pig Industry News from Japan Japanese Pork Import Growth Slowing
JAPAN - In the first nine months of 2016, Japanese imports of fresh/frozen pork were up 10 per cent on 2015 levels, at 641 thousand tonnes....
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Herd in Decline
DENMARK - The number of pigs in Denmark on 1 October was four per cent lower than a year before, according to new figures from Statistics Denmark....
Pig Industry News from United States Study Finds Earlier Flu Peak for H1N1 in Swine Production Areas
US - A new study looking at the risk of flu in people through swine contact has found that the flu peak for H1N1 in swine production areas was early in the year....
Pig Industry News from Global Formulating Minerals Will Focus on Precision Nutrition in Pigs, Poultry and Aquaculture – International Phytate Summit
GLOBAL - New research into how essential minerals such as zinc, copper and calcium interact with other feed ingredients could unlock greater efficiencies in animal nutrition, according to feed industry...
Pig Industry News from United States How Will Trump's Presidency Affect the Meat Industry?
US - We have no interest to wade into the political debate and are fully cognisant of the fact that passions run high after a very heated election season, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
09 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global DON and FUM Top Mycotoxin Occurrence in Q3 2016
GLOBAL - Analysis of 4027 feed and raw commodity samples from over 50 countries reveals that deoxynivalenol (DON) and fumonisins (FUM) are the most common mycotoxins found in feedstuffs, according to results...
Pig Industry News from Global PIC Pork Quality Programme: A Quarter of Century of Progress
GLOBAL - PIC’s focus for the past 25 years has been on genetically improving and environmentally optimising factors impacting pork quality. Its goal has been to design, implement, and continuously improve...
Pig Industry News from Global International Summit Highlights the Value Chain of Phytate Destruction and the Role it Plays in Precision Nutrition
GLOBAL - The opening of the 3rd International Phytate Summit (IPS3) yesterday in Florida, USA, saw nutrition experts from around the world discuss the latest research on phytate and its multi-factorial...
Pig Industry News from United States September US Meat Exports Above Previous Year
US - USDA’s Economic Research Service posted their September summarisation of international trade for the livestock and poultry sectors, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Steady Quotations – Prices are Moving Sideward
EU - This current week of slaughter, the European pig slaughter market goes on stabilising. A great majority of quotations continue to move sideward, even though many market participants’ focus was on...
Pig Industry News from Canada Vaccines Offer Potential to Reduce Antibiotic Use on Pig Farms
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan says vaccines have an important role to play in helping reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States How Will New GIPSA Rules Affect US Farmers?
US - When farmers thought regulations couldn’t get more difficult, the USDA began moving forward with new rules that will likely impact contracts and litigation, writes Rachel Lane....
08 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Protease Enzymes Make Lower-Cost Sorghum Viable in Animal Feed
Could sorghum be the feed ingredient that helps optimize producers’ bottom-lines?...
Pig Industry News from Global Driving the Protein Economy: Unprecedented Challenges and Opportunities
GLOBAL - Remarks by David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing, Imperial College London at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
Pig Industry News from Mexico Pork Commentary: Mexico Meeting
MEXICO - Last week, we attended the Mexican Pork Association – OPORPA Annual Meeting, held in Riviera Nayarit, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from Spain New Method Allows Detection of Toxoplasmosis Causing Parasite in Ham
SPAIN - Scientists from the universities of Granada and Valencia have carried out the most comprehensive global study on the presence of Toxoplasma gondii in 475 commercial samples of ham, both sliced...
Pig Industry News from United States Processing Plant Problems Resulting from Hurricane Mathew Further Tighten Processing Capacity
US - H@ms Marketing Services says disruptions in the operation of the world's largest pork processing plant have made an already tight US processing capacity situation even tighter, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Moldova FAO Joins Forces with Moldovan Authorities Against African Swine Fever
MOLDOVA - Moldovan veterinarians, employees from regulating agencies and farmer association leaders are participating in a two-day workshop on African swine fever control and prevention, organised by FAO...
Pig Industry News from United States US Red Meat Production Up 7.8 per cent
US - In the weekly Actual Slaughter data released by USDA-AMS (data are compiled by USDA-NASS) US Federally Inspected (FI) beef production for the week ending October 22 was 505.0 million pounds and pork...
07 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Prohibited Pork Products Seized at Orlando Airport
US - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized a shipment of raw beef and pork at Orlando International Airport that potentially carried classical swine fever disease....
Pig Industry News from Global Animal Diseases Can Enter US in Feed Imports, Warns Expert
US - Can foreign animal diseases enter the US via feed imports from high risk countries? Until recently, the answer was not known as the research had not been done. But now, thanks to Dr Scott Dee at the...
Pig Industry News from Germany SonicClean: Ultrasonic Waves Against Biofilm
GERMANY - Big Dutchman presents a new cleaning system for the liquid feeding of pigs...
Pig Industry News from Global Nutriad Accelerating in the Americas
GLOBAL - Nutriad, multinational feed additives producer headquartered in Europe, continues to invest in North, Central and South America....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: EU PIG to Improve Connection Between Producers and Science
ANALYSIS - The UK's Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is to lead an exciting new project that aims to improve the pig industry in Europe....
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