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11 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Understanding Dietary Fibre to Boost Animal Feed and Digestion
GLOBAL - The addition of fibre-degrading enzymes to feed delivers significant benefits for animal digestion, explains Dr Hadden Graham, Global Technical Director at AB Vista....
10 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Major International Buyers Increase US Pork Imports
US - The USDA-ERS released August monthly trade number yesterday. These meat trade numbers are on a carcass weight basis and are calculated from product weight numbers reported by the US Department of...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: African Swine Fever Reaches Moldova
GLOBAL - Moldova has now confirmed its first outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF). The outbreaks were reported on two backyard pig farms in Donduseni....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: German Slaughter Companies Are Exerting Pressure on the Prices
EU - The positive development on the European pig slaughter market received a major blow last week. Starting from Germany, the pigs for slaughter prices began to go into reverse in most of the countries....
Pig Industry News from United States Most Complete Respiratory Vaccine Leads to Superior Pig Health and Performance
US - When it comes to raising pigs, it is important to create a system to produce pigs of uniform size that grow at a similar rate. But, what happens when pigs are showing different feed conversion rates,...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: US Pork Imports Down in August
US - US pork imports totaled 90 million pounds during August. That is down 2.0 per cent from a year ago and down 0.8 per cent from the month before, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
Pig Industry News from Poland Polska Meat Stock Exchange Debut to Finance African Expansion
POLAND - Polish meat industry processor and distributor Polska Meat S.A. has debuted on the NewConnect market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). The funds obtained from the stock market are to allow the...
Pig Industry News from United States Iowa Pig Farmers Bracing for Economic Challenges
US - The record swine inventory numbers contained in Friday’s quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service spells difficult times ahead for Iowa and US pig farmers....
Pig Industry News from Canada PEDV: Not If, But When for Canada
ANALYSIS - For several years, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has been a focus for Canadian veterinarians as they awaited its movement across the US-Canadian border. ...
07 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Calls on Veterinary Students to Apply for 2017 Scholarships
US - Zoetis Inc. is partnering with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) to invite second- and third-year veterinary students in the US and Caribbean to apply for the 2017 Zoetis...
Pig Industry News from Moldova African Swine Fever Breaks Out in Moldova
MOLDOVA - An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on backyard pig farms in Moldova....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pork Demand Still in Decline
EU - Consumer demand for pig meat in key EU markets has remained under pressure in 2016, with consumption generally falling back in spite of favourable prices....
Pig Industry News from United States Hogs and Pigs Report Paints Disturbing Live Hog Price Outlook
US - H@ms Marketing Services reports the latest US Hogs and Pigs Report paints a disturbing picture for fourth quarter live hog prices, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada New Programme Assists Pork Producers Purchase New Equipment
CANADA - Saskatchewan pork producers are now eligible to apply for assistance to purchase equipment that will help them comply with new requirements under Canada's Code of practice for the Care and Handling...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Market Report - USA
US - The week ending Sept 24th was the 3rd largest weekly kill ever in the United States, followed by week ending Oct 1, which was the 4th largest weekly kill. I think that says a lot about prices, both...
06 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Poland Poland Reports New ASF Outbreak
POLAND - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in Poland....
Pig Industry News from South Africa More ASF Reported in South African Pigs
SOUTH AFRICA - Five new outbreaks have been reported on South African pig farms....
Pig Industry News from Australia New Research Finds Cinnamon Cools Pigs' Stomach, Improves Overall Health
AUSTRALIA - New research has found that cinnamon can help cool the stomachs of pigs as well as contributing to a general improvement in overall health....
Pig Industry News from Australia Sustainable Outdoor Pig Production Workshops on Offer
AUSTRALIA - A free half day workshop is now on offer to help farmers plan and manage outdoor pig farms, in a way that benefits the environment and their practice....
Pig Industry News from France What is the Prevalence of PRRS in Brittany?
FRANCE - A recent survey shows 60-70 per cent of farms in Brittany, France, test positive for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRS). ...
Pig Industry News from United States Vaccination Is Solution for Ileitis, Antibiotic Stewardship
ANALYSIS - The growing global demand for antibiotic justification and stewardship has MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) turning to prevention options rather than treatment,...
05 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: How Much Corn is Available for Livestock Feed?
US - Grain inventories in the US as of September 1 were in line with market expectations, according to data released by the USDA-NASS late last week, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report published...
Pig Industry News from Global Lifetime Nutrition Key to Optimising Pig Performance
GLOBAL - Continuing to improve nutrient utilisation and performance through in-feed applications is a key focus for modern swine production systems....
Pig Industry News from Canada Senecavirus A Confirmed in Ontario
CANADA - Senecavirus A has been confirmed in Ontario, according to Manitoba Pork....
Pig Industry News from Global Russia Appeals WTO Ruling on EU Pork Import Ban
GLOBAL - As was widely anticipated, Russia has appealed against the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’s judgement that its ban on imports of EU pig meat products was against WTO rules. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Small Farms Need Decent Incomes to Help Eliminate Hunger
GLOBAL - Declining prices could thwart international efforts to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty unless steps are taken to guarantee decent incomes and livelihoods for small-scale producers, the UN's...
Pig Industry News from France International Pig Genetics Infiltrating French Market at SPACE 2016
FRANCE - This French livestock event held in Rennes, France , is one of the few shows which is still held on an annual basis. Most of the competitor shows are held every two years but SPACE has successfully...
04 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US September Hogs and Pigs Report
US - The US Hog Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report is stating the obvious. There are more pigs. We can see this every day in the marketplace, with lean hogs in the low 50’s and some early weans under $10,...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Futures Post Weekly Declines
US - Last week cash prices in the red meat complex declined with the only exception being the Choice Boxed Beed Cutout (wholesale) value, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Investigation Finds LA-MRSA in UK Pork
UK - The Guardian newspaper has reported findings of a livestock strain of MRSA in UK pork....
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