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24 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Thailand Erber Group Plans New Clinical Pig Health Research Center at Kasetsart University
THAILAND - The ERBER Group has announced plans to open a new clinical research center for pig health at the Khamphaeng Saen Campus of Kasetsart University in the Nakhon Pathom province of Thailand....
23 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Key Countries Announce Plans to Suspend Brazilian Meat Imports
US - The scandal that has affected the Brazilian meat packing and processing industry in recent weeks continued to play out, with a number of key importing countries announcing that they would suspend,...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Rising Pig Prices Inidicated for Coming Weeks
IRELAND - The pig trade remains relatively positive this week, but a number of processors have attempted to take heat out of the rising market, according to Tom Hogan, Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe, writes, "Despite lent, when many Russians stop eating meat, the pig price remains good at 105 Roubles ($1.82) per kg live weight. With production...
Pig Industry News from Australia AgForce Welcomes Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader...
Pig Industry News from Canada Agriculture Fares Well Under New Saskatchewan Budget
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, despite higher costs and reduced supports, agriculture fared well under Saskatchewan's latest provincial budget, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Quality Competition Attracts Full Slate of Entries
CANADA - The Events Coordinator with the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba reports the 2017 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Pork Quality Competition has attracted a full slate of entries, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Inconsistent; Netherlands Closing Gap
EU - This week, the European slaughter pig market appears to be altogether inconsistent....
22 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Vion Introduces New Demand-driven Approach to Pig Farming
NETHERLANDS - Vion Pork, part of the Vion Food Group, introduces Good Farming Balance. With this new demand-driven approach, the company is responding to the opportunities in the international pork markets....
Pig Industry News from Australia Agriculture Victoria Urged to Take Animal Welfare Role from RSPCA
AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary...
Pig Industry News from European Union IFA Urges Immediate Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Market Report Russia March 2017
RUSSIA - Despite lent, when many Russians stop eating meat, the pig price remains good at 105 Roubles ($1.82) per kg live weight. With production cost for good producers around 65 Roubles ($1.12) per kg,...
Pig Industry News from Austria Biomin Announces Participation in €16m Project for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFOQSI)
AUSTRIA - A total of 40 organizations, including 6 scientific and 34 company partners from 5 countries, are taking a farm-to-fork approach to addressing food safety and food security issues, in the form...
Pig Industry News from Global Biomin Sees Bright Future ahead for the Phytogenic Feed Additive Space
GLOBAL - According to BIOMIN projections, the phytogenic feed additive (PFA) market could surpass USD 1 billion by 2023. The company, which recently released the results of its 2017 BIOMIN Phytogenic Feed...
Pig Industry News from Global Moving the Nutritional Pieces of a Sliding Pussl towards Antibiotic Reduction
GLOBAL - Ellen van Eerden, researcher at Schothorst Feed Research, explains how proper nutrition can reduce gut stress, and consequently allow for the reduction of antibiotic use....
Pig Industry News from United States MSD Animal Health Names 2017 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award Recipient
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) is proud to announce it has bestowed the 2017 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award on Andreia Goncalves Arruda of The Ohio State University....
21 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Slaughter During W11 of 2017 6.7% Higher Than a Year Ago
US - Hog slaughter for the week ending 18 March was reported by USDA at 2.335 million head, 6.7 per cent higher than the same week a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Cambodia Cambodia Warns of Contaminated Pork from Viet Nam
CAMBODIA - The public in Cambodia has been warned not to eat pork from Viet Nam after an outbreak of a serious disease in pig farms across the border, local media reported on Tuesday, citing an official....
Pig Industry News from Mexico NPB Gets Close Look at Important Pork Import System in Mexico
MEXICO - USMEF led directors of the National Pork Board (NPB) on a thorough review of the Mexican pork market this week, presenting a detailed overview of how US pork moves through that country’s distribution...
Pig Industry News from United States Breeding Herd Reinfection of PRRS Challenges North America
ANALYSIS - Thirty years into Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) in North America, the industry is confident it can get PRRSv out of herds predictably, but the challenge continues to be...
Pig Industry News from Canada Key Factors When Assessing Viability of Barn Renovation
CANADA - A representative with FGC Construction suggests the age of the barn, its layout and its ventilation will be among key factors to examine when evaluating its suitability for renovation, writes...
Pig Industry News from Spain Genesus Nucleus in Spain
SPAIN - Genesus is pleased to announce that gilts are now available for purchase as a part of our partnership with Catalana de Pinsos for the production of breeding stock in Spain from “La Tor Nucleus...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US Market Update
US - The US lean hog price is flat lining over the last couple weeks, hovering around $0.71/lb for 53-54 per cent lean hogs, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc....
20 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: 2017 Pork Consumption Forecast to Be Larger Than in 2015
US - The latest update from our Ag officials in Mexico contained some interesting insights about that market, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pigs Remain Short; Very Few Spot Pigs on Offer
UK - Another firm day for sellers with the SPP moving up by 0.24p to stand at 150.18p and although German prices have stood on, GB pigs remain short with very few spot pigs on offer, but where pigs were...
Pig Industry News from United States USMEF Familiarises South American Chefs on US Beef, Pork Products
US - USMEF recently hosted a team of chefs and culinary educators from Peru and Colombia for a farm-to-plate tour of the US beef and pork industries. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Producers Want USTR That Prioritises Access to International Markets
US - Last week (14 March), the US Senate Finance Committee held a hearing regarding the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to head the Office of United States Trade Representative....
Pig Industry News from Canada Interest in Saskatchewan Swine Welfare Programme Builds
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board reports producer interest in a programme to assist with the purchase of needle-free injection and euthanasia equipment has been building, according to Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Japan FoodEx Showcases US Beef, Pork
JAPAN - As US exporters met with hundreds of buyers and representatives of Japan’s retail and foodservice industries at FoodEx Japan, USMEF promoted US red meat by serving samples of US beef tongue and...
Pig Industry News from United States Remarkable Bonds of Canada, US Friendship Applauded at Iowa Capitol
US - Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs applauds the remarkable bonds of friendship that exist between Canada and the United States, writes Bruce Cochrane....
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