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31 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically...
Pig Industry News from Global AB Vista Appoints Two New Staff to Enhance Its Global Technical Services
GLOBAL - AB Vista has welcomed two new staff to its UK headquarters, as the company strengthens its technical services to the global feed industry....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Cutout Value Showing Strength
US - The pork cutout value has shown some strength lately, relative to last year’s depressed levels. For the week of 3/25/16 the national pork cutout value, reported by USDA-AMS, was $76.20 per cwt....
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
CANADA - Another outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Ontario, Canada....
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Producers Could See Modest Profits in 2016
US - Smaller hog breeding herds and lower production costs could lead to modest profits for pork producers in 2016, Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Innovations Headline at 2016 Pig and Poultry Fair
UK - Innovation and ideas are the driving force behind development of the livestock industry, and visitors to this year’s British Pig & Poultry Fair are sure to get plenty of both....
30 March 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Prestage Foods to Build New Pork Plant
US - The race to add more packing space in the United States continues. Last week Ron Prestage DVM announced on behalf of the Prestage family, their plan to build a 650,000 sq. foot $240 million pork processing...
Pig Industry News from United States Forbes Names Zoetis One of America’s Best Employers
US - Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS), the global leader in animal health, today announced that it has been named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers in 2016 by Forbes Magazine. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union Germany and Spain Leading EU Pork Exporters
EU - Traditionally, Denmark has been the leading EU exporter of pork to third country markets. However, in 2015 it was overtaken by both Germany and Spain....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Producer Impact of Responsible Sourcing Key Theme at Pig & Poultry Fair
UK - The need for responsibly sourced raw materials and alternative proteins has stepped up a gear over the past couple of years, and is now likely to start shaping producer’s future purchasing decisions....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Committed to Animal Comfort and Safety During Transport
CANADA - The Chair of Sask Pork says Canada's pork producers are committed to the comfort and safety of their pigs during transport, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Global ASF Continues Spread Through Eastern Europe
EUROPE - African Swine Fever (ASF) is continuing to spread through the Eastern European and Russian wild boar population....
Pig Industry News from Ukraine ASF Reported in More Ukrainian Farmed Pigs
UKRAINE - African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in more Ukrainian pigs from the villages of Voynivka and Nadlymanske....
Pig Industry News from United States Combined Mycotoxin Threat to Livestock Rated High in the US, According to BIOMIN Survey
US - Increased occurrence and co-occurrence levels in the 2015 corn harvested in the United States pose a higher risk to livestock production in 2016, according to the latest BIOMIN Corn Survey....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Welfare in the Spotlight at 2016 Official Vet Conference
UK - 'Animal Welfare - the Role of the OV' is the theme of the 2016 Official Veterinarian (OV) Conference set to take place between the 29th and 30th September 2016. The programme includes lecture streams...
29 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: US Hog Inventory Up Slightly, Breeding Herd Down
ANALYSIS - The USDA released its latest US Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report over the Easter weekend. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: US Hog Inventory Up in March
US - The March Hogs and Pigs report said the nation's hog inventory was up 0.4 per cent on the first day of March. The breeding herd was down a tiny 0.03 per cent and market hog numbers were up 0.4 per...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Upward Revisions Made to US Pig Crop Again
US - USDA released on Friday, March 25, the results of its quarterly survey of hog producers, providing a benchmark for hog supplies as of March 1, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Awards Scholarships to Over 350 Veterinary Students
US - Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced this year’s winners of the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Now in its sixth year, this program...
Pig Industry News from Brazil BRF to Acquire Alimentos Calchaquí Productos
BRAZIL - BRF has entered into an agreement to acquire the Argentinian company Alimentos Calchaquí Productos....
Pig Industry News from European Union Release of Pork From Private Storage to Start Soon
EU - The 90,000 tonnes of pig meat products which were accepted into the EU Commission’s Private Storage Aid (PSA) scheme in January will soon start to be released....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Pig Producers Back New Pig Health Charter
SCOTLAND - The Scottish Pig Industry is highlighting its on-going commitment to animal health and welfare by supporting the creation of a Scottish Pig Health Charter....
Pig Industry News from Global New Website to Focus on Sustainable Pork Production
GLOBAL - A new website focused entirely on sustainable, responsible and successful pork production was launched this week to bring news, trends, research updates and commentary to all links of the global...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Price Increase Continues
EU - The European pig slaughter market was able to continue the friendly trend. The majority of quotations went up again because of the good demand situation before Easter. The marching course was once...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Could There Be a Return of Pig Swill in the EU?
EU - Pig swill has been a dirty term since the foot-and-mouth outbreak in the UK in 2001, but Japan and South Korea manage to use it safely and effectively, so could there be scope for a return in the...
24 March 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Cold Storage Report Supportive for Pork Prices
US - USDA published yesterday on Tuesday the results of its monthly survey of refrigerated warehouses, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from European Union Pork Commentary: European Union Continues to Produce More Hogs
EU - The European Union continues to have hog marketings increase despite financial losses of $20 - $25 per head, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from Canada Management Key When Assessing Loan Applications for New Hog Barn Construction
CANADA - The Senior Vice President Operations for Prairie with Farm Credit Canada says, when assessing applications for financing the construction of new swine barns, the management capabilities of the...
Pig Industry News from United States Smaller Corn Particle Size Reduces Costs for Pig Farmers
US - The results of new research at the University of Illinois indicate that it is possible for producers to reduce feed costs if yellow dent corn, a staple of swine diets in the United States, is ground...
Pig Industry News from United States USA Hog Market
US - This seems to be shaping up as a very traditional pricing year, as something always seems to short the pig supply in the 2nd quarter, writes Allan Bentley, Sales & Service....
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