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25 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Is Animal Welfare Becoming a Commercial Issue?
ANALYSIS - Large multinational processing companies, retailers and foodservice organisations are starting to define the way that producers view animal welfare and ethical, sustainable production....
24 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Controlling Costs, Improving Herd Health are Keys to Success in Tough Times
US - During the 2015 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, veterinarians from two leading swine health and production companies shared their recommendations on how producers can best manage their herds...
Pig Industry News from China First HIPRA SENG Vaccine Reaches China
CHINA - Last April, HIPRA presented RHINISENG®, the innovative vaccine for the prevention of Progressive and Non- progressive Swine Atrophic Rhinitis, in China. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Supplies Plentiful
US - There’s not a lot of mystery as to why hog prices are weak: There are LOTS of hogs out there! What is more, the price impacts are pretty much on line with those supply gains. No one wants to hear...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Breeding Herd Predicted Higher
US - USDA will release the results of their latest hog inventory survey on June 26. My prediction: breeding herd up 1.8 per cent and market hog inventory up 8.5 per cent. Lower death loss from the PED...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Cold Storage Inventories Up on the Year
US - Total supplies of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage at the end of May were 2.299 billion pounds, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Senate to Hold Hearing Over Impact of COOL Retaliation
US - The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will hold a hearing on Thursday 25 June to discuss country-of-origin labelling (COOL) and trade retaliation....
Pig Industry News from Poland Poland's Agriculture Industry - Pig Production Down, Dairy Booming
ANALYSIS - Poland's agriculture industry is seeing farm size expansion and one of the questions looming is whether the industry should support larger, progressive farmers or smallholders. Karol Bujoczek,...
Pig Industry News from Estonia More African Swine Fever Reported in Estonia
ESTONIA - Four more outbreaks of African Swine Fever have been found in wild boar in Estonia....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pre-Clinical Tests Show New Vaccine Effective Against PEDv
CANADA - A new vaccine developed by VIDO-InterVac is proving to be highly effective in protecting neonatal piglets from PEDv, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States It's Time to Check Iron Levels of Baby Pigs
ANALYSIS - The weaning weight of a baby pig is significantly greater than it was 20-30 years ago, but protocols have not changed to reflect management practices, leaving many baby pigs iron deficient,...
Pig Industry News from Korea, South 64 New Outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Reported in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - 64 new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease have been confirmed in South Korea....
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was eight. There have been no premises confirmed with having porcine deltacoronavirus...
Pig Industry News from Canada Blood Plasma Processing Changes Restore Confidence
CANADA - A Camrose based swine veterinarian reports changes made in the processing of blood plasmas used in pig starter diets are helping restore confidence in these products, writes Bruce Cochrane. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Livestock Drivers get Waiver from US Hours-of-Service Rule
US - America’s hog, cattle and poultry farmers have been granted a two-year waiver from the US Department of Transportation hours-of-service rule for certain drivers....
Pig Industry News from Australia China, Australia Free Trade Agreement to Benefit Agriculture
AUSTRALIA - China and Australia's trade ministers recently signed a China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), bringing potential benefits to farmers another step closer....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New UK Research into Improving Animal Health Announced
UK - 11 new research projects to improve animal health and welfare have been funded as part of the a funding call for the Animal Health and Welfare ERA-Net (ANIHWA) programme....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Ontario Pork Congress Report
CANADA - This week we were at the Ontario Pork Congress in Canada, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
22 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Video Tutorial Helps Establish Monitoring Programme for PRRS
GLOBAL - To help vets and producers establish a strong monitoring programme, veterinary pharmaceutical company, HIPRA has issued the second of a series of educational videos....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Slat Opens 70th Store, Expands to Poland, Germany
GLOBAL - Alan Riley, National Retail Manager at Hog Slat, said Hog Slat has recently opened it's 70th store in the US and has expanded it's international retail locations to Germany and Poland....
Pig Industry News from United States Boehringer Ingelheim Develops New PCR Test for Ileitis
ANALYSIS - Boehringer Ingelheim has developed the swine industry’s first commercially available quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Lawsonia (ileitis) using fecal samples. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Rapid Diagnostics Play Critical Role in PEDv Cases
ANALYSIS - Dr. Paul Thomas, veterinarian with AMVC Management Services, said rapid diagnostics have played a key role in detecting Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus because the clinical signs can look...
Pig Industry News from China Genesus-Cofco Co-operation Agreement Announced
China - We are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement between Cofco and Genesus for Swine Genetic co-operation and sales....
Pig Industry News from Lithuania Three New African Swine Fever Outbreaks Reported in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - Three more outbreaks of African Swine Fever have been found in Lithuanian wild boar....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Exports Down on the Year
US - Weekly exports in recent weeks have not been as strong as a year ago and there are lingering concerns about the outlook for export demand into the summer and fall, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from Canada Research to Optimise Phosphorus Use from Pig Manure
CANADA - Research planned to begin this summer will assist pork producers, manure applicators and land owners in optimising the use of phosphorus contained in two cell earthen manure storages, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from European Union Italian Pork Imports Strong in Early 2015
EU - The EU’s largest net importer of pork, Italy, bought 4 per cent more in the first three months of this year than a year before....
Pig Industry News from Global International Meat Prices Fall as Supplies Grow
GLOBAL - The latest FAO food outlook shows meat prices falling as production grows and input costs fall....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Survey Shows Growing Number Back British Farming
UK - The public’s positive view of farmers has grown for a fourth year running. A new survey from OnePoll shows that 68 per cent of people in England and Wales share a favourable or very favourable view...
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Family Farming Platform to Help Food Security
GLOBAL - Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, the FAO has launched a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop" for information,...
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