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03 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Hog Markets Shift Attention from Hog Supply to Pork Demand
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says, with expected higher than year ago slaughter hog numbers coming to market, attention is shifting to demand, especially export...
Pig Industry News from Italy Animal Disease Spread Shown Using Social Network Analysis
ITALY - Researchers have shown that looking at movements of operators and vehicles between farms in the same way we look at contacts in social networks can help explain the spread of dangerous infectious...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Meat Sales Still Rising, Unlike Pork
UK - The volume of bacon and added value products, such as sausages, sold by UK retailers in the 12 weeks ending 1 January (including the Christmas period) increased on the year, according to latest data...
Pig Industry News from India Nutriad Appoints Area Managers India
INDIA - Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Anand Srivastava and Rajaram Thiyagarajan as Area Managers covering the Indian subcontinent....
02 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Dr Derek Petry Joins Genesus
CANADA - Genesus is pleased to announce the addition of Dr Derek Petry as Chief Development Officer. Dr Petry joins Genesus from Choice Genetics USA, where he served as the CEO and Global Director of R&D....
Pig Industry News from United States Planned NAFTA Renegotiation Creates Uncertainty in Pork Markets
US - H@ms Marketing Services warns any disruption in US pork exports to Mexico as a result of the planned renegotiation of NAFTA, will negatively affect North American live hog markets, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Dutch Taskforce Connects Initiatives Against Food Waste
NETHERLANDS - The Taskforce Circular Economy in Food, launched during the National Food Summit in the Netherlands, aims to prevent and reduce food waste and become an international frontrunner in the valorisation...
Pig Industry News from Canada Increase in Employed Workers in Swine Barns Prompts Changes in Extension
CANADA - The Industry Development Specialist Swine with Manitoba Agriculture says the role of extension in swine production has changed in response to an increase in the ratio of employees to owners working...
Pig Industry News from Global Your Questions Answered: Upcoming Mycotoxin Webinar
GLOBAL - Our upcoming live webinar on Mycotoxin On-Site Testing and Survey Results scheduled for February 8, 2017 is quickly approaching. Along with hundreds of people having already registered, we received...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Are Pointing Upwards
EU - The ups and downs of pig prices seem to be characteristic of the European pig slaughter market at the beginning of this year, 2017. This current week of slaughter shows upward prices again. Many quotations...
01 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Work Starts on Huge Pig Farm in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Work has commenced on a new state of the art pig farm in Northern Ireland which is set to become one of the largest in the UK, writes Chris McCullough....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Creates New Platform for Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission has adopted the creation of an expert group on animal welfare to be called the Platform on Animal Welfare....
Pig Industry News from United States Move to Sow Pens will Require the Right People and Greater Training
US - The Director of the Swine Teaching and Research Center with University of Pennsylvania says the move from stall housing of gestating sows to pen housing will require superior stockmanship and a greater...
Pig Industry News from European Union Project Aims to Bring 'Internet of Things' to Agriculture
EU - The Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project started on 1 January, and will investigate a large-scale implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) in the European farming and food sector....
Pig Industry News from Canada Prudent Antibiotic Use in Canadian Feed Applications
CANADA - Today we face an onslaught of articles and directives that deal with the use of antibiotics in a myriad of feed and water applications. This is in addition to the therapeutic applications usually...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Iowa Pork Congress Report
US - Last week, we attended the Iowa Pork Congress, held annually in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa is the largest hog producing state and has been for decades. The Iowa Pork Congress is the largest of all state...
31 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Ukraine More ASF Outbreaks Reported in Ukraine
UKRAINE - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on backyard farms across Ukraine....
Pig Industry News from United States National Pork Board Searching for the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer
US - The National Pork Board is searching for the next America’s Pig Farmer of The Year, with applications now open for the annual industry award through March 13 at americaspigfarmer.com....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Adds Extra Funds for Key FAO Work on Food Safety
CANADA - Canada has announced that it will contribute an additional $1 million to international bodies that develop the standards for food safety and plant protection....
Pig Industry News from Global GrowerSELECT Curtain Machine Improvements
Hog Slat’s engineering department says, “In almost every case we can look at existing products and make improvements.” ...
Pig Industry News from Global PROVENIA Feed Supplement for More Potent Piglets
GLOBAL - PROVENIA feed supplement is a unique protected source of flavouring compounds, including benzoic acid. ...
30 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Mixed Response From Agricultural Industry as US Withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - The big news this past week has been the action of the US President Donald Trump, to sign an executive action to pull the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations....
Pig Industry News from European Union Will the US Take Retaliatory Measures Against the EU?
EU - The United States announced in late December that it intends taking action against the EU because of trade discrimination against US beef. Consultations are now taking place before a final decision...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Appoints New Head of Food and Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union has appointed a new Head of Food and Farming to lead its food chain and commodity areas....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Will US Pork Mountain Prove Insurmountable for UK Exports
UK - The latest United States forecasts anticipate that pig meat output will reach a record high this year, up by as much as 5 per cent on 2016 to nearly 12 million tonnes....
Pig Industry News from United States US Livestock, Poultry Industries are Blessed Again
US - The US livestock, poultry and dairy industries have been blessed (again) with a record-setting corn harvest, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
Pig Industry News from Global Economics of PRRS in Growing Pigs Is Severe for Producers
ANALYSIS - At the North American PRRS Symposium, a key focus was how to control PRRS in growing pigs because the economic impact is exceptionally high for this population of pigs. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Replacement of Acid Components in Pig Diets
GLOBAL - At EuroTier 2016, Dr Attila Kovács, Global Product Line Manager Acids highlighted how to effectively reduce the acid component of swine diets using an innovative acid-based feed additive. His...
27 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Food Companies Step Up Farm Animal Welfare Measures
GLOBAL - Food companies are paying more and more attention to animal welfare within their supply chains, according to the latest Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report, published on Monday....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market Report – Labour (Challenge) of Love
CANADA - All pork producers I deal with and talk to have operations that are certainly a “labour of love”. To raise their stock in a humane, sustainable, and hopefully profitable manner, to raise their...
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