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18 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Germany Study Finds Health Risks of Natural Origin Frequently Underestimated
GERMANY - The following are the findings of a representative study recently conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on the risk perception of contaminants in food....
Pig Industry News from Global Canada's Ag Minister Takes NAFTA Message to New Orleans
CANADA & US - Canada's Minister of Agriculture took his message of the value of the North American Free Trade Agreement to New Orleans last week, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Expands Swine Disease Management Team
CANADA - Manitoba Pork has expanded its swine health management team, reports Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Industry Calls for Urgent Action on Organic Derogations
UK - The NFU, NPA and stakeholders across the industry(1) are urging the European Commission to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry which are coming to an end on 31 December 2017....
15 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Belarus FAO Praises High Quality of Belarus' Dairy, Meat Products
BELARUS - Belarusian dairy and meat products are of high quality, Raimund Jehle, FAO Regional Strategic Programmes Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia, told the media on 14 September....
Pig Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan Crop Yields Looking Better as Harvest Advances
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture reports crop yields are looking better than had been feared as the harvest moves forward, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Pig Industry News from Mexico Seminar Provides Education on Quality, Value of US Pork
MEXICO - USMEF partnered with the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) to present a sales seminar for meat industry personnel in Mexico City....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom England's Breeding Herd Steady; Fattening Pigs Up in June
UK - Defra figures from the 1 June Agricultural survey indicate that England’s pig herd increased modestly compared to the previous year, reaching almost 4.0 million head, writes Bethan Wilkins, AHDB...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Market Participants Respond to Dramatic Decline in Cash Hog Prices
US - Hog futures have sold off quite aggressively in the last few days as market participants respond to the dramatic decline in cash hog prices, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Mexico Genesus Global Market Report: Mexican pork market
The Mexican pork market has been strengthened over the course of the current year. Despite having a slight decrease in the Easter season, which is normal due to a lower red meat consumption, the market...
Pig Industry News from United States Can we find the ‘next PED’ before it finds us?
Paul Sundberg, DVM, recalls sitting around a conference table in San Diego in spring 2013, talking with other swine veterinarians about a new pig disease burning through China at the time. “We all said,...
14 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Supplies Expected to Increase Further in 2018
US - USDA updated its projections for 2017 and 2018 grain, livestock and dairy production. There were a number of surprises, particularly on the grain side, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Ag Well-positioned to Respond to Rising Interest Rates
CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with FCC suggests Canadian agriculture is well positioned to withstand increasing interest rates, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Positivity for Global UK Pig Meat Exports
UK - AHDB has just published its latest Brexit report outlining UK prospects for meat and dairy products in the global marketplace, reports Leo Colby, AHDB Pork Consultant....
Pig Industry News from Canada Advanced Planning Key When Converting to Group Housing
CANADA - The Coordinator of the National Sow Housing Conversion Project says the importance of advanced planning has been the key lesson learned from producers who have made the conversion from stall housing...
Pig Industry News from European Union Hypor partners with Biotronics to improve accuracy and safety in ultrasound scanning
Hypor has signed a cooperation agreement with ultrasound technology company, Biotronics, in the research testing of the new BioQStation to improve the speed and animal safety of ultrasound scanning....
13 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Seeks Waiver from ELD Mandate
US - The National Pork Producers Council yesterday asked for a waiver and exemption for livestock haulers from US Department of Transportation regulations that could have negative effects on animal well-being....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Still Stable; Uncertainty Increasing
EU - This week, the European slaughter pig market is being shaped by primarily unchanged quotations. Apart from Germany, quotations are also developing in an unchanged way in the Netherlands, Denmark,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Open Farm Day Offers First Hand Look at Agriculture
CANADA - Manitobans who typically wouldn't have the opportunity to see agriculture first hand are being invited to take in the special events planned as part of Open Farm Day this Sunday, Bruce Cochrane...
Pig Industry News from China Hunan Pursues Greener Agriculture
CHINA - Central China's Hunan province is pursuing a greener agriculture through transformation and upgrading of its livestock and poultry industry, according to a waste to resource meeting held in Changsha...
12 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Global Cereal Output Heading for New Record
GLOBAL - Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Labor Day Lowers Cattle, Hog Slaughter in W36
US - Cattle and hog slaughter was lower last week as processing plants were closed in observation of Labor Day on Monday, 4 September. Total cattle slaughter was estimated at 555,000 head, 4.8 per cent...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tulip Announces Investment in UK Pig Farming
UK - Easey Holdings Ltd is a family-owned pig farming operation consisting of four key divisions - breeding herds (sows), growing herds, a veterinary practice and a livestock transport business....
Pig Industry News from European Union Hypor Increases Genetic Progress with New Testing Station in Sichamps, France
Hypor is investing in a new facility in Sichamps, France with 72 Nedap Pig Performance testing (PPT) stations to track the daily growth and feed intake of the Hypor Maxter and Magnus boar....
Pig Industry News from Global Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanised, the demand for animal products continues...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Lean Hog Prices have rapid decline
A month ago US 53-54% lean hog were 84c lb; last Thursday they were 67c lb. A drop of 17c or about $35 per head. Amazing what a few more hogs coming to the market and expectations of even lower prices...
Pig Industry News from United States Can’t we just let boars be boars?
Growing up on a small pig farm in the 1960s, we castrated boar pigs to remove taint, the odor that emanated if you fried pork from an intact boar in the skillet. Boar taint is the primary reason farmers...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Advised to Turn Yards into Controlled Access Zones
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging producers to convert their yards into controlled access zones, reports Bruce Cochrane....
11 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Pork Export Tonnage Falters in July
US - Last week, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) compiled and posted the monthly US trade data for meat and livestock, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Canada Hog Producers Positioned to Withstand Higher Canadian Dollar
CANADA - H@ms Marketing Services says the majority of pork producers in western Canada have protected themselves from the rise in the value of the Canadian dollar stimulated by rising interest rates, Bruce...
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