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15 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Exports to China Overtake Whisky
UK - All the hard work that went into opening the Chinese market for pig meat has paid off as British exports have overtaken those of Scotch whisky....
Pig Industry News from United States More Than Meets the Eye When Diagnosing Animal Health Problems
US - Every day, veterinarians and producers use diagnostic tests as a tool to maintain herd health. ...
14 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Hog Prices Poised to Go Higher
CANADA - We expect from now into summer to see a relentless increase in Lean hog prices. Easter has passed and the subsequent short hog-marketing week is over. Packers will have full week activities until...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Research to Combat Painful Joint Disease in Pigs
UK - Researcher Dale Sandercock from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is contributing to a Newcastle University led project looking for markers identifying pigs at risk from a painful and degenerative joint...
Pig Industry News from United States Chile Approves US Chilled Pork Imports
US - The Government of Chile's Ministry of Health (MOH) has approved US fresh pork access to Chile. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Meat Trade has More Positive Feel as Major Processor Goes up 2p
UK - With Easter behind us, demand improved overall with the fresh meat outlets leading the rally, says marketing group Thames Valley Cambac in its report on Friday's trading....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Environmental Stress Triggers Costly Pig Disease
UK - Stress makes pigs more likely to suffer from a disease which costs farmers in the UK millions of pounds a year in attempts to control, scientists have shown for the first time....
Pig Industry News from Mongolia Classical Swine Fever Found in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - An outbreak of classical swine fever has been reported in Mongolia....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Price: EU Pig Markets Stable
EU - There still is little movement on the European pig markets this week....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Price Rebound Factors Supplies
US - Lean Hogs futures continued their long, slow climb out of their deep hole last week and, at least for those contracts through August, are higher again on Monday, writes Steve Meyer for in the National...
Pig Industry News from Madagascar Law-breakers Add to African Swine Fever Challenges in Madagascar
MADAGASCAR - Almost three-quarters of farmers questioned said they have sold meat from pigs infected with African swine fever (ASF) despite the fact that the government has outlawed this practice....
Pig Industry News from United States FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released two reports that measure antimicrobial resistance in certain bacteria isolated from raw meat and poultry collected through the National Antimicrobial...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Investments Boosting Profits
UK – British pig meat and food processor Cranswick finished the year with a strong final quarter....
13 April 2015
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 48, one premises was confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) but...
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Global Focus on Food Safety
GLOBAL - World Health Day last week had as its theme Food Safety – which is inseparable from strong and efficient animal health systems, says the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
Pig Industry News from Global Diagnostics at Work: Nasal Swabs
GLOBAL - Nasal swabs can be tested by culture for the presence of bacterial respiratory pathogens. For practical information on how to collect nasal swabs, view and download an informational brochure,...
Pig Industry News from United States Feed System Checklist for Hog Buildings
Most producers have a checklist for basic equipment repairs between groups to prevent costly and time-consuming problems later, writes Hog Slat's Scott Bauck. ...
Pig Industry News from Germany German Survey Shows Salmonella Falling But No Drop in Campylobacter
ANALYSIS - A survey of foodborne pathogens in poultry meat in Germany and the incidence of illness has shown that the number of cases of Salmonella poisoning are falling but there is no decrease in the...
Pig Industry News from Norway LA-MRSA Confirmed in Further Norwegian Swine Herds
NORWAY - LA-MRSA has been confirmed on a pig farm in Nordland, Norway....
Pig Industry News from Canada Michael McCain to Address Manitoba Pork AGM
CANADA - Over 200 industry stakeholders and government representatives are expected to be on hand next week in Winnipeg when the president of Maple Leaf addresses Manitoba Pork's 2015 Annual General Meeting,...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Prices Are Down this Year
US - Pork and chicken prices are down this year and a quick look at the supply/demand balance table quickly tells you why, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Prices, Exports Down on the Year
US - Pork prices are well down compared to last year, and exports are also down due to a decline in shipments to China, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown from the University of Missouri....
Pig Industry News from United States US Expands Pork Trade with Mexico and Peru
US - The US has reached agreements allowing US beef and pork producers greater access to markets in Mexico and Peru....
Pig Industry News from Global Quarterly Earnings Increase for Cargill
US - In its latest quarterly report, Cargill's net earnings were up by one-third from the same period last year, with the largest contribution by its Animal Nutrition and Protein business....
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Final Steps in Nutreco Take-over Go Ahead
NETHERLANDS - SHV Investments, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V. has started the final step in acquiring all issued and outstanding ordinary shares in animal feed and poultry company...
Pig Industry News from Canada Public Enjoy Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Pig Exhibit
CANADA - Manitoba Pork's re-designed "Pig Tails" display is once again part of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair's Thru the Farmgate exhibit, writes Bruce Cochrane....
10 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Belarus Belarus Considers Buying Russian Pork
BELARUS - Belarus is considering buying pork from Russia due to an increasing demand from the Belarusian meat-processing enterprises....
Pig Industry News from Spain Spanish Researchers Paving the Way for African Swine Fever Vaccine
SPAIN - Work lead by Dr Fernando Rodriguez, IRTA researcher from the CReSA Animal Health Programme, has demonstrated the feasibility of designing a safe and efficient vaccine against African Swine Fever...
Pig Industry News from Chile Chile Develops Vaccine to End Surgical Castration of Pigs
CHILE - The Livestock Service (SAG) has authorised the veterinary vaccine laboratory of the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (Favet) to produce immunocastration vaccines, which will be sold to...
Pig Industry News from Poland More African Swine Fever Detected in Poland
POLAND - There have been five new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Poland....
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