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20 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Piglets Remain Most Popular Attraction at Food Discovery Centre
CANADA - The operations manager with the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre says, since the facility opened in the fall of 2011, the baby pigs have remained its most popular attraction, writes...
Pig Industry News from Australia Australia's Vets Welcome New Biosecurity Bills
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) welcomes bills about to be considered by the Senate which will strengthen disease control measures to better manage the risk of diseases entering...
Pig Industry News from China Premier Stresses Economic Targets, Agricultural Reform
CHINA - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for more reforms in agriculture and foreign trade....
Pig Industry News from China Chinese Food Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China continued to fall in the first week of March, according to a survey of prices in 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
Pig Industry News from Zambia African Swine Fever Restricts Pig Movements in Zambia
ZAMBIA - Unauthorised movements of pigs and pig products have been banned as African swine fever has returned to the districts of Chilanga and Lusaka....
19 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Chancellor's 2015 Final Budget Brings Good News for Farmers
UK - UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced the 2015 final budget. One highlight of the announcement is the allowance to farmers to spread their incomes over five years, helping them...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Planning Application Withdrawn for Foston Pig Farm
UK - Midland Pig Producers has withdrawn its current Planning Application for a pig farm, with associated biogas plant, at land near Foston Prison in Derbyshire....
Pig Industry News from European Union Calls for a Sustainable Food System in Europe
EU - The WWF is calling on the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to develop a clear plan for a healthy and climate friendly European food system by 2030, in collaboration with...
Pig Industry News from Global Diagnostics at Work: Blood Sampling in Pigs
GLOBAL - Blood samples can be tested for the presence of antibodies to a range of pathogens, explains Life Technologies. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Markets Are Balanced Again
EU - The European pig slaughter market appears in an unsettled way again this week....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PRRS Diagnoses Highest for a Decade
UK - The increasing diversity of PRRS viruses in the British pig population makes it more likely available vaccines will not be able to fully protect against some field virus strains, warns the Animal...
Pig Industry News from Canada Government Invests in Biosecurity to Support Livestock Industry
CANADA - A Manitoba company will receive C$825,000 to expand and redevelop its truck-washing facilities to improve biosecurity in the agricultural sector, said Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Plea to Back Centre of Excellence for Agri Research
UK - The livestock industry is on the way to getting a world-class centre of excellence to deliver ground-breaking science to producers to help them stay ahead....
Pig Industry News from United States 97 Per Cent of All US Farms are Family-Owned
US - The US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry....
Pig Industry News from United States Clint Lewis Named 2015 Agribusiness Leader of the Year
US - Clint Lewis, Executive Vice President and President, US Operations at Zoetis, was recently named the 2015 Agribusiness Leader of the Year by the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)....
Pig Industry News from Global Surveying the Global Mycotoxin Threat
GLOBAL - Biomin has launched an infographic providing a global view of mycotoxin occurrence and the main trends from its latest Mycotoxin Survey....
Pig Industry News from Global Five Countries Are Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, or 363...
18 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation More ASF Reported in Russia
RUSSIA - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever has been reported in wild boar in the country....
Pig Industry News from United States US Hog Prices Expected Lower This Year
US - Consumers can expect to pay less for their bacon this year with pork prices forecast to be down 23 cents per pound, Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Commitment to Animal Welfare Highlighted by Scottish Charter
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) commitment to animal welfare in the production of beef, lamb and pork in Scotland is highlighted in the “Animal Welfare and Wellbeing Charter”....
Pig Industry News from South Africa South Africa Making Progress in Eliminating FMD
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa is making commendable progress in maintaining its Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free zone status, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana....
Pig Industry News from Global Agriculture Bears Major Brunt of Disaster Impacts
GLOBAL - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released at the UN World...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: US Hog Market Languishes
CANADA - We went to the United Kingdom and Spain, and we hoped when we returned we would see stronger lean hog markets. So much for that! What we had last Friday was life of contract lows on all future...
Pig Industry News from Canada Fish Oil Boosts Nutritional Value of Low Cost Nursery Pig Diets
CANADA - Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc indicates including fish oil into lower quality less costly nursery pig rations will result in performance equal to those feed higher quality...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Pork Production up 43 Per Cent from 1991 to 2014
US - Looking at a price chart for beef brisket what we found just a bit interesting about this chart is that, historically, there is little or no seasonal strength for briskets in the early part of the...
Pig Industry News from Thailand Nutriad Announces New Asian Partnership
THAILAND - At the recent VIV Asia in Bangkok (Thailand), Nutriad formally announced new distribution partnerships in Thailand and Philippines. ...
17 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Latvia Four New ASF Outbreaks in Latvia
LATVIA - Four new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in Latvian wild boar....
Pig Industry News from Lithuania More ASF Reported in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in wild boar....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Reports Increase in Number of Pigs
CANADA - A two per cent increase in the total number of pigs has been reported in the latest Statistics Canada livestock estimate, for January 2015, compared to a year previously....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major role agriculture is playing in the Irish...
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