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30 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: More Pigs in the Pipeline
US - Last Friday afternoon, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a bunch of reports, all at 3:00pm Eastern Time, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Public Support for Farmers Increasing, Survey Shows
UK - The amount of people backing British farming has increased for the fifth year running according to a NFU-commissioned survey from OnePoll....
Pig Industry News from Global Contracts Signed on Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim Business Exchange
GLOBAL - Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim have announced the signing of contracts to secure the strategic transaction initiated in December 2015 which consists of an exchange of Sanofi’s animal health...
Pig Industry News from South Africa Biosecurity Key to ASF Control in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - African Swine Fever in pigs has been likened to the Ebola-virus in humans. Dr Mary-Louise Penrith and Simon Streicher talked to Glenneis Kriel after the latest outbreak in South Africa....
29 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farmers Call for Reassurance on EU Support Schemes
UK - National Farmers' Union President Meurig Raymond has written to EU Commissioner Phil Hogan today calling for reassurance that schemes currently available to UK farmers remain open and in place until...
Pig Industry News from South Africa South Africa Reports More ASF Outbreaks on Pig Farms
SOUTH AFRICA - Three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in South Africa....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Inventories Decline
US - Much of our discussion in Monday’s report focused on the feedlot inventory numbers and hog supplies, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from Mexico Researchers Discover 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Originated in Mexico
MEXICO - The 2009 swine H1N1 flu pandemic - responsible for more than 17,000 deaths worldwide - originated in pigs from a very small region in central Mexico, a research team headed by investigators at...
Pig Industry News from Global Agreements Reached to Swap Sanofi’s Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Consumer Healthcare Businesses
GLOBAL - Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim have announced the signing of contracts to secure the strategic transaction initiated in December 2015 which consists of an exchange of Sanofi’s animal health...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rodenticide Training Still Available
UK - Rodenticides carrying new stewardship regime labels are starting to hit the shelves, requiring farmers and growers to provide proof of competence when buying them....
Pig Industry News from Chile Chilean Pork Industry has Grown 800% in Last 30 Years
CHILE - Per capita pork consumption in Chile has tripled in the last 30 years, from 5 kg to 16 kg, making pork the third most popular meat after chicken and beef. In an interview with ElSitio Porcino editor,...
28 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Poland Poland Reports New ASF Outbreak in Pigs
POLAND - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a pig farm in Bielszczyzna, Podlaskie....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British Pig Producers Confident About Future
UK - Despite the many uncertainties ahead, British pig producers have a bright future outside the European Union, says the National Pig Association....
Pig Industry News from United States Modest Pork Expansion, But Brexit Casts Shadow
US - In the June Hogs and Pigs survey, pork producers told USDA they had increased the size of the breeding herd by one percent relative to year ago levels. The breeding herd began to increase in the fall...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Sales of Pork in Decline Again
UK - UK pork sales by volume recorded a decline in the 12 weeks to 22 May, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel data....
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazil's Limited Corn Supply Challenges Poultry, Pork Sectors
BRAZIL - A significantly lower than anticipated supply of corn continues to drive an increase in Brazil's domestic corn prices in 2016, according to a recent report from the US Department of Agriculture's...
27 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Agricultural Organisations Call for Early Commitment to Farming Following Brexit
ANALYSIS - Last week the UK held its EU referendum with the leave vote triumphant. Following the decision, farming organisations stressed that it is important that an early commitment is made to British...
Pig Industry News from Global For Agribusiness, Social Media Has Changed Everything Forever, Says Adrian Moss
GLOBAL - The feed and livestock industry is becoming increasingly aware of the opportunities and threats posed by social media....
Pig Industry News from Canada New Ontario PED Case in Waterloo Region
CANADA - Another case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported over the past week in Ontario....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: US Hog Inventory Up 1.8 Per Cent
US - USDA released their June hog inventory survey this afternoon. USDA said the nation's hog inventory was up 1.8 per cent at the start of June with the breeding herd up 0.9 per cent and the market hog...
Pig Industry News from Canada Steps Underway to Eliminate PED from Infected Manitoba Farms
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer says steps are being taken to clean and disinfect the three Manitoba swine farms that have been infected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea as quickly as possible,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Organic Pig Numbers Rise Slightly
UK - Latest figures from Defra show a small rise in the number of organically farmed pigs in the UK in 2015, for the first time since 2011....
Pig Industry News from United States Treatment of Humans and Pigs May Reduce Endemic Tapeworm Infection
US - The transmission of Taenia solium, a pork tapeworm species that infects humans and causes late-onset seizures and epilepsy, can be stopped on a population-wide level with mass treatments of both pigs...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Red Meat Production Up in Year so Far
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their monthly Livestock Slaughter report on Thursday with data for May, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Boehringer Ingelheim: Successful Participation at IPVS 2016 in Dublin
IRELAND - The 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress was held in Dublin, Ireland, from June 7-10, 2016, simultaneously with the 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management. During...
Pig Industry News from Global WPX: Record Pig Prices in China Driving EU, US, Canadian Markets
ANALYSIS - The big driver in the global pork market today is China, who represents half of the pigs on the planet, and so any disruption to Chinese inventory can have major ramifications around the world,...
24 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit: Governments Must Work with Industry on Future of Farming
UK - The UK has voted and the decision is to leave the EU. It is now greatly important that an early commitment is made to British farming. ...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: No Big Changes Expected in Hogs and Pigs Breeding Numbers
US - USDA-NASS will release the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report tomorrow. Urner Barry compiled pre-report estimates from a number of industry analysts, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Government Eyes New Markets for Scottish Red Meat
SCOTLAND, UK - Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has declared his utter determination to maximise markets and incomes for producers of Scotland’s premium food and drink....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Improvements in Pig Trade Must be Reflected in Producer Prices
IRELAND - Chairman of Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Committee, Pat O’Flaherty, has said farmers are expecting the recent upward price trend to continue over the coming weeks and months....
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