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24 July 2017
Pig Industry News from France Ceva continues to deliver double-digit growth, sales up 20% versus S1 2016 driven by organic growth and acquisitions
Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €546m at the end of June 2017, representing growth of 20% versus last year and +6.6% at constant perimeter and exchange rates....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: July 17 USA Market Report
We have increased packing capacity coming up and that has been the talk of the industry. There has been sow expansion and will continue to see more as we fill this new capacity....
21 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Progress and Changes in Tulip Ltd
UK - The recovery of Tulip Ltd is now three months ahead of schedule – the business has been in profit for some weeks now. Focus now moves to optimisation and competitiveness of the business. Today the...
Pig Industry News from European Union Precision delivery coated butyrate: tackling Salmonella in pigs while increasing performance
When Salmonella is present in the gastro intestinal tract (GIT) of pigs, it might contaminate carcasses during the slaughter process, and become a source of food poisoning and bacterial gastro-enteritis...
Pig Industry News from United States IAV-S Elimination in Breed-to-Wean Herds is Challenging - but Possible
Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) continues to present an ever-changing health challenge in breed-to-wean populations....
Pig Industry News from United States Veterinarian Offers Tips for Surviving a CSI Audit
US - While audits are part of doing business, many pork producers still worry about going through the process. Amber Stricker, DVM, steps in to help clients prepare for or undergo an audit, which is typically...
Pig Industry News from Korea, North North Korean Food Production Hit by Worst Drought Since 2001
NORTH KOREA - DPR Korea's crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large...
Pig Industry News from Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Reopens to US Pork
UZBEKISTAN - Fresh/frozen US pork has been added to the eligible products list for Uzbekistan, with an effective date of 1 January 2017....
Pig Industry News from United States Human in Vitro Fertilisation Could Evolve Thanks to Piglet Study
US - It is estimated that parents seeking to have children through in vitro fertilization (IVF) spend between $12,000 and $15,000 each session plus the cost of medications, which could average between...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Bacon Performing Well; Roasts Continue to Decline
UK - During the 12 weeks ended 18 June, the primary pork volume sales decreased by 3 per cent on a year-on-year basis, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. However, a 5 per cent increase...
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Trailer Design Offers Improved Animal Welfare, Faster Loading & Easier Disinfection
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says improved swine transport trailer designs offer improved animal welfare, faster loading and unloading and easier cleaning and disinfection,...
Pig Industry News from China Governor of Iowa Kicks Off China Farm Mission
CHINA - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is leading a trade mission to China that will feature officials from groups representing the state's major agricultural producers....
20 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Slaughterings Down in June
UK - Millie Askew, Senior Analyst reports that at 845 thousand head, UK clean pig slaughterings in June were 2 per cent lower than in the same month in 2016, according to latest data from Defra....
Pig Industry News from Canada Higher Interest Rates, Stronger Dollar Weaken Pork Industry Profits
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says indications of rising interest rates in Canada and the impact that's having on the value of the Canadian dollar is taking a bite...
Pig Industry News from Global Full Benefits of CETA Expected to be Delayed by Technical Issues
CANADA & EU - Unresolved outstanding issues are expected to delay the full benefits for Canadian agriculture of Canada's free trade deal with Europe, reports Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Vaccine Bank Needed to Protect Food, National Security, Say Ag Groups
US - Citing economic and food and national security concerns, an ad hoc coalition of more than 100 agricultural organisations and allied industries groups urged Congress to include in the next Farm Bill...
Pig Industry News from Australia APL Continues to Back Pork Producers in Face of Industry Price Shock
AUSTRALIA - "The fundamentals of the Australian pork industry remain sound, despite the significant challenges facing the sector" is the message Australian Pork Limited (APL) CEO Andrew Spencer delivered...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Price Pressure Continues
EU - The EU slaughter pig market quotations are maintaining last week’s trend. While prices remain under pressure this week in the northern and central European member states, markets appears balanced...
Pig Industry News from United States Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability, Says Study
US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk...
Pig Industry News from United States US, China Commend Comprehensive Economic Dialogue
US - Senior Chinese and US government officials spoke positively of their first Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington on Wednesday after they reached a wide consensus....
19 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Grilling Demand Waning; Hog Supplies to Increase
US - With the July Lean Hog futures contract off the board, there is now a roughly $12 spread between the cash index and the nearby August contract, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Canada Resources Now Available to Help Barn Workers Cope with Stress of Swine Diseases
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says there are resources available to help swine barn workers cope with the stresses involved in dealing with the devastation caused...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Plants Struggling to Get Supplies in Some Parts
IRELAND - The main processors remain on the same official quotes as the previous week, with the southern plants leading the way on €1.74c/kg....
Pig Industry News from Global Higher US Hog Numbers Expected to Result in Lower Market Prices
CANADA & US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says a dramatic increase in US hog numbers will signal a shift to lower market hog prices, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Successfully Completes 'More Together' Challenge
UK - Cranswick have raised over £13,500 for various local charities following their completion of the "More Together" charity initiative....
Pig Industry News from Syria FAO Animal Health Campaign Helps Support Food Security, Livelihoods
SYRIA - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost owing to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture...
Pig Industry News from United States Advance breeding results with new genotyping technology
AgriSeq targeted genotyping by sequencing (“GBS”) solutions include a Bovine ISAG 200 Parentage Panel that delivers more lineage information and flexibility to cattle breeders....
Pig Industry News from Canada Ontario pork producer increases number weaned with Hypor Libra*
After repopulating a year ago and purchasing Hypor replacement gilts from Genex Ontario, pork producer Gary Terpstra has significantly increased overall production....
Pig Industry News from United States New Hypor Libra* meets the growing global demand for carcass quality
Hypor has combined the top genetics from Canada, France and Spain to improve the carcass quality of the new Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra star), the world’s most ‘prolificient’ sow: the sum of prolific...
18 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork, Poultry, Egg Forecasts for 2017 and 2018 Unchanged
US - In the cash market, as reported by USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), fed steer prices were higher week-over-week, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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