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07 November 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union BigFarmNet statistics tool for sow managers: monitoring the entire production cycle
Thanks to digitalisation: at EuroTier 2018, Big Dutchman presents the first statistics tool for sow managers. ...
06 November 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Jim Long Pork Commentary: EuroTier
In a week the massive EuroTier Livestock and Poultry Exhibition will be held in Hannover Germany. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter November 2018
This month read about the value of antibicrobials in swine medicine and we launched Altresyn to the Chinese market. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Risk of porcine disease is higher with garbage feeding
The feeding of food waste to pigs is illegal in a number of countries due to its links with the spread of porcine disease. With the fast movement of African swine fever, the Pork Checkoff and other swine...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Keep things simple and focused for success, says David Black winner
Keeping things simple and focused will help keep the British pig industry fit for the future says the winner of this year’s David Black Award, Mick Sloyan...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NOAH purpose expanded in new strategy
NOAH’s new 5 year strategy was outlined at the association’s 2018 Dinner in London on 30 October...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Open data and data-driven agriculture spotlighted at GODAN Forum
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) will be speaking at the high-profile Global Forum 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark this week (5–6 November)...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit and beyond: a strong future in animal health
Mixed emotions were felt at the 2018 NOAH Brexit conference on Tuesday last week (30 October) as animal health industry representatives gathered to discuss the post-Brexit future...
05 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Global International action to address antimicrobial resistance in animals
MOROCCO, 31 October 2018 - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) hosted global leaders in animal health to discuss new ideas and solutions to the global rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...
Pig Industry News from China Minister MacAulay's agricultural trade mission to China could create opportunities for Canadian processors
CHINA - Canada and China are working to build a stronger relationship to create good, middle-class jobs and more opportunities for citizens in both countries...
Pig Industry News from China China reports 50th African swine fever case, found on farm in Hunan province
China's agriculture ministry said that today (5 November) it has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in Hunan province in the country's south, marking the 50th outbreak of the deadly disease...
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine nutritionists called on to bridge the producer-consumer gap
An Iowa State University swine nutritionist suggests the nutritionist is increasingly being called upon to help bridge the information gap between food producers and consumers...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus CEO predicts bright future for US pork
Jim Long Pork Commentary: November 2018. In mid-August the US had lean hogs in the mid 40’s and losses were $40 per head. Now profit estimates over the next twelve months are averaging in the $15 - $20...
Pig Industry News from United States Remodelling project increases farrowing crate footprint
While litter size has steadily increased from 7.5 in the 1950's to 11.0 in the 2000's, the standard size of a farrowing crate has remained the same at 5'x7'....
Pig Industry News from European Union Robust and extremely versatile: the Vario 8L volume dispenser can dose from 100 g to 5 kg
The new Big Dutchman volume dispenser Vario 8L is the first feed dispenser for sows that is available in all required configurations and that can, moreover, dispense small portions of as little as 100...
02 November 2018
Pig Industry News from China China tightens controls on pig transport to contain swine fever outbreaks
China has ordered enhanced supervision of vehicles transporting live pigs to contain the spread of deadly African swine fever in the country, as reported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs...
Pig Industry News from United States America’s pig farmers embrace One Health Day principles
In celebration of global One Health Day (3 November), America’s pig farmers will reaffirm their commitment to use antimicrobials responsibly as they do their part to reduce antibiotic resistance...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom University of Missouri receives $7.2 million to continue swine research
The University of Missouri has received $7.229 million for continued operation of the National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC)...
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Vion Pork to hire expert in face of changes in Dutch pig farming
Vion has announced that Koen van Bergen, who currently works as Sector manager Pig farming at Rabobank, will be joining Vion Pork as Director Livestock and Supply Chains as of 1 January 2019. Mr Van Bergen...
Pig Industry News from European Union Monitoring the alarms of all farm locations at all times
Digital Animal Farming is this year’s EuroTier special, and farms are indeed becoming ever more complex and connected....
01 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Island Acres sow farm
The production site consists of a 160'x 352' stanchion gestation house and a 139' x 286' farrowing house with 440 farrowing crates....
Pig Industry News from France Hypor announces birth of first batch of Maxter piglets
Successful companies don’t react to change; they drive it. With that in mind, at the beginning of this year Hypor opened the doors on a new state-of-the-art facility in Sichamps, France....
Pig Industry News from Global Global food prices show decline through October
International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said today...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £5,000 environmental grant on offer to Midland farmers
UK - 1 November 2018: Farmers in the Midlands can apply for a £5,000 environmental grant to help fund management and infrastructure changes that will protect watercourses from pollution...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian producers weathering market volatility
A Farm Credit Canada report on trade indicates Canadian agricultural producers are doing a good job dealing with market volatility...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Poor demand continues to weigh on UK pig prices
During the week ending 27 October, the EU-spec SPP continued on a downward trend, as has been the case since the end of July ...
Pig Industry News from Australia Australian pork industry reaches crisis point
Australia's pork industry is facing tough times on two fronts with prices hitting new lows and production costs skyrocketing...
Pig Industry News from United States Iowa to host Midwest Organic Pork Conference
The Iowa Organic Association (IOA) will host the Midwest Organic Pork Conference (MOPC) in Waterloo, Iowa 8-9 March, 2019...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Important pig building survey underway
AHDB has engaged BMG Research to conduct an in-depth survey of pig buildings. This will help the organisation gain insight into what pig housing is currently in use and what the future needs of the industry...
Pig Industry News from Canada Bringing premium meat to Canadian domestic and export markets
Is fat the new lean? Higher pork marbling standards could be on the horizon, leading to a premium product for producers...
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