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20 March 2017
Pig Industry News from China Zhanjiang Pushes Animal Husbandry Development
CHINA - Zhanjiang's livestock farming bases have been required to develop market-oriented feature products along with quality improvements at a working conference held on 13 March....
17 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Cash Hog Prices Trading Sideways for Past Week
US - Cash hog prices have been trading sideways for the past week or so following the sharp runup in price during February, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Canada KAP Calls for Carbon Tax Exemption for Farmers
CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling for farmers to be exempt from any carbon on the inputs they use to produce food, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Pig Climate Control: New Sensor a Milestone for Pig Production
NETHERLANDS - Big Dutchman will start marketing an award-winning new sensor developed by Dräger with immediate effect: the DOL 53 sensor. ...
Pig Industry News from United States US Farmers, Ranchers Urge Strengthening of Safety Net
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups have asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill....
Pig Industry News from Canada Incorporating Health, Safety in Decision-making Process
CANADA - Canadian pork production has made a tremendous transition from smaller family farms into large-scale high-production barns....
Pig Industry News from Brazil First Iberoamerican Swine Event Tackles Issues in Early Piglet Development
BRAZIL - The first Iberoamerican Swine Nutrition Roundtable, hosted by Novus International, Inc., brought together swine experts from Italy, Spain, and Latin America to discuss the various challenges facing...
16 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - Bob Fraser, Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario, provides an outlook of the Canadian hog market....
Pig Industry News from China China to Improve Quality of Agricultural Products
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture has published a five-year plan to improve the quality of agricultural products, including measures to ensure that products such as apples, tea and pork can be traced...
Pig Industry News from Canada Options Available to Address Economic Harm Caused by Changing US Trade Policies
CANADA - A Canadian based International Trade Consultant says there are options available in the event the United States implements trade policies that cause economic harm to Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Global Voices Needed in Canada, US to Defend, Preserve, Enhance Free & Fair Trade
CANADA& US - Saskatchewan's Premier says strong voices are needed on both sides of the Canada-US border to speak to the importance of trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Welcome Increase Brings Pig Prices Into Line
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan welcomed the increase from both Staunton’s and Dawn Pork last Friday. Both increased quotes up to €1.70kg. This increase brings the southern plants...
15 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown Sells Plumrose USA
DENMARK - Danish Crown has signed an agreement to sell its American subsidiary Plumrose USA to Brazilian-based JBS, which is the world’s largest meat-processing company. The sale is based on the 4WD...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Slaughter During W10 of 2017 3.4% Higher Than a Year Ago
US - Below are items that we found interesting as we looked through the numbers, report the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Global Canada – Ontario Pork Industry Profile
GLOBAL - Ontario Pork Industry Stats from Ontario Pork website:...
Pig Industry News from United States Merck Animal Health Supports Scholarship for 34 Veterinary Students from US, Canada and Asia
US - Today, 34 outstanding veterinary students from around the world received scholarships from Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF)....
Pig Industry News from Global Jim Long’s Pork Commentary: US and Canada Inventory Up 3%
US & CANADA - Twice a year, the United States and Canadian Swine Inventories are combined together. It is a significant number, as the two countries are in essence one large inventory and production base....
Pig Industry News from Global 5 Tips for On-site Mycotoxin Testing and Mitigation
GLOBAL - Here we present 5 key takeaways from our recent webinar on mycotoxin testing and survey results, in cooperation with Romer Labs....
Pig Industry News from Global World Veterinary Association and Ceva Santé Animale Announce the Creation of the Global Animal Welfare Awards 2017
GLOBAL - As global understanding and concern for animal welfare continues to change, so must the veterinary community evolve to embrace these changes and reflect societal expectations. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Pig Climate Control: New Sensor is a Milestone for Pig Production
GLOBAL - Big Dutchman will start marketing an award-winning new sensor developed by Dräger with immediate effect: the DOL 53 sensor. Farmers can use this sensor to measure and monitor the ammonia concentration...
Pig Industry News from India Govt Reveals Indian Milk, Egg & Meat Production Growing
INDIA - The production of milk, eggs and meat has increased in the country as compared to last year, the Lok Sabha was informed yesterday....
Pig Industry News from Global Digestarom® DC - Optimizing Feed Conversion
GLOBAL - This is a product video that explains the modes of action of Digestarom® DC....
Pig Industry News from United States Commodity Classic Highlights Value of Red Meat Exports
US - To show its appreciation for support received from soybean and corn producers and to share information about how red meat exports contribute to their profitability, USMEF participated in Commodity...
Pig Industry News from Australia New Drought Declarations Show Farming Families Still Being Affected
AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said...
Pig Industry News from United States Improved Surveillance Among Information Center's 2017 Priorities
US - The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says developing more responsive surveillance will be a key focus during 2017, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Feeding Trials of Straw Based Feed Supplement for Gestating Sows Now Undeway
CANADA - Feeding trials of a newly developed straw based feed supplement for gestating sows, designed to increase satiety and reduce fighting over feed in group housing are now underway, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Brisk Demand for Pigs
EU - The market mood appears friendly on the one hand while also somewhat irked on the other in the European slaughter pig market this week....
14 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Moldova ASF Outbreak Kills Fattening Pigs in Moldova
MOLDOVA - The country's veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Soroca....
Pig Industry News from Global Premier to Travel to Iowa to Promote Importance of Canada-US Trade
CANADA & US - Saskatchewan's Premier says, if the United States adopts protectionist measures, it will be important for Canada develop friendships and alliances at the centre of the US federal administration...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Hope for Indication of Govt Stand on Hog Barn Construction
CANADA - Manitoba's pork producers are hoping to have a clearer indication by summer of what changes the provincial government is prepared to consider in order to speed up the approval process for new...
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