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15 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Monitoring animal welfare at slaughter: CCTV and beyond
Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to hold one day seminar in May...
14 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Healthy, stress-free GI tract is key to pigs’ long-term health
A healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract is inextricably linked to the nervous system and is generally a strong predictor of a pig’s overall health, said a research veterinarian who specializes in animal...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: markets are recovering, quotations are going up
For the first time since June 2017, the pigs-mature-for-slaughter quotations are indicating an upward trend for the coming months....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Strong year for UK meat exports
Exports of red meat products from the UK surpassed the £1.2 billion mark in 2017, according to the latest figures from HMRC....
Pig Industry News from Canada Nuscience feed technology enters Canadian market under Biotica brand
CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA — Nuscience, a member of the Royal Agrifirm Group, has announced the introduction of its elite level feed technology suite into the Canadian market, under the Biotica product...
13 February 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Bluestar Adisseo announces closing of Nutriad acquisition
Bluestar Adisseo Company (“Adisseo”) announces that it has completed the acquisition of global feed additives producer Nutriad. This transaction is part of Adisseo’s strategy to become one of the...
Pig Industry News from European Union Breaking €1 billion for the first time, Ceva Santé Animale consolidates its position as the leading French player in the global animal health market
2017 will go down in history as the year Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) achieved growth of 20% and broke the billion euro barrier for the first time with sales of €1.1 billion. This performance consolidates...
Pig Industry News from European Union Hypor's commitment to quality attracts top breeder
Last month, Hypor signed a long-term breeding contract with their new Great Grandparent (GGP) nucleus farm in France for their Hypor Large White. The farm (SCEA du Bois de Thiouzée) is owned by Bertrand...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA
Cash hogs are approaching $60 live, in February, I don’t think even Punxsutawney Phil saw that coming....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Good nutrition key to antibiotic reduction
Farmers must utilise alternative treatments and good nutrition to protect the future of critically important antibiotics, according to speakers at a recent farm seminar....
Pig Industry News from Global Surge in alternative proteins as Nestlé and Tesco praised by investors for plant-based shift
London, 13 February 2018 - As alternative proteins become mainstream, Nestlé and Tesco are named the best declared companies, while Costco has been called out for its inadequate response...
Pig Industry News from United States Budget proposal another blow to family farmers
NFU President, Roger Johnson, comments on the release of the proposed fiscal year budget for 2019. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Stay ahead at the British Pig & Poultry Fair 2018
Pig and poultry producers are well known for embracing new technology and business tools, and many are planning further investment to ensure a bright future in the years ahead....
12 February 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Pig producers urged to enter 2018 EU PiG Grand Prix
The 2018 European Pig Innovation Group (EU PiG) Grand Prix is open for entries until 28 February. ...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation GEA cooling systems for pork production in Russia
End of last year the pig slaughter and processing entity Agroeco-Yug signed a contract with the technology group GEA for the supply, installation and commissioning of an extensively cooling system....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK food & farming sector unites over impact on homegrown
Thirty-six organisations representing the UK’s food and farming industry have set out what a successful Brexit means to them and to promote a unified voice to Government from across the food sector in...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PigSustain: assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry
In an interview with The Pig Site, Dr Mary Friel, Leeds University, discusses how the PigSustain initiative is assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry to ensure it is prepared for the future....
09 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Thailand Thailand's journey to be responsible antimicrobial users
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a term we are hearing more and more, and it poses a significant threat to your life...
Pig Industry News from Australia Close call for research proposals
A first call by Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) for research proposals to enhance the competiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry closes Friday, February 16....
08 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Zambia Farmers of Zambia compensated for swine fever losses
More than K50 million has been made available for Zambia’s pig farmers to help in compensating for the huge livestock losses that they have faced with the recent outbreaks of African swine fever....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NPA speaks out over sustainable antibiotic use claims
NPA chief executive, Zoe Davies, spoke out publicly against Lord Jim O’Neill after he claimed the NPA was discouraging reduced antibiotic use within the pig sector....
Pig Industry News from United States US pork exports set new volume records in 2017
In 2017, US pork exports recorded the largest year ever in volume, with sales to more than 100 countries around the world. ...
07 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Role of Diagnostics for Investigating PCV2
ANALYSIS - Eduardo Fano, FLEX Technical Manager with Boehringer Ingelheim, speaks about the role diagnostics play when investigating PCV2, also in vaccinated populations....
Pig Industry News from Global Rabobank Pork Quarterly Q1 2018
Rabobank makes its predictions for 2018 pork production, exports, and imports in the global market....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rodenticide resistance on the rise
Just when farmers are getting the hang of rodenticide stewardship rules, introduced mid-2016, a new study by Reading University confirms that rats in some parts of the country are resistant to some of...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada’s livestock producers receive tax relief for 2017
January 6: the government of Canada released the final list of designated regions where livestock tax deferral has been authorised for 2017 due to drought, flood or excess moisture conditions. ...
06 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Laboratory automation solutions designed to boost productivity showcased at SLAS 2018
Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced new laboratory automation technologies designed to streamline workflows, optimize productivity, and speed time to results....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Public benefits of organic farming need formal recognition
The public benefits offered to the UK by organic agriculture need to be properly recognised and rewarded by government post-Brexit, according to leading organic certifier OF&G....
Pig Industry News from European Union The rise of fumonisins marks global trend as mycotoxin threat shifts
Fumonisins have become more prevalent at higher concentrations in raw commodities and finished feeds in recent years, according to the latest annual Biomin Mycotoxin Survey data....
Pig Industry News from United States Steps to keep the incidence of stillborns at bay
The cause of stillborns in pig production varies widely, but it’s often connected to sow parity or infectious disease. Either way, stillborns are costly and need to be minimized for profitable, efficient...
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