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11 January 2019
Pig Industry News from Canada Alternatives to antibiotics address consumer demand, help maintain animal health
CANADA - A University of Manitoba Masters Student says alternatives to antibiotics offer livestock producers an opportunity to improve animal health at a time when consumers are increasingly concerned...
Pig Industry News from Saudi Arabia King Salman unveils major Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Programme
SAUDI ARABIA - King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has inaugurated the Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Programme 2018-2025, supporting the Kingdom’s food security initiative...
Pig Industry News from United States New study shows US pork’s long-term sustainability progress
USA - A new study from the University of Arkansas has confirmed what many have known for some time – America’s pig farmers are producing a product that has become increasingly sustainable over the...
10 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States Animal rights activists saved by Heimlich manoeuvre: Ag-Gag law struck down in Iowa
USA - Today the US District Court for the Southern District of Iowa struck down the Iowa Ag-Gag law, holding that the ban on undercover investigations at factory farms and slaughterhouses violates the...
Pig Industry News from Poland Controversial wild boar cull planned in Poland
POLAND - A controversial cull of 200,000 wild boars was recently announced by Polish officials...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Heavy pigs weighing on prices
UK - The EU-spec SPP dipped further to 140.02p/kg for the week ended 5 January...
Pig Industry News from Canada Alberta focusing on containment following first ever PED outbreak
CANADA - The General Manager of Alberta Pork says the focus right now is containment after the first hog operation in the province was infected with PED...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Unions urge MPs to take action to avoid no-deal Brexit
UK - Four UK farming unions, the NFU, NFU Cymru, NFU Scotland and Ulster Farmer's Union, have today urged MPs to take all the necessary steps for the UK to avoid a no-deal Brexit, which could see catastrophic...
Pig Industry News from Canada PED detected for first time in Alberta, Canada
CANADA - A new case of the deadly pig disease porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) has been detected in Canada....
Pig Industry News from United States Ag Producers’ sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes continue to concern farmers
USA - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: Quotations unchanged at start of the year
EU - This week, the European slaughter pig market appears to remain well-supplied. Compared to last week, the basic market situation has not seen much change...
09 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States Emerging swine diseases - call when things just don't add up
Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, spoke at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) conference about emerging swine diseases in his presentation "What to Do When There's...
Pig Industry News from United States Farmers still have time: USDA delays deadline for applications for tarrif relief
USA - According to the USDA, the 1 May deadline for 2018 production remains unchanged, but ...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Veterinary Ireland must get back around the table with Dept of Agriculture, IFA says
IRELAND - IFA has called on Veterinary Ireland to cease their disruption of meat factories and to re-enter talks with the Department of Agriculture...
Pig Industry News from Spain Spain continues to produce, export more pork
SPAIN - Throughout 2018 there has been strong growth in pig meat production in Spain, according to data from Eurostat...
Pig Industry News from Canada Biosecurity and animal health: Priorities for 2019
CANADA - The Chair of the Canadian Pork Council says, as concerns related to animal health escalate in the face of new disease threats, biosecurity will be job one within Canada's pork sector in 2019...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tackling tail biting: Understanding the risks
UK - In the latest article in the "Tackling Tail Biting" series, AHDB has outlined the steps to take once you’ve identified the warning signs on farm ...
Pig Industry News from China Global pork prices in flux due to ASF
China is entering the year of the pig on an apt note - its huge pork industry is sending ripples across the global commodities chain....
08 January 2019
Pig Industry News from China China pork and pig offal import report 2018 with forecasts for 2019-2023
CHINA - With the development of China's economy and the improvement of living standards, pork consumption in China is rising...
Pig Industry News from Canada Opening the gates: Canadian pig farmers recognising need for public outreach
CANADA - The Coordinator of the Bruce D Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre said Canada's agri-food sector started to recognise the need to share the story of food production with consumers...
Pig Industry News from Canada Biosecurity key amid heightened ASF risk
CANADA - As the risk of exposing the North American swine herd to a foreign animal disease increases, heightened biosecurity is critical, said Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Centre...
07 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States New African swine fever research: from China to US in feed ingredients?
USA - Dr Scott Dee, director of research and development with Pipestone Veterinary Services based in Pipestone, Minnesota, USA, presented new research about the ability of African swine fever (ASF) virus...
Pig Industry News from United States Knock, knock: Swine veterinarian shares experiences from VFD audit
When Peter Schneider, DVM, heard FDA auditors were at the door to see the operation’s veterinary feed directives (VFDs), he remembers feeling a little nervous....
Pig Industry News from Australia How to modulate stress resilience in pigs: New research from the Australasian Pork Research Institute
AUSTRALIA - Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited, The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, SunPork Solutions and Rivalea Australia have secured an Australian Research Council...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom RSPCA urges government to honour its food labelling promise
UK - “Method of production” labelling should be mandatory for all animal products in the UK if the government is serious about better animal welfare post-Brexit, claims the RSPCA...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Western building concepts adapted by Russian production system
Cherkizovo Group discusses factors influencing their choice of equipment for their most recent building project....
04 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Oxford Farming Conference delegates cynical about post-Brexit trade environment
UK - During the morning session of the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) on 4 January 2019, the majority of attendees voted "no" in an interactive survey that asked whether participants were confident in...
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazil meat exports slump on trade bans, logistics issues
BRAZIL (Reuters) - Export sales by Brazilian meat processors lagged last year as trade bans and a domestic truckers' strike weighed on their ability to serve major customers like Russia and the European...
Pig Industry News from China China warns pig trade against African swine fever cover-ups as Taiwan concerns grow
CHINA (Reuters) - China has warned the country's pork industry that covering up cases of African swine fever is a crime, days after a dead pig was found on a Taiwanese beach prompting Taipei to claim Beijing...
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved productivity reduces pork's environmental footprint
A Professor of Applied Soil Ecology with the University of Manitoba says the environmental footprint of pork production has been dramatically reduced over the past five decades....
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