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11 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Further Delay of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule Opposed
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is delaying the effective date of the rule published on 19 January 2017, for an additional six months to 14 November 2017,...
Pig Industry News from Ireland All Pig Farmers Should Demand Price Increase, Says IFA
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan, said the Irish pig price remained relatively stable once again this week. ...
Pig Industry News from Thailand Global Market Report: South East Asia Paul Anderson
The difference 12 months and the closure of the Chinese border to live Vietnamese pigs in November, pig prices have melted from May 2016 US $1.07 per pound live weight to the current pig price of US $0.37...
Pig Industry News from Australia Many Parts of Queensland Still Affected by Drought
AUSTRALIA - New drought declaration details highlight that farming families in more than two thirds of Queensland are still battling the devastating impact of drought while primary producers in the north...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom SPP Up for Tenth Consecutive Week
UK - The EU-spec SPP rose for the tenth consecutive week, to hit the highest level since August 2014 in the week ending 6 May, with shortages reported especially for the fresh market, reports Millie Askew,...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Demand Fuels Dramatic Improvement in Cash Hog Prices
US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services credits a dramatic turn around in cash hog prices to phenomenal export demand for US pork, Bruce Cochrane reports....
10 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Belgium NUTRIAD announces new marketing appointments
Nutriad, world leader in feed additive solutions for livestock and aquaculture, announced the appointment of Jeroen De Gussem as Marketing Director and Joke Van De Velde as Marketing Communications Manager....
Pig Industry News from United States EPA’s Water Rule Outreach Commended by Farm Bureau
US - Yesterday, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision of the Waters of...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork’s Six-Year Growth Fastest in Foodservice
US - Pork has been the fastest-growing protein in foodservice since 2011, according to Technomic, Inc.’s 2017 Volumetric Assessment of Pork in Foodservice. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB: Oriental Adventure for Quality British Meat
UK - Quality meat from Britain will be highlighted in Hong Kong and China this month at the food and hospitality trade shows Hofex and SIAL....
Pig Industry News from Canada Report on International Market Access Pleases Pork Council
CANADA - The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry released its report on international market access for the agriculture and agri-food sector yesterday. ...
Pig Industry News from Australia Federal Budget 'Keeps the Faith' on Agriculture Commitments
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Budget has "kept the faith" and delivered on the Coalition’s election commitments to advance agriculture, but Queensland farmers are eager for more details about what is planned...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Breeding Herd Moving Up
DENMARK - The number of sows in Denmark is increasing again, according to data from the 1 April pig survey, writes Leo Colby, AHDB Consultant....
Pig Industry News from Canada Adoption of Technology Key to Maintaining Competitive Positioning
CANADA - The CEO of the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement says the adoption of new technology will be key for Canada's pork industry to remain competitive while meeting new challenges facing the industry,...
Pig Industry News from China China's CPI Up 1.2%, PPI Up 6.4% in April
CHINA - China's consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, rose 1.2 per cent year on year in April, official data showed on Wednesday....
09 May 2017
Pig Industry News from China Video Tour China's 5,000-Sow “Mountain Farm”
CHINA - Video tour of a 5000-sow farm located on a mountaintop near ShenNonh Dali in the Sichuan Province of China....
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Dips Again in April
GLOBAL - Global food commodity prices fell in April amid expectations of ongoing robust supplies of many key staples....
Pig Industry News from Indonesia Indonesian Event Showcases US Beef, Pork’s Advantages
INDONESIA - Continuing its work to set US beef and pork apart in an increasingly competitive Indonesian market, USMEF showcased products, offered tasting samples and hosted a US meat barbecue reception...
Pig Industry News from Canada Novel Technologies Offer Opportunity to Improve Competitiveness
CANADA - The Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement suggests new technologies offer the potential to provide Canadian pork producers an edge in an increasingly competitive market place, according to Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Global Research: Right R&D Investments 'Good Bets' for Climate, Economies
GLOBAL - Investing in new ways of utility-scale electricity storage and capturing carbon to store underground should be a priority for governments aiming to meet the greenhouse gas and 'green energy' targets...
Pig Industry News from Uganda Zoetis Strengthens its Commitment to Develop Sustainable Livestock Production in Sub-Saharan Africa
Global animal health company receives grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the health and productivity of livestock in Africa....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary Jim Long: U.S. – Seasonal Hog Price Rise Continues
It’s the month of May, usually from May till September is hog producers time to get higher prices and generally have the most profitable period of the year....
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Canola Varieties, Processing Techniques Boost Value of Canola Meal in Swine Rations
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Manitoba suggests improved canola varieties and modern processing techniques have made canola meal a much more viable source of protein for nursery pig rations,...
Pig Industry News from European Union Lull in EU Pig Price Growth
EU - The recent strong growth in EU pig prices became more subdued following Easter, writes Bethan Wilkins, AHDB analyst....
08 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Church & Dwight Acquires Agro BioSciences
GLOBAL - Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the parent company of Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition, is pleased to announce today it has acquired Agro BioSciences™, Inc. of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Record Volume for US Pork Exports in March
US - US pork and beef exports capped a strong first quarter with excellent March results that included a new record volume for pork, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - Pig price currently is currently 110 Roubles per live kg ($1,92). For good farmers, pigs continue to be very profitable, but for many not! according to Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS,...
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam SANPHAR and Vitfoss Launch Stalosan F in Vietnam
Veterinary solutions company SANPHAR recently introduced Stalosan F, a broad-spectrum disinfectant produced by Danish agricultural firm Vitfoss, to the Vietnamese market. ...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Group Still Russia’s Top Feed Producer
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, ranks first among Russia’s leading feed producers for the second consecutive year....
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