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02 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom David Black Award winner 2017: Farmers can’t afford to stand still
Succession planning, highly-skilled staff, new technology and improved genetics will help keep the British pig industry in good shape says the winner of this year’s David Black Award....
Pig Industry News from United States Accurate Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae diagnosis challenging but essential
The diagnosis of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) infection remains challenging but can be made with confidence when a systematic approach is applied and the clinical picture aligns with laboratory tests,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom MPP appoints new distributor for award-winning pen
The creators of a pioneering farrowing pen, which is challenging conventional farrowing systems across the globe, have announced the appointment of a new distributor....
Pig Industry News from Global Slash antibiotic use with a holistic approach
ABC advocates holistic approach to antibiotic use: pig farmers concerned with reducing antibiotic use could learn from practises used in the poultry industry to promote herd health....
01 November 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Improving Hygienic Conditions One Way to Reduce Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - Reducing the use of antibiotics on-farm doesn't happen in a day. Rather, it's a philosophy change in farm management, according to Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, professor at the University of Madrid....
30 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis: October consumer pulse
Over this two-week period, farming methods received the highest conversation volume on social media with 15,369 mentions out of 48,772 for the entire profile....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Profession-wide project formed to assess potential impact of Brexit
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) have joined forces with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on a project to assess...
Pig Industry News from United States Nutriad USA expands sales team
A global leader in feed additives solutions for livestock and aquaculture, NUTRIAD has once more strengthened its commercial team in the USA by adding commercial talent to its organization. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Grocers promote American Homestead Pork in a move towards ‘non-GMO and antibiotic-free’ meat.
California-based grocery chain, Raley’s, recently announced its move toward ‘non-GMO’ and ‘antibiotic-free’ meat through the introduction of American Homestead Pork products to its stores. ...
27 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom RUMA task force announces new antibiotic usage targets
Immediately following the news that sales of antibiotics to treat and prevent disease in UK farm livestock have achieved a record low (27% reduction over the past two years) targets for further reducing,...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed - October 2017
Every 2 weeks the team at Zoetis share the Top 5 Influencer Topics in the agriculture industry. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Innovation group awards Grand Prix winners
Eight pig producers from across Europe will showcase best practice techniques in pig production as winners of the first EU PiG Grand Prix contest....
Pig Industry News from European Union UECBV President urges swift decision from Brexit negotiators
Philippe Borremans, UECBV President, spoke out at last week’s UECBV AGM when Brexit entered the day’s discussions....
Pig Industry News from European Union New EU Commission initiative for animal welfare
On Friday 20th October 2017, the 66th European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) AGM took place in Bucharest, Romania, where major topics concerning animal welfare, environmental policy, competitiveness,...
26 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Says Multi-faceted Fact-based Approach Needed to Address AMR
IRELAND - Commenting at the launch of Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance yesterday, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said antimicrobial resistance will only be addressed...
Pig Industry News from United States AAVLD and Thermo Fisher Scientific Announce Recipients of Innovation in Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine Grant Program
US - The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) today announced the recipients of Innovation in Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine Grant Program in support of innovation in veterinary...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: US Market
We have been chewing through a lot of pigs and the cash hog market have rebounded in the face of those numbers. In return, we have also seen futures increase....
Pig Industry News from Poland Nutriad hosts technical seminar Poland
Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD hosted a major conference for industry professional and business partners in Poland this month. An interactive programme included a wide range of technical...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: R&D is what makes Genesus competitive
Genesus Inc. has one focus; developing the best swine genetics. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom LAMMA 2019 to move to the NEC
LAMMA, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association, are set to move the UK’s largest agricultural machinery event to the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) as of January 2019....
Pig Industry News from United States RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness adds pork and poultry expert to Animal Protein team
On Monday October 24th 2017, Rabobank announced the expansion of its RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness team with the addition of Christine McCracken as Executive Director, Animal Protein. McCracken will...
Pig Industry News from United States U.S. pork industry seeks 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow
The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open for the industry award through to November 21st. The award, in its second year, is designed to recognise,...
25 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: September Inventory of Red Meat, Poultry in Cold Storage Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The combined inventory of beef, pork and poultry in cold storage at the end of September was 2.496 billion pounds, 2.2 per cent higher than the previous year and the largest amount of meat in cold...
Pig Industry News from United States Cargill, Diamond V to Join Forces to Create Leading Natural Animal Health, Nutrition Business
US - Responding to growing consumer preferences for natural and wholesome food production, Cargill this week announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading global provider...
Pig Industry News from Ukraine Historic low for Ukraine’s pig livestock numbers
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) agricultural markets analyst, Andriy Pankratov, has commented on Ukraine’s declining pig livestock, predicting that the beginning of 2018...
Pig Industry News from United States FDA releases 2015 NARMS integrated report
On October 23rd 2017, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with partners, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU responds to EU Council conclusions on Brexit negotiations
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, said: “With less than a year and a half until our departure from the EU, farmers and growers are fast running out of patience with both parties over the Article 50 negotiations....
Pig Industry News from Global GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals....
24 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Cambodia Nutriad launches portfolio in Cambodia
Belgium headquartered NUTRIAD, a global leader in feed additive solutions for livestock and aquaculture, announced the introduction of its portfolio into the Cambodian market....
Pig Industry News from Colombia Nutriad sponsors FENAVI Congress Colombia
The responsible use of antimicrobials in poultry production was the main theme of the “Encuentro Avicola de Pacifico” that recently took place in Cali, Colombia. ...
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