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04 April 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Thoughts of a PRRS specialist
Zoetis speaks to three PRRS scientists about the new European PRRS vaccine, Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long's Pork Commentary: USDA March hogs and pig report
More pigs: There is no doubt that the US continues to increase pig production. This is being accomplished by two things – more sows and increased productivity. ...
Pig Industry News from Australia Australasian pork research proposals on the move
Proposals covering resilience in antimicrobial reduction and resistance and the role of the microbiome in pig performance and health were highlights of the 33 considered in the first investment round for...
Pig Industry News from Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announces Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Canada’s agriculture and food system is a leading producer of high-quality, safe products and a key driver of the country’s economic growth...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rural broadband needs to be a priority in government policy, NFU says
Connectivity and broadband in rural areas has to be boosted if farms are to reach their full potential, the NFU says today as new broadband legislation is laid down in Parliament...
03 April 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Inbreeding: not all gloom and doom
In general, the greater the degree of inbreeding, the greater the reduction in performance of the pig. However, Genesus experts say that inbreeding in pig populations is not all gloom and doom. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: German markets showing signs of stabilising
ISN – Schweine.net discusses the European market price of pigs this week (3 March 2018)...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork producers advised to aggressively forward price hogs for this coming winter
Farmscape – H@ms Marketing Services is advising producers to forward contract at least half of their production for this coming winter....
Pig Industry News from United States Showcasing pork production at World Pork Expo 2018
The 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, will showcase a wealth of activities, but now there are two more to add to the list....
02 April 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada PEDv Lessons Learned report in the works
Manitoba Pork reports on the latest efforts to control PEDv and to learn from previous outbreaks to develop better control measures....
Pig Industry News from Global Prebiotics and probiotics boost pig growth and health
Abstract: Dr Fausto Solis de los Santos discusses the use of prebiotics and probiotics in enhancing the gastrointestinal tracts of pigs to encourage more efficient feed conversion. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Retailers setting their sights on pain management in pig production
Although antibiotics and sow housing have remained center stage in recent years, retailers are increasingly are putting pressure on producers to address pain management as part of their responsible-sourcing...
Pig Industry News from European Union Zoetis launches Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV in the European Union
Zoetis announce the launch of Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV in most European Union countries, an innovative vaccine containing a modified live European Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus strain,...
31 March 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union When diseases cross borders
Around the world, farmers depend on their animals to provide food, milk and a source of income, but when disease threatens a herd or flock, the health and welfare of humans are in danger too....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Jim Long Pork Commentary: Russia road trip March 2018
Last week we spent in Russia. Arrived on the weekend in the midst of Russia elections. ...
30 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States How close are we to having a Strep suis vaccine for pigs?
Although antibiotics provide a treatment option for Streptococcus suis — a common, widespread bacterium in swine — long-term management hinges on an effective vaccine....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red Tractor Assurance to launch TV advertising campaign
Red Tractor Assurance will have its own national television advertising campaign later this year for the first time in its history....
Pig Industry News from Global Predict your consumer behaviour
UK olive and continental food supplier preps supply chain with Futurmaster software that aids with predicting market behaviour....
29 March 2018
Pig Industry News from China Global Market Report: China
As we enter the second Quarter of this year we have seen a real drop in pricing from the beginning of this year. Some producers are losing between 300 and 400 RMB per Market hog....
Pig Industry News from Thailand Nutriad presents at PP&DFA Asia
Belgium headquartered Nutriad, global leader in feed additive solutions for livestock and aquaculture participated with species -and product application experts in the Pig, Poultry and Dairy Focus Asia...
Pig Industry News from China Three leading animal health companies join hands to launch world-class vaccine joint venture targeting foot-and-mouth disease in China
Shaanxi Meili Omni-Honesty Animal Health Co., Ltd., China’s world-class vaccine company targeting foot-and-mouth disease in swine, was launched on March 24th with a groundbreaking ceremony held at the...
Pig Industry News from United States Barn location can impact PRRS exposure risk
Several factors go into selecting a site for a pork-production unit, but research shows there are a couple more — specifically, terrain and vegetation — that may influence exposure to the porcine reproductive...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Applications now open for the Moredun Foundation Award Scheme
UK - The Moredun Foundation is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the 2018 Moredun Foundation Award Scheme, which provides funding for innovative projects and individuals with an...
Pig Industry News from European Union SusPig: how sustainable is your pig feed?
SusPig, a three-year project coordinated under a European Research Area Network, looks to test the efficiency and sustainability of pig production systems with a focus on alternative pig feeds....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Immediate policy change needed says Organic Farmers and Growers
The government needs to take immediate action to help British agriculture reduce its impact on the environment and drive more resilient food production, according to a leading organic certifier. ...
28 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK farming unions talk Brexit phase two
The four UK farming unions have agreed a set of priorities for achieving the best Brexit outcome for UK farming. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Advancing women in agriculture
The Government of Canada recognises the important role women play in the agriculture and agri-food sector, as well as the Canadian economy at large...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Reviewed your farm tenancies?
Landlords and tenants should consider reviewing tenancy agreements before Brexit, to ensure they remain fit for purpose, according to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)....
27 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Financial certainty in an uncertain world
Farmers are being told to prepare for an uncertain future amid changing consumer trends, Brexit, and reducing support payments. But how can they prepare for the unknown? ...
Pig Industry News from United States Checkoff collaboration boosts farm-level research
The National Pork Board has announced a new collaboration with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to support a competitive research program to improve pig health, productivity and well-being....
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