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03 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President calls on government to deliver for food and farming
UK - NFU President Minette Batters today challenged the government to live up to its responsibilities to ensure that Britain has a robust supply of safe, traceable and affordable food following Brexit...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Slat, Inc. celebrates 50 years in business
Hog Slat brings over 50 years of industry experience in providing equipment and housing to livestock producers....
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: Goodbye 2018! Things look brighter in 2019
We are at the end of 2018. We say good riddance. 2018 was a year in which hog producers in much of the world didn’t make much money....
Pig Industry News from Thailand Genesus Global Market Report: South-East Asia December 2018
by Paul Anderson, General Manager South East Asia...
Pig Industry News from United States PED — live with it or eliminate it?
The porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) virus that devastated the US swine industry several years ago continues to persist, causing fewer pig deaths but curtailing pig growth....
02 January 2019
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Council among highlights of CPTPP in 2018
CANADA - The Chair of the Canadian Pork Council says Canada's participation in the Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) was among the highlights of 2018...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada catches up on antibiotic use
CANADA - The coordinator of the CDPQ Swine Health Team says changes to Canada's antibiotic use policy has brought Canada in line with other countries...
Pig Industry News from Taiwan Travellers carrying pork may be barred from Taiwan
New regulations could deny border entry to foreigners found illegally carrying meat products, Taiwan's Council of Agriculture Deputy Minister Lee Tui-chih said last week....
Pig Industry News from Malaysia Malaysia widens ban on pork products
MALAYSIA - Malaysia is stepping up its enforcement to prevent the African swine fever (ASF) virus from spreading to the nation following its outbreak in other countries with the Year of the Pig approaching...
Pig Industry News from United States Tyson VP: ‘Antibiotic issue is far from black and white’
Producer and consumer choice are equally important when it comes to producing quality pork products — and it’s important not to put limits on either of them, according to Kent Harrison, vice president...
Pig Industry News from China China strengthens slaughter regulations to combat African swine fever
CHINA (Reuters) - China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday that slaughterhouses will need run African swine fever virus test for pig products before selling them to the market, in a move to control...
Pig Industry News from China China reports African swine fever outbreak on farm in Heilongjiang
CHINA (Reuters) - China on Wednesday reported a new outbreak of African swine fever on a farm with 73,000 pigs in Heilongjiang province, as the highly contagious disease continues its spread through the...
Pig Industry News from United States Get acquainted with the Global Mega Producer - Christensen Farms
Christensen Farms has again been recognised as a Global Mega Producer for 2018. One of the largest family-owned pork producers in the United States, Christensen Farms, relies on the dedication of employees,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The Oxford Real Farming Conference celebrates its tenth year
UK - Taking place on 3-4 January 2019 in the Oxford Town Hall, the 2019 Oxford Real Farming Conference will be the biggest yet – with more sessions, more delegates and an additional venue...
31 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Global New year countdown: Top articles on The Pig Site in 2018
Our pick of The Pig Site's top articles from 2018....
27 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Top swine books for this year and next
Our pick of 5m Publishing’s top pig-related titles of 2018 and which titles to look out for in 2019....
24 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: United States December 1 Inventories
The U.S.D.A. released their quarterly hog inventory report last week for December 1....
Pig Industry News from United States Antibiotic use plummets on US farms
US farmers have slashed the use of antibiotics in meat and milk by a third, new figures from the Food and Drug Administration reveal....
22 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Veterinarian: ‘Take PED seriously and get it cleaned up’
After a few years of limited activity, porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) — a disease that caused major devastation in the hog industry in 2013 — remained quiet in southwest Minnesota until last spring,...
21 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Survey reveals UK consumers want ban on all 'illegal' food products after Brexit
Of the survey participants, 67 percent agree that food produced using methods prohibited in the UK should not be allowed into the country....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: Christmas markets largely stable
The European slaughter market for pigs is in a final sprint before Christmas. The quotations are mostly unchanged and stable, but some price improvements are being reported....
Pig Industry News from United States Meat juice monitoring may provide alternative for routine PED surveillance
Research completed in Iowa, USA, indicates that meat juice recovered from samples collected at slaughter could be used in routine Porcine epidemic diarrhoea surveillance....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Responsible innovation key to smart pig farming
Responsible innovation that considers the wider impacts on society is key to smart farming, according to academics at the University of East Anglia (UEA)....
Pig Industry News from European Union What do we know about the 2018 ASF outbreaks?
With the recent surge in cases of African swine fever around the world, and its prevalence in Eastern Europe, stakeholders in the agricultural sector are keener than ever to gain a deeper insight into...
20 December 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter December 2018
From the Ceva swine, Spotlight the Future team, we would like to thank you for your support in 2018....
Pig Industry News from United States US pork industry ends 2018 with major antibiotic progress
New FDA report shows big drop in livestock antibiotic sales and distribution, and the US pork industry joins diverse group to issue stewardship framework....
Pig Industry News from United States Communication key to consumer acceptance of modern pig production
The pig industry needs to be more open about intensive production systems if consumers are to be more accepting of modern pig production, a new study confirms....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog futures slump on technical selling and weak cash market
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures fell for a fourth consecutive session on Tuesday (18 December)....
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Genesus Global Market Report: Russia December 2018
This weeks Global Market Report for Russia is about the Global Market Report! ...
19 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Raising pigs without antibiotics? Plan to ‘sweat the small stuff’
Follow this rule if you’re raising pigs without antibiotics: “Sweat the small stuff.”...
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