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02 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Futures Currently Implying Significant Value Erosion in Pork Cutout
US - Lean hog futures pulled back Monday (31 August) despite gains in the value of the pork cutout and robust pork packer margins, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Few Changes in European Markets
EU - This current week, there have been no essential changes reported regarding the mostly steady situation on the EU slaughter pig markets. The quantities on offer remain on a below-average level over...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Reference Price Falls
EU - In the four weeks ending 23 July the EU pig reference price fell by €6.72 to €170.25/100kg the lowest price recorded for this series since mid-April, reports AHDB Pork....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pig Premise ID Registrations Top 13 Thousand & Growing
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada reports over 13 thousand pig premises are now registered and have been assigned their own individual premise identification numbers and more are being registered...
01 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Production for W30 Up 2% from a Year Ago
US - Livestock markets were under the influence of the summer doldrums last week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Health Information Sharing Results in Reduction in Numbers of PED Infected Farms
CANADA - The Manager of Swine Health Ontario credits a programme where pork producers share their farm's swine health information with helping dramatically reduce the number of farms infected by Porcine...
Pig Industry News from Czech Republic Q2/2017: Czech Beef, Pork Production Down; Poultry Production Up
CZECH REPUBLIC - Beef and pork production in the Czech Republic decreased in the second quarter of the year while poultry production rose, according to figures released by the Czech Statistical Office....
Pig Industry News from United States How to breed a robust pig
Developments in pig breeding have led to considerable positive genetic changes in production traits due to direct selective pressure on traits such as growth rate and feed efficiency. These genetic improvements...
Pig Industry News from Peru First shipment of Hypor genetic stock imported to distributor San Martin de Porres in Peru
Hypor recently exported 270 purebred pigs to distributor Huerta San Martin de Porres in Peru as part of Hypor’s expansion in Latin America. The great-grandparent (GGP) Landrace and Large White sows...
Pig Industry News from United States Urine-sampling options make it easier to evaluate gilt and sow health
Urine samples are an effective but underutilized diagnostic tool for evaluating the nutritional, physiological and health status of gilts and sows.1...
Pig Industry News from European Union Jim Long Pork Commentary: European Road Trip, England, Netherlands and Germany
This past week we met producers from England, Netherlands and Germany. Our Observations:...
Pig Industry News from United States Coalition Supports Nomination of Censky as USDA Deputy Secretary
US - The National Chicken Council this week joined other agricultural organisations in supporting the nomination of Stephen Censky as Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Agriculture....
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Works to Eliminate New More Virulent Strain of PRRS
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians says the will is there to eliminate a new more virulent strain of PRRS, Bruce Cochrane reports....
31 July 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Pig Prices Ease but Remain Higher than 2016, Reports QMS
EU - European farm gate pig prices remain some seven per cent higher than they were a year ago, despite dipping in recent weeks, according to Quality Meat Scotland....
Pig Industry News from United States CDC Reports 11 H3N2v Flu Cases Linked to Ohio Fair
US - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday (28 July) reported 11 variant H3N2 (H3N2v) influenza infections in Ohio residents who were exposed to pigs at a fair the week before...
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam US Beef, Pork Popular Attractions at Food and Hotel Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Continuing its work to distinguish US red meat from competitors’ products in the ASEAN region, USMEF handed out samples of US beef and pork at Food and Hotel Viet Nam, one of the region’s...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Backs EPA Request to Delay Emissions Reporting Requirements for Farmers
US - On a day when the process for withdrawing the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule formally was initiated, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed...
Pig Industry News from Canada Two Weeks with No New PED Cases in Manitoba Cause for Optimism
CANADA - New tools being used in Manitoba appear to be helping bring the spread of PED in the province under control, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Pig Industry News from United States US Agriculture Recognises Value of NAFTA
US - Canada's Agriculture Minister says US agriculture recognises the benefits that have been created by NAFTA over the past 20 years, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Spot Quotes a Gnat's Crochet Easier Than Recently
UK - Although the SPP put on a further .23p this week to stand at 164.43p, spot quotes were a gnat’s crochet easier than recently, with most quotes in or around the 170p mark and a few more pigs coming...
28 July 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Report: More Evidence on Link Between Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance
EU - The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Total Pork in Cold Storage During Mid-2017 Down 4%
US - Inventories of meat in cold storage at mid-year were lower than a year ago, except for turkey, according to USDA-NASS (National Agriculture Statistics Service), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Supports Legislation to Stop States from Dictating Production in Other States
US - Stating that "pork producers, not animal-right activists, lawmakers or regulators, should make the decisions about what production practices are best for their animals and for producing safe food,"...
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC’s Priorities Align Closely with Priority Areas Identified in Ag Partnership Statement
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is pleased to see research and innovation, along with markets and trade highlighted in the new agriculture policy framework statement released following the agriculture...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Markets Stabilising
EU - Last week, the EU slaughter pig markets were able to stop their sliding, quoting on an unchanged levels for the most part....
Pig Industry News from Canada Agreement on New Agricultural Partnership Offers Stability
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says conformation that Canada's Agriculture Ministers have agreed to move forward with the next Agricultural Policy Framework provides the...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Swine Vets Apply PED Strategies to Address PRRS
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians says swine veterinarian in Manitoba have stepped up their focus on addressing a new more virulent strain of Porcine Reproductive...
27 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Prices Appear to be Making Annual Peak
US - Hog prices appear to be making an annual peak at the normal time of the year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Reports Pig Prices Up 4c/Kg in July
IRELAND - It was another positive week for pig farmers, with demand from all processors forcing the trade to continue its slow upward trend....
Pig Industry News from United States Want better biosecurity? Start with your pig trailers
Improving transportation biosecurity may be the last frontier the swine industry needs to conquer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases....
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