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31 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Can creep feeding increase post-wean feed intake?
The Prairie Swine Centre shares the latest research on the efficacy of creep feeding in improving post-wean feed intake...
29 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States National Swine Registry updates policy on over-ageing purebred pigs
In a letter addressed to all members and stakeholders, the new policy was announced that all breeding animals being exhibited at National Swine Registry events will be exhibited by weight...
Pig Industry News from China ASF outbreak threatens to spread from China to other Asian countries
FAO urges regional collaboration, including stronger monitoring and preparedness measures, in order to prevent the spread of ASF to other Asian countries...
28 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Jim Long Pork Commentary: Russia road trip
This past week we spent in Russia. I visited several customers and prospects with two of my sons Spencer and Aidan....
Pig Industry News from United States US and Mexico reach agreement on NAFTA
President Donald Trump has announced that the US and Mexico have reached a deal on terms to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), putting pressure on Canada to reach agreement with the...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada’s swine veterinarians lead the way for antimicrobial stewardship
The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council says pending changes to regulations pertaining veterinary use of antimicrobials will allow the pork sector to take a leadership role in antimicrobial...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 2018 British Farming Awards finalists announced
The 2018 British Farming Awards finalists have been announced today as part of a record-breaking year for the agricultural event...
Pig Industry News from Romania African swine fever strikes Romania’s largest pig farm
African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed on Romania’s largest pig breeding farm where 140,000 animals are being culled...
24 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States 'We’ve almost forgotten that boars just perform better'
Larry Rueff, DVM, is a big believer in immunocastration. Ever since the swine veterinarian from Greensburg, IN, stopped physically castrating some of his pigs 4 years ago, and started using a protein compound...
Pig Industry News from United States Cell-based meat and poultry: top firms co-sign letter to President Trump
The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) and Memphis Meats today co-signed a letter to President Donald Trump asking the Administration to clarify the regulatory framework for cell-based meat...
Pig Industry News from Indonesia Nutriad draws presidential interest at Indo Livestock
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad participated in the 3-days 2018 Indo Livestock exposition & forum in Jakarta (Indonesia) earlier this month....
23 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Animal Welfare Institute and Farm Sanctuary sue USDA over slaughterhouse records
USA - The Animal Welfare Institute and Farm Sanctuary sued the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today, 23 August 2018, for failing to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request...
Pig Industry News from Romania African swine fever continues to spread in Romania
ROMANIA - Reports say that the number of confirmed outbreaks of ASF has reached 725 with 10 counties being affected...
Pig Industry News from United States Building a better understanding of biosecurity and PRRS risks
At the center of any biosecurity program is the goal of preventing pathogens or diseases from entering and infecting a swine herd. Perhaps no disease has challenged producers and veterinarians as dramatically...
Pig Industry News from France Genesus Global Market Report: France August 2018
Hog Market : the summer rise has not taken place (yet)...
22 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Thailand Thai supermarket chain pledges to end sow confinement
Tops Market, a Thai supermarket chain, pledges “full support” for World Animal Protection’s Raise Pigs Right campaign as global momentum builds...
Pig Industry News from European Union Pig production Grand Prix winners announced
Eight pig producers from across Europe have won international awards for their innovation in pig production ...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. Futures rebound
Markets many times move with few if any people expecting. Last week was a case in point....
21 August 2018
Pig Industry News from China China’s pig herd suffers third ASF outbreak
The ASF death toll rises further as 88 pigs die on one farm in the Haizhou District, Lianyungang city, and a further 615 are confirmed to be infected with the African swine fever virus...
Pig Industry News from Canada Are you doing all you can for your farm biosecurity?
In light of PED in Manitoba and African swine fever in China, the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network is encouraging swine producers to review their biosecurity protocols and attend local training...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: price rally continues – quotations still going up
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market is continuing its price rally during this current week of slaughter. A major part of quotations in the EU member countries is once more going up considerably...
20 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Poland Is chlamydia affecting swine reproduction rates and the occurrence of reproductive disorders?
Researchers from Poland investigate the occurrence of reproductive disorders in pig herds with and without chlamydia infection using statistical analysis of breeding parameters...
Pig Industry News from Canada Acidification improves grain preservation and boosts weaning pig performance
Research has shown acidification of high moisture grains can improve preservation and boost the growth of weaning pigs...
17 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD era
For pork producers, that used to mean adding an antibiotic to the grower-finisher rations or, at the very least, pulse feeding a medication at 7-day intervals to keep the seasonal bugs at bay....
Pig Industry News from United States Tips for successful oral-fluid sampling for PRRSV
Oral-fluid sampling is an easy way to detect porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) or track changes in PRRSV infections in populations — and it can optimize your survey efforts...
Pig Industry News from United States Corbett celebrates 40 years at Osborne
Osborne Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce a new milestone has been reached by long-time employee, Vicki Corbett of Osborne, Kan. Corbett celebrated her 40 year employment anniversary on Thursday,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Fact-finding mission for pork exports to Mexico
Opportunities for exporting pork to Mexico will be explored when the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) arrives in the country next month...
Pig Industry News from United States Emerging animal health companies compete for funding in ‘shark tank’ style forum
Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Investment Forum showcases the latest industry innovations and animal health startups...
16 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Foot-and-mouth disease research receives over £3 million of funding
International FMD vaccine research and development consortium to receive over £3 million of funding from Wellcome Trust to produce more affordable and effective FMD vaccine...
Pig Industry News from China ASF death toll rises as 30 pigs die during transportation in China
Today it has been confirmed that 30 pigs being transported in China have died as a result of infection with African swine fever (ASF). Angela Zhang, IQC Insights, provides the latest update on the ASF...
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