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31 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Size doesn't matter when it comes to farm animal welfare
New study shows that farm animal welfare is not compromised on larger farms – but there is room for improvement ...
Pig Industry News from Romania OIE reports African swine fever outbreak in Vrancea
Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, has reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Vrancea, affecting backyard swine...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Union hits road to determine future agricultural policy for Scotland
NFU Scotland is taking to the road as it seeks the views of its members on what a new agricultural policy for Scotland should include...
Pig Industry News from United States 17 years of detective work, shared experiences helping pork industry get ahead of PRRS
The evolution of knowledge about porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is now enabling pork producers and their veterinarians to make headway combating this difficult and costly disease....
Pig Industry News from Canada US remains biggest unknown in move toward ratification of USMCA
The Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests the United States remains the biggest unknown as Canada, the US and Mexico move toward ratification and implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada...
Pig Industry News from China Sustained efforts needed to control swine fever, UN official warns
The risk of African swine fever spreading further is "high" in China, where it has already caused heavy losses to the pig industry, and sustained efforts are needed to get the disease under control, the...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig price: Prices unchanged, improvements being awaited
The European slaughter pig market appears appears to be well-balanced this week. Apart from Spain, prices are unchanged indicating a period of steadiness...
Pig Industry News from United States VFD offers improved control of variable speed fans
Most power ventilated livestock facilities rely on some method of control input to reduce the amount of air exhausted during colder weather. The farm operator calculates the number of animals and their...
Pig Industry News from European Union BIG: the first valve for installation at a 30-degree angle
Big Dutchman presents a market innovation for computer-controlled dry feeding systems at EuroTier 2018 in Hanover: the BIG dry feed valve is the first computer-controlled feed valve that can be installed...
30 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Mexico Border seminar designed to ease export of US red meat to Mexico
With a goal of assuring smooth and consistent movement of US red meat across key border points, USMEF participated in a border seminar hosted by COMECARNE (the Mexican Meat Council) in Veracruz, Mexico...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red meat production pays price of extreme weather
The extreme weather of 2018 has made its mark on pork, beef and lamb production, according to AHDB’s latest Red Meat Outlooks...
Pig Industry News from Global Harnessing the power of livestock for a sustainable future
A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector but also says that changes in policies and practices are needed in order to optimise those contributions...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmgate pig prices influenced by complex global factors
The current state of the pig meat market highlighted in the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) shows the complexity of international red meat trade...
29 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Direct cooling with stir fans and sprinklers
Although tunnel ventilated finishing houses are the most common choice for new construction, many curtain-sided, naturally ventilated buildings are still in use. The summer performance of these facilities...
Pig Industry News from United States Tails or testicles: Which are better for PRRSV monitoring?
Pooled serum samples are a common method to monitor porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PPRSV) in piglets. But this typically involves a limited number of samples, which reduces the sensitivity...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed: Food scientists speak up
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
Pig Industry News from United States Anti-viral components in soybean meal may promote pig health
The University of Illinois investigates the health-promoting benefits of soy-derived feeds...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian pork producers celebrate Royal Assent of Trans-Pacific partnership
Canadian pork producers are pleased to learn that the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) implementing legislation received Royal Assent last week...
Pig Industry News from United States BRI joins research to prevent US outbreak of African swine fever
African swine fever (ASF) virus is positioned to spread throughout Asia and threatens to devastate the global swine industry. The Biosecurity Research Institute have now joined the race to find answers...
Pig Industry News from European Union Drive wheel made of cast plastic runs quietly and allows for longer dry feeding systems
In many regions of the world, the trend towards larger pig houses continues. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Calling all US ag and vet students
Attention undergrads majoring in animal science or related fields and veterinary students with swine or large animal focus ...
Pig Industry News from Australia Business charged in Australian pork biosecurity breach
Australian authorities charge West Australian business with deliberate biosecurity breaches that threatened the Australian pork industry...
Pig Industry News from China China's new animal feed standards set to lower soybean consumption
CHINA - 28 October 2018 (Reuters): New standards of protein content in animal feed that China announced on Friday will cut the country's annual soymeal consumption by 11 million tonnes and soybeans by...
27 October 2018
Pig Industry News from China Ministry tightens control of swine fever tests
Samples cannot be taken from pigs with African swine fever without the permission of provincial animal husbandry and veterinary authorities, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Friday....
Pig Industry News from European Union Less ammonia, more welfare: a toilet helps
At EuroTier 2018, Big Dutchman presents PigT, a new type of toilet for pigs that significantly reduces ammonia emissions in barns. ...
26 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. hog marketing’s soar
Last week the U.S. marketed 2,589,000 hogs, up from 120,000 a year ago. We expect last week’s number is one of the highest weeks ever....
Pig Industry News from Canada Get acquainted with the Global Mega Producers
Pork— it’s a global business. No matter the size or location of your hog operation, the name of the game is to sell pounds of pork. The good news is the world loves pork. As the most consumed animal...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Genesus Global Market Report: Russia October 2018
The Russian pig Price remains strong at 107 Roubles (US$1.65) per kg live-weight including 10% VAT. ...
Pig Industry News from China China confirms second swine fever outbreak in southwestern Guizhou province
African swine fever has been confirmed in a second herd in the Guizhou province in China...
Pig Industry News from European Union Certainty and cooperation needed to secure food and farming industries post-Brexit
Farming leaders from Europe and the UK came together in London to call upon policymakers to recognise the strategic importance of food and farming businesses in the Brexit negotiations...
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