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25 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU bans prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming
The European Parliament has today (25 October 2018) approved new legislation to come into force in 2022, banning the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming...
Pig Industry News from United States Taking ownership of your career development
An editorial by Roxanne Lagano Chief HR Officer at Zoetis...
Pig Industry News from European Union Natural feed additives as alternatives to in-feed antibiotics in nursery pigs
Intensive pig production puts additional stress on the weaned piglet at a time of already heightened vulnerability to infections. With a global trend towards the reduction and elimination of antibiotics...
Pig Industry News from Global West Africa offers training for young pig farmer entrepreneurs
Pristine Farm Resources, a Nigerian pig farm and training consultancy, kicked off its annual regional training programme with a 2-day course for young entrepreneurs at Ibadan on 19 October...
Pig Industry News from United States Lean hog prices vanquish swine fever jitters
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures surged on Wednesday as concerns about the spread of African swine fever, particularly in China, fuelled buying that took some contracts up by as much as their...
Pig Industry News from European Union Strasbourg "flash" group spotlights unfair food trade
EU - 25 October 2018: West Midlands MEP Anthea McIntyre has joined farmers and producers' groups in a "flash" event outside the European Parliament to highlight unfair trading practices by retail giants...
24 October 2018
Pig Industry News from China ASF in China traced back to kitchen waste feeding
China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it would ban the feeding of kitchen waste to pigs after linking the practice to the majority of the early cases of African swine fever...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Former feedstuff processing ‘frees up’ 92,000 hectares of farmland
Each year some 650,000 tonnes of ‘former foodstuffs’, ranging from broken biscuits to unwanted pasta, is turned into valuable animal feed with an energy value equivalent to feed wheat from around almost...
Pig Industry News from United States Nearly $100,000 raised in support of organic and sustainable agriculture
WASHINGTON, DC - 23 October 2018: Customers made in-store donations during Organic Harvest Month, exceeding the original goal of $50,000...
Pig Industry News from Canada Do more: mental health first aid training can save lives
The Do More Agriculture Foundation reports that demand for mental health first aid training has been overwhelming...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit report shows bleak outcomes for animal health after leaving the EU
The UK could lose access to vital EU alerts on animal and plant pest and disease threats after Brexit according to report published by Lords Committee...
23 October 2018
Pig Industry News from China China's Guangdong province bans transport of live hogs as swine fever spreads
China's southern Guangdong province on Tuesday banned the transport of live hogs to other parts of the country after two outbreaks of deadly African swine fever were reported in a neighbouring area...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Roadshows explore new solutions for balancing antibiotic use
Pig producers are invited to attend one of four roadshows looking at practical solutions to manage antibiotic use and maintain good animal health and welfare...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU sends Budget submission to the Chancellor
With less than a week until the Budget, the NFU has written to the Chancellor to call for measures that ensure British farm businesses are in the best position to be productive, profitable and progressive...
Pig Industry News from Australia Australia prepares its pig health industry for ASF and other diseases
Dr David Williams briefs over a hundred vets and animal health industry representatives about the devastating effects of African swine fever at AAHL’s annual Emergency Animal Diseases Symposium...
Pig Industry News from United States Crack an egg to understand weaned pig feed intake
Getting newly-weaned pigs to eat several times per day is a first step toward profitable finishing. Crack an egg, and you’ll understand why...
Pig Industry News from United States New inspection system to be rolled out in US pig slaughter plants
The announcement of the new voluntary inspection system for pork processing plants received both criticism and praise from the pig industry. Now the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will...
Pig Industry News from Canada New Bon Accord nucleus facility: Bigger, bolder, better
Given that “fortune favours the bold”, the rebuilt Bon Accord nucleus facility is a bold move that will pay off big-time for the pork industry. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Quarantine window for feed ingredients may reduce hog disease risk
Foreign animal diseases (FAD) are top of mind as the ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have raised the stakes to implement new practices designed to minimise...
22 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States US trade deals with EU or UK must include open access for US pork
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) says any new trade agreement involving the United States and the United Kingdom or the European Union must include the elimination of tariff and non-tariff trade...
Pig Industry News from China Pork prices stay firm despite swine fever
Recent outbreaks of African swine fever in China have not caused a big impact on the supply and price of pork in China, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs...
Pig Industry News from United States Study finds benefits and tradeoffs in feeding rice bran to pigs
Rice is the third most widely grown cereal grain worldwide, and the bran left over from milling white rice is available in large quantities for livestock feed...
Pig Industry News from European Union Castration rule change a chance for Europe’s producers to get ‘smarter, faster’
Changes to rules around pig castration in Europe should be viewed as an opportunity to improve welfare and efficiencies rather than a problem producers need to overcome, says pig health expert...
Pig Industry News from China Chinese professionals educated about ease of cooking US pork
Increasing awareness of US pork and beef by engaging young professionals with an interest in home cooking, USMEF conducted four consumer cooking classes in Shanghai...
21 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Bait stations improve rodent control
The use of bait stations improves the effectiveness of any rodent control program. ...
20 October 2018
Pig Industry News from France Genesus Global Market Report: France October 2018
This summer the average pork price has been much lower than summer from the previous year and reached a maximum price of 1.296 €/kg (1,498 $/ kg carcass) at the beginning of September....
19 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: The markets are always moving
Some weeks we don’t have much to write about. It seems either we or the markets are in a doldrum. Probably we are more than the markets. The markets are always moving....
Pig Industry News from European Union Better feed conversion, more profit for your wallet
In theory, the secret to boosting your pork profits is simple: spend less and make more. Yet with ever increasing feed costs eating into your bottom line, that’s easier said than done....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Reverse of fortunes (kind of)
Eight weeks ago, in my August 13th Commentary Bob Hunsberger, Wallenstein Farm Supply, projected profits for the next 12 months at ($10.96) per pig average and producer profitability levels that week ($19.25)...
Pig Industry News from Global Food systems planning experts say it's time to reflect on the work of local governments
Though we've progressed on a national level, it's time to recognise that the issue of food insecurity is just as important as maintaining other public infrastructure in local communities...
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