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26 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness adds pork and poultry expert to Animal Protein team
On Monday October 24th 2017, Rabobank announced the expansion of its RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness team with the addition of Christine McCracken as Executive Director, Animal Protein. McCracken will...
Pig Industry News from United States U.S. pork industry seeks 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow
The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open for the industry award through to November 21st. The award, in its second year, is designed to recognise,...
25 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: September Inventory of Red Meat, Poultry in Cold Storage Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The combined inventory of beef, pork and poultry in cold storage at the end of September was 2.496 billion pounds, 2.2 per cent higher than the previous year and the largest amount of meat in cold...
Pig Industry News from United States Cargill, Diamond V to Join Forces to Create Leading Natural Animal Health, Nutrition Business
US - Responding to growing consumer preferences for natural and wholesome food production, Cargill this week announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading global provider...
Pig Industry News from Ukraine Historic low for Ukraine’s pig livestock numbers
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) agricultural markets analyst, Andriy Pankratov, has commented on Ukraine’s declining pig livestock, predicting that the beginning of 2018...
Pig Industry News from United States FDA releases 2015 NARMS integrated report
On October 23rd 2017, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with partners, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU responds to EU Council conclusions on Brexit negotiations
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, said: “With less than a year and a half until our departure from the EU, farmers and growers are fast running out of patience with both parties over the Article 50 negotiations....
Pig Industry News from Global GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals....
24 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Cambodia Nutriad launches portfolio in Cambodia
Belgium headquartered NUTRIAD, a global leader in feed additive solutions for livestock and aquaculture, announced the introduction of its portfolio into the Cambodian market....
Pig Industry News from Colombia Nutriad sponsors FENAVI Congress Colombia
The responsible use of antimicrobials in poultry production was the main theme of the “Encuentro Avicola de Pacifico” that recently took place in Cali, Colombia. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US cash hog prices continue price surge
The October price miracle continues with cash hogs 53-54% lean jumping to 64.41c; up about $ 22 a head in the last two weeks....
Pig Industry News from China China joins the movement to end cruel confinement of pigs
Qinglian Food Company commits to improve the quality of life for a million pigs on farm. One of China’s leading food companies has partnered with international charity, World Animal Protection, to...
Pig Industry News from China Genesus Global Market Report: China market report 16th October 2017
During the summer months we visited many companies and an overall trend is the continued talk about Meat Quality. China is still grading with a system that North America did 30 to 40 years ago where the...
Pig Industry News from United States Dietary alternatives to antibiotics show mixed results in ISU research review
Given the task to find and review research on dietary alternatives for sub-therapeutic antibiotic growth promotants, Wes Schweer and a team of pork-industry experts didn’t know what to expect. ...
Pig Industry News from United States What PED taught us about handling future disease outbreaks
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreak that devastated many US hog farms over the past 4 years served as a wake-up call for the pork industry to be more vigilant against foreign animal diseases....
Pig Industry News from United States How 50 swine vets plan to manage seasonal respiratory disease in the new VFD era
Fall is here and with it comes fickle weather, dramatic swings in day-night temperatures and, of course, seasonal flare-ups of respiratory disease in swine herds....
23 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Euro Stages Something of a Mini Rally
UK - Although the latest SPP dropped another 1.03p this week to stand at 157.89p, German pig producer prices (thankfully) stood on at 1.500 EUR and the Euro has also staged something of a mini rally. As...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmgate Pig Prices Stabilise After Volatile Few Years
UK - Farmgate pig prices have returned to a traditional seasonal pattern in 2017, following considerable volatility in recent years. ...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Increases Installed Capacity for Production of Mixed Feeds
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, Russia's largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer, announced on Friday that it has expanded its mixed feeds production capacity....
Pig Industry News from Japan 'Meat Day' Promotions Bump Sales of US Pork, Beef at Supermarkets
JAPAN - Reaching consumers interested in trying new cuts of US pork and beef at a special celebration of meat, USMEF partnered with a major supermarket chain to conduct a "Meat Day" sales promotion in...
Pig Industry News from Global Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for Third Year in a Row
GLOBAL - The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Producers Committed to Stiffest Environmental Regulations Anywhere
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says the province's pork industry remains committed to adhering to the strictest environmental standards anywhere, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Global Delayed Resumption of Re-negotiations Expected to Favour US NAFTA Supporters
CANADA & US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says a planned one month break in negotiations aimed at modernizing NAFTA will allow interests in the United States that favor...
Pig Industry News from European Union Veterinary Surgeon income and stress levels
In times of economic uncertainty and reduced income it becomes more and important to determine how your income compares to those of other vets. In January 2016 CM Research, through Vetspanel, asked over...
Pig Industry News from European Union Owners/Partners tend to monopolise Sales Representatives visits
Research discovered that the employed vets, and locums, do not benefit as much as the owner/partners....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Vetspanel at London Vet Show 2017
Stand FA09 16th & 17th November 2017...
Pig Industry News from European Union AVEPA-SEVC 2017
Come to visit us at AVEPA- SEVC 2017!...
20 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Announcement on Tax Changes Pleases Pork Council
CANADA - It is with much interest that the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has followed the developments surrounding the tax changes proposed by the Department of Finance Canada since the end of the consultation...
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Urges Farmers Installing Generators to Deal with Power Cuts
IRELAND - IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has urged farmers who have had their power supply cut off due to storm damage to put safety first if seeking to install a temporary generator on their farm....
Pig Industry News from Germany Opportunities Revealed for US Beef, Pork in European Markets at Anuga
GERMANY - While the overall focus of Anuga 2017 was on new products and innovation, USMEF expanded its strategy at the five-day food show to identify opportunities for US beef and pork in Europe and surrounding...
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