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19 December 2018
Pig Industry News from France Genesus Global Market Report: France
On week 49, after a decline of the prices the last weeks, it seems that the global demand is more sustained, probably due to abroad markets....
Pig Industry News from United States Parvovirus still poses threat to breeding herd
For as long as anyone can remember, pork producers have vaccinated gilts for parvovirus. Now that outbreaks are rare, is it necessary to vaccinate the entire breeding herd?...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU farmers will be protected, says European Commission
The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached today (19 December) a political agreement on a new set of rules that will ensure protection of 100 percent of EU farmers and of a very large...
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: Prairie Livestock Expo Winnipeg
Observations from the Prairie Livestock Expo that was held in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada....
Pig Industry News from China First ASF outbreak in Guangdong may push up market prices further
Guangdong is a major pork consuming region and heavily relies on supplies from other provinces. The first outbreak of the disease reported there will likely further push up prices in the region, analysts...
Pig Industry News from France Merck to acquire privately held Antelliq Group
The move establishes Merck Animal Health as a leader in emerging digital tracking, traceability and monitoring technology ...
Pig Industry News from Brazil Swine fever in China may boost Brazilian markets
An outbreak of a deadly virus threatening pork production in China may be a boon to Brazilian and US exporters, meat processor JBS SA's chief executive said in a live webcast on Tuesday (18 December)....
Pig Industry News from China Death toll rises as China suffers new ASF outbreaks
New outbreaks of African swine fever have been confirmed in Chongqing and Zhuhai this week and authorities crack down on illegal slaughter methods....
Pig Industry News from United States New framework for antibiotic stewardship in livestock management
Leading stakeholder organisations define and outline core components of stewardship to protect human and animal health....
18 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States How to catch a disease outbreak early
What can you do to aid in early detection of disease on your farm? Daniel Linhares, assistant professor at Iowa State University, shares three steps pig producers can take to improve their odds of catching...
Pig Industry News from Germany Active improvement of biosecurity could provide alternative to antibiotics in pig herds
One study in Germany has shown a distinct relationship between antimicrobial usage, biosecurity measures and farm performance in farrow-to-finish farms....
Pig Industry News from Canada Backyard pig producers and feral pigs represent ASF risk for Canada
A member of the Swine Health Ontario leadership team says backyard swine producers and feral wild pigs represent weak points in the defence against an incursion of African swine fever into Canada....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Certainty, collaboration and respect needed for Scotland’s red meat industry
The pressing need for certainty, collaboration and respect top the 2019 wish list for Scotland’s red meat industry says the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New MLCSL owner proposes independent scrutiny of carcass classification
The new owner of carcass classification body MLCSL has pledged that consistency, transparency and independence will be safeguarded through the formation of a new, industry-led and independent scrutiny...
17 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom RSPCA responds to Stacey review on farm inspections and animal welfare
A more flexible and incentives-led approach to farming regulation has been recommended as part of a wide-ranging review into the sector published Thursday 13 December....
Pig Industry News from United States Farmers Union insists immediate trade payments happen
The US National Farmers Union insists that the White House administration come up with long-term solutions to mitigate the impacts of the trade-war with China....
Pig Industry News from Global FAO urges scale up of response to climate change in agri sectors
The world must scale up the response to climate change, particularly in agricultural sectors, appealed FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo....
Pig Industry News from United States GM pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFv)....
14 December 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU citizens want more transparent food safety studies
The EU is making it easier for citizens to have access to scientific studies underpinning decisions in the field of food safety on issues such as pesticides....
Pig Industry News from Belgium Farmers from across Central and Eastern Europe march on EU Council calling for equal pay for equal work
Over 100 farmers from Central and Eastern Europe protested outside the meeting of EU leaders calling on them to keep their promise and give equal pay for equal work....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB-sponsored scholar explores antibiotic stewardship in overseas pig production
Antibiotic usage has never been a more important topic than it is today, which makes the findings of an AHDB Pork-sponsored Nuffield Farming Scholarship of great interest and importance to the agricultural...
13 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States SHIC establishes diagnostic strategies to get ahead of disease
If knowledge is power, being prepared is security. Both are drivers behind the Swine Health Information Center’s (SHIC) program to share information among the nation’s four major swine veterinary diagnostic...
Pig Industry News from Global Superbugs found in pork products from Carrefour in Spain, Tesco Lotus in Thailand and Walmart in Brazil
13 December 2018, LONDON - Bacteria resistant to antibiotics most critically important to humans has been found in pork from supermarket shelves in Brazil, Spain and Thailand....
Pig Industry News from United States US Congress passes 2018 Farm Bill
The NPPC welcomes the news that Senate and House lawmakers have approved the 2018 Farm Bill....
Pig Industry News from Canada New research funds will allow improved disease surveillance in Canada's pork sector
Pork producers were on hand yesterday (12 December) morning to welcome the announcement by the Government of Canada of a $1.6-million-dollar investment in the Canadian pork industry. ...
12 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: hog weights continue to surprise
It appears that weekly US hog marketing's are tracking very similar to a year ago. This past week 2,558,000 last year same week 2,541,000 a 17,000 head difference....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Is the pig industry ready for a Brexit 'no deal'?
NPA producer and allied industry members are being urged to step up preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit, which could generate chaos across the farming sector from 29 March 2019....
Pig Industry News from United States Conference panel approves 2018 Farm Bill
Pork producers – and all livestock farmers – are poised for a significant victory after passage by a Senate-House conference committee of a 2018 Farm Bill that includes mandatory funding for animal...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New NFU report highlights vital role of farming in enhancing the environment
The NFU has published an important, new benchmarking report on the farmed environment, launching with a high-profile stakeholder event in London....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork industry needs to balance animal well-being with antibiotic pressures
After 37 years of swine veterinary practice, John Baker, DVM, Boonville, Indiana, sees producers and veterinarians entering a new era in antibiotic management — one that focuses not on arbitrarily reducing...
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