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15 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Feeding Trials of Straw Based Feed Supplement for Gestating Sows Now Undeway
CANADA - Feeding trials of a newly developed straw based feed supplement for gestating sows, designed to increase satiety and reduce fighting over feed in group housing are now underway, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Brisk Demand for Pigs
EU - The market mood appears friendly on the one hand while also somewhat irked on the other in the European slaughter pig market this week....
14 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Moldova ASF Outbreak Kills Fattening Pigs in Moldova
MOLDOVA - The country's veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Soroca....
Pig Industry News from Global Premier to Travel to Iowa to Promote Importance of Canada-US Trade
CANADA & US - Saskatchewan's Premier says, if the United States adopts protectionist measures, it will be important for Canada develop friendships and alliances at the centre of the US federal administration...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Hope for Indication of Govt Stand on Hog Barn Construction
CANADA - Manitoba's pork producers are hoping to have a clearer indication by summer of what changes the provincial government is prepared to consider in order to speed up the approval process for new...
Pig Industry News from Global United States and Canada Inventory Up 3%
GLOBAL - Twice a year, the United and Canadian Swine Inventories are combined together. It is a significant number, as the two countries are in essence one large inventory and production base. It’s a...
13 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Council Commends HyLife for Recognition on Work With Newcomers to Canada
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) would like to congratulate Hylife Foods on being recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as one of the winners of the 2017 Employer Awards...
Pig Industry News from Global Canada Must Demonstrate Preparedness to Stand Up to US on Trade
CANADA & US - A Canadian-based International Trade Consultant suggests Canada will need to clearly demonstrate it's prepared to stand up to the United States when it comes to trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Pig Industry News from Canada Industry-wide Adoption of Canadian Pork Excellence Targeted to Begin January 2018
CANADA - The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork is confident final changes to Canada's new pork quality assurance programme will be completed in time to allow industry wide adoption to begin this...
Pig Industry News from Canada The Key Elements of Genotype Panels
CANADA - Genomics has become commonplace for any serious swine genetics company and it is used to improve genetic gain, which directly affects profitability for the customer, writes Nick Boddicker, PhD....
Pig Industry News from China Mark Your Calendar for the Novus Graduate Scholars Program (NGS) Launch
CHINA - Since its introduction in China, the Novus Graduate Scholars Program (NGS) has been held successfully for 11 years by Novus International, Inc., and this year's launch is set for March 20 at Sichuan...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ongoing Rise in Pig Prices Due to Lack of Supply
UK - The SPP has put on 0.35p to stand at 149.94p, German producer prices have risen €3 Cents, the Euro is up by 1.7 per cent to trade on Friday worth 87.41p, cull sows are +3p/kg and spot prices are...
10 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: January US Pork Export Tonnage Higher Than a Year Ago
US - USDA’s Economic Research Service published their carcass weight equivalent meat and poultry trade data for the US yesterday (Thursday, 9 March). Those data are calculated from the official monthly...
Pig Industry News from Germany Growing Feed Industry Demand Being Met Through Organic Starches
GERMANY - The German organic industry is booming, with organic farming playing a key role in the food and agriculture industries. So much so that in 2017 the federal government is expected to invest €20...
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports Maintain Strong Pace in January
US - January exports of US beef and pork were up significantly year-over-year, maintaining the solid momentum established in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled...
Pig Industry News from China China Swine Industry Science Report
CHINA - In 2016, China Swine Industry Science jointly conducted a data comparison of purebred performance among five selected breeding programs in the period of January to December 2016. ...
Pig Industry News from Thailand Nutriad Showcasing Health and Nutrition Solutions at VIV BKK
THAILAND - With over 1,000 international exhibitors from 53 countries, this year’s VIV Asia in Bangkok promises to be one of the largest and most exciting shows in the industry....
Pig Industry News from China Proposal Signed to Help China Reach Goal of Green Agriculture
CHINA - Leaders from 300 agricultural companies have gathered in Beijing Wednesday to sign a proposal, promising to optimize their production processes and work together to realize China's goal of green...
Pig Industry News from United States Livestock Production Contribution to Global Warming Less than Public Led to Believe
US - An Air Quality Specialist with the University of California Davis says livestock production in North America plays a much smaller role in contributing to global warming than the public would be led...
Pig Industry News from Canada Breeding Intervals Important in Choosing Group Sizes in Group Housing
CANADA - A Nutritionist with Gestal says, when planning group sizes in group sow housing systems, producers should consider anticipated breeding schedules, Bruce Cochrane reports....
09 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Needle-free Vaccination Lifts Performance on Longford Pig Farm
IRELAND - Improved weight gains in both weaners and finishers, as well as easier application and less stress on the pigs are among the benefits noted by the owners after the switch to an intradermal vaccine...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Collaboration Key to Successful Food Supply Chain Post-Brexit, Says NFU
UK - NFU Deputy President Minette Batters told an audience of policymakers within the UK food supply chain that the integrity of British produce must be the focus pre and post-Brexit....
Pig Industry News from Canada Farmers Encouraged to Participate in Climate, Green Plan Survey
CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is encouraging Manitoba farmers to participate in an on-line survey being conducted by the provincial government and express their opinions on...
Pig Industry News from Canada Stepped Up Biosecurity Helps Reduce Risk of Influenza
CANADA - A veterinary Pathologist with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine reports stepped up biosecurity measures to combat the spread of diseases like Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea will also help...
Pig Industry News from China Campaigns Launched to Help Curb Farm Pollution, Waste
CHINA - Targeted campaigns will be launched to curb pollution and animal waste on livestock and poultry farms as well as the excessive use of fertilizers in the horticultural sector in an attempt to bolster...
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC to Participate in Consultations on Free Trade with China
CANADA - The federal government has begun three months of consultations about a potential free trade agreement with China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced exploratory...
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market Report
MEXICO - Mexico, as a price taker from US prices, has experienced relatively unusual behavior over the last few months, with higher prices compared to its North American counterpart. However, during recent...
08 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States 2017 Pork Act Delegates Elect Candidate Slate, Approve Advisements
US - The US pork industry held its annual business meeting, the National Pork Industry Forum, 1-3 March, in Atlanta. At the meeting, Pork Act Delegates ranked eight candidates for the National Pork Board...
Pig Industry News from European Union Pork Commentary: European Swine Inventory
EU - Last week, Eurostat released inventories of the breeding herd and pigs in inventory in the 28 countries in the European Union, writes Jim Long, President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from Canada New H1N2 Influenza Strain Shows Signs of Spreading
CANADA - A veterinary Pathologist with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine reports an emerging H1N2 strain of influenza, first detected in 2013 in Manitoba, has begun to spread throughout western...
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