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03 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Lower Costs Make Genomic Selection of Pig Breeding Stock Economically Viable
CANADA - A Senior Geneticist with Fast Genetics says the cost of genetic evaluation has fallen to a level that makes the technology practical for every selection candidate, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: USDA Hogs and Pigs Report Its Raining Pigs!
US - The December 1st Quarterly USDA Hogs and Pigs Report surprised us with not only the growth of the breeding herd but also the size of market inventory, writes Jim Long....
Pig Industry News from United States What Could Drive Livestock Markets in 2017?
US - With 2016 already in the books we are looking ahead at the New Year and pondering some of the factors that could drive livestock markets for the next 12 months. Any such list is inherently flawed...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Targets Task Force Co-ordinates Antibiotic Reduction in Farming
UK - A new ‘Targets Task Force’ has met for the first time to discuss how meaningful objectives to reduce, refine and replace antibiotic use in all UK livestock sectors can be identified....
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Iowa Hogs Experience Biggest Monthly Loss Since 2013
US - There were 520 million pounds of pork in cold storage at the end of November. That is 13.1 per cent less than the month before and 7.2 per cent less than a year ago. Compared to November 30, 2015,...
02 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Genetic Improvement and Nutrition Trends
CANADA - Remarks by Uislei Orlando, PIC North America, during the swine breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
30 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Return to Moderate Winter Weather Makes Biosecurity Easier
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council says the return to more moderate winter temperatures is making efforts to maintain biosecurity to contain the risk of spreading Porcine Epidemic...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Export Markets Expected to be Especially Important in 2017
NORTH AMERICA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, as North American meat and poultry production increases in response to low feed costs, the pork industry will become increasingly...
Pig Industry News from Canada Gastrointestinal Tract Diseases Interfering with the Nutrients Absorption and Reducing Feed Conversion in Pigs
CANADA - Remarks by Zygmunt Pejsak, National Veterinary Research Institute, Pulawy during the swine breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
Pig Industry News from Ukraine More ASF Reported in Ukraine
UKRAINE - Two more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on pig farms in Ukraine....
29 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada 2017 Pork Industry Outlook in Manitoba Positive
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says the outlook for 2017 within the province's pork industry is optimistic, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Protein Sources as Functional Ingredients in Pig Diets
CANADA - Remarks by Alfons Jansman, Wageningen University, Netherlands, during the swine breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
Pig Industry News from United States Agriculture Industry Not Without its Challenges, says Rabobank Report
US - The Rabo Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group have released a report on the future of the agriculture sector, focusing on the pivotal next five years in the agribusiness industry....
28 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USDA AMS Raises Average US Hog Dressed Weight
US - USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service published their weekly Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection report, which is data compiled by USDA-NASS from the USDA-FSIS (the agency that processors...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Meryl Ward to Stand Down as AHDB Pork Chair
UK -Lincolnshire farmer Meryl Ward has announced she will be standing down as chair of AHDB Pork at the end of March, after two years in the role....
Pig Industry News from Canada Mycotoxins Modulate the Inflammatory Response?
CANADA - Remarks by Ana Paula Bracarense, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil, during the swine breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
Pig Industry News from Estonia Milk, Pork Purchase Prices on Rise in Estonia
ESTONIA - Purchase prices in the livestock sector have started to increase in Estonia this year, with the average purchase price of pigs being seven and milk purchase price being 2.5 per cent higher than...
27 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Improving Protein Utilization Efficiency Through Better Understanding of Immune and Stress Responses in Pigs
CANADA - Remarks by Jae Cheol Kim, Murdoch University, Australia, during the swine breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
25 December 2016
24 December 2016
Pig Industry News from India 4th BIOMIN Front Runners Forum Held in Ooty, India
INDIA - Four years ago, BIOMIN India came up with a new concept to approach and provide solutions to our customers: the BIOMIN Front Runners Forum. This event supports our aim to be the knowledge and strategy...
23 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation ASF Reported on More Russian Pig Farms
RUSSIA - African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a further two pig farms....
Pig Industry News from Ukraine Ukraine Reports New Outbreak of ASF
UKRAINE - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a pig farm in Rudnya-Horodysche, Zhitomir....
Pig Industry News from Cameroon ASF Prevention Regulations Causing Pork Shortage in Northern Cameroon
CAMEROON - The African Swine Fever (ASF) epidemic that began in mid-May 2016 continues to decimate livestock in some areas of Cameroon, writes Jean Armand Bokally Dande....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rodenticides Leaflet Explains Rule Change and Options
UK - Since 1 October 2016, a rule that buyers of stewardship-label rodenticides must show proof of competence certification means farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers unable to do so cannot be supplied....
Pig Industry News from United States Research Studies Importance of Threonine:Lysine Ratio in Pig Diets
US - To optimise performance in growing pigs, it is important to feed not only enough protein, but the right balance of amino acids. Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the...
Pig Industry News from France Combined CIRCOVAC+SPRINTVAC Vaccine Does Not Reduce Efficacy
FRANCE - Combining vaccines often brings convenience but at the cost of efficacy....
Pig Industry News from Global Digestibility Is the Top Reason Livestock Producers Use Phytogenic Feed Additives
GLOBAL - Digestibility enhancement ranks as the number one reason that the livestock industry uses phytogenic feed additives (PFAs), according to a recent survey of more than one thousand agribusiness...
22 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - Currently, pig prices are fluctuating between 110 and 115 Roubles per live kg ($1.77 to $1.85). With pig meat consumption increasing in Russia by 6.6 per cent in 2016, pig farming continues to...
Pig Industry News from United States Wide Range of Expectations for US Hogs and Pigs
US - On Friday, USDA will publish the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report. In this DLR we summarize the pre-report estimates, and provide some general analysis on trends and expectations, writes the Steiner...
Pig Industry News from United States Researchers Recommend New Pig Feed-Particle Size Analysis Method
US - There’s a big difference between coarse grind and fine grind, and it’s not just in our morning coffee. When it comes to grinding grain for livestock feed, especially swine, digestibility and efficiency...
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