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23 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Individual pig care offers path to better health, uniformity
When sorting pigs for market, one priority is to keep variation to a minimum, as a more uniform group is more likely to receive top dollar. But making pig uniformity part of the management strategy from...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BVA’s seven farm assurance principles
To assist members of the veterinary profession and public to better understand farm assurance schemes on the basis of animal health and welfare, the British Veterinary Association has developed a farm...
Pig Industry News from United States Hypor expands US presence with new hire
Hypor continues to grow throughout the US, and the latest addition to their sales team will help accomplish that....
22 January 2018
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Pork and chicken flood Russia’s markets
Meat production in Russia continues to grow steadily with large-scale farms and corporate agricultural companies being the main contributors to this success. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom #ColostrumIsGold campaign to slash antibiotic use
UK cattle, sheep and pig sectors are teaming up during February to promote the ‘liquid gold’ properties of colostrum in reducing the need for antibiotics in farm animals and improving their lifetime...
19 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Pork producers need to proactively communicate with consumers to change the dialogue
Pork producers and swine veterinarians need to take a more active role in consumers’ food conversations for them to get an accurate picture of how pigs are raised, said Tamika Sims, PhD, director of...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB commits £5m to fix "fragmented" farming innovation pipeline
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board is committing £5m to fund Britain’s next generation of agricultural experts in an effort to overhaul the industry’s “fragmented” innovation and...
Pig Industry News from Canada Progress for Manitoba in PED elimination
Manitoba Pork is pleased to report that continued efforts on PED elimination are seeing results. ...
18 January 2018
Pig Industry News from Global DanAvl now DanBred
DanBred will market, sell and advise on pig genetics worldwide....
Pig Industry News from United States NFU urges restoration of organic livestock welfare standard
The NFU board says consistency issues threaten the viability of organic family farmers so urge the US Department of Agriculture to reverse their recent withdrawal of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices....
17 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Red Meat, Poultry Export and Import Forecasts for 2018 Unchanged
US - Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) for December 2017, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: Adding customer value with genotype information
Genesus has written a number of articles on the importance of genomic information to improve genetic gain. That is because genomic information can greatly improve the accuracy of estimated breeding values...
Pig Industry News from Mexico Nutriad announce the appointment of Juan Carlos Bello as Technical Sales Manager Swine and Poultry in Mexico.
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, announced the appointment of Juan Carlos Bello as Technical Sales Manager Swine and Poultry in Mexico. The local Nutriad team is based out of Irapuato (Guanajuato)...
Pig Industry News from United States In-feed antibiotics best addressed on a case-by-case basis
Adjusting to changes in how and when to use in-feed antibiotics is an ongoing effort. While those products are still available under veterinarian supervision for prevention and treatment of a specific...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British Pork – the real deal for a tasty meal
The NPA has announced the winner of its competition to find a new slogan for the next banner campaign for Great British Pork....
Pig Industry News from Germany Germany’s farmers call for wild boar cull
The German Farmers’ Association have called for 70% of the country’s wild boar population to be culled in a strategy to halt disease escalation....
16 January 2018
Pig Industry News from Philippines BPI and PIC leading modernisation of pig farming in Philippines
Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has extended its partnership deal with PIC, the local unit of world-leading animal genetics company Genus plc, to promote the modernisation of pig farming...
Pig Industry News from Global HSA online guide to humane slaughter during disease control
As part of its strategy to promote the highest standards of welfare worldwide for food animals, the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has produced a new online guide which covers the humane killing of...
Pig Industry News from European Union Zoetis Launches Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV In the European Union
Zoetis today announced the launch of Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV in most European Union countries, an innovative vaccine containing a modified live European Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)...
Pig Industry News from United States America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award 2018
The National Pork Board is seeking the next America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, with applications now open for the annual industry award....
15 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Real productivity
There is a myth of swine productivity results and then the reality. There is an exercise we like to do at year end to look at real productivity of the US-Canada swine productivity sector....
Pig Industry News from European Union Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health looks to the future with appointment of David Strachan as head of Avian and Swine
David Strachan has been appointed head of the avian and swine business unit following Boehringer Ingelheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health....
Pig Industry News from Mexico APHIS gives Mexico the all-clear
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is recognising Mexico as free of classical swine fever, meaning controlled import of swine and swine products...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New and improved Countryside Stewardship offers open for applications
The Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for farmers and land managers to request 2018 application packs today (15 January). The new offers are introduced to help more farmers and land managers protect...
Pig Industry News from United States New swine claim for Lincomix® provides flexible dosing for M. hyo
Pork producers battling swine respiratory disease associated with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) now have more flexibility when using Lincomix® (lincomycin hydrochloride) Type A medicated article,...
12 January 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union How does Hypor spell carcass quality? S-T-A-R
If a genetic line makes you choose between quality and quantity, the choice is clear: Choose another line. But not just any line. The Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra Star) gives you both in merging the...
Pig Industry News from United States See the benefits of cross protection against swine influenza
Can you see swine influenza in your operation right away? Often, we can’t answer this question just by looking because clinical signs aren’t always visible, even when disease is present.[1]...
Pig Industry News from United States Success stories: Cross-protection makes a big difference
Veterinarians Marty Mohr of New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center in New Ulm, Minnesota, and Bill Hollis of Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. in Carthage, Illinois, have one thing in common: Both have had...
Pig Industry News from United States Farmers for Free Trade comment on President Trump's farm bureau speech
Former Senators, Max Baucus (D-MT) and Richard Lugar (R-IN), Co-Chairs of Farmers for Free Trade, issued the following statement on President Trump’s speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s...
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