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Magapor ITM 2018: What is to come?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018

The 13th International Technical Meeting (ITM), hosted by Magapor, will take place in the auditorium of the World Trade Centre of Zaragoza, Spain.

 

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EU pig prices: Barbecue season is beginning

Fri, 20 Apr 2018

This week, the quotations on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market continue to move on last week’s level which has not changed so far.

 

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Genesus Global Market Report - Mexican Market

Fri, 20 Apr 2018

There are three health related events that had affected the Mexican Pork Market over the last decade.

 

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MSD Animal Health continues its partnership with WeForest to promote a healthy planet

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

World Earth Day provides opportunity for veterinarians to give back.

 

Export opportunities in the Philippines

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Opportunities to export beef and pork to the Philippines are being explored by AHDB and QMS this week as part of a two-day British Meat Trade Mission

 

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Needles & Sins: Sloppy vaccination protocols can jeopardise herd health, welfare, returns

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Innocent but often costly mistakes happen when vaccines aren’t properly stored, handled or administered. Pig Health Today talked with an Illinois producer who lost 30 market hogs following a vaccination slip-up. We also checked in with the producer’s veterinarian and three other experts about what producers can do to get the most out of their vaccination investment.

 

Less and better meat for the future of the industry

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

A powerful alliance of 52 organisations have set out their stall for how to eat meat and dairy more sustainably.

 

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No-touch meat packaging for millennials

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Sainsbury's has announced that it will be introducing no-touch packaging for their chicken pieces in May 2018

 

NFU rejects house farm bill

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, HR 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: Road Trip - Great Britain, Netherlands and Denmark

Wed, 18 Apr 2018

Last week we visited Great Britain, Netherlands and Denmark. Our report.

 

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What’s driving the surge in sow mortality?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018

Sow mortality in US herds has trended upward in recent years, and identifying the reasons has frustrated producers and veterinarians alike.

 

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Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour are set to lose customers over poor pig welfare

Wed, 18 Apr 2018

World Animal Protection is calling for household names such as Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour to source its pork from high-welfare farms, or to risk losing customers.

 

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Countryside must not become a ‘soft target’, NFU tells police chiefs

Wed, 18 Apr 2018

NFU President Minette Batters will urge Chief Constables to ensure farms and rural communities do not become a ‘soft target’ for criminals, in an address to the National Police Chiefs Council

 

Threat of extinction for British native pig breeds

Wed, 18 Apr 2018

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust has issued its updated watchlist for 2018-19, with the British Landrace, British Lop, Large Black and Middle White continuing to feature top of the list.

 

US pigs return to Argentina

Tue, 17 Apr 2018

For the first time in 26 years, US pork exports will be permitted into Argentina for sale and consumption.

 

NFU prepares to respond to government on future farm policy

Tue, 17 Apr 2018

Hundreds of NFU South East members have come forward to help the NFU respond to government plans for future farm policy, which currently fails to recognise the vital role of food production, reports the NFU

 

Seminars to cure wild hog headaches

Mon, 16 Apr 2018

The East Texas Wild Pig Seminar on April 20 in Overton will offer expert information and recommendations to residents interested in mitigating the impact of wild pigs on their property.

 

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New fixed volume animal injection syringes

Mon, 16 Apr 2018

The Swiss made Socorex® syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system include eight new fixed volume models starting from 0.2 mL until 10 mL.

 

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Genesus Global Market Report: USA, April 2018

Mon, 16 Apr 2018

The U.S. Pork Industry has become a pawn in the political spectrum; tit for tat between the U.S. and China. Unfortunately, it looks as if the pork industry is going to take most of the beating in this political fight. China combined with Hong Kong are the number two importers of pork from the U.S.

 

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Iowa Select veterinarian taking a more targeted approach with antibiotics

Mon, 16 Apr 2018

Iowa Select Farms’ targeted approach to antibiotic use within its production system began well before the FDA’s expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule.

 

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Breeding sows without CD163 gene might ultimately eliminate PRRS virus

Mon, 16 Apr 2018

Sows without the CD163 gene are not only resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, they also give birth to healthy, normal piglets — a finding that could ultimately lead to elimination of a devastating disease, researchers say.

 

Agri-strategies for climate change: What do the experts say?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018

The headquarters of the Ministry of Agribusiness, Argentina, was the scene of the 'Workshop of analysis and perspective of the process of construction of the Adaptation Plan to climate change for the agricultural sector in Argentina', organised jointly with the Institute Inter-American Cooperation for Agriculture (IICA).

 

Showcase of steaks and chops at Alimentaria

Mon, 16 Apr 2018

High quality beef, lamb and pork from Britain will take centre stage this week at a major food and drinks exhibition in Barcelona.

 

Meet the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarship recipients

Fri, 13 Apr 2018

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s future leaders.

 

BSAS 2018: Pig nutrition expert becomes BSAS president

Fri, 13 Apr 2018

One of the UK’s leading experts in pig and poultry nutrition has been elected as the new President of the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS).

 

DanBred launches Dutch subsidiary

Fri, 13 Apr 2018

The establishment of DanBred BV will ensure the continuous supply of DanBred breeding animals and genetics to the Dutch market.

 

Expect big winners as British agri-tech forges ahead

Fri, 13 Apr 2018

Britain will remain a magnet for cutting edge research in agricultural techniques, a leading MEP told farming technologists this week.

 

ASA rejects pork medallions complaint

Thu, 12 Apr 2018

A complaint from vegan group Viva! on the AHDB Pork Midweek Meals campaign has not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

 

NFU Fodder bank

Thu, 12 Apr 2018

The NFU is relaunching its Fodder Bank to help members find animal feed for their farms, or sell any surplus to assist others, after wet weather has seen farmers in many parts of the country experience shortages of feed availability for livestock, resulting in additional costs.

 

Taking steps for business-wide welfare and sustainability

Thu, 12 Apr 2018

Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC commits to sustainability and welfare improvement targets in 2017 sustainability report

 

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Genesus global technical report: Genetics and the pig's gut

Wed, 11 Apr 2018

A pig’s gut, or more specifically the microorganisms (microbiota) in it, are a major topic of interest.

 

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MSD Animal Health launches the IDAL® 3G needle-free, intradermal swine vaccination device

Wed, 11 Apr 2018

“The IDAL® Way” Features Newest Device with Broadest Vaccine Portfolio for Control of Major Diseases Affecting Swine.

 

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“We want to share our knowledge on topics that interest local pig farmers!”

Wed, 11 Apr 2018

Nigeria: Big Dutchman seminar about profitable pig production well-attended

 

What’s on the label? Traditionally-harvested vs lab-grown

Wed, 11 Apr 2018

WASHINGTON – As new, alternative “beef” products make their way onto grocery store shelves, National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraging federal officials to establish labelling requirements that better inform consumers about the difference between products that come from traditionally harvested animals and those that were created in a laboratory.

 

Who's Who Award 2018

Wed, 11 Apr 2018

The award ceremony will take place on 1 August 2018, the opening night of the main event of the Latin American poultry and pork industry, AveSui Latin America

 

Important issues drive agenda for Canada's leading animal nutrition conference

Wed, 11 Apr 2018

OTTAWA, Ontario, 11 April 2018 - There's still time to register for the 2nd Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada from 2-3 May in Edmonton

 

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Dry grape extracts to optimise vitamin E in animal nutrition

Wed, 11 Apr 2018

The vitamin E market is going through a very serious context of stretched supply, possible shortage and price issues.

 

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‘Coopetition’ healthy for pork industry

Tue, 10 Apr 2018

Teaming up to share ideas and troubleshoot swine-health issues can be good for pork producers and the industry, said Joel Nerem, DVM, a swine veterinarian with Pipestone Veterinary Services, Pipestone, Minnesota.

 

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EU Pig Prices: Markets steady and unchanged – strong prospects

Tue, 10 Apr 2018

ISN – Schweine.net discusses the European market price of pigs as of last week (4 April 2018)

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: China puts tariffs on US pork

Tue, 10 Apr 2018

Last week China put a 25% tariff an all US Pork that would be imported. Let’s look at US Pork Exports for February 2018.

 

Volta Mega Pork Fair 2018

Tue, 10 Apr 2018

Efua Okai reports on the Volta Mega Pork Fair, based in Ho, Ghana, and explores the alternative feed supplements being used by modern-day Ghanaian farmers.

 

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Influence Feed: China strikes back

Tue, 10 Apr 2018

Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient bi-weekly report.

 

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The way forward: Trust and transparency

Tue, 10 Apr 2018

The Chair of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute says trust and transparency are key to earning the loyalty of Canadian consumers at the retail grocery level.

 

NFSCo appoints new COO for “next era” of UK farming

Tue, 10 Apr 2018

NFSCo [The National Fallen Stock Company], which facilitates the efficient, safe, and cost-effective removal of fallen stock from farms across the United Kingdom, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer as part of its succession planning, and to drive the business forward through a new era of major change for UK agriculture.

 

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Biomin moves to Kansas City

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

Erber Group, the holding company for five divisions including Biomin America and Romer Labs®, has established its new Erber Group hub in Kansas City. The move brings Biomin and Romer Labs closer to each other and their respective customers, offering further support with an expanded team of industry experts.

 

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Antibiotic stewardship: What can the pork industry learn from human medicine?

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

With so much attention being placed on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance, animal agriculture can sometimes feel as if it’s the only target. However, human medicine also is getting an overhaul, as the end goal for everyone is to ensure that antibiotics remain effective. Leading the effort to bring all parties together is the global One Health initiative. Simply put, the concept recognises that human health is connected to the health of animals and the environment.

 

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Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish pork markets April 2018

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

After more than a month in the live price was in the psychological border of the euro, the prices have been rising from the month of February little by little to put at 1.156 € / kg live weight at this time. We are with a lower price than a year ago (1,250 € / kg live weight), but nevertheless with weights higher than those, 113.61 kg of live weight compared to 108.68 kg in 2017.

 

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Blowers better for weaners

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

Blower heaters for weaner-grower pens may offer significant advantages over conventional in-pen bar heaters, according to Tim Miller, environmental specialist with ARM Buildings.

 

Water conservation 101

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

The Prairie Swine Centre, Canada, discusses water conservation and cutting your losses on farm.

 

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Our strategy for eliminating M. hyo from breed-to-wean herds

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

Many pork producers still struggle with Mycoplasma hyopneumonia (M. hyo) in their herds. The pathogen remains one of the prevailing causes of enzootic pneumonia. Even though it’s primarily a chronic respiratory disease of growers, M. hyo can also affect young and adult pigs, especially in recently affected herds.

 

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Nutriad presents research data at World Mycotoxin Forum

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, a leading expert in practical solutions for Mycotoxin Management, sponsored the 10th World Mycotoxin Forum that took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

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Batch farrowing offers smaller sow farms improved disease control

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

Independent sow farms grouped together and using batch farrowing may be able to capture the same health advantages as a 5,000-sow farm with all-in, all-out production, suggested David Baumert, DVM, Zoetis.

 

Protect our producers

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

Farm and rural groups urge congress to address farmer suicides in farm bill

 

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Great new products at the British Pig & Poultry Fair

Fri, 06 Apr 2018

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. But innovators in the pig and poultry sectors are constantly pushing the boundaries to improve animal health, welfare and efficiencies. Attracting exhibitors from all over the world, the British Pig & Poultry Fair will be showcasing the latest and best products available to producers.

 

Are you using rodenticides correctly?

Fri, 06 Apr 2018

Farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers are being encouraged to undertake knowledge updates to maintain their professional competence in the use of stewardship-label rodenticides.

 

Bilateral agreement signed for Canadian agricultural partnership

Fri, 06 Apr 2018

Today, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler signed a bilateral agreement to finalise and implement the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year agreement to strategically invest $176 million in Manitoba’s agricultural and agri-food sector.

 

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40 million pigs in Pigbase

Thu, 05 Apr 2018

Topigs Norsvin’s breeding database, Pigbase, has achieved it’s 40 millionth entry.

 

Beware of mycotoxins even without visible mould

Thu, 05 Apr 2018

Lallemand Animal Nutrition talks about the importance of recognising spoilage in silage stores and taking necessary precautions to avoid mycotoxin contamination.

 

NFU (US) calls for plan to protect family farmers from brunt of trade war

Thu, 05 Apr 2018

WASHINGTON – In the latest of a series of tariff threats exchanged between the United States and China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) this morning announced plans to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of US goods, including soybeans corn, beef, and other agricultural products

 

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Australasian pork research proposals on the move

Wed, 04 Apr 2018

Proposals covering resilience in antimicrobial reduction and resistance and the role of the microbiome in pig performance and health were highlights of the 33 considered in the first investment round for Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL).