Ultra-Modern Hog Barn Demonstrates Latest in Odour Reduction Technology

Fri, 30 Sep 2016

US - Reicks View Farms has opened a brand new hog barn near Lawler in rural Chickasaw County. The barn is ultra-modern and designed to be animal and environmentally friendly.

 

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A New Way to Treat Swine Respiratory Disease - Part 4

Fri, 30 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - Actinobacillus Pleuropneumonia (App) is a bacteria which can cause severe respiratory disease in pigs. As one of the most dangerous pig killers, it is important that pig farmers have effective ways to control it.

 

Polish Pork Imports, Exports Continue to Increase

Fri, 30 Sep 2016

POLAND - Polish exports of fresh/frozen pork increased in the first half of 2016 on a year earlier, up 13 per cent to 219.6 thousand tonnes.

 

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Call for Entries: Awards for Advancing Swine Respiratory Disease Research

Thu, 29 Sep 2016

US - The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease, with the financial support from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), is pleased to open the call for entries for the 2017 research proposals. Practicing veterinarians and researchers seeking a Research Award need to submit a proposal by January 2, 2017. Three $35,000 awards will be available.

 

EU Pig Prices: Balanced Markets

Thu, 29 Sep 2016

EU - Over the week that has just passed the prices on the European pig slaughter market have stabilised on the level achieved.

 

CME: Analysts Expect Pig Breeding Herd at Over 6 million

Thu, 29 Sep 2016

US - Following yesterday’s discussion of the spike in hog slaughter, it seems appropriate to review what analysts are thinking as USDA gets ready to release the results of its quarterly ‘Hogs and Pigs’ survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

Poland Reports Further ASF

Thu, 29 Sep 2016

POLAND - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in the Lubelskie area of Poland.

 

Influenza Becoming More Challenging for Pig Farmers

Thu, 29 Sep 2016

CANADA - A veterinary pathologist with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine says influenza has become an increasingly challenging infection to deal with within the swine herd, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Ten More African Swine Fever Outbreaks Reported in Russia

Thu, 29 Sep 2016

RUSSIA - The Russian authorities have reported ten more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF).

 

South African Pig Producers Allege US Meat Poses Health Risk

Wed, 28 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA - The South African Poultry Association and Pork Producers Organisation are taking the South African Government to court due to concessions made for meat imported from the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Glenneis Kriel reports.

 

Swine Flu: Selecting Optimized Diagnostic Tools

Wed, 28 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - A free on-demand webinar explores the importance of finding an optimal set of diagnostic tools for the ongoing identification, surveillance and characterization of swine influenza virus (SIV).

 

Export Demand Key to Clearing Backlog of North American Pork

Wed, 28 Sep 2016

CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says demand for pork in key markets like China, Japan and Mexico will play a key role in clearing a backlog of North American pork, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

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Hypor Magnus Scores Higher than Leading US Boar in Feed Efficiency and Meat Quality

Wed, 28 Sep 2016

US - Recent research at the University of Missouri shows that the Hypor Magnus Duroc boar is more feed efficient than the current leading boar in the US.

 

EU Pork Exports Recovering in July 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016

EU - For the 12-month period from August 2015 to July 2016, EU agri-food exports reached a value of more than €128 billion, corresponding to an increase by 0.7 per cent in value terms compared to the same period one year ago, according to the latest agri-trade monthly report.

 

CME: Hog Slaughter Numbers Truly Shocking

Wed, 28 Sep 2016

US - Hog slaughter numbers last week were truly shocking and the fear is that hog supplies on the ground are larger than what packers are able to process during a regular work week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

Increase Recorded in English Pigs and Breeding Herds

Wed, 28 Sep 2016

UK - Defra figures from the 1 June English pig survey show a surprising increase in the total pig herd, with reported numbers up 2 per cent, to 3.9 million head.

 

Weekly Overview: World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

ANALYSIS - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

 

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Pig Producers can Maximise Xylanase Benefits Through Understanding its Mechanisms

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - Recent swine trials have shown that xylanase introduction early in the nursery period and fed through to slaughter increases overall pig finisher performance.

 

CME: Pork in Cold Storage Increasing

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

US - USDA released on Friday the results of its survey of refrigerated warehouses (freezer/cooler stocks), write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

Italian Pork Imports Down

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

ITALY - Significant declines were seen in shipments from Denmark and France, which were down 18 per cent and 27 per cent respectively.

 

Typical Seasonal Increase in Hog Numbers Takes Toll on Live Hog Prices

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the typical seasonal increase in hog numbers combined with faster growth rates is taking a toll on live hog prices, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

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Pork Commentary: Road Trip to Spain

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

SPAIN - Last week, we were in Spain. Spain has the third largest sow herd in the world with 2.374 million sows and 27.541 million in market inventory, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc.

 

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Dr Murray Receives 2016 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

US - Deborah Murray, DVM, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award. Zoetis presented the award to Dr Murray at the 2016 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference which is hosted by the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

EU Pig Prices: Slaughter Pigs in Demand

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

EU - Considerable price increases were observed on the European pig slaughter market last week. The knot has been cut.

 

Hog Outlook: Third Largest Weekly Hog Slaughter Reported

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

US - This week's hog slaughter totaled 2.466 million head. That is the third largest weekly slaughter ever, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU.

 

Global Market Report – South East Asia

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

SOUTH EAST ASIA - Paul Anderson, General Manager South East Asia, discusses the current hog market situation in South East Asia.

 

Manitoba Detects 10th PED Case

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

CANADA - A 10th outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Manitoba, Canada.

 

New Research Gives Insight into Effects of Stocking Density on Nursery Pig Performance

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

CANADA - Research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Pork is providing regulators insight into the effect of space allowance on the health and welfare of newly weaned nursery pigs, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

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Canadian Pork Producers Advised to be on Alert for Pigs with Vesicular Lesions

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council is advising pork producers to be watching closely for symptoms of Seneca Valley Virus and avoid shipping any pigs with signs of the infection, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety

Fri, 23 Sep 2016

US - Scientists looking for traces of a type of E. coli bacteria contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark.

 

Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming

Fri, 23 Sep 2016

UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

 

Pulled Pork Campaign Brings In Millions of Pounds

Fri, 23 Sep 2016

UK - The second phase of a promotion campaign for pulled pork brought in £13 million for the industry, according to levy board AHDB Pork, which ran the campaign.

 

Tonisity Px - The First Isotonic Protein Drink for Pigs

Fri, 23 Sep 2016

ANALYSIS – Here's something new - the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. Tonisity has recently launched its first product in the US and EU, named Tonisity Px.

 

Sustainable Markets: How Will Global Pig Markets React to Changes in Russia?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - In today’s interconnected, global economy, changes and events in one market can have worldwide implications. “Sustainable Markets” is a series of articles focused on market news and its impact on the economic and environmental sustainability of the global pork industry.

 

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A New Way to Treat Swine Respiratory Disease - Part 3

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - A new product is proving to be efficiant in the treatment of swine respiratory disease (SRD).

 

Value of Australian Farm Production Set to Rise

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report from ABARES, the research arm of Australia's agriculture department.

 

UK Pig Production Falls Back in August

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

UK - According to the latest figures released from Defra, UK clean pig slaughterings were back 3 per cent in August on the year earlier, to 901.6 thousand head.

 

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Hypor Maxter Outperforms Top Boars in Feed Gain and Carcass Quality According to Recent Field Trial

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

GERMANY - Hypor Maxter, the fastest growing Piétrain globally, is now also outperforming top boars in carcass quality according to a recent trial at LWK Niedersachsen, Germany.

 

World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday.

 

More ASF Reported in Ukrainian Pigs

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

UKRAINE - Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been discovered in domestic pigs.

 

Breeding Herd Declining in Major EU Pig Producing Countries

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

EUROPE - Initial figures released from Eurostat, from selected EU Member States, are indicative that there may be a decline in both the total pig herd and the breeding pig herd in the May/June census.

 

Scientists Develop Method for Detecting Parasite Causing Toxoplasmosis in Ham

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

SPAIN - Scientists from the universities of Granada and Valencia have made the most comprehensive global study to date on the presence of 'Toxoplasma gondii' in cured ham.

 

Brazilian Pig Production Cost Fell in August

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

BRAZIL - Production costs for pigs and broilers fell for the second month in a row in August, according to Brazil's agricultural research institute Embrapa.

 

China Pork Market

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

CHINA - The live weight pork price paid by Chinese packing houses in 2016 has been steadily rising from 17rmb/kg to a high of 20rmb/kg in June. In August the price has fallen slightly to 18 rmb (2.71USD) a kg, which this commentator concludes is the result of high temperatures reducing the demand for pork combined with the larger number of market hogs being slaughtered, writes Alexander Kovachevich, GM China Area, Genesus Genetics.

 

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Pork Commentary: Canary in the Coal Mine?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - Canaries can smell poisonous gases in coal mines before humans can. Consequently, they are great safety facilitators. We don’t want to be thought of as canaries, but we sense some danger in the swine industry, writes Jim Long, President and CEO of Genesus Genetics.

 

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Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices – Down

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

US - The US hog industry is now hovering around breakeven with Hog Prices averaging about 61.50 cents/lb lean or 46c/ liveweight, writes Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics.

 

Special Breeding Policy to Promote Scientific Piggery in North East India

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

INDIA - As the first of its kind in India, the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services department of Nagaland state has come out with the Pig Breeding Policy to promote commercial piggeries in this north-eastern part of India, writes Basudev Mahapatra.

 

UK Pig Production Costs Rising Again

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

UK - Having fallen through most of 2015, pig production costs rose in the second quarter of this year, according to latest estimates from AHDB Pork.

 

Investigation Launched into Latest Manitoba PED Case

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

CANADA - The Office of Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer has launched an investigation into the latest confirmed case of PED in Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Trade Deals Offer Tremendous Opportunity for Red Meat Sector

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council says implementation of TPP and CETA will create tremendous opportunity for red meat producers and processors, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

US - Bolstered by the US's National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the US Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address the harsh economic realities brought on by historically low prices and too high production costs.

 

Weekly Overview: Co-op Commits to 100 Per Cent British Bacon by May 2017

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

ANALYSIS - UK retailer Co-op has extended its commitment to back UK farmers by pledging to sell only fresh bacon that is 100 per cent British by 1 May 2017.

 

Co-op Commits to 100 Per Cent British Bacon by May 2017

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

UK - UK retailer Co-op has extended its commitment to back UK farmers by pledging to sell only fresh bacon and lamb that is 100 per cent British by 1 May 2017.

 

Hog Outlook: Pork Retail Price On the Up

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

US - The average retail price of pork during August was $3.796 per pound. That was up 1.5 cents from the month before, but down 3.8 cents from August 2015, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU.

 

Russia Hog Market Report

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

RUSSIA - Current prices in Russia are around 104 Roubles ($1.59) per live kg. This means good producers continue to be making $50 to $70 per pig profit. Despite this, there is a degree of nervousness in the market, writes Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe.

 

Precision Feeding Promises Reduced Environmental Impact

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

CANADA - A research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says, by formulating diets individually for each pig, pork producers can reduce the excretion of nutrients into the environment by as much as 30 per cent, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Manitoba Reports Ninth PED Outbreak

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

CANADA - A ninth case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been found in a sow barn in Manitoba.

 

UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing in research to find new antibiotic substances.