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Genesus global technical report: Incorporating information in routine genetic evaluation

Wed, 13 Dec 2017

For many years, pig producers depended on physical characteristics and phenotypic evaluations to select pigs to produce their next generation. Later on, breeding and cross-breeding methods, using quantitative genetics were employed to estimate an animals genetic merit more accurately.

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: Hog markets shows profits for next 12 months

Wed, 13 Dec 2017

Using current projected feed cost and current lean hog futures it appears the average profit potential for next twelve months should average about $20 US per head for farrow to finish operations. That’s a very positive number, considering the industry noise, that expansion is happening.

 

FDA report on antibiotics validates work by US pig farmers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017

America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship.

 

Animal sentience bill greeted with praise

Wed, 13 Dec 2017

The BVA and Green MP Caroline Lucas are among many who have welcomed the new law that ensures animal abusers are jailed for anything up to 5 years and animal sentience is reflected in domestic law.

 

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Best of The Pig Site 2017: nutrition for piglets

Tue, 12 Dec 2017

Today in The Pig Site's best articles of 2017...

 

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Pig Health Today launches mobile app

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

Pig Health Today, the world’s only news website focused entirely on swine health, welfare and sustainability, has partnered with sponsor Zoetis to launch a mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

 

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The Pig Site's best articles from 2017: CO2 stunning

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

Continuing The Pig Site's selection of the best articles from 2017- next up...

 

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Nutriad present gut health research at Global Feed Summit

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad presented new gut health research at the recent Global Feed Summit in Bangkok (Thailand).

 

AIC warns of shortages of Vitamins A and E for livestock feed supplies

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

The livestock feed industry is facing a lack of supply of vitamins A and E due to two recent incidents, warns the Agricultural Industries Confederation.

 

ASF in Russia’s largest pork producer

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

The epidemic of African swine fever in Russia continues to gain momentum, spreading to new regions of the country.

 

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Genesus Global Market Report: China - 8 December 2017

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

Last month a load of Genesus Purebred pigs arrived in North East China for Guangdong Wens Foodstuff Group Co. Ltd. One of eight large companies that have made this region the growth hot spot for China.

 

APRIL calls for new scientists and new science for pork

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) today made its first call for research proposals to markedly enhance the competiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry.

 

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Pork demand remains steady as signs point to strong fourth quarter

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa – Pig farmers and food production companies alike are wrapping up a successful 2017 that continues to show steady consumer demand for pork. The summer grilling season ended strongly, and signs point to a solid year-end opportunity for ham.

 

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2017's best articles on The Pig Site: Ventilation

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

Today in The Pig Site's selection of the best articles from 2017...

 

Norwegian legislative debate opens doors for gene editing in the pork industry

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

In a move that could have huge implications for global pork production, a new way to classify and regulate GMOs has been proposed by the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board this week.

 

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Genesus global technical report: whole carcass pork quality

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

As most industry participants know, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking comment on the proposed changes to the standards of pork carcass grades.

 

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Pig care: If there’s something off, don’t try to ‘look him well’

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

Watching pigs may not be glamorous or stimulating, but it’s a responsibility that Bob Blomme, DVM, takes very seriously.

 

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National Pork Producers Council announces support for Farmers for Free Trade

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

US pork producers’ voice on policy and advocacy joins growing bipartisan effort to rebuild grassroots support for trade policies that benefit farmers and ranchers.

 

BVA congratulates Christine Middlemiss on appointment as next UK chief vet

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

Christine Middlemiss has been appointed as the UK's next Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO). She will take over from Nigel Gibbens who is stepping down at the end of February 2018 following 10 years in the post.

 

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2017's best articles: inside a thriving Jamaican pork farm

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

Today in The Pig Site's selection of the best articles from 2017...

 

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Zoetis Influence Feed - December 2017

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

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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Nutriad launches MycoGut Academy

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, global leader in practical solutions for Mycotoxin Management, received customers and distribution partners in Belgium for the inaugural sessions of the MycoGut Academy.

 

Weaknesses and loopholes in customs controls, say EU Auditors

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

Important weaknesses and loopholes indicate that EU customs controls are not being applied effectively, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. This has an adverse effect on EU finances, say the auditors.

 

Organic derogation extension will provide much needed relief for pig and poultry farmers

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

The decision to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry for a further 12 months will provide much-needed certainty for the industry, the NFU and NPA said today after successful calls to the European Commission to extend the permissions.

 

Revolutionary insect protein wins acclaim for AgriProtein as top business disruptor

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

WASTE-to-nutrient up-cycler AgriProtein has been named a top 10 Virgin Media Business Disruptor to Watch in the Fast Track 2017, published in The Sunday Times.

 

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Genesus Global Market Report: Spain December

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

It has been 14 weeks in a row with pork price decreasing. Finally, this week the live-weight price had stopped to fall. These strong decreases in the price have been due to the greater supply of hogs in the market.

 

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Nutriad acquires partners' interest in China

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

A global leader in flavor and sweetener solutions for animal feed, Nutriad announced it acquired the 45% share stake of its’ local partner into FFI.

 

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New Hypor managing director brings wealth of experience

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

If it’s true that experience is the best teacher, the new Managing Director of Hendrix Genetics’ Business Unit Swine (Hypor) goes to the head of the class.

 

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Hypor exports excellence in partnership with Nugeporc

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

When you’re the best at what you do, how can you improve on that? One way is to do it in more places for more clients, and that’s exactly what Hypor is doing by partnering with Nugeporc in the Dominican Republic.

 

Senate passes tax cuts for the wealthy on backs of family farmers and future generations

Tue, 05 Dec 2017

WASHINGTON – The US Senate voted 51-49 to approve its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

 

AgriLabs® develops master seeds for adenovirus vectored Foot and Mouth Disease vaccines

Tue, 05 Dec 2017

ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI –AgriLabs® yesterday announced that it has developed a set of master seeds for a replication-deficient human adenovirus vector that expresses select genes for several different serotypes of Foot and Mouth Disease virus.

 

2018 rodenticide compliance for 11 farm assurance schemes

Tue, 05 Dec 2017

Eleven assurance schemes with combined memberships of 95,000 farm businesses will be compliant with the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime for 2018.

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: December 04 2017

Tue, 05 Dec 2017

Le PORCSHOW – Quebec, US new Grade’s and Danish Woes Continue.

 

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ERYSENG® PARVO, a new sow reproductive vaccine launched by HIPRA in Canada

Tue, 05 Dec 2017

In November 2017, HIPRA Canada Animal Health organized three events in Guelph, Quebec City, and Winnipeg respectively for the launch of the new reproductive vaccine ERYSENG® PARVO.

 

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2017: a year in the global pig industry

Mon, 04 Dec 2017

2017 has been a challenging and exciting year for the pig industry. In case you missed anything, here on The Pig Site we’ll be looking back at some of our favourite articles from the last 12 months. Today in the series...

 

Are consumers wilfully ignorant about animal welfare?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017

New study shows some consumers avoid the issue of animal welfare to prevent feelings of guilt whilst others trust farmers.

 

Farming industry urges EA to reconsider proposed permit charges

Mon, 04 Dec 2017

Farming organisations have joined forces to urge the Environment Agency to rethink proposed levels of environmental permit charge increases for the intensive pig and poultry sectors.

 

Canada can recommence exports to Argentina

Mon, 04 Dec 2017

Canadian Minister of Agriculture, Lawrence MacAulay, and Argentine Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, announced last week that market access for Canadian pork exports to Argentina have been restored and are effective immediately.

 

Survey shows massive opioid impact in farm country

Fri, 01 Dec 2017

WASHINGTON – The opioid crisis has struck farm and ranch families much harder than the rest of rural America, a Morning Consult survey shows. Farm groups call for dialogue about these issues and positive actions to help those in need.

 

2017: a year in the global pig industry

Fri, 01 Dec 2017

2017 has been a challenging and exciting year for the pig industry. In case you missed anything, here on The Pig Site we’ll be looking back at some of our favourite articles from the last 12 months. First up...

 

British pork in spotlight in Shanghai

Fri, 01 Dec 2017

The pork supply chain and quality British pork took centre stage at one of the biggest food and hospitality shows in China last month.

 

De Groene Weg launches EKO code for pork supply chain

Fri, 01 Dec 2017

De Groene Weg, subsidiary of Vion Food Group that focuses exclusively on organic meat, launches an EKO code for its pork supply chain on 1 January 2018. On Wednesday (November 28) a meeting about this took place with the suppliers’ association of De Groene Weg and supply chain partners. By introducing the EKO code, De Groene Weg commits to even more sustainable food production.

 

NFU says no to US Tax Reform Plan

Thu, 30 Nov 2017

WASHINGTON – As the US Senate readies to vote on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax system, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging lawmakers to vote against the current plan because it benefits the nation’s largest corporations and wealthiest citizens at the expense of family farmers, ranchers, and the middle class.

 

Productive Pork CRC for all to see

Thu, 30 Nov 2017

Although approaching its wind-up phase, the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork had another very productive year in 2016/17, in terms of research outcomes and raising the capability of researchers supporting the industry, including industry itself taking on employees through the Pork CRC’s acclaimed industry placement program.

 

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Genesus Technical Report: Big data

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

Data collection and interpretation is a critical part to a swine genetics breeding program. Without data and its interpretation, genetic progress cannot be made. As technology evolves the ability to collect new data emerges, and a successful breeding company will capitalize on these new technologies.

 

From suits and ties: emerging young farmers

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

According to a recent article published by The Washington Post, a growing number of young Americans are leaving their city lives and desk jobs to embark on agricultural enterprises which could aid in alleviating the current ageing of small- and middle- scale farms.

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: Proposed new U.S. grade system

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

The USDA has proposed a new pork grade system, where new categorises are proposed: Prime, Chioce and Select. An article on the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Website by Rick Stein, Vice President of Fresh Foods FMI captures the essence of retailer’s desire to see a new grade system that identifies Pork taste and flavor attributes.

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: Genetics - pork quality

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

We understand there is some push back from some Swine Genetic Companies regarding the new proposed grade system. They are saying, that to produce Prime or Choice Pork will increase cost of swine production.

 

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PIC China's 2017 symposium: Dreaming big for China

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

The Chinese pig industry is going through an amazing transformation. For over 21 years, PIC China has been working side-­‐by-­‐side with the pig producers to advance genetics and improve the competitiveness of China production.

 

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Yeske: Provide better pig care — one animal at a time

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

Taking time to walk the pens, make eye contact with each pig and pull the sick ones for individual care seems to conflict with the basic tenets and efficiencies of population medicine.

 

Industrial Strategy recognises importance of UK food production

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

On Monday (27 November), the NFU confirmed that the Industrial Strategy White Paper contains positive recognition that the British food and farming industry can play an even greater role in the country’s economic prosperity.

 

Great gains for producers through Gilt Watch

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

Pig producers are being urged to sign up to AHDB Pork’s first Gilt Watch programme to share best practice and gain valuable insight into improving herd performance.

 

Pig farmers pay it forward ham by ham

Tue, 28 Nov 2017

Second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign kicks off in Iowa. Today, the National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and PrairieFresh® Premium Pork joined forces to support the second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign in Central Iowa.

 

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AB Vista expands Technical Service Team with new Feed Applications Engineer

Tue, 28 Nov 2017

AB Vista’s Technical Services Team has recently been expanded, as part of the company’s strategy to strengthen feed mill support to customers in the Americas.

 

Blaine Pedersen on the Canadian Free-Trade Agreement

Tue, 28 Nov 2017

In a statement, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister, Blaine Pedersen, addresses the regulatory measures that may be helping or hindering Canada’s trade.

 

Sow management tips: total preparation for top performance

Mon, 27 Nov 2017

Supplying top genetics for pork production at the least cost to ensure client success is at the core of Hypor’s business. Success with sow breeding begins with proper preparation for the next round.

 

Glyphosate decision welcomed by NFU

Mon, 27 Nov 2017

The decision to reauthorise the use of glyphosate for five years is welcome news and testament to the hard work of British farmers in lobbying MEPs over its safety and benefits, the NFU said today.

 

Russia set to freeze pork and beef imports from Brazil

Mon, 27 Nov 2017

Russia will temporarily freeze pork and beef imports from Brazil due to detection of banned substances, says a report by The Moscow Times.

 

New cases of African swine fever in Poland

Mon, 27 Nov 2017

With new cases of African swine fever emerging throughout Eastern and Central Europe this year, including the recent cases identified in Poland, how close are we to further outbreaks in denser domestic pig populations?