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Big Dutchman Expands in the Asia-Pacific

Fri, 20 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Big Dutchman recently expanded in three countries at the same time in the Asia-Pacific region:

 

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Ceva Completes Deal to Acquire Portfolio of Merial Swine Vaccines and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatories from Boehringer Ingelheim

Fri, 20 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Ceva Santé Animale today completed the acquisition of a diversified portfolio of products, including swine and cattle vaccines and multi-species nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories from Boehringer Ingelheim following its acquisition of Merial Animal Health.

 

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Minimum Space Rules Set to Ensure US Organic Livestock Welfare

Fri, 20 Jan 2017

US - New rules have been announced in Washington that clarify production requirements for organic meat and poultry, which lawmakers hope will align the rules more closely with what customers already expect from organic production.

 

EU Pig Prices: Still Feeling Like a Roller Coaster Ride

Fri, 20 Jan 2017

EU - Two weeks of increasing prices have passed since the beginning of this year. Now that the third calendar week has begun, the prices are going down again in many EU member countries.

 

Weak Canadian Dollar Factors in Canadian Hog Producers' Margins

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with Farm Credit Canada says the weak Canadian dollar and continuing strong exports markets helped Canadian pork producers outperform their US counterparts in 2016, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Brazilian Pork Exports Increase By a Third Driven by Asian Demand

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

BRAZIL - The volume of fresh/frozen pork exported from Brazil in 2016 was a third higher than 2015 at over 628,600 tonnes.

 

Minimizing Aggression in Sows Requires Holistic Approach

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork says minimizing aggression in group housing requires a holistic approach, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

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Job Clip - Managing Director

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Hannes talks about being a Managing Director at BIOMIN.

 

Noise in the Pork Market Adding to Volatility

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

US - For those that watch futures or meat product markets on a daily basis a certain amount of noise is par of the course. But we have noticed that the amount of noise in the pork market has increased significantly in the last three months and this, at least in our view, has added to the overall volatility, writes the Steiner Consulting Group.

 

China Hog Market

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

CHINA - A time for recollection and contemplation for the Chinese Pig Industry in the Year of the Chicken, writes Alexander Kovachevich, GM China Area, Genesus Genetics.

 

EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.

 

Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

UK - In a major speech yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the government's key priorities for negotiating the exit from the European Union, but UK farming organisations pointed out there was still considerable uncertainty about the future.

 

Saskatchewan to Implement New Regulations for Livestock Premises Identification

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

CANADA - The Government of Saskatchewan has announced changes to Saskatchewan's Premises Identification (PID) programme, a key traceability tool to plan for, control and prevent the spread of animal diseases and to respond to other emergencies.

 

Roller Coaster Year for UK Pork With More Uncertainty to Come?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

UK - Last year 2016 was a year of highs and lows for the UK pork sector. In March prices fell to their lowest level since 2008. This was followed by 37 continuous weeks of price rises, the longest period of increases on record.

 

Processors Demand for Pigs Remains Strong

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

IRELAND - Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association Pigs Committee Tom Hogan has called on all processors to increase the price of pigs across the board. Demand into the new year has remained strong from all processors and a price of €1.60/kg has been obtained with a top price of €1.62/kg reported.

 

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Pen Vise Is Perfect Tool for Cleaning Brooder Orifices

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

Having the right tool makes any maintenance chore easier, and Hog Slat’s Pen Vise is the perfect tool for cleaning clogged brooder and heater orifices.

 

Weekly Overview: Researchers Find Virus Responsible for 'Shaking Piglets'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Researchers at the University Clinic for Swine, the Institute of Virology, and the Institute of Pathology and Forensic Veterinary Medicine at Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria have made a breakthrough in understanding the cause of 'shaking' in newborn piglets.

 

Global Meat, Food Prices Fall for Fifth Year in a Row

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points for the year as a whole, some 1.5 percent below their 2015 levels.

 

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Pork Commentary: New Year Musings - Russia and USA

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

RUSSIA and US - One of the interesting global factors in the pig industry is what’s going on in Russia, and how this will affect the markets, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc.

 

Prices Beat Brexit to Top of Problem List for Irish Farmers

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

IRELAND - Farmers have identified product price as the key issue that will impact on their farm enterprise in 2017, according to the IFA barometer of farmer sentiment which is part of the Farm Income Review.

 

French Government Orders CCTV to be Installed in All Slaughterhouses

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

FRANCE - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the French government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed in all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018.

 

New US Packing Capacity Expected to Improve Producer Profitability

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

US - The Vice-President Pork Analysis with EMI Analytics is confident new US processing capacity will result in improved profitability for North American pork producers by mid-2017, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Pig Gene Advance Could Boost Sperm Stocks From Prized Animals

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

UK - Gene-editing techniques could help to improve stocks of farmed pigs by boosting supplies of sperm from prized sires. Scientists have created male pigs that could be used as surrogates capable of producing sperm that contains the genetic blueprint of sought-after pigs.

 

USA Hog Market Report

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

US - Cash hogs and futures have held up remarkably well in the face of some of the largest weekly slaughters in history, writes Allan Bentley, USA Sales.

 

2017 US Pork Production Forecast Increases Again

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

US - The USDA has updated its World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), a monthly proceeding that integrates new developments and data into the existing outlook for agriculture commodity markets, writes the Steiner Consulting Group.

 

Diagnostic Breakthrough Made in Cause for 'Shaking Piglets'

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

AUSTRIA - Cases of newborn "shaking piglets" have been reported since the 1920s both in Europe and abroad. Yet an additional cause for these congenital tremors has so far eluded researchers. A previously unknown virus had therefore been suspected for quite some time - but without conclusive confirmation.

 

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CID LINES@Agriflanders 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

BELGIUM - Meet our CID LINES team at booth 7422 of Agriflanders in Gent, Belgium!

 

Ukraine Reports Further ASF Outbreaks

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

UKRAINE - Three further outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on large farms in southern Ukraine.

 

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Can Mycotoxins Effect Gastro-Intestinal Tract Function?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Todd Applegate, University of Georgia, United States of America at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

South East Asia Hog Market Report

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

SOUTH EAST ASIA - Pig farming is growing fast in Vietnam, and pig prices in the market are still in serious decline. One of the main reason for the decline in pig price is the enforced closure of the Chinese/Vietnam border vastly reducing the supplies entering China, and the Chinese traders are taking advantage of the current situation by reducing purchase prices, writes Paul Anderson, General Manager South East Asia.

 

Brazil Resumes Fresh Pork Exports to South Africa

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

BRAZIL - Brazil will resume exports of fresh pork to South Africa following the lifting of the ban South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).

 

Red Meat Sector Applauds Changes to Foreign Worker Programme

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is applauding changes announced last month to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Programme.

 

More ASF Reported in Ukraine

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

UKRAINE - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been discovered on a farm in eastern Ukraine.

 

German Pig Meat Demand Under Pressure

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

GERMANY - Consumer demand for pig meat in Germany has been under considerable pressure in the last five years. Recent data published by the German market information agency, AMI, indicates it is taking a major hit including in relation to other meats.

 

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The Effects of Emerging Mycotoxins in Livestock

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - A recap of unregulated fungal metabolites that should be on the protein industry’s radar.

 

EU Pig Prices: Germany Is Ahead

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

EU - This second week of the new year, the European price structure starts moving. After the Christmas season, the live animals’ market was only scarcely supplied with low quantities at brisk demand. Thus, the quotations went up in many countries for the second time in a row.

 

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Nutriad Supporting US Customers on Veterinary Feed Directive

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking numerous steps and actions to ensure that antibiotics are being used judiciously in Food Animal Production.

 

Canadian Pork Research Gets $1.8M Investment

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

CANADA - The Government of Canada is providing an additional $1.8 million to the pork research cluster to continue responding to consumer concerns around the humane treatment of animals, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has announced.

 

More Funding for UK Antibiotic Resistance Action

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

UK - Funding for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has more than tripled this year in support of a new business plan which will help UK farming play its part in the global drive to reduce antibiotic use across animal and human medicine.

 

Union Urges Govt to Compel Banks to Allocate Funds to Agriculture

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

GHANA - The General Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) has appealed to the Nana Akufo Addo administration to use policy tools to compel commercial banks in the country to cede a substantial portion of their loan portfolio to the agriculture sector.

 

Farmers, Smallholders Warned Not to Feed Kitchen Scraps to Animals

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs and poultry, even if they are being kept as pets.

 

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Reduce PRRS, Improve Health With Vaccination Programme Change

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

NETHERLANDS - A change in vaccination programme has been shown to help improve health and reduce PRRS on farms in the Netherlands.

 

95% Pig Farmers Ready for Compliance with New Antibiotic Rules

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

US - US pig farmers are not only well aware of new federal rules for on-farm antibiotic use, but already are complying. In a survey conducted by the National Pork Board in November, 95 per cent of pig farmers surveyed said that they were ready to be fully compliant by the time the rules took effect on 1 January 2017.

 

November Pork Exports Set New Record

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

US - US red meat exports continued to build momentum in November, highlighted by a new monthly volume record for pork exports, reported the US Meat Export Federation.

 

Changes to Express Entry Programme Expected to Hurt Meat Processors

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

CANADA - The Canadian meat Council says changes made by the federal government to the Express Entry Programme will make it harder for Canada's meat processors to retain skilled butchers and meat cutters.

 

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Mycotoxin Testing – From Multi-Toxin Analysis to Metabolomics

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Rudolf Krska, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Danish Crown Acquires German Slaughterhouse

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

DENMARK - Danish Crown has acquired a slaughter house in Germany that slaughters cattle, pigs and lambs.

 

Kyrgyzstani Meat Exporters Barred from Transporting Goods to Russia

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

KYRGYZSTAN - Kyrgyzstan is no longer allowed to transport its goods to Russia by road through the territory of Kazakhstan, Advisor to the Director of the Veterinary and Phytosanitary Safety Inspectorate Tolonbek Yrsaliyev told Tazabek on 6 January.

 

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PCV2 Vaccination Beneficial to Piglet Health

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

NETHERLANDS - Is is almost always beneficial to vaccinate pigs with the CIRCOVAC vaccination, even when only low clinical symptoms are observed, explained a veterinarian working in the Netherlands.

 

Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Agricultural Sectors

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate change.

 

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Pork Commentary: Global Market Thoughts!

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - It’s the New Year and we are thinking about the China swine markets and how it will affect us, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc.

 

Dutch Pork Exports Declined in Q3 2016

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

NETHERLANDS - Fresh/frozen pork volumes exported from the Netherlands were back 6 per cent on the 2015 figure during the first nine months of 2016, at 610 thousand tonnes.

 

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Fostera® PCV MH Now Offers Increased Duration of Immunity

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

US - Latest study demonstrates at least 23 weeks DOI against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.

 

US Pork Exports Spiked in November

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

US - US pork exports in November spiked up to the highest volume of the year, topping the next highest month (May) by more than 10 per cent. Compared to November 2015, pork exports were up 18 per cent, writes the Steiner Consulting Group.

 

Banff Pork Seminar Takes on Global Importance

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

CANADA - The chair of the Banff Pork Seminar Organizing Committee says the Banff Pork Seminar has evolved into a meeting of global significance. The theme of the 2017 Banff Pork Seminar, which kicks off today at the Banff Springs Hotel and runs through Thursday, is "Innovative and Sustainable Solutions for an Evolving Industry, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

German Pig Breeding Herd Continues to Contract

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

GERMANY - Provisional figures from the November census indicate that, at 27.3 million head, the German pig herd had fallen by 1 per cent relative to the same point in 2015.

 

Canadian Exchange Rate Expected to be Main Driver of Agricultural Profitability in 2017

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with Farm Credit Canada expects the low Canadian dollar to be the primary driver for profitability for Canadian agriculture in 2017, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Research Shows Less Than 50 Per Cent of Piglets Consume Creep Feed

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

CANADA - It is known that providing pre-wean piglets with creep feed can ease the transition from an all milk diet, to an all solids diet. However, research has shown that less than 50 per cent of piglets actually consume creep feed when it is presented in its traditional form.