Scottish Shoppers Urged to 'Do More With Pork'

Wed, 25 May 2016

SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland is urging Scottish shoppers to “Do More With Pork” in an exciting new campaign behind Specially Selected Pork.

 

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Hybrid Pharmaceutical Twin-Screw Extruder Designed to Deliver True Drug Formulation Flexibility

Wed, 25 May 2016

GLOBAL - The Thermo Scientific Pharma 16 Twin-Screw Extruder allows simple switching between hot melt extrusion and continuous granulation operation

 

CME: Cold Storage Report Neutral for Pork Markets

Wed, 25 May 2016

US - USDA published yesterday afternoon the results of its monthly cold storage survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

Pork Checkoff Announces Sponsored Activities at 2016 World Pork Expo

Tue, 24 May 2016

US - The Pork Checkoff has an exciting lineup of Checkoff-sponsored events scheduled for World Pork Expo, June 8-10, 2016, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

 

EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March

Tue, 24 May 2016

EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries in March 2016 were worth €11.3 billion, about €1 billion higher than in February 2016, according to the latest monthly report on agri-food trade.

 

Weekly Overview: Trade Deal With Asia Good for US Pork Producers

Tue, 24 May 2016

ANALYSIS - A government report on the impact to the US economy of an Asia-Pacific free trade deal has suggested that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be good for US agriculture, US businesses and the US economy.

 

Western Canadian Swine Herd in Excellent Health

Tue, 24 May 2016

CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says the state of health of the western Canadian swine herd has been excellent but veterinarians are reporting some typical seasonal disease challenges.

 

Improved Animal Health First Step in Reducing Antibiotics in Livestock Production

Tue, 24 May 2016

CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Center says improved animal health is the first step in reducing the need for antibiotics in livestock production.

 

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CID LINES @ FM EXPO

Tue, 24 May 2016

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - CID LINES is present at the FM EXPO from Monday 23rd May until Wednesday 25th May 2016.

 

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New Large Capacity Blood Banking Centrifuges Deliver High-Throughput Sample Processing

Tue, 24 May 2016

GLOBAL - Thermo Scientific large capacity centrifuges designed to provide simplified blood processing to match current and future needs

 

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Iowa Swine Day Offers Cutting-Edge Pork Programme and Award-Winning BBQ

Tue, 24 May 2016

US - Iowa State University will be hosting the annual Iowa Swine Day on Thursday June 30 in conjunction with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa Pork Producers Association.

 

New Focus Farm Initiative to Improve Pig Farm Performance

Mon, 23 May 2016

UK - AHDB Pork is launching a first-of-its-kind initiative for English pig producers and allied industry. The Focus Farm is centred on ‘hands-on’ involvement and aims to improve physical and financial pig performance.

 

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Vets - Get Paid for Sharing Your Opinions

Mon, 23 May 2016

GLOBAL - Being a vet is pretty hard work: you have to study for many years to qualify, work long hours to apply your competence and skills, then advance your knowledge through continuous professional education and further qualifications. Your clients and employers search and benefit from your brainpower and these skills.

 

Hog Outlook: Bacon Demand Continues to be Strong

Mon, 23 May 2016

US - The average price of retail pork in April was $3.799 per pound. That was 3.9 cents higher than in March and 3.0 cents higher than April 2015. Bacon demand continues to be strong, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU.

 

New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario

Mon, 23 May 2016

CANADA - A new outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Elgin county, Ontario.

 

Northern Ireland Pig Farmers Disappointed Processors

Mon, 23 May 2016

NORTHERN IRELAND - The Ulster Farmers’ Union says pig producers are being squeezed between rising feed costs and a failure by processors to deliver a meaningful price increase, despite prices rising for farmers south of the border and in Great Britain.

 

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New Video Tutorial available at on PRRS Control

Mon, 23 May 2016

GLOBAL - HIPRA has issued the fifth in its recent series of educational videos that looks at immunization to help vets and producers immunize their breeding herds most effectively.

 

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BIOMIN Announces 2016 World Nutrition Forum Speakers

Mon, 23 May 2016

CANADA - "The opportunity to bring researchers at the forefront of technology together with leading industry professionals in a scientific forum that stresses networking and the exchange of ideas on this scale in the industry is unmatched," explained Dr. Eva Maria Binder, Chief Research Officer at ERBER Group, speaking about the World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada scheduled from 12 to 15 October 2016.

 

Report Confirms Trade Deal With Asia Good for US Pork Producers

Mon, 23 May 2016

US - A government report on the impact to the US economy of an Asia-Pacific free trade deal confirms what the National Pork Producers Council and other agricultural and business groups have known: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be good for US agriculture, US businesses and the US economy.

 

Rise in Pig Prices Came Too Late for Many, says Farmers Association

Fri, 20 May 2016

IRELAND - The rise in pig prices this month may have come too late for some producers, writes Deirdre O’Shea, Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Executive.

 

Preventing PCVD on Your Pig farm

Fri, 20 May 2016

GLOBAL - Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease (PCVD) is a devastating disease that causes wasting in piglets and can lead to serious production and economic losses for the farmer.

 

Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture

Fri, 20 May 2016

UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance has been published, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue.

 

New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council

Fri, 20 May 2016

EU - New rules on animal breeding were adopted at the meeting of the EU's agriculture ministers this week in Brussels, aimed at simplifying and harmonising the rules across the EU.

 

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Nutriad USA's New Company Video Showcases Core Values

Fri, 20 May 2016

US - Nutriad USA proudly presented its new company video at the Global Sales Conference in Rome.

 

Xylanase Addition to Rice Bran Diets Increases Energy Value for Pigs

Fri, 20 May 2016

US - Research at the University of Illinois is finding ways to make rice bran, an abundant co-product of the production of white rice for human consumption, more efficient as a feed ingredient for pigs.

 

EU Pig Prices: Quotations Are Going Up Still

Fri, 20 May 2016

EU - The price rally is still continuing on the European pig slaughter market.

 

Feed Innovation Vital to Reduce Europe’s Reliance on Imported Soy

Fri, 20 May 2016

UK – At the British Pig and Poultry Fair recently, two speakers from trade show partner ABN explained that as retailers focus more and more on responsible and sustainable foods, innovative solutions will be needed in the feed supply chain.

 

French Pork Exports Increase Slightly

Thu, 19 May 2016

FRANCE - According to the latest figures released via French Customs, pork exports from France increased by 5 per cent to 115.4 thousand tonnes in Q1 2016, when compared with the same period a year earlier.

 

Reduced Antibiotic Use Key to Competitiveness

Thu, 19 May 2016

CANADA - A Scientist with the University of Alberta says reducing antibiotic use in pork production will be key to maintaining the industry's global competitiveness.

 

Upturn in Farmgate Pig Prices After Long Period of Decline

Thu, 19 May 2016

SCOTLAND, UK - After a prolonged period of declining farmgate pig prices, recent weeks have seen an upturn.

 

Canadian Pork Export Performance Boosted by China

Thu, 19 May 2016

CANADA - Canadian trade with China has shown strong growth in the first quarter of 2016 and, similar to the United States, more than quadrupled to become its second largest market, with a 22 per cent share.

 

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New Partnership with Tempel Genetics to Expand Hypor's US Breeding Programme

Thu, 19 May 2016

US - Hypor has entered into an agreement with Tempel Genetics to execute and expand Hypor genetics in the US market.

 

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BIOMIN Reinforces US Market Stance with New Products, Service Offer

Thu, 19 May 2016

US - Direct shipping to customers and two new launches promise to create more value for clients and strengthen the firm’s market position.

 

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Genus and Caribou Biosciences Collaborate on Leading CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing Technology in Livestock Species

Thu, 19 May 2016

GLOBAL - Genus, a global pioneer in animal genetics, and Caribou Biosciences, a leader in the revolutionary field of CRISPR-Cas gene editing, are pleased to announce a multi-year strategic collaboration where Genus receives a worldwide, exclusive license to Caribou’s leading CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology platform in certain livestock species.

 

China Hog Market

Thu, 19 May 2016

CHINA - This week I have had the pleasure of meeting again with one of the major players in the world’s pork production, here in Genesus HQ, Manitoba. The biggest in China and the second in number of market hogs to only Smithfield.

 

Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US

Wed, 18 May 2016

US - The number of pig farm samples that were confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 21. There were no premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus (PDCoV) and two with the dual infection (PEDV and PDCoV), in the 12 May 2016 report.

 

New ASF Outbreak Reported on Ukrainian Pig Farm

Wed, 18 May 2016

UKRAINE - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a backyard pig farm in Hyrchychna village.

 

Lower Sow Feed Production Hints at Falling Herd

Wed, 18 May 2016

UK - Latest figures from Defra show that one per cent more compound pig feed was produced in the first quarter of 2016 than a year earlier. However, within this total, there was a 5 per cent reduction in breeding pig feed.

 

Nedap Electronic Sow Feeding Systems Now Available from Hog Slat

Wed, 18 May 2016

US - Nedap US announces Hog Slat as the newest supplier of parts and services for Nedap’s electronic sow feeding (ESF) systems in the United States. As a dealership, Hog Slat offers pork producers convenient access to Nedap ESF systems through its numerous US locations.

 

French Pork Producer Focuses on Sustainability to Meet Evolving Consumer Demands

Wed, 18 May 2016

FRANCE - In a country world-famous for its food, a small French pig producer’s strategy for meeting consistently high standards of quality, welfare and nutrition has earned it a spot on the map.

 

CME: Pork Packer Margins Drifting Lower

Wed, 18 May 2016

US - Beef and pork packer margins were excellent in April but they have been moving lower in the last couple of weeks, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

Warnings Over Brexit Impact on Northern Ireland's Ag Exports

Tue, 17 May 2016

NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Food and drink exports from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland worth £850 million would face an uncertain future if the UK voted to leave the EU, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss warned on Thursday.

 

Attracting the Best Pig Industry Students

Tue, 17 May 2016

UK - Attracting the best students to the pig industry then retaining them is vital for the future of pig farming.

 

Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Feed

Tue, 17 May 2016

EU - The EU-funded PROTEINSECT project has recommended a comprehensive review of European legislation to allow for insect larvae to be used as a source of protein in animal feed.

 

Pork Producers Transporters Advised to Take Extra Steps to Ensure Transport Vehicles Free of PED

Tue, 17 May 2016

CANADA - An Alberta based swine veterinarian is advising Canadian swine producers and transporters to remain aware of the heightened risk of exposure to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea and take the necessary steps to ensure the virus does not spread to Canadian farms.

 

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Emerging Mycotoxins: Overview and Occurrence

Tue, 17 May 2016

GLOBAL - Emerging mycotoxins are a class of compounds that are attracting increasing interest among the scientific community primarily due to their high occurrence in feed and food commodities, sometimes at relatively high concentrations, and potential toxicity towards animals and humans.

 

CME: Meat Availability Continues to Expand

Tue, 17 May 2016

US - Production data for week ending May 14 shows that meat supply availability in the US continues to expand, with beef supply increases leading all other proteins, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

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Pork Commentary: US Lean Hog Prices Continue to Increase

Tue, 17 May 2016

US - Last week the US lean hog price continued its quest to 80¢ lb. reaching 75.6¢ (53-54%) up from 65.86¢ a month ago (plus $22 per head). Never fast enough when you own hogs but the pendulum is swinging in producers favour, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc.

 

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Performance Benefits through Early Xylanase Application Demonstrated in New Video

Tue, 17 May 2016

GLOBAL - The latest video in the AB Vista ‘Extraordinary Science Brought to Life’ series reveals significant benefits for swine through early xylanase application.

 

Brazil Pork Exports Continue to Grow - Less Dependence on Europe

Mon, 16 May 2016

BRAZIL - Brazilian exports of pork, considering all products (fresh and processed) totaled 62,000 tons in April, 47.2 per cent higher than in the same period last year.

 

Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV

Mon, 16 May 2016

UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure vets have unrestricted access to slaughterhouse CCTV footage.

 

England's Pig Farm Profitability Falls 24 per cent in 2014-15

Mon, 16 May 2016

UK - Latest findings from the Farm Business Survey (FBS) highlight the continuing financial challenges facing pig farms as incomes in 2014-15 fall 24 per cent across the sector.

 

Jamie Williams Joins Genesus

Mon, 16 May 2016

CANADA - Genesus wishes to welcome Jamie Williams to our Genetic Sales and Technical Group.

 

Weekly Overview: Pig & Poultry Fair Roundup

Mon, 16 May 2016

ANALYSIS - Last week ThePigSite was in Stoneleigh Park for the UK's Pig and Poultry Fair. Opening the pig sessions for the day, Phil Woodall from Thames Valley Cambac and Meryl Ward, AHDB Pork, discussed the outlook for the UK's pig industry.

 

Report Calls for CAP Reform to Better Support Farmers in Volatile Times

Mon, 16 May 2016

UK - A call has been sent out to the European Commission by a UK House of Lords Committee reform the Common Agricultural Policy to primarily support the provision of public goods, such as increased food security, high animal welfare standards and stewardship of the land.

 

EU Politicians Vote to Support Origin Labels on Meat, Dairy

Mon, 16 May 2016

EU - Country of origin labelling should be made mandatory for meat and milk, MEPs reiterated once again in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday.

 

Hog Outlook: WASDE Estimates Increase in Pork Production

Mon, 16 May 2016

US - USDA's May WASDE predicted 2016 pork production will be up 2.0 per cent from last year and 2017 production will be up 2.6 per cent from this year. Total red meat and poultry production is expected to be up 3.1 per cent this year and up 2.9 per cent next year, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU.

 

USA Pork Market

Fri, 13 May 2016

US - The first part of May is always a good time to look at forward pricing some hogs. I actually used the date May 10th to look at hedging 4th quarter needs. Cash hogs during the summer months seem to take care of themselves.