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Huge opportunities for farmer-to-farmer learning this summer

Tue, 22 May 2018

UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer

 

Four steps to turn US-China framework into actual certainty and stability for American farmers

Tue, 22 May 2018

Farmers for Free Trade applauds progress but cautions that much work remains

 

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Swine tagging…why and how!

Mon, 21 May 2018

Animal identification is step one to providing the production data needed to manage a swine operation and make the decisions required for herd improvement

 

Premium pig classes expected at Royal Bath & West Show

Mon, 21 May 2018

Charismatic and intelligent animals, pigs are a popular attraction at the Royal Bath & West Show. But they are not the easiest animals to exhibit, as there are usually many pigs in the ring at the same time, and they can be headstrong, explains head of shows Alan Lyons

 

NFU President highlights need for positive trading environment post-Brexit

Mon, 21 May 2018

The President of the NFU will today (Monday 21 May) underline the importance of an ambitious trade deal with the EU for UK agriculture

 

Far East holds export hopes for pork sector

Mon, 21 May 2018

The Asia-Pacific region continues to offer opportunities for the UK pork sector – but industry must continue to work hard to ensure UK products are at the top of the list for importers

 

New case of PEDv in Southeastern Manitoba

Mon, 21 May 2018

A new case of PEDv was confirmed on May 15, 2018 in a finisher barn in Southeastern Manitoba. Biocontainment on this site is in place

 

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Yeske: Mycoplasma elimination ‘always a good strategy’

Fri, 18 May 2018

Eliminating mycoplasma from a herd works well with a fast payback, even in hog-dense areas, according to research conducted by Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota.

 

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Genesus Global Market Report: South East Asia

Fri, 18 May 2018

The current average liveweight pig price per kilo is 40,000 VND (USD 1.76) with some regions of Vietnam achieving up to 42.000 VND (USD1.84).

 

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EU pig prices: quotations are getting nowhere – Netherlands set a positive sign

Fri, 18 May 2018

On the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market, the bell seems to be sounding for a turnaround. While the majority of quotations remain steady, the Netherlands and Great Britain both are setting a positive sign, thus providing the new upward marching course

 

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Early PRRS vaccination helps protect pigs through slaughter

Fri, 18 May 2018

A new, single-dose vaccine for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has been shown to protect pigs from before weaning to slaughter, helping prevent secondary infections and performance losses associated with the costly disease.

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: Markets

Fri, 18 May 2018

For the U.S lean hog price to go up it must be led by USDA Pork Carcass cut-out. A week ago the cut-out averaged 68.61¢ lb, last Friday it was 73.47¢ lb. Its going in right direction, we expect cash lean hogs will follow the cut-outs higher.

 

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Ability to exercise benefits stall-housed gestating sows

Fri, 18 May 2018

The NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Swine Welfare says research has shown that gestating sows housed in stalls will benefit from the opportunity to exercise

 

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Genesus global technical report: Selection indexes – Possibilities in the genomic era

Fri, 18 May 2018

Selection is the process by which we choose animals that become parents of the next generation, and we have been doing this since domestication. The important question is not whether selection is practiced but what is the goal of the selection.

 

Pig immunology comes of age: killer T cell responses to influenza

Fri, 18 May 2018

Researchers from The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Oxford have generated tools that allow scientists to understand a vital area of the pig immune system which was previously inaccessible

 

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High-risk viruses survive in feed, threaten US pork

Fri, 18 May 2018

An investigation initiated by the Pipestone System and Scott Dee, DVM, continues to uncover more information about the link between feed ingredients and foreign pathogen movement.

 

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One-on-one group housing workshop at World Pork Expo 2018

Thu, 17 May 2018

Bring your sow housing questions to World Pork Expo and meet one-on-one with other pork producers. Whether you’re thinking about building new or remodelling your existing stall barn into group pens, your peers are ready to share their experiences

 

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Hipra launches Smart Vaccination across their full range at ESPHM 2018 for total vaccination control

Thu, 17 May 2018

Hipra announces launch of Radiofrequency Identification across their full vaccine range and worlds first IOT intramuscular vaccine administration device 'HipraQnect' at ESPHM 2018, completing their Smart Vaccination offering for total vaccination control.

 

Farmers Union urges USDA to proactively address farm suicide crisis

Thu, 17 May 2018

WASHINGTON - Many farmers and ranchers are coping with alarming levels of stress, and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) should serve a critical role in providing support to farmers in crisis, according to the nation’s second largest general farm organisation

 

Innovation abounds at Pig & Poultry Fair

Thu, 17 May 2018

Pig and poultry producers see the use of new technology to improve performance as one of the greatest opportunities in the years ahead, and there was plenty on offer at the Pig & Poultry Fair

 

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Ceva “Spotlights the Future” at ESPHM 2018

Thu, 17 May 2018

Ceva’s rapid development as a major player in the European swine sector was further underlined with a strong scientific showing during the symposium

 

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Tell-tail signs: 3D cameras alerting problem behaviours in pigs

Thu, 17 May 2018

A high-tech system involving 3D cameras could help UK farmers spot the early warning signs of tail biting in pigs – a health and welfare concern in affected pigs and a significant economic concern for industry

 

Buoyant mood among producers at Pig & Poultry Fair

Wed, 16 May 2018

Pig and poultry producers are fit and ready to embrace change, with a bright outlook ahead despite a few Brexit clouds on the horizon

 

UK pig industry halves antibiotic usage in two years

Wed, 16 May 2018

Industry leaders have welcomed latest figures which show the pig industry reduced antibiotic usage in the UK by 28 per cent in 2017, bringing the total reduction in two years to more than 50 percent

 

Fresh approach to controlling N and P emissions

Wed, 16 May 2018

UK pig producers can now use innovative soluble tannin-based ingredients in feed as an aid to improve performance, thereby reducing nitrogen and phosphorus excretion on farm

 

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Leading students into the future of farming

Tue, 15 May 2018

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Hadlow College has created an innovative Vision50 campaign to address the future of farming

 

Livestock in Low Input Systems 2018

Tue, 15 May 2018

Following the growing success of previous events, the Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) would like to invite those from across the agricultural sector to attend this year’s Livestock in Low Input Systems (LILIS) conference on Friday June 15th 2018

 

Chinese scientists develop “freshness sniffer” for meat products

Tue, 15 May 2018

Chinese rocket scientists have developed mobile technology that can actively report on the freshness of a piece of meat

 

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USDA announces elimination of hog carcass cleaning regulation

Mon, 14 May 2018

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a proposal to amend the federal meat inspection regulations to repeal a redundant regulatory requirement for hog slaughter establishments

 

NFU launches Science Farm education resources

Mon, 14 May 2018

The NFU has released two new resources for teachers to bring science lessons to life through farming as part of the NFU’s recently launched education strategy for the next generation of farmers and shoppers

 

New guide highlights livestock opportunities for arable farmers

Mon, 14 May 2018

The numerous opportunities for collaboration between arable and livestock enterprises have been highlighted in a new guide issued by AHDB

 

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Data can help improve PRRS control

Fri, 11 May 2018

Implementing metrics and utilising predictive analytics can help pork producers improve their management of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome say experts from Zoetis

 

Impurities in FDA-approved injectible iron solutions: a response to the claims

Fri, 11 May 2018

Ceva's response to Pharmacosmos study on impurities in FDA-approved injectable Iron solutions

 

CCTV in English abattoirs now mandatory

Fri, 11 May 2018

Official Veterinarians will have unlimited access to footage within abattoirs based in England

 

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Pork Checkoff to be featured at World Meat Congress

Fri, 11 May 2018

The biennial global event is to be held in Dallas, 30 May to 1 June 2018 and will bring together the world’s major red meat industry leaders

 

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Great success of Magapor´s ITM international meeting

Fri, 11 May 2018

Described as the largest and most highly-attended edition to date, the meeting welcomed more than 400 specialists in the swine reproduction sector from 38 countries across 5 continents for two days

 

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Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project expanding but needs more industry participants

Thu, 10 May 2018

The Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Program (MSHMP) closed its pathogen year on June 30, 2017. Here are highlights on PRRS from the issued report

 

Heavy metal impurities found in 94 percent of tested injectable irons for piglets

Thu, 10 May 2018

New data shows concentrations of arsenic, chromium and/or lead exceeding the permitted daily exposure limit for humans in 15 of 16 widely used injectable iron products for baby pigs

 

White House agreement on Renewable Fuel Standard

Thu, 10 May 2018

WASHINGTON – The White House convened its final scheduled meeting yesterday on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and future of the biofuel industry, bringing together lawmakers and stakeholders from the oil and biofuel industries

 

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Zoetis releases results of new Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV studies

Thu, 10 May 2018

Following its launch in January, Zoetis has released the results of a series of studies around the biological properties of Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV, an innovative vaccine containing a modified live European Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus strain.

 

NFU holds open-house briefing for MPs on its consultation response

Thu, 10 May 2018

Just hours after Defra’s ‘Health and Harmony’ consultation closed, the NFU briefed MPs on its proposals and galvanised political support for food production, trade and the farmed environment in a future policy

 

 

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Genesus Global Market Report: Russia May 2018

Thu, 10 May 2018

At the time of my last report 7 weeks ago pig price was in the low 80’s Roubles per live kg. At that level some producers are losing money. At a result, imports of pigmeat from Brazil were stopped.

 

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Maximising colostrum intake at birth improves finishing performance

Wed, 09 May 2018

Pig Health Today discuss how colostrum intake can impact upon finishing performance and how to increase colostrum intake.

 

First pan-European UKAS accredited welfare standard raises the bar for pig welfare

Wed, 09 May 2018

In a first for pig welfare, UK-based continental meats supplier Winterbotham Darby gains accreditation for their Winterbotham Darby European Farm Partnership (EFP) pig module

 

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DanBred establishing multiplier in Mexico

Wed, 09 May 2018

DanBred will be establishing a multiplier in Mexico with local investors. By 2019 DanBred will have 5,000 purebred young females ready for the Mexican market

 

Biological control of intestinal parasites

Wed, 09 May 2018

A new Australian product on the cutting edge of scientific innovation could become a billion-dollar game-changer on a global scale for agriculture, by eliminating the losses graziers’ face from intestinal parasites

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: Market report

Wed, 09 May 2018

Last week the US cash hog market continued its recent advance, with 22 days in a row of increased prices.

 

WVA Animal Welfare Award winners 2018

Tue, 08 May 2018

World Veterinary Association and Ceva Santé Animale honour five veterinarians for their exemplary work in protecting and promoting Animal Welfare

 

Thermo Fisher Scientific research advances PRRS and PED diagnostics

Tue, 08 May 2018

Thermo Fisher Scientific presents results at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM)

 

APRIL advises pork research approvals

Tue, 08 May 2018

A first call by Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) for research to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry has resulted in 14 proposals being funded to a value of almost one million dollars

 

British farmers should be the supplier of choice to the UK market, says NFU

Tue, 08 May 2018

The NFU has released its vision for a sustainable, profitable and progressive future for farm businesses in response to Defra’s consultation on a domestic agriculture policy which closes today

 

NFU applauds introduction of FARMERS FIRST Bill in Senate

Fri, 04 May 2018

FARMERS FIRST bill legislation would reauthorise and strengthen Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network

 

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EU pig prices: balanced situation – steady quotations

Fri, 04 May 2018

An unchanged market situation is reported in the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market this current week of slaughter.

 

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Five million Coliprotec doses sold

Fri, 04 May 2018

Prevtec Microbia Inc. (“Prevtec”) is pleased to announce that five million doses of its bivalent vaccine Coliprotec® F4/F18 have been sold in the European Union (EU) since its commercial market authorisation in 2017

 

Crowd Cow introduces pork to craft meat selection

Thu, 03 May 2018

The small, independent farm marketplace now offers snout-to-tail cuts of pork to its nationwide customer base

 

Rise in farming incomes as highest productivity ever is recorded for the sector

Thu, 03 May 2018

Total farming income and productivity are on the rise, latest estimates for 2017 show

 

Opportunities abound at Pig & Poultry Fair 2018

Thu, 03 May 2018

The pig and poultry sectors have a buoyant future ahead of them, attracting many new entrants and expanding enterprises in recent years.