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Genesus Global Market Report - Mexican Market

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

There are three health related events that had affected the Mexican Pork Market over the last decade.

Agriculture's contribution to carbon sequestration must be recognised

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan says the contribution of Canadian agriculture in helping reduce Canada's carbon footprint, and without a carbon tax, needs to be recognised.

EU pig prices: Barbecue season is beginning

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

This week, the quotations on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market continue to move on last week’s level which has not changed so far.

Magapor ITM 2018: What is to come?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The 13th International Technical Meeting (ITM), hosted by Magapor, will take place in the auditorium of the World Trade Centre of Zaragoza, Spain.

Less and better meat for the future of the industry

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

A powerful alliance of 52 organisations have set out their stall for how to eat meat and dairy more sustainably.

MSD Animal Health continues its partnership with WeForest to promote a healthy planet

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

World Earth Day provides opportunity for veterinarians to give back.

Needles & Sins: Sloppy vaccination protocols can jeopardise herd health, welfare, returns

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Innocent but often costly mistakes happen when vaccines aren’t properly stored, handled or administered. Pig Health Today talked with an Illinois producer who lost 30 market hogs following a vaccination slip-up. We also checked in with the producer’s veterinarian and three other experts about what producers can do to get the most out of their vaccination investment.

Export opportunities in the Philippines

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Opportunities to export beef and pork to the Philippines are being explored by AHDB and QMS this week as part of a two-day British Meat Trade Mission

NFU rejects house farm bill

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, HR 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration

No-touch meat packaging for millennials

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Sainsbury's has announced that it will be introducing no-touch packaging for their chicken pieces in May 2018

Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour are set to lose customers over poor pig welfare

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

World Animal Protection is calling for household names such as Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour to source its pork from high-welfare farms, or to risk losing customers.

Jim Long Pork Commentary: Road Trip - Great Britain, Netherlands and Denmark

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Last week we visited Great Britain, Netherlands and Denmark. Our report.

Threat of extinction for British native pig breeds

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust has issued its updated watchlist for 2018-19, with the British Landrace, British Lop, Large Black and Middle White continuing to feature top of the list.

What’s driving the surge in sow mortality?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Sow mortality in US herds has trended upward in recent years, and identifying the reasons has frustrated producers and veterinarians alike.

Countryside must not become a ‘soft target’, NFU tells police chiefs

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

NFU President Minette Batters will urge Chief Constables to ensure farms and rural communities do not become a ‘soft target’ for criminals, in an address to the National Police Chiefs Council

US pigs return to Argentina

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

For the first time in 26 years, US pork exports will be permitted into Argentina for sale and consumption.

NFU prepares to respond to government on future farm policy

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Hundreds of NFU South East members have come forward to help the NFU respond to government plans for future farm policy, which currently fails to recognise the vital role of food production, reports the NFU

Genesus Global Market Report: USA, April 2018

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The U.S. Pork Industry has become a pawn in the political spectrum; tit for tat between the U.S. and China. Unfortunately, it looks as if the pork industry is going to take most of the beating in this political fight. China combined with Hong Kong are the number two importers of pork from the U.S.

Seminars to cure wild hog headaches

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The East Texas Wild Pig Seminar on April 20 in Overton will offer expert information and recommendations to residents interested in mitigating the impact of wild pigs on their property.

Iowa Select veterinarian taking a more targeted approach with antibiotics

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Iowa Select Farms’ targeted approach to antibiotic use within its production system began well before the FDA’s expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule.

Breeding sows without CD163 gene might ultimately eliminate PRRS virus

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Sows without the CD163 gene are not only resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, they also give birth to healthy, normal piglets — a finding that could ultimately lead to elimination of a devastating disease, researchers say.

Agri-strategies for climate change: What do the experts say?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The headquarters of the Ministry of Agribusiness, Argentina, was the scene of the 'Workshop of analysis and perspective of the process of construction of the Adaptation Plan to climate change for the agricultural sector in Argentina', organised jointly with the Institute Inter-American Cooperation for Agriculture (IICA).

Showcase of steaks and chops at Alimentaria

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

High quality beef, lamb and pork from Britain will take centre stage this week at a major food and drinks exhibition in Barcelona.

New fixed volume animal injection syringes

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The Swiss made Socorex® syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system include eight new fixed volume models starting from 0.2 mL until 10 mL.

DanBred launches Dutch subsidiary

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The establishment of DanBred BV will ensure the continuous supply of DanBred breeding animals and genetics to the Dutch market.

A tail-biting contingency plan for your herd

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Compassion in World Farming provides a tail-biting contingency plan for all pig producers wanting to reduce the incidences of tail-biting on-farm and improve the welfare of their pigs.

The effects of the early-rearing environment on pig behaviour and welfare

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Dr Lauren Edwards, the Animal Welfare Science Centre, discusses how the early-rearing environment of piglets can drastically affect their behavioural development, cognitive flexibility, social skills and stress regulation mechanisms.

Prebiotics and probiotics boost pig growth and health

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Dr Fausto Solis de los Santos discusses the use of prebiotics and probiotics in enhancing the gastrointestinal tracts of pigs to encourage more efficient feed conversion.

An overview of China's pork import market 2017 & forecast for 2018

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Angela Zhang, IQC Insights, provides an in-depth analysis of China's pork industry over the last 12 months and adds her predictions for the industry in 2018.

Reducing competition for high quality protein ingredients between humans and livestock

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The Pig Site speaks to Kayla Silva, researcher within the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph, Ontario, about her current research regarding swine nutrition.

Top 5 things to do when you see pigs with diarrhoea

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

There is nothing more important than the health of your pigs. Therefore, it is vital to learn about the signs and effects of enteric diseases in the swine herd. Enteric diseases are gastrointestinal disorders that, if left untreated, can result in undernourished, dehydrated pigs and possible death.

Check piggery ventilation carefully during polar weather

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

A warning to farmers to check minimum ventilation rates in their piggeries, following the prolonged cold spell, has been issued by an environmental specialist.

Nutrition based on the health status of your herd

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Despite similar genetic backgrounds and similar diets, large variations in production performance of commercial growing-finishing pigs exist among farms, writes Matthew Wedzerai, writer in the pig husbandry and animal feed industry.

Trends in the continental meat industry

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

David Houghton and Susie White from Winterbotham Darby talk conti-meat trends, food safety and consumer trust.

ELISA or PCR? Not all tests are created equal

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Many people are confused about how to apply diagnostic methods. Although the diagnostics field is rapidly developing, the most used diagnostic techniques are still ELISA and PCR. When to use which, depends on the question. Reviewing the differences between ELISA and PCR can help, writes Nardy Robben, product application specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Mind your head: UK farmers talk mental health

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

More than one farmer a week in the UK dies by suicide. Leading farming charity, The Farm Safety Foundation, discusses mental health with UK farmers.

Female consumers test boar meat burgers in Europe

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Tests have been carried out on female consumers in a number of European countries to assess their thoughts on the taste of boar meat burgers with varying levels of ‘boar taint’, reports Chris McCullough.

World Animal Protection visit CPF swine farm

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Speaking to The Pig Site, Jaqueline Mills, Head of campaign for farming, World Animal Protection, explains the purpose of their recent visit to Charoen Popkhand’s swine farm at Sakaeo.

EyeSucceed: wearable technology and augmented reality

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

NSF International, EyeSucceed and Glass explore the opportunities that the latest wearable technology can offer to on-farm and processing plant auditing.

Making pork fashionable

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

While pork consumption has been relatively stagnant in most developed countries, average consumption in South Africa has increased by roughly 3.5% per year over the past decade. Johann Kotzé, CEO of the South African Pork Producers Association (SAPPO), talked to Glenneis Kriel, about this trend.