Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay sets out on the 'Growing Canadian Agriculture' tour

CANADA - Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector is an economic engine, spurring job creation and prosperity across the country



America - North

CA


NFU President to underline importance of food to Secretary of State

NFU President Minette Batters will put British food and farming at the top of the agenda at a MP reception at the House of Commons today (25 June 2018)



Europe

GB


Genesus global technical report: PCAI vs Traditional AI

No matter what catheter you use PCAI (Post Cervical AI) or Traditional AI (foam or spiral catheter) the reproduction success has different pieces to the puzzle.



Europe

GB


Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Is the Party Over? Part 2

In my last commentary I discussed some of the potential challenges to being an export nation for pork, which Canada very much is and has been for a very long time. The USA is rapidly becoming a very significant one as well.



America - North

CA


Thermography serving pig vets and farmers with new app

After months of research and on-farm tests BeInFive, a marketing and software company from Barcelona, Spain, launches Degree2act, a new app to detect hyperthermia on pig farms



Europe

ES


How stress hammers a pig’s intestinal system

Pigs get stressed out for lots of reasons, but weaning, heat, crowding, transportation and challenges getting acclimated to new environments often have the biggest impact on performance.



America - North

US


Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. 80¢ Lean Hogs!

At the first part of April CME Lean Hogs for July were 73¢ lb. on this past Friday they reached 83¢ lb. What’s even better for our industry cash lean hogs Iowa/Minnesota averaged last Friday 83.50¢ lb.



America - North

US


Three simple, effective ways to help hogs beat the heat this summer

For many reasons, including historically warmer weather and the fact that sows now produce bigger litters, pigs are more susceptible to heat stress, which could potentially affect their performance and in some cases prematurely lead to mortality.



America - North

US


Winterbotham Darby wins prestigious Special Recognition Award from Compassion in World Farming

UK-based continental meats supplier, Winterbotham Darby, are extremely proud to have received the Special Recognition Award at the Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards in Paris today (Thursday 21 June, 2018)



Europe

EU


Anizome™ launches microbiome discovery platform for animal health and nutrition

Anizome™, the first company to offer a commercial therapeutic microbiome discovery platform dedicated to animal health and nutrition, is launched today.



Europe

EU



Compassion’s Awards celebrate continual drive for global farm animal welfare

GLOBAL - The winds of change continue to blow across the world’s most influential food companies as more and more recognise the need to take farm animal welfare seriously



Asia - Central, West

WW


Impact of Carbon dioxide gas shortages on the British meat industry

Carbon dioxide gas shortages may affect the supply of meat and meat products to UK consumers as it is widely used in the meat processing industry



Europe

GB


Mutton announces Peacock appointment to pork body

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited Chairman Dennis Mutton has announced the appointment of Dr Tony Peacock as an Independent Director



Oceania, Pacific

AU


Immediate action needed from Defra on Countryside Stewardship

NFU President Minette Batters, backed by the entire NFU Council, has today called for immediate bridging payments for agri-environment agreement holders and a rollover option for scheme renewals



Europe

GB


New-look Cereals delivers for whole farming sector

Visitors and exhibitors welcomed the far-reaching farmer-led changes at the Cereals Event last week, with plenty of cutting-edge technology and advice on offer



Europe

GB


Are mycotoxins damaging the productivity of your herd? Find out with this free e-book

"Mycotoxins in Swine Production" (2nd Ed), produced by leading researchers in mycotoxin management, is designed to educate the reader on the effects of mycotoxins on swine performance, fertility and immunity



Asia - Central, West

WW


NPPC calls for expanded access to foreign workers

The National Pork Producer's Council is calling on government to expand options for filling vacant jobs in the pork sector with immigrant workers



America - North

CA


UK government minsters support rural businesses at royal highland show

UK - The UK Government will show its support for Scotland’s agriculture, food and farming sectors this week (from Thursday 21 June) when it takes part in the Royal Highland Show



Europe

GB


New way to combat infertility in your boars

Researchers at the University of Missouri have now found that zinc plays a key role in promoting fertility in males, a discovery that has implications for improved in vitro fertilisation and artificial insemination in livestock and for human infertility diagnostics and therapies



America - North

US


Osborne announces certification to ISO 9001:2015

Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of livestock management equipment like Stanfield® piglet heat mats and FIRE® pig performance testing feeders, is pleased to announce their April 16, 2018, certification under ISO 9001:2015. The company has maintained certification under ISO standards since October 2000



America - North

US



Strict biosecurity recommended in the fight against African Swine Fever

With African Swine Fever (ASF) continuing its spread through Eastern and Central Europe and industry leaders warning pig producers about an increased risk of ASF reaching the UK, speciality chemicals company LANXESS is recommending the implementation of strict biosecurity protocols to help prevent the spread of the disease



Europe

EU


Increased pork supplies expected to result in price discounts in fourth quarter

The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services predicts higher US pork supplies will result in discounts in the price consumers pay for pork



America - North

CA


Action not words needed to tackle farm output stagnation

Tackling the stagnation of Scottish farm productivity needs prompt action, not more words or further industry analysis, says the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW)



Europe

GB


Reality of China trade tensions demands strong plan to protect family farmers and ranchers

Farmers Union Calls on Administration to Work with Congress to Bolster Farm Bill as first round of tariffs are applied to Chinese products



America - North

US


Genesus global technical report: Is customising pork primal value an opportunity?

In the last several years the value of different pork primals varied considerably in different markets.



America - North

US


Heat stress: How much does it drain your pigs and profits?

Most people in the pork industry know the toll heat stress takes on pigs: reduced performance, a compromised gastrointestinal system, chronic disease, reduced feed intake and higher mortality rates.



America - North

US


Genesus Global Market Report: Mexico pork market

Current Mexico pork market facts



America - Latin

MX


Multi-million-pound boost for crop resilience

New funding to develop scientific breakthroughs in crop research and innovation



Europe

GB


Ukraine officials in fact-finding visit to AHDB

Food safety specialists from the Ukraine gained a valuable insight into the work of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) during a visit to its headquarters in Warwickshire this week. The visit included a showcase of how the UK pig industry is reducing its antibiotic use



Europe

GB


Lessons learned from recent Seneca Valley outbreaks

The Seneca Valley virus (SVV) is proving to be something of a test case for swine producers’ and veterinarians’ preparedness for foreign animal diseases (FADs).



America - North

US



NFU announces twenty participants for the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute

National Farmers Union (NFU) today announced 20 beginning farmers and ranchers from across the United States to take part in the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) programme



America - North

US


ANIZOME launches microbiome discovery platform for animal health and nutrition

ANIZOME™, the first company to offer a commercial therapeutic microbiome discovery platform dedicated to animal health and nutrition, is launched today



Europe

GB


CPF commits to animal welfare goals on all farms

Charoen Popkhand Foods Plc (CPF) commits to group sow housing and strong implementation of animal welfare practices on all of it's farms



Asia - South East

TH


Zoetis Influence Feed: WHO is making waves? May 28 - June 10, 2018

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.



America - North

US


NFU statement on Senate Ag Committee Farm Bill passage

The US Senate Agriculture Committee today advanced its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 20-1



America - North

US


Priorities decided at Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock meeting

The global livestock sector set out priorities that will help optimise livestock’s social, economic and health benefits while balancing its environmental impact at this year’s annual Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) meeting



Asia - Central, West

WW


NFU launches #YourHarvest to raise profile of arable sector

The NFU has today launched a new campaign to celebrate the contribution the arable sector makes to the nation’s economy, food supply and environment



Europe

GB


NFU highlights positives of Senate Ag Farm Bill

In advance of today’s (13 June) Senate Agriculture Committee markup of the 2018 Farm Bill, National Farmers Union (NFU) highlighted positives in the current draft of the bill and sent vote recommendations on amendments to members of the committee



America - North

US


Pork Checkoff seeks 2018 #RealPigFarming student social forces

The National Pork Board is searching for the next student social forces team, with applications open now through 28 June



America - North

US


Hendrix Genetics joins alliance to end surgical castrations of swine

Hendrix Genetics has joined a research alliance to develop pioneering genetic technology. Through the use of precision breeding, this group hopes to end the surgical castrations of male piglets



America - North

US



The mousetrap: customising vaccines for your herd

World Pork Expo 2018 – The Pig Site discusses exciting innovations in vaccine technology with Joe Roder, DVM, technical services manager, Merck Animal Health



Asia - Central, West

WW


China reduces tariffs for food imports

The Ministry of Agribusiness reports that the People's Republic of China approved Communiqué No. 4/2018, which provides for adjustments to the current tariff structure, as of 1 July, 2018



America - Latin

AR


PIC and Giastar continue strategic collaboration in sow development

Another strong step forward to provide the best genetics in China.



Asia - East (inc China)

CN


ASF Update: Romania identifies new cases

Reports are emerging of a new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Tulcea, Romania - close to the Ukrainian border. The Pig Site has compiled a checklist of practical measures that can stop the virus in its tracks and keep your swine herd safe



Europe

RO


Novus International provides solutions for industry pain points at World Pork Expo 2018

At this year’s World Pork Expo, Novus is taking its science-based approach a step further by not only providing the latest research and data to attendees, but also addressing true industry pain points that swine producers face daily.



America - North

US


US, Canadian farm groups support strong trading partnership

WASHINGTON - The leaders of the US National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) in a joint statement today urged Canadian and US officials to preserve the strong, longstanding trade relationship between the two countries



America - North

US


Genesus Global Market Report: USA, June 2018

As I wrote a couple months ago the pork industry is in the cross hairs of the political show down. Mexico, China, and Canada are all threatening to put tariffs on pork exports from the U.S. in response to the steel and aluminum tariffs President Trump has ordered.



America - North

US


Three-phase plan helps seize control of PRRS

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus continues to plague the US pork industry. In affected breeding herds, we see a variety of problems such as a drop in the farrowing rate, an increase in abortions and post-weaning mortality or in piglets born prematurely or stillborn.



America - North

US


Jim Long Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo Report 2018

This past week was the World Pork Expo (WPX) held in Des Moines, Iowa. The first WPX was held thirty years ago. Our Report:



America - North

US


EU Pig prices: quotations are going up moderately – unfair trade practice observed in Germany

After last week’s slow movement, the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market shows an altogether friendly price development again. This positive mood, however, is currently deteriorating because of the German slaughter companies’ unfair trade practice



Europe

EU



Merck Animal Health Introduces SEQUIVITY™ Technology

Merck Animal Health, a global leader in vaccine development, is excited to deliver SEQUIVITY™ Technology. This innovative and highly advanced RNA Particle Technology is used to create flexible, safe and precise vaccine solutions to new and evolving disease challenges



Asia - Central, West

WW


PIC and Giastar continue strategic collaboration in sow development

PIC and Giastar continue their multiyear agreement to support the development of a 50,000 sow breeding system



Asia - East (inc China)

CN


World Pork Expo: Biomin's Digestarom focuses on growing, finishing pigs

Speaking live from the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, Raj Murugesan, technical officer with Biomin America, shared new data from Digestarom Finish and spoke about a new product solution Biomin will be launching in fall 2018



America - North

US


NFU appreciates senate ag leadership work on Farm Bill

US Senate Agriculture Committee leadership have released the draft text of a new farm bill



America - North

US


World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long Comments on China, Russia, Pork Tariffs

Speaking live from the 2018 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, Jim Long, president and CEO of Genesus, shares his international view of pig prices and demand along with the impact of tariffs on US pork



Asia - Central, West

WW


World Biogas Expo 2018

A record number of representatives from the water industry are expected at UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham (11-12 July, 2018), the largest global trade show dedicated solely to anaerobic digestion and biogas



Asia - Central, West

WW


RSPCA response to EFRA report The Future of Food, Farming and the Environment

UK - RSPCA’s Head of Public Affairs David Bowles said: “It’s encouraging that EFRA recognises the importance of farm animal welfare as a public good in UK agriculture policy post-Brexit



Europe

GB


Accurate Labels Act introduced

USA - Bipartisan legislation would provide consumers with clear, accurate, meaningful information on packaging labels



America - North

US


New cross-border MCFA opportunity announced at World Pork Expo

USA - Broadened availability provides companies with sustained program even across borders



America - North

US


EU continues to top global agri-food trade

BRUSSELS - With an agri-food trade value of €255 billion in 2017, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter and importer of agri-food products



Europe

EU