Viet Nam Hog Report

VIET NAM - The market pig numbers and the demand for pork just before TET (the New Year Festival) will ensure an adequate supply of meat, according to Ron Lane, Genesus Business Director for Asia Pacific and Meggie Vo, Genesus Marketing Representative in Viet Nam.

Call to Government to End Non-stun Slaughter

UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA), supported by the RSPCA, has called on the British Government to end non-stun slaughter on the day of a Parliamentary debate on an e-petition relating to ending non-stun slaughter to promote animal welfare.

Study Finds Pig Value Chain in Viet Nam to be Fair

VIET NAM - A new study concludes that Vietnamese pig value chains are dynamic, competitive and economically efficient.

Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US

US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 27, and two premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) and one with the dual infection (PEDV and PDCoV). Virginia reported its first positive result in January 2015.

Pork Demand Driven by Competing Meat Prices

US - A major contributor to strong pork demand has been the prices of competing meats over the past couple of years, writes Steve Meyer, in the National Hog Farmer.

EU Farm Ministers, Commission Call to be United Faced with Russian Ban

EU - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed EU Farm Ministers and the EU Commission calls to be united faced with the Russian crisis, stressing action taken so far to alleviate the severe impact of the export ban is a step forward but sectors worst hit are still in a critical situation.

Sows Exposed to Mild PED Virus Protect Offspring from Severe Form

US - Sows previous infected with a relatively mild strain of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus confer protection to their piglets against a more severe strain.

PEDv on the Agenda for Southern Indiana Pork Conference

The conference runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant, 393 Third Avenue.US - Purdue Extension and the trade group Indiana Pork are teaming up to present the fifth annual Southern Indiana Pork Conference on 30 January in Jasper.

Canada, US Pork Industry Relations at 10 Year High

CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork says relations among Canadian and American pork producers are running at a ten year high, writes Bruce Cochrane.

New PorkBridge Distance Education Sessions Start 5 February

US - The distance education series, PorkBridge 2015 will begin on 5 February with several sessions planned throughout the year. This year’s programmes include procedures for cleaning up after swine diseases, starting pigs after arrival, controlling pests, and others presented by university and industry experts.