Monday, April 8, 2024
More than 70 million hogs and pigs on US farms as of March 1
There were 74.6 million hogs and pigs on US farms as of March 1, 2024, up 1% from March 2023 but down 2% from December 1, 2023, according to the latest US hog inventory report released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the ...
Friday, April 5, 2024
Philippines' Department of Agriculture pacifies concerns over rabies cases in cattle and pigs
The Philippines' Department of Agriculture (DA) recently allayed fears over reported cases of rabies among cattle and pigs in the country's Marinduque and Pampanga provinces.
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Zhongxin and SciGene: Independent subsidiaries take Chinese pig breeding to new heights
China is the world's largest pig-producing country and possesses a huge breeder pig market.
Thursday, March 21, 2024
European Parliament updates industrial emission directive covering pig and poultry farms
The European Parliament has adopted a deal with EU member states on the revision of the industrial emission directive (IED), which will see new rules applied to cut down harmful emissions from industrial installations and large pig and poul ...
Thursday, March 21, 2024
China's pig output to hit 695 million head this year
China is expected to produce 695 million head of pigs in 2024, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
How pig prices connect to movements in China's stock market
Since May 2023, China's major stock market indexes have plummeted relentlessly, with the Shanghai Composite Index falling from 3418.95 on May 9 last year to 2867.71 as of January 11 this year.
Thursday, March 14, 2024
England, UK pig herd shrunk 10% in numbers last year
The total pig herd in England, the United Kingdom, declined by 10% in 2023, following a huge contraction of the breeding herd in 2022, Defra's December census for England showed.
Monday, March 11, 2024
Unpredictability of China's pig price movements a headache for major pig producers
In the past five years since China confirmed its first case of African swine fever in August 2018, its pig prices have fluctuated tremendously.
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Thailand seeks to cut pig production to average of 8,000 piglets daily
Thailand's pig population is in need of a reduction — and on that note, the country's Internal Trade Department plans to work with the Department of Livestock Development (DLD) as well as the Swine Raisers Association of Thailand to l ...
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
An overview of pig farming in Kerala, India
Pig farming contributes to the diversification of agriculture in Kerala, India, with the demand for pork steadily rising in the state.
Monday, March 4, 2024
Lallemand Animal Nutrition: Benefits of YELA PROSECURE as blood plasma substitute for pig nutrition
Lallemand Animal Nutrition's swine experts presented a new study at the BOKU Symposium Tierernährung 2024 — which was held in Austria — on the replacement of porcine blood plasma by yeast-based solution YELA PROSECURE in po ...
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Poland's pig inventory rose by 1.5% in December last year
Poland's pig inventory in December 2023 was 9769.7 thousand, an increase of 1.5% compared to the same period last year, according to preliminary data.
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
France's pig slaughtering dropped by 7.8% in December 2023
The number of pigs slaughtered in France in December 2023 fell sharply year-on-year by 7.8%, remaining below the average slaughtering for the 2018-2022 period (-6.5%).
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Vietnam's THACO AGRI to increase cow, pig numbers to more than 100,000 each in 2024
Vietnamese agriculture production company THACO AGRI and its affiliated units, including Pig Farming Corporation, Trung Nguyen Beef Company and Hoang Anh Dak Lak Company, recently organised a conference on January 24 to February 1, focusing ...
Friday, February 23, 2024
Pig farm in Kedah, Malaysia, ordered to close for suspected pollution
A pig farm in Kedah, Malaysia, was ordered to shut down immediately after it was suspected of releasing farm waste, causing pollution in Sungai Kulim and Sungai Air Merah.

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