From WATTAgNet:

The past week has been an active one for the global pig industry. Here are eight industry stories that have appeared on WATTAgNet.com during the week ending October 6:

1. Factors for EU pork producers to consider for success – Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij revealed five factors for European pork processors to take into account in order to position themselves in the increasingly competitive industry: cost competitiveness, sourcing, efficiency, market approach and client access.

2. Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement approved – Negotiators from 12 countries approved the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which includes provisions for the pig industry.

3. Reused tote bags likely cause of PEDv entry into U.S. -- The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service released a root cause investigation report  that identified reuse of contaminated flexible intermediate bulk containers also known as tote bags, as the most likely cause for how the swine enteric coronavirus disease viruses -- including porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and swine delta coronavirus -- entered the United States. 

4. Improvement needed in Vietnam pork sector -- A recent report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development stated that the Vietnamese pork industry needs to make further improvements to enable it to face global competition.

5. Classical swine fever returns to Russia – After an absence of nearly eight years, classical swine fever has returned to Russia. Five animals were affected in the southeastern portion of the country.

6. Canada’s duBreton to increase crate-free production – Quebec-based pork producer duBreton announced plans to raise 300,000 more pigs without the use of gestation stalls or traditional farrowing crates by 2018.

7. New NPPC staff member – Dustin Baker has joined the National Pork Producers Council as the manager of production issues.

8. Royal Frozen Food recalls pork – Royal Frozen Food recalled about 230 pounds of frozen beef and pork products that were not produced under a fully implemented Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan.


Five factors to consider for success in EU pork industry

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Countries reach Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

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USDA: Reused tote bags likely cause of PEDv entry into US

Home » USDA issues report on how pig viruses may have entered US USDA issues report on how pig viruses may have entered US Andrea Gantz | A report outlining potential scenarios for how the swine enteric conoravirus diseases viruses entered the U.S. has been released by the USDA. Written ...

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Agriculture in Vietnam needs to face new challenges

Home » Agriculture in Vietnam needs to face new challenges Agriculture in Vietnam needs to face new challenges Written October 2, 2015 Asia Industry News & Trends Business & Markets While highlighting the strong development of Vietnam farming over the last 20 years, report identifies need for ...

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Classical swine fever returns to Russia

Home » Classical swine fever returns to Russia Classical swine fever returns to Russia Andrea Gantz | Russia has had its first confirmed case of classical swine fever since 2007. Written September 30, 2015 Pig Health & Disease Sows & Hogs Biosecurity Industry News & Trends Pig Welfare The ...

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Canada's duBreton to raise 300,000 more crate-free pigs

Home » Canada’s duBreton to raise 300,000 more crate-free pigs Canada’s duBreton to raise 300,000 more crate-free pigs Written September 30, 2015 Industry News & Trends North America Pig Welfare Pig Growing & Finishing Company seeks to phase out use of gestation stalls and farrowing crates at ...

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NPPC names Manager of Production Issues

Home » NPPC names Manager of Production Issues NPPC names Manager of Production Issues Written September 30, 2015 Industry News & Trends The National Pork Producers Council is welcoming Dustin Baker to the organization Dustin Baker has been hired as manager of production issues for the National Pork Producers Council, covering such matters as the farm bill and marketing and pork economics.

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Royal Frozen Food recalls beef and pork products

Home » Royal Frozen Food recalls beef and pork products Royal Frozen Food recalls beef and pork products Written October 5, 2015 Industry News & Trends Recall due to production done without a fully implemented HACCP plan, containing an undeclared allergen, and missing the Mark of Inspection ...

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