From WATTAgNet:

The past week has been an active one for the global pig industry. Here are nine industry stories that have appeared on during the week ending October 13:

California governor signs bill limiting antibiotic use

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill limiting animal antibiotic use into law. The law will take effect in 2018. 

Meta-analysis: weight determines ileal protein digestibility in pigs

A recent meta-analysis, by Drs. J.A. Almeida and Hans H. Stein from the University of Illinois and Dr. Carsten Pedersen from Hamlet Protein, has resulted in the abstract "Effect of weight on standardized ileal digestibility of protein and amino acids in pigs."

What is wrong with feeding pigs, poultry animal by-products?

Ioannis Mavromichalis: I am not convinced we should convert pigs and poultry to vegetarians, unless someone can convince consumers that this cause is worth enough for them to pay more for their eggs and meat.

Smithfield Foods' Dennis Treacy plans to retire in December 2016


Dennis Treacy, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods, plans to retire in December 2016. 

Vilsack: TPP tariff reductions good for US pork industry

The U.S. pork industry would gain from tariff reductions outlined in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. 

Boycott on man-made dwarfism in pigs

Britain's National Pig Association calls on celebrities to join the chorus of criticism of a Chinese firm's plans to produce gene-edited micro-pigs.


Danish pork exports up 1 percent in first half of 2015

Pork eports from Denmark continued to show modest growth for the first six months of 2015, reaching about 555,000 metric tons.


National Pork Board names first Pig Farmer of the Year

Keith Schoettmer has been named America's Pig Farmer of the Year by the National Pork Board.