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20 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom No better Brexit deal available, EU ministers tell Britain
Germany and other European Union states told Britain on Monday (19 November) their draft Brexit agreement could not be renegoitated...
Pig Industry News from Global PRRS vaccine can overcome maternal immunity in newborn piglets
New research shows that vaccination of 1-day-old pigs with a porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) modified live attenuated virus vaccine is able to overcome maternal immunity...
Pig Industry News from European Union Phasing out pig tail docking in the EU - present state, challenges and possibilities
European researchers discuss the progress achieved so far in phasing out tail docking in EU countries...
19 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Slat’s E-Z Clean Corner enables efficiency in chain feeding systems
Enable quick visual inspection and easy removal of accumulated feed in chain feeding systems....
Pig Industry News from United States Newly released VivoVitall research
For decades, most swine feeding programs have utilised a dietary acidifier in the initial diets post-weaning to help improve gastrointestinal functionality and animal performance. ...
Pig Industry News from China New blow to China as African swine fever found in wild boar
China's efforts to stem the spread of African swine fever were dealt a fresh blow on Friday (16 November) when the agricultural ministry confirmed it had found the first case in a wild boar, deepening...
Pig Industry News from Global Farmers are frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance
Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during...
Pig Industry News from Taiwan Pork ban poses threat to potential Taiwan-US trade deal
Taiwanese economics researchers believe that the current pork import bans between China and the US could impact the potential Taiwan-US trade agreement ...
Pig Industry News from China China reports new ASF cases
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in four provincial level regions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Saturday...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork producers support USMCA
Exports of US pork and other American agricultural goods to Canada and Mexico are expected to grow under the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the National Pork Producers Council testified Friday...
18 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New report shows progress in achieving farm antibiotic targets
Twelve months after industry-led targets for antibiotic use were identified for all main farm livestock species in the UK, a review of progress has been released, including details of where targets have...
Pig Industry News from China Major Chinese pork producer commits to higher welfare for pigs
Chinese pork producer, Guangdong Dexing Food Company Ltd (Dexing) is the latest company to sign a public commitment to ensure better welfare of their pigs...
Pig Industry News from European Union Pig producers urged to enter 2019 EU PiG Grand Prix
The 2019 European Pig Innovation Group (EU PiG) Grand Prix is open for entries until 28 February 2019...
16 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Malaysia Penang state govt committed to implementation of Pig Farming Enactment 2016
The Penang state government remains committed to implementing the Pig Farming Enactment 2016, aiding pig farmers in converting their farms into closed systems before the regulation is fully enforced on...
Pig Industry News from Canada China offers promise for Canadian pork
The Chair of Canada Pork International says China offers a tremendous market opportunity for the Canadian pork sector...
Pig Industry News from United States US pork exports still facing headwinds
US pork exports continued to be impacted by retaliatory duties in China and Mexico, according to data released by USDA ...
Pig Industry News from European Union Majority of pigs are still tail docked in Europe, despite legislation
Pig tail docking – the cutting, clipping or cauterising of part of the tail in the first week after birth to prevent tail biting – is still routine practice in many European countries according to...
Pig Industry News from United States Evaporative media test chamber
Evaporative pads, used on poultry or livestock buildings, require scheduled routine maintenance to remain effective. A recent addition to Hog Slat Inc.’s engineering facility will help provide producers...
15 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How will UK agriculture respond to the new climate change report?
Today (15 November) the Climate Change Committee (CCC) has released its report which assesses the role of land use change in meeting climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives...
Pig Industry News from United States USDA sued over insufficient certification of labelling claims
Yesterday (14 November), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) sued the US Department of Agriculture for its unreasonable delay in responding to a 2014 AWI petition, which asked the agency to require independent...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit agreement reached by UK and EU
NFU President Minette Batters welcomed the important progress that was made yesterday (14 November) after the Cabinet gave its approval to the Withdrawal Agreement which has been agreed by both the UK...
14 November 2018
Pig Industry News from China China's top pig farming firm to follow new lower protein feed standards
China's top pig farming company Wens Foodstuffs Group Co Ltd will comply with new government-backed guidelines on lower protein in animal feed, a company executive said, adding however that the impact...
Pig Industry News from Global "We need you to handle antimicrobials with care," says OIE
The World Organisation for Animal Health kicks off World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2018 with a call to action for all animal health stakeholders: “We all have a role to play to protect these invaluable...
Pig Industry News from United States National Pork Board and US Meat Export Federation to partner on Pork 2040
The National Pork Board, the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced that they will engage in a foresight-based marketing study called Pork 2040...
Pig Industry News from Australia Positive Pork CRC outcomes outlined
Roger Campbell's final annual report as Pork CRC CEO highlights the progress made in swine welfare this year...
Pig Industry News from Global Flies ‘possible route’ of African swine fever spread
Flies that have been in contact with swine infected with African swine fever (ASF) could be responsible for spreading the disease between herds...
Pig Industry News from United States Upgrade your farm’s fire safety
Minimise the effects of fire losses in livestock and poultry buildings by following these basic guidelines and implementing a fire plan....
13 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Spain Genesus Global Market Report: Spain
Pork price in Spain will continue with a similar trend to 2015 fall prices, except that this year Spain will have lighter pigs going to the market....
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: why is African swine fever a notifiable disease?
African swine fever continues to dominate conversation in the pig industry, but why is it a notifiable disease? ...
Pig Industry News from United States Trump's trade war plunging demand for chicken as cheap pork fills the shelves
USA, 13 November 2018 (Reuters) - Americans are losing their taste for chicken and eating more beef and pork as President Donald Trump's trade wars reduce US pork exports to China and Mexico and leave...
 
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