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16 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President responds to the meaningful vote
UK - NFU President Minette Batters urges that a no-deal Brexit could be devastating for UK farmers....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Resolution needed to secure UK animal health and welfare says NOAH, after Brexit landmark vote
UK - NOAH urges politicians to work together to agree an urgent resolution to Brexit negotiations in order to provide certainty for animal health businesses....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK PM May faces confidence vote as Brexit goes down to the line
UK (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's government faced a no confidence vote on Wednesday after the crushing defeat of her Brexit divorce deal by parliament left Britain's exit from the European Union...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom No deal Brexit a major concern for the BVA
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) responded after the vote on 15 January to the outcome of the Brexit vote, under which MPs voted by a large majority to reject the proposed Withdrawal Agreement...
Pig Industry News from Canada Alberta PED outbreak remains contained to one
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development reports that the Porcine epidemic diarrhoea outbreak in the province remains isolated to one farm....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU agrees six principles to deliver best Brexit outcome for British farmers, growers
An extraordinary meeting of the NFU’s Council has agreed six principles that will guide the NFU in its aim to deliver the best outcome from Brexit for British farmers....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Save money by focusing on feed conversion
The feed conversion ratio (FCR) is an important performance indicator for pig producers and has a significant influence on production costs....
Pig Industry News from Mongolia African swine fever identified in Mongolia
Mongolia has identified outbreaks of African swine in four provinces, which has caused thousands of pig mortalities, local media reported this week....
15 January 2019
Pig Industry News from Poland Poland's wild boar cull prompts protests
Hunters and activists have united against the Polish government's decision to cull most of Poland's wild boar population in an effort to curtail health risks related to African swine fever (ASF)....
Pig Industry News from China African swine fever death toll exceeds 900,000 pigs in China
China has culled 916,000 pigs after around 100 outbreaks of African swine fever in the country, the agriculture ministry said today (15 January 2019), as the disease continues to spread to new regions...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian agricultural outlook still positive
The Chief Agricultural economist with Farm Credit Canada says, despite anticipated tighter profit margins on agricultural commodities, the outlook for Canadian agriculture in 2019 looks positive....
Pig Industry News from Global Farming insects may solve one problem but create others, scientists warn
Insects have great potential as an alternative source of protein, but further research is urgently needed before mass production begins in order to avoid environment disaster, Swedish researchers warned...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New guidelines on responsible antibiotic use in UK pigs
Published on the AHDB website, the new guidelines provide support for the UK pig industry in its strategic aim to reduce antibiotic use....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: Balanced markets and positive prospects
The European slaughter pig market appears well-balanced this week. Almost all quotations in EU member states remain consistent....
14 January 2019
Pig Industry News from China Genesus Global Market Report: China January 2019
ASF continues to make headlines in China as the as the first major outbreak was recently reported in Heilongjiang province. This farms total inventory was 73,000 pigs, of which 4,686 pigs contracted the...
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazilian exports reached 549 thousand tonnes in 2018
Both the pig and poultry sectors flourished in 2018 with increases in exports and sales....
Pig Industry News from United States New study indicates progress in US pork’s sustainability
A new study from the University of Arkansas has indicated that US pork has improved on its long-term sustainability since 1960...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork sector calls for more detector dogs at border points
The Canadian pork sector is encouraging Canadian Border Services to get more detector dogs and to provide more information to travelers about the risks of bringing meat into the country....
Pig Industry News from United States New research reveals growth opportunities for US pork
The new report points out that the pork industry must innovate or risk losing relevance with today’s – and more importantly tomorrow’s – consumer....
Pig Industry News from Taiwan Raw pork seized from Chinese vessel off Cimei
Coast guard personnel during the weekend confiscated raw pork from a Chinese ship in the nation’s contiguous zone near Penghu County, officials said....
Pig Industry News from Malta Maltese pig farmers facing the chop
Cut-throat competition from imported meat may force Malta’s pork industry into collapse, farmers have warned as they also grapple with a new threat: food fraud....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK government to help farmers tackle air pollution
UK - The government has launched an ambitious new strategy to clean up our air - which includes a commitment to support farmers’ efforts to tackle air pollution....
13 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States Roundtable: Industry structure, culture, wild boars team up to intensify ASF threat in China
The discovery of African swine fever (ASF) in China’s wild boar population in late 2018 adds a new dimension to the already ominous disease threat — one that could possibly leave the Chinese to deal...
12 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New book from Dr Mark Fisher provides a fascinating insight into the history of animal welfare
GLOBAL - 5m Books have published "Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics" by animal welfare expert Mark Fisher, which introduces the complex subject of the human-animal relationship in farming systems...
11 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scotland to mandate CCTV in abbatoirs
SCOTLAND - Legislation is to be brought forward this year requiring abattoirs to record on CCTV all areas where live animals are present...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork producers pulling back for 2019?
USA - US pork producers could be pulling back a bit on their herd expansion and for a few different reasons...
Pig Industry News from United States US pork industry ends 2018 with major antibiotic progress
USA - New FDA report shows big drop in livestock antibiotic sales/distribution; pork industry joins diverse group to issue stewardship framework...
Pig Industry News from China The year of the pig will be a pig of a year for China's hogs
CHINA (Bloomberg) - With the Chinese New Year just around the corner, you might think pork sales would be rising, but due to outbreaks of African swine fever, some farmers haven't sold a single hog...
Pig Industry News from United States USDA to send trade relief to Brazilian meat giant
BRAZIL - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase roughly 1.8 million pounds of pork products from Brazilian firm JBS, one of the world’s largest meatpackers, using funds appropriated by...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada's edge in penetrating high value export markets
CANADA - The President of Kerns and Associates suggests Canada has an edge in terms the potential to gain market share in higher value export markets...
 
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