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18 January 2019
Pig Industry News from France Carrefour to audit abbatoirs and demand cameras for animal welfare
FRANCE - (Reuters) - Carrefour will audit the slaughterhouses which supply its own-brand meat and ask them to install cameras in response to rising consumer demand for socially responsible practices....
Pig Industry News from European Union What makes ASF so difficult to eradicate?
Based on experiences, knowledge and data gained from the current epidemic this review highlights some recent developments in the epidemiological understanding of ASF....
Pig Industry News from China China reports new ASF outbreak in Gansu province
China's agriculture ministry have announced today (18 January) that a new African swine fever outbreak was confirmed in the northwestern province of Gansu....
Pig Industry News from China China to join the race to develop ASF vaccine
China is looking to develop a vaccine for African swine fever, the country's Ministry of Science and Technology said today (18 January 2019)....
Pig Industry News from Taiwan US pork rib promotion attracts Taiwanese consumers
USMEF recently conducted a series of US pork rib tasting events and cooking classes in partnership with Chi Mei Food, a major food company in Taiwan....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Are you compliant with the new permitting rules?
Pig and poultry farmers will soon be able to demonstrate compliance with new permitting rules, using two new, simple calculators, free of charge....
Pig Industry News from United States Upcoming National Pork Industry Forum
Producer delegates from across the United States will gather in Orlando, 6-8 March, for the annual National Pork Industry Forum....
17 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The planet-saving diet: British industries respond
UK – The EAT-Lancet Commission published a report on 16 January 2019 detailing the ways in which our present food systems are contributing to the decline of both human and planetary health....
Pig Industry News from Canada CMC applauds new Safe Food for Canadians regulations
The Canadian Meat Council is welcoming the historic coming into force of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations....
Pig Industry News from Hong Kong Swine fever fears as dead pig found on HK beach
A dead pig was discovered on a Hong Kong beach this morning, at a time when hundreds of thousands of pigs on the mainland have been culled due to a widespread African swine fever outbreak....
Pig Industry News from India Mizoram bans import of pigs to prevent PRRS outbreak
Mizoram on Thursday banned the import of pigs, hoping to prevent an outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome....
Pig Industry News from Australia Australian biosecurity authorities detect ASF in seized food
Australia’s biosecurity authorities have detected African swine fever (ASF) at its international border banned pork products, a disease that has proven devastating for the pork industry across China...
Pig Industry News from Canada New regulations on food safety come into force in Canada
Canadians want to know that the food on their table is safe to eat and the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations aim to provide this. ...
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...
 
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