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20 April 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Agriculture's contribution to carbon sequestration must be recognised
The President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan says the contribution of Canadian agriculture in helping reduce Canada's carbon footprint, and without a carbon tax, needs to be...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: Barbecue season is beginning
This week, the quotations on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market continue to move on last week’s level which has not changed so far....
Pig Industry News from Spain Magapor ITM 2018: What is to come?
The 13th International Technical Meeting (ITM), hosted by Magapor, will take place in the auditorium of the World Trade Centre of Zaragoza, Spain....
19 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Less and better meat for the future of the industry
A powerful alliance of 52 organisations have set out their stall for how to eat meat and dairy more sustainably. ...
Pig Industry News from United States MSD Animal Health continues its partnership with WeForest to promote a healthy planet
World Earth Day provides opportunity for veterinarians to give back....
Pig Industry News from United States Needles & Sins: Sloppy vaccination protocols can jeopardise herd health, welfare, returns
Innocent but often costly mistakes happen when vaccines aren’t properly stored, handled or administered. Pig Health Today talked with an Illinois producer who lost 30 market hogs following a vaccination...
Pig Industry News from United States MSD Animal Health launches the IDAL® 3G needle-free, intradermal swine vaccination device
“The IDAL® Way” Features Newest Device with Broadest Vaccine Portfolio for Control of Major Diseases Affecting Swine. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Export opportunities in the Philippines
Opportunities to export beef and pork to the Philippines are being explored by AHDB and QMS this week as part of a two-day British Meat Trade Mission ...
Pig Industry News from United States NFU rejects house farm bill
WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, HR 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom No-touch meat packaging for millennials
Sainsbury's has announced that it will be introducing no-touch packaging for their chicken pieces in May 2018...
18 April 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour are set to lose customers over poor pig welfare
World Animal Protection is calling for household names such as Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour to source its pork from high-welfare farms, or to risk losing customers. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union Jim Long Pork Commentary: Road Trip - Great Britain, Netherlands and Denmark
Last week we visited Great Britain, Netherlands and Denmark. Our report....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Threat of extinction for British native pig breeds
The Rare Breeds Survival Trust has issued its updated watchlist for 2018-19, with the British Landrace, British Lop, Large Black and Middle White continuing to feature top of the list....
Pig Industry News from United States What’s driving the surge in sow mortality?
Sow mortality in US herds has trended upward in recent years, and identifying the reasons has frustrated producers and veterinarians alike....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Countryside must not become a ‘soft target’, NFU tells police chiefs
NFU President Minette Batters will urge Chief Constables to ensure farms and rural communities do not become a ‘soft target’ for criminals, in an address to the National Police Chiefs Council...
17 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States US pigs return to Argentina
For the first time in 26 years, US pork exports will be permitted into Argentina for sale and consumption....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU prepares to respond to government on future farm policy
Hundreds of NFU South East members have come forward to help the NFU respond to government plans for future farm policy, which currently fails to recognise the vital role of food production, reports the...
16 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA, April 2018
The U.S. Pork Industry has become a pawn in the political spectrum; tit for tat between the U.S. and China. Unfortunately, it looks as if the pork industry is going to take most of the beating in this...
Pig Industry News from United States Seminars to cure wild hog headaches
The East Texas Wild Pig Seminar on April 20 in Overton will offer expert information and recommendations to residents interested in mitigating the impact of wild pigs on their property....
Pig Industry News from United States Iowa Select veterinarian taking a more targeted approach with antibiotics
Iowa Select Farms’ targeted approach to antibiotic use within its production system began well before the FDA’s expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule....
Pig Industry News from United States Breeding sows without CD163 gene might ultimately eliminate PRRS virus
Sows without the CD163 gene are not only resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, they also give birth to healthy, normal piglets — a finding that could ultimately lead...
Pig Industry News from Argentina Agri-strategies for climate change: What do the experts say?
The headquarters of the Ministry of Agribusiness, Argentina, was the scene of the 'Workshop of analysis and perspective of the process of construction of the Adaptation Plan to climate change for the agricultural...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Showcase of steaks and chops at Alimentaria
High quality beef, lamb and pork from Britain will take centre stage this week at a major food and drinks exhibition in Barcelona....
Pig Industry News from European Union New fixed volume animal injection syringes
The Swiss made Socorex® syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system include eight new fixed volume models starting from 0.2 mL until 10 mL. ...
13 April 2018
Pig Industry News from Netherlands DanBred launches Dutch subsidiary
The establishment of DanBred BV will ensure the continuous supply of DanBred breeding animals and genetics to the Dutch market....
Pig Industry News from United States Meet the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarship recipients
The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s future leaders. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BSAS 2018: Pig nutrition expert becomes BSAS president
One of the UK’s leading experts in pig and poultry nutrition has been elected as the new President of the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Expect big winners as British agri-tech forges ahead
Britain will remain a magnet for cutting edge research in agricultural techniques, a leading MEP told farming technologists this week....
12 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Fodder bank
The NFU is relaunching its Fodder Bank to help members find animal feed for their farms, or sell any surplus to assist others, after wet weather has seen farmers in many parts of the country experience...
Pig Industry News from Thailand Taking steps for business-wide welfare and sustainability
Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC commits to sustainability and welfare improvement targets in 2017 sustainability report...
 
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