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02 November 2017
Slash antibiotic use with a holistic approach
ABC advocates holistic approach to antibiotic use: pig farmers concerned with reducing antibiotic use could learn from practises used in the poultry industry to promote herd health....
27 October 2017
RUMA task force announces new antibiotic usage targets
Immediately following the news that sales of antibiotics to treat and prevent disease in UK farm livestock have achieved a record low (27% reduction over the past two years) targets for further reducing,...
23 October 2017
Manitoba Pork Producers Committed to Stiffest Environmental Regulations Anywhere
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says the province's pork industry remains committed to adhering to the strictest environmental standards anywhere, according to Bruce Cochrane....
04 October 2017
Livestock, Poultry Farmers Can Apply for Grants to Improve Animal Welfare
US - Starting yesterday (3 October), farmers who wish to improve the welfare of their farm animals can apply for a Fund-a-Farmer grant of up to $2,500 from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)....
28 August 2017
Tonisity Px Feeds Pig's Intestine to Reduce Pre-weaning Mortality
ANALYSIS - Tonisity Px is the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. From Day 2, Tonisity Px helps pigs cope with stress, decreases pre-weaning mortality, increases weaning weights and improves gut health....
29 June 2017
EPA Proposes Rule to Repeal 'WOTUS'; NPPC Welcomes Proposal
US - The National Pork Producers Council hailed the announcement by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it will propose a rule to rescind a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave the...
01 November 2016
WeatherFlow – Wind Meter for Your Smartphone
The old saying, “You can’t improve what you can’t measure” applies to measuring wind speed in a hog or poultry house. Gauging wind speed of tunnel ventilation or velocity out of an inlet without...
18 October 2016
GrowerSELECT Reduces Margin Stacking
Margin stacking is a term that may or may not be familiar to you. It refers to the cost or profit margin that each member of the supply chain contributes to bring a product to the end user. Every manufacturer,...
Big Dutchman Takes Over Distribution, Development of CulinaCupLine
GERMANY - The successful piglet feeding system CulinaCupLine, devised by the feed producer Bröring from Dinklage, Germany, will be distributed and developed by the world market leader for piglet equipment,...
31 March 2016
Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically...
30 November 2015
Early Socialisation Reduces Piglet Stress at Weaning
CANADA - A research scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says, piglets that are given an early opportunity to socialize, will be better prepared to deal with the stresses they face at weaning, writes...
07 May 2015
Watching Water Use Could Save Costs on Pig Farms
CANADA - By keeping closer tabs on water, pork producers can cut costs by reducing water waste and by reducing the volumes of manure that must be handled, writes Bruce Cochrane....
12 November 2014
Is Your Pig Getting Enough Water?
UK - Despite providing enough drinkers – often exceeding the official recommendations – some pigs still do not get sufficient water, says ARM Buildings....
10 September 2014
Agri Groups Release 'Waters of the US' Mapping Tool
US - Last week, the National Pork Producers Council, along with other agricultural groups, unveiled an interactive website that shows land likely to be regulated by the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) under...
18 July 2014
Farmers Request Clarity on Key Points of Water Rule
US - In a letter sent on Thursday (17 July) to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson asked for more information about...
13 June 2014
System Turning Manure into Drinking Water Awarded New Zealand Patent
NEW ZEALAND - Livestock Water Recycling, Inc. (LWR) has announced that it has been awarded a New Zealand patent for its manure treatment technology. The innovative system recycles water and concentrates...
16 May 2014
Exhibit Could Help Solve Lake Winnipeg's Environmental Issues
CANADA - The Manager of Consumer Marketing and Community Relations Programs with Manitoba Pork is confident a new exhibit at the Manitoba Museum will help get the general public more involved in addressing...
26 March 2014
EPA's Proposed Clean Water Act Rule Pleases Farmers Union
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) has proposed a rule regarding provisions of the Clean Water Act....
02 February 2014
PED Virus Survives More Than One Week in Drinking Water
US - The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) retained infectivity in drinking water for more than one week, according to new research....
28 October 2013
Farm Bureau Commends Passage of Water Resources Act
US - Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013....
18 July 2013
Long-term Solution to Treat Pig Farm Waste
MALAYSIA - The Penang state government is not keen to stop the operation of 85 pig farms in Kampung Selamat....
03 July 2013
Farm Bureau Seeks Ruling on Farmyard Stormwater
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation this week (1 July) asked the US District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia to determine that livestock and poultry farmers do not need Clean Water...
02 July 2013
Hog Haulers Warned Not to Wash Trucks with Recycled Water
CANADA - To help prevent a deadly virus infecting US pigs from reaching Canada, livestock truckers are being warned to steer clear of trailer washes that use recycled water....
21 February 2013
EPA Releases Confidential Farm Data
US - The National Pork Producers Council is extremely troubled by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s release earlier this month to several activist groups of personal information on US hog farmers...
24 January 2013
Livestock Operations Need to Assess Water Needs
US - Producers who plan to start or expand a livestock operation need to think about water before moving forward, writes Jason Vance, Senior Information Specialist at University of Missouri Cooperative...
03 December 2012
Premises Identification Valued During Health Crises
CANADA - The Agri-Food Traceability Coordinator with MAFRI says, in the event of an animal health emergency, premises identification offers a range of benefits that will help maintain market access, writes...
23 November 2012
Farmers Express Murray Darling Basin Plan Importance
AUSTRALIA - Producer lobbying group, New South Wales Farmers (NSW), have said that the water management framework, Murray Darling Basin Plan, must meet their key expectations upon reviewing it or they...
13 September 2012
Global Water Crisis: an Urgent Security Issue
GLOBAL - The world today faces a water crisis with critical implications for peace, political stability and economic development, experts warn in a new report issued jointly by the InterAction Council...
26 March 2012
Water Gives Weaned Pigs a Good Start
UK - Water consumption is what determines feed intake, pig producers heard at BPEX’s Two-Tonne Sow Focus on Weaning conferences. Clean and plentiful water supply frequently came up when pig producers...
07 March 2012
ASF Spread Likely Due to Dead Infected Pigs in River
SOUTH AFRICA - Mpumalanga farmers have been warned they face an African swine fever (ASF) threat. The likely spread of the recent outbreak may have bee due to the disposal of infected dead pigs in a local...
 
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