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01 September 2017
China Targets Farm Waste as 'Clean' Power Source
CHINA - China will pay farmers to turn animal waste into fertiliser and power, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Wednesday, as Beijing cracks down on agricultural pollution that has for years leaked...
17 February 2017
IFA Leads Delegation to Prioritise Nitrates Regulations
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy this week led a delegation to meet with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and Local Government Minister Simon Coveney to set out the Association’s priorities in the...
22 April 2016
Pig Waste Converted into More Useful Products in Pilot Plant
GERMANY - In regions with intensive livestock production, manure management is a problem, but a new plant presenting research results this June is showing promise in converting manure into useful products....
07 March 2016
Increased Biofuel Production Could Lead to Global Food Deficit, Study Shows
US - As strategies for energy security, investment opportunities and energy policies prompt ever-growing production and consumption of biofuels like bioethanol and biodiesel, land and water that could...
10 November 2015
Natural Gas from Pig Manure Project Underway in Missouri
US - A Missouri-based renewable energy company is hopeful that its Renewable Natural Gas system using manure from Smithfield Foods hog farms will be operational by 2016....
04 May 2015
Wheat DDGS Offers Potential for Future of Pig Feeding
UK - Distillers dried grains with solubles made from wheat (wDDGS) offer potential to reduce reliance on imported feed ingredients without compromising the performance or health of UK pigs and poultry,...
25 March 2015
Pigs Gain the Same with New DDGS Products as with Standard Diet
US - Distillers dried grains with solubles, or DDGS, are increasingly common in swine diets in the United States. In recent years, different types of DDGS have come on the market....
19 March 2015
Planning Application Withdrawn for Foston Pig Farm
UK - Midland Pig Producers has withdrawn its current Planning Application for a pig farm, with associated biogas plant, at land near Foston Prison in Derbyshire....
23 February 2015
Pigs Fed Distillers Dried Grains Regulate Sulphur Retention
US - A study at the University of Illinois reveals that even distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) with a high sulphur content can safely be included in diets for growing pigs....
30 January 2015
Corn Co-products from Wet Milling May Be Included in Pig Diets
US - Research at the University of Illinois is helping to determine the nutritional value of four of these by-products for pig diets....
23 January 2015
Sows Exposed to Mild PED Virus Protect Offspring from Severe Form
US - Sows previous infected with a relatively mild strain of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus confer protection to their piglets against a more severe strain....
19 January 2015
Weekly Overview: Already Too Late to Conserve Precious Resources?
GLOBAL - With a growing human population, we need to use natural resources very carefully in order to maintain - let alone improve - the quality of life for future generations. A new study shows meat output,...
16 January 2015
Pig Health for Discussion at US Trade Advocacy Mission
CANADA - Swine health will be a key topic discussed later this month as a trade advocacy delegation representing Manitoba Pork travels to the US Midwest, writes Bruce Cochrane....
13 January 2015
Anaerobic Digestion Association Hits Back at Criticism
UK - Last week at the Oxford Farming Conference in the UK, environmental campaigner and author, George Monbiot, launched an attack on several farming practices....
15 December 2014
UK Abattoir Waste Charges Increased by More Than 60 Per Cent
UK - National Farmers Union (NFU) members are expressing concern that abattoir waste charges have risen by more than 60 per cent in recent weeks....
11 December 2014
Pig Farmers Can Help with Early Detection of African Swine Fever
UK - Researchers at The Royal Veterinary College are trying to find out pig farmers’ attitudes towards African swine fever: whether you would recognise it or suspect it and if so, would you know what...
09 December 2014
Peruvian Health Official Warns against Eating Pork as PED Hits South
PERU - A senior regional health official in the south of the country has warned people against eating pork following recent outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) in the country. ...
More Polish Wild Boar Positive for African Swine Fever
POLAND - Five wild boar tested positive for the African swine fever virus between 24 November and 2 December....
10 October 2014
Positive Results with Oral Fluid Sampling for Pigs
UK - Oral fluid sampling will offer UK pig producers a stress-free way to monitor herd disease levels, using cotton rope for pigs to chew....
25 September 2014
Oil Extraction Method Affects Feeding Value of Corn for Pigs
US - Ethanol plants are getting more efficient at extracting fuel from corn (maize), and that can affect the quality of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a by-product of ethanol production...
30 July 2014
Low-fat Ethanol Co-Product Requires Feed Formulation Change for Pigs
US - Amino acid digestibility was lower in low-fat distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) than the conventional form, new research from the University of Illinois has revealed....
04 July 2014
Defra-Approved Disinfectant: When and How to Use it
Find out when you must use a Defra approved disinfectant, which product to use, and in what concentration....
30 June 2014
Effort to Control PEDv Fosters Willingness to Share Animal Health Information
US & CANADA - The executive director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians says the effort to control Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has fostered an unprecedented willingness among pork...
21 March 2014
Advice on Growing Your Business at 2014 British Pig & Poultry Fair
UK - The 2014 British Pig & Poultry Fair will offer free technical forums, delivering a wealth of advice to help pig and poultry farmers grow their business....
12 March 2014
Alternative Energy Company in US Pig Manure Biogas Project
AUSTRALIA - A private Australian company is making big inroads in the USA using methane from pig manure to produce energy....
19 February 2014
Russia, European Union Discuss Pork Import Ban
RUSSIA & EU - A high-level meeting took place yesterday, 18 February, between Russia and selected EU member states in a bid to end Russia's ban on all EU pig meat imports since the discovery of the African...
10 February 2014
Canadian Pork Industry Prepared to Deal with Disease Threat
CANADA - A veterinarian with the Office of Manitoba's Chief Veterinarian says tools developed over the past few years have helped prepare the Canadian swine industry to deal with new disease threats, such...
04 February 2014
A Kinder, Gentler EPA?
ANALYSIS - “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to build relationships with animal producers to facilitate sustainable agriculture,” according to Jeff Potent, environmental protection...
23 December 2013
Murphy-Brown-Alpental Energy Produces Electricity from Pig Manure
US - Murphy-Brown's Circle 4 Farms and Alpental Energy Partners are producing electricity using methane digesters that Alpental put into operation in November 2012 at the Circle 4 pig-growing facility...
27 November 2013
Pigs to Power Homes
UK - Organic waste from pigs on a farm in Leicestershire, UK, is helping to power an estimated 700 homes and reduce landfill waste by 18,000 tonnes each year....
 
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