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27 June 2018
More must be done to address lost demand for renewable fuels
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed increasing the renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by 3 percent in 2019, from 19.29 billion gallons to...
14 June 2018
Priorities decided at Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock meeting
The global livestock sector set out priorities that will help optimise livestock’s social, economic and health benefits while balancing its environmental impact at this year’s annual Global Agenda...
11 June 2018
World Biogas Expo 2018
A record number of representatives from the water industry are expected at UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham (11-12 July, 2018), the largest global trade show dedicated solely to...
23 May 2018
Farmers Union urges immediate action on E15 waiver
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delay in allowing year-round use of E15 gasoline threatens harm to markets for family farmers, according to National Farmers Union...
01 March 2018
National Pig Day 2018
Thursday 1 March is celebrated in the US as national pig day, where pigs are accorded their rightful place in society....
26 February 2018
Waste treatment headache for Vietnam’s pig farmers
Vietnamese pig farmers want to increase their herd size but do not have the experience in treating livestock waste on a large scale, according to the VEA....
16 January 2018
BPI and PIC leading modernisation of pig farming in Philippines
Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has extended its partnership deal with PIC, the local unit of world-leading animal genetics company Genus plc, to promote the modernisation of pig farming...
15 December 2017
Red Tractor Assurance secures new five-year biofuels authorisation for combinable crops and sugar beet
The biofuels market for Red Tractor assured crops has been secured with the news that the European Commission will continue to recognise the scheme under the Renewable Energy Directive....
06 December 2017
Revolutionary insect protein wins acclaim for AgriProtein as top business disruptor
WASTE-to-nutrient up-cycler AgriProtein has been named a top 10 Virgin Media Business Disruptor to Watch in the Fast Track 2017, published in The Sunday Times. ...
21 November 2017
Treating wastewater: Microbial Fuel Cells
‘One of the greatest threats to the environment today is wastewater left over from production activities’: One university in Okinawa, Japan, is exploring the use of microbial fuel cells in helping...
26 October 2017
LAMMA 2019 to move to the NEC
LAMMA, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association, are set to move the UK’s largest agricultural machinery event to the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) as of January 2019....
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....
 
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