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17 November 2017
Risks to UK welfare standards: Brexit Bill rejects animal sentience
MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of a crucial clause that would transfer the recognition of animal sentience into UK law post Brexit in an eight-hour parliamentary debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill....
U.S. pig farmers continue focus on antibiotic stewardship
America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to make progress in their quest for superior antibiotic stewardship to help protect people, pigs and the planet. On their behalf, the National Pork Board is pleased...
Aptimmune launches industry’s first inactivated mucosal IAV-S
Aptimmune Biologics introduces the industry’s first inactivated mucosal influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) vaccine administered via nasal spray. ...
16 November 2017
Bristol Vet School: revolutionising antimicrobial use on farms
Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way to inspire and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms and in veterinary prescribing practices....
15 November 2017
NFU writes to Chancellor ahead of Autumn Budget Statement
With one week until the Autumn Budget Statement release, the NFU has written to Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to highlight the importance of British farming and the fiscal measures required to ensure it...
Schedule set for mandatory CCTV initiative in English abattoirs
Mandatory installation of CCTV and recording of all activities within slaughterhouses in England by Spring 2018, under a new legislative proposal announced by Defra....
14 November 2017
Piggery monitoring sparks Danish interest
Monitoring of piggeries in Britain has attracted interest from the Danes. Dr Sadie Douglas was asked to speak to producers about this system at the prestigious Annual Pig Congress at Herning, via live...
'Clock is ticking on Brexit'
Agribusiness 2018 saw Industry leaders calling for urgent government action to deliver against Brexit commitments if the agricultural industry is to succeed post-Brexit. ...
10 November 2017
Euthanasia workshops: helping pork producers to provide proper humane animal care
Pork producers are committed to ensuring their pigs receive proper humane care, but, despite their best efforts, not every pig will make it to market. ...
09 November 2017
WHO guidelines on antimicrobials spark debate
This week the World Health Organisation (WHO) released new guidelines on antimicrobial use on farms and within the food industry, inciting polar responses from veterinary and agricultural departments across...
08 November 2017
European vets call on Brexit negotiators to secure animal welfare, surveillance and medicines
Brexit negotiators must not jeopardise current high levels of animal health, animal welfare, environmental protection and public health across Europe, says the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)...
07 November 2017
Staffordshire pig producer lands major US deal for its "ground-breaking" pen
Multi-award-winning pig production firm, Midland Pig Producers (MPP), has clinched a major new deal to export its pioneering pig pen design to the US....
06 November 2017
RCVS releases new position statement on complementary and alternative medicines
On Thursday 2nd November, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council approved a new position statement on the veterinary use of complementary and alternative medicines, including homeopathy....
03 November 2017
Welfare in mind: new device for measuring performance of stunning tools
Accles & Shelvoke Ltd have introduced a new device for measuring the stunning performance of their CASH® stunning tools....
02 November 2017
MPP appoints new distributor for award-winning pen
The creators of a pioneering farrowing pen, which is challenging conventional farrowing systems across the globe, have announced the appointment of a new distributor....
30 October 2017
Grocers promote American Homestead Pork in a move towards ‘non-GMO and antibiotic-free’ meat.
California-based grocery chain, Raley’s, recently announced its move toward ‘non-GMO’ and ‘antibiotic-free’ meat through the introduction of American Homestead Pork products to its stores. ...
27 October 2017
New EU Commission initiative for animal welfare
On Friday 20th October 2017, the 66th European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) AGM took place in Bucharest, Romania, where major topics concerning animal welfare, environmental policy, competitiveness,...
EU Pig Innovation group awards Grand Prix winners
Eight pig producers from across Europe will showcase best practice techniques in pig production as winners of the first EU PiG Grand Prix contest....
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,...
26 October 2017
IFA Says Multi-faceted Fact-based Approach Needed to Address AMR
IRELAND - Commenting at the launch of Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance yesterday, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said antimicrobial resistance will only be addressed...
25 October 2017
Cargill, Diamond V to Join Forces to Create Leading Natural Animal Health, Nutrition Business
US - Responding to growing consumer preferences for natural and wholesome food production, Cargill this week announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading global provider...
24 October 2017
China joins the movement to end cruel confinement of pigs
Qinglian Food Company commits to improve the quality of life for a million pigs on farm. One of China’s leading food companies has partnered with international charity, World Animal Protection, to...
20 October 2017
Infrared Barn Inspection Service Expected to Reduce Risk of Barn Fires
CANADA - The Manitoba Farm Safety Programme is confident a new infrared barn inspection service it's offering will help farmers uncover problems that could lead to barn fires before they occur, writes...
13 October 2017
Lidl Belgium to Sell Only Sustainable Pork
BELGIUM - Discount retailer Lidl Belgium has announced that it plans to sell only sustainable pork, bred under the 'Better Life' programme....
Group Sow Housing Offers Opportunity to Reduce Energy Costs
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal says pork producers are finding the cost of maintaining the body condition of gestating sows housed in groups in pens to be lower than that of sows housed individually...
05 October 2017
IFA Protests Over Meat Sellout
IRELAND - The IFA protested yesterday morning outside the EU Commission offices in Mount Street in Dublin. ...
Non-Competitive Feeding Allows Greater Range of Weight, Larger Group Size
CANADA - Research is showing the use of non-competitive feeding systems allows a greater range of sizes and ages of sows to be housed in larger groups in group sow housing systems, Bruce Cochrane reports....
04 October 2017
Finnish Pig Farmers Low on Vaccines
FINLAND - Pharmaceutical distribution firm Oriola has had extreme difficulties in supplying medicines recently, and that's had some unexpected effects....
03 October 2017
Restricted Access to Yards Reduces Risk of Exposure to Disease
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork suggests restricting access to yards to those essential to production will help reduce the risk of disease transmission,...
02 October 2017
Right Diets, Right Volumes Critical to Peak Sow Productivity
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal says ensuring the sow receives the right feed in the right amount is key to ensuring top performance and extended productivity, according to Bruce Cochrane....
 
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