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17 September 2018
International competition seeks breakthrough solutions for Brucellosis
Historic evidence of Brucellosis and its continued threat to livestock in the developing world has prompted the US $30m Brucellosis Vaccine Prize competition ...
12 September 2018
Landmark agriculture bill to deliver a green Brexit
Legislation to deliver a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations after nearly half a century under EU rules is being introduced into Parliament today (12 September)...
10 September 2018
Multi-national study shows health and safety is top priority for pork consumers
A choice experiment investigated the role of production characteristics in consumer choice of pork. Results indicate possibilities for product positioning based on health and safety...
07 September 2018
Narrower slat and gap width flooring benefits sow foot health
Research conducted by the University of Manitoba has shown narrowing the gap width in slatted concrete flooring can improve the foot health of sows while maintaining the effectiveness of manure handling...
06 September 2018
Farrowing fun makes for contented sows
A Pork CRC research project investigating sow contentment has yielded hugely positive results in reducing still births and enhancing affective state in older sows...
05 September 2018
European Citizens Initiative: Commission registers 'End the Cage Age' initiative
EU - The College of Commissioners has today (5 September 2018) decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled 'End the Cage Age'...
23 August 2018
Animal Welfare Institute and Farm Sanctuary sue USDA over slaughterhouse records
USA - The Animal Welfare Institute and Farm Sanctuary sued the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today, 23 August 2018, for failing to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request...
22 August 2018
Thai supermarket chain pledges to end sow confinement
Tops Market, a Thai supermarket chain, pledges “full support” for World Animal Protection’s Raise Pigs Right campaign as global momentum builds...
17 August 2018
Emerging animal health companies compete for funding in ‘shark tank’ style forum
Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Investment Forum showcases the latest industry innovations and animal health startups...
09 August 2018
New antimicrobial regulations present an opportunity for Canadian hog producers
As of 1 December , 2018, all medically important antimicrobials for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only in Canada. MSP[RS] provides an insight into how producers can continue to beat disease...
08 August 2018
Introducing the new rules on gene-editing in pork production
What you need to know about the recent EU court ruling on gene-editing and GMO, and how this will affect pig farmers globally...
07 August 2018
What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD era
Seasonal changes traditionally bring fickle weather, dramatic swings in day-night temperatures and, of course, flare-ups of respiratory and enteric disease in swine herds...
FSIS removes prescriptive requirements for Trichinella treatment
USA - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) released a document detailing a change in Trichinella ...
EU approves changes to copper feed additive regulation
EU - The European Commission has approved changes to rules around the use of copper as a feed additive, to come effective 13 August, 2018...
01 August 2018
Keeping an eye on pig health: introducing the UK's new Chief Veterinary Officer
UK, 1 August 2018: Find out what the key priorities will be for Christine Middlemiss in her first year as the UK's Chief Veterinary Officer...
How can improved welfare boost your herd productivity?
The Pig Site speaks to Tracey Jones to discuss how Compassion in World Farming is working directly with producers to meet welfare and health standards, and maximise productivity in swine herds...
30 July 2018
Dealing with drought and evading heat stress in swine
The Pig Site provides top tips from across the globe on how to manage high temperatures on farm, how to prevent and treat heat stress in pigs and how to manage water shortages during a drought...
APRIL projects to progress pigs and pork
Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) research and development projects for 2018/19 to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry have now been announced...
NFU calls agricultural drought summit as heatwave bites
The NFU is seeking urgent action to address the crippling impact of the dry, hot weather on farms across the country...
25 July 2018
Police strategies need to deliver for farmers and rural communities
A new national strategy launched today recognises the serious issue of crime in the countryside after sustained engagement by the NFU with police leaders...
Mixed outlook for practical rat control from farmers
UK - In roughly equal measure, concerns and reassurance about rat control on farms have been identified by a recent survey...
20 July 2018
Gene editing for the future: Are you doing it right?
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture will provide communication materials and training this year to those researching, developing and communicating about gene editing in food and agriculture...
19 July 2018
Animal welfare cast in bronze by Pork CRC
Animal welfare was the focus of Pork CRC’s bronze sponsorship of ‘Animal Production 2018’, the 32nd biennial conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production...
13 July 2018
UK farming unions respond to Government Brexit white paper
Following the publication of the Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, the Presidents of the four UK farming unions have issued a joint statement...
Public urged to help reduce fire risk as dry weather continues
With the spell of dry weather set to continue into next week in most parts, the NFU and ramblers are urging the public to be the eyes and ears of the countryside in a bid to prevent further wild fires...
10 July 2018
Ready Meals – ready in minutes, but not ready for the future
Despite the rapid growth of interest in plant-based eating, Eating Better found that meat still dominates the ready meal aisles but the provenance and quality of the meat is often unclear...
NFU and Crimestoppers launch new Rural Crime Reporting Line
The NFU has today launched a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers...
06 July 2018
Bureau story triggers historic decision to cut antibiotic use in Mumbai
The Bombay High Court in Mumbai has ordered veterinary drug stores across the state to stop selling antibiotics for use on livestock unless the farmer has a prescription, to prevent the growing problem...
05 July 2018
$18.5 million allocated to fund Swine Innovation Porc for next five years
Swine nutrition, health and welfare, and pork quality are among the Canadian pork sector's top research priorities for the next five years, with $18.5 million allocated by the Canadian Pork Council...
NFU President writes to Prime Minister ahead of Chequers meeting
NFU President Minette Batters has written to the Prime Minister calling for clarity and consistency across Government for a Brexit that backs British food production...
 
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