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18 June 2015
Knorr Commended for Commitment to Advancing Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - Knorr has been presented with Compassion in World Farming’s first Special Recognition Award at the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards. The award recognises the ambition of Unilever’s biggest...
UK Will Not Introduce EU New Animal Health Law
UK - In a surprise development at this week's European Union Farm Council meeting, the United Kingdom said it would not be signing up to a new 'Animal Health Law' agreed by Brussels and the European Parliament....
MEPs Extend Animal Cloning Ban to Feed, Food and Imports
EU - A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees yesterday...
17 June 2015
Economist Steve Meyer: PEDv is Unknown Risk, Expansion Strong
US - Steve Meyer, vice president of pork analysis with Express Markets Inc. Analytics, talks about expectations for PEDv, feed availability and overall pork supply for 2015....
12 June 2015
Sherrie Webb Named Animal Agriculture Alliance Chairperson
US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance Board of Directors recently elected Sherrie Webb, director of animal welfare for the National Pork Board (NPB), as chairperson of its board of directors. ...
11 June 2015
Disease, Gvt Regulation, Consolidation Continue to Drive US Pork Industry
ANALYSIS - Disease, input costs, government regulations and export opportunities are some of the industry trends that are driving the swine industry, reports Sarah Mikesell from the World Pork Expo in...
Over 85,000 Pigs to Benefit from Welfare Awards
ITALY - Compassion in World Farming has celebrated the commitment of leading food businesses to improve animal welfare standards at their Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards held at the Milan Expo on 9 June,...
10 June 2015
Not Castrating Organic Pigs is Not Economically Viable
DENMARK - No matter which scenario you follow, the production of organic non-castrated male pigs is less economically viable than a similar organic pig production where the males have been castrated according...
08 June 2015
Reduce Stillbirths by Being Pro-active During Farrowing
GLOBAL - One of the most important things in keeping pigs alive is just by being present. The second half of this is using your time effectively, write Lorne and Vick Tannas, swine specialists and nucleus...
05 June 2015
World Pork Expo: PEDv Update - Not Nearly As Severe in 2015
ANALYSIS - Dr. Howard Hill, past president of the National Pork Producers Council, provides a US industry update on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), reports Sarah Mikesell live from the World Pork...
World Pork Expo: What You Need to Know About US Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - Ron Prestage, veterinarian and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) President, spent over eight hours on Monday at the White House with about 100 people representing human health interests...
04 June 2015
US FDA Decides to Restrict Animal Antibiotic Use
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has announced their Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule, intended to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
03 June 2015
Informal Agreement Reached on EU Animal Health Law
EU - The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the outstanding issues concerning the proposal for a regulation on animal health law. ...
28 May 2015
Canada Supports Safe Transportation of Livestock and Poultry
CANADA - Canada has given a grant of $183,929 to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC), to help ensure that livestock and poultry are transported in a safe and humane manner by certified transporters....
Experts to be Grilled at Iowa Swine Day
US - Experts from across the pork industry will gather to discuss key production issues at this year’s Iowa Swine Day, on 25 June....
21 May 2015
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
18 May 2015
Weekly Overview: Looking Forward to the Future of the Pig Industry
GLOBAL - Cutting-edge technology to safeguard pig health was promised by the British Pig Executive (BPEX) at its Innovations Conference at the UK's National Agricultural Centre last week....
Hog Slat's Poly Lamp Improves Plastic Heat Lamp
GLOBAL - Hog Slat’s introduction of the Poly Lamp improves several features of plastic heat lamp shades used in swine farrowing houses. ...
CCTV as Welfare Check in New Pork Quality Scheme
UK - The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) is to require CCTV in processing plants as a means of checking on animal welfare as part of its updated quality scheme for pork....
15 May 2015
Canadian Vets Encouraged to Join Swine Intelligence Network
CANADA - Western Canada's pork producers are being encouraged to tell their veterinarians to participate in the Western Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Strong Take-up for German Welfare Scheme
GERMANY - German pig meat and livestock sector has seen more than twice the expected number of farms sign up for the industry’s welfare initiative at the end of the first round of registration....
14 May 2015
Pen Enrichments Stimulate Pigs Natural Behaviour
CANADA - A researcher with the Saskatoon based Prairie Swine Centre says that by placing different objects in the pen, pork producers will be providing an outlet that will stimulate the pig's natural desire...
13 May 2015
Legislative Changes Needed for Canadian Hog Mortality Insurance
CANADA - There have been calls for legislative changes to allow the development of an effective hog mortality insurance programme, writes Bruce Cochrane....
11 May 2015
Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading in Parliament this week....
08 May 2015
How To Maintain and Troubleshoot Hog Slat's GROW-DISK Feeding System
GLOBAL - Appropriate maintenance and troubleshooting of a GROW-DISK chain feeding system will lead to smooth operation and a longer lifetime of the components....
BPEX Pig Field Trials Underway
UK - The first of the new BPEX field trials have begun, looking at feeder space and stocking density in finishing systems and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation of sow diets....
07 May 2015
Two Further Pig Farms Suspected of LA-MRSA
NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has notified the Food Safety Authority (FSA) that two swine herds in Haugalandet are suspected of having LA-MRSA....
Pork Producers Urged to Document Euthanasia Plans
CANADA - A scientist is encouraging swine producers to develop and document plans for euthanising compromised animals on their farms, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Improved Welfare Expected to Affect Future Danish Pig Markets
DENMARK - Key players in the Danish pig industry have good intentions when it comes to animal welfare, but financial considerations often get in the way of implementing change, according to a new report...
06 May 2015
More African Swine Fever in Latvia
LATVIA - There have been four new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Latvian wild boar....
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