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19 October 2018
Food systems planning experts say it's time to reflect on the work of local governments
Though we've progressed on a national level, it's time to recognise that the issue of food insecurity is just as important as maintaining other public infrastructure in local communities...
18 October 2018
Could a no-deal Brexit mean backtracking our welfare standards?
UK - Government must prioritise high welfare imports to avoid low-grade, low-welfare products arriving on our supermarket shelves...
17 October 2018
Affluent effluent possible for piggeries
About 16 per cent of the manure effluent of the Australian pig herd is now directed to biogas systems, equating to 29 percent of the herd housed in conventional sheds at piggeries larger than 500 sow farrow-to-finish,...
Where is African swine fever now?
What is the current status of ASF around the world, and what are both infected and non-infected regions doing to stop its spread?...
16 October 2018
Fair funding to be granted to all farmers across the UK
UK - Independent panel will look at how funding supports the needs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...
How will access to data boost agricultural productivity?
The Global Open Data for Agriculture (GODAN) and the Open Data Charter have launched a guide for governments to open agricultural data...
15 October 2018
National pork board seeking new directors
The Pork Checkoff’s board of directors is accepting applications through to 1 November 2018 to fill five three-year terms...
12 October 2018
Tariffs on US pork continue to hamper US and Canadian exports
Despite the new North American Trade Agreement, tariffs on US pork remain an issue for US and Canadian pork producers...
11 October 2018
£30 million commitment to help UK farmers boost productivity
The UK government has committed £30 million for further rounds of the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (CPSGS), which helps farmers buy the equipment they need to boost productivity...
10 October 2018
USDA offers some food safety tips ahead of Hurricane Michael
USA - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Michael...
09 October 2018
Organic sector calls for clearer contingency measures as Brexit looms
UK - The Organic Trade Board (OTB) and the United Kingdom Organic Certifiers Group (UKOCG) are calling for a clear contingency plan to ensure the continued trade of organic produce with the EU in the event...
08 October 2018
RUMA confirms it does not support ‘antibiotic-free’ product labelling
RUMA is re-stating its position that while it welcomes efforts to minimise antibiotic use through improved health and welfare, it does not support the use of “Antibiotic-free”, “Reared without antibiotics”...
Hundreds of pig carcasses destroyed after "dangerous" hygiene failings at UK meat plant
Hundreds of pig carcasses had to be destroyed after American officials discovered worrying hygiene failings at UK meat plants, the Bureau of Investigative Journalists can reveal...
Belgium finds African swine fever in military camp
Belgian authorities document 29 cases of ASF and discover dead boar in military camp. Was ASF introduced to Belgium by soldiers?...
05 October 2018
Thai livestock industry marks 2018 as one of the best years for animal welfare
Thailand celebrated World Animal Day 2018 with huge progress in animal rights, especially in the area of livestock welfare, where several game-changing policies have been made by the government and major...
Expert panel warns that Brexit trade deals may be the biggest risk to high animal welfare
Future trade deals pose the highest threat to high farm animal welfare standards and protecting British farmers from being undercut by lower standard imports, according to an expert panel at the RSPCA...
03 October 2018
US, Canada, Mexico reach deal on new trade pact
In a break to what has been more than a year of feuding and tense negotiations, this week the US has reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico on a new trade pact, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)...
26 September 2018
African swine fever: how to stay one step ahead
EFSA’s new practical guide on African swine fever: what it is and how to protect domestic pigs from infection...
Aid promised to UK pig farmers affected by extreme weather
Further provisions for livestock farmers struggling to access animal feed have been introduced today with immediate effect ...
25 September 2018
US pork outlook positive despite trade uncertainty
The President of Global AgriTrends says despite the current disruption in the global trade of US pork the long-term outlook remains optimistic...
What’s the story on Belgium’s African swine fever outbreak?
The first case of African swine fever (ASF) in Western Europe was confirmed in Belgium in early September, but how has the outbreak progressed since?...
24 September 2018
APRIL appoints first CEO and Chief Scientist
John Pluske has been appointed inaugural Chief Scientist and CEO of Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL)...
US pigs still receiving critical antibiotics despite superbug crisis
Antibiotics crucial to human medicine are still being used in “unacceptable” quantities on US livestock farms, despite rules brought in last year intended to curb their use and combat the spread of...
Does ASF pose a threat to pork markets worldwide?
With 22 cases of African swine fever confirmed in China this month, it is no surprise that key trading partners are voicing their concerns over the direction of pork and feed markets...
21 September 2018
The UK's new chief vet to visit China to support pork trade deals
CHINA - The UK’s new Chief Veterinary Officer will get first-hand insight into the Chinese import market when she joins the AHDB at the one of the country’s most important meat exhibitions....
18 September 2018
£3m support scheme launched to reduce air pollution from farming
The Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership has launched a new £3 million programme to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture today (18 September, 2018)...
How do the new rodenticide rules affect you?
Tougher rodenticide rules have been introduced for UK farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers on permanent baiting...
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 ...
Penang pig farmers held accountable for pollution scare
Malaysian government has warned local pig production units that action is being taken against those that continue to discharge untreated pig waste into the sea...
14 September 2018
Pig pest reaches the West: African swine fever confirmed in Belgium
European authorities are on high alert and emergency measures implemented as African swine fever (ASF) has been identified in wild boar in the Belgian province of Luxembourg...
 
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