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16 August 2017
Keep Pork Trade Flowing in Updated NAFTA, Says NPPC
US - With negotiations set to begin tomorrow, the National Pork Producers Council has repeated its request that a "modernised" North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) maintain the zero-tariff rate...
UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy will amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for...
15 August 2017
China's Appetite Boost for UK Pig Farmers
CHINA & UK - British farmers will soon benefit from a major export deal with China as the United Kingdom's pork industry taps into growing demand in China for British produce....
Protocols for Moving Non-Shedding Pigs from Formerly PED Positive Sites Under Assessment
CANADA - Animal Health Officials in Manitoba are re-evaluating the movement of pigs no longer through to be shedding PED virus originating from previously infected sites, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Food Insecurity Soaring in Conflict-ridden DRC
CONGO - Amid rising violence and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 7.7 million people face acute hunger - a 30 per cent increase over the last year, the Food and Agriculture Organisation...
14 August 2017
BVA Welcomes Mandatory CCTV in Slaughterhouses; 'Huge Win for Animal Welfare'
UK - The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in England is a huge win for animal health and welfare, following years of campaigning by the British Veterinary Association...
NPPC Optimistic New NAFTA will Improve Outlook for North American Pork Trade
US - The National Pork Producers Council is optimistic a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement will see the preservation of the benefits it's afforded US agriculture over the past 23 years,...
11 August 2017
Processors Undermining Pigmeat Sector with Unjustified Price Cuts, Says IFA
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan has called on pig processors to stop undermining the Irish pigmeat sector with unjustified price cuts. ...
PED Infected Premises 61 Confirmed in Manitoba
CANADA - The Office of Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed the first new case of PED in Manitoba in almost four weeks, reports Bruce Cochrane....
Hog Markets Cautiously Optimistic Heading Toward Start of NAFTA Renegotiation
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the pork industry remains cautiously optimistic as Canada, the United States and Mexico prepare to begin renegotiating the North...
09 August 2017
Hygiene Check at Poultry Farms, Chicken Shops, Piggeries in Karnataka District
INDIA - A committee led by district surveillance officer will survey poultry farms, chicken shops and piggeries in Dakshina Kannada, a coastal district in the state of Karnataka....
08 August 2017
Maintaining Zero Tariff Rate on Pork Top Priority for US Producers
US - The National Pork Producers Council says maintaining zero tariffs on the movement of pork is the top priority of US pork producers as the US, Canada and Mexico move to modernise NAFTA, according to...
Improved Pork Industry Profitability Improves Responsiveness of AgriStability
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says recent better economic times in Canada's pork industry have helped improve the ability of Canada's business risk management programs to...
07 August 2017
IFA Accuses Pig Processors of Undermining Pigmeat Market
IRELAND - IFA National Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan has accused the pig processing factories of undermining the pigmeat market with unnecessary price cuts and he urged all pig farmers to strongly resist price...
Chinese Bio-tech Company Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
CETA Expected to Ultimately be Worth Up to $1.5b to Canadian Ag-Food Exporters
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance is confident, once fully implemented, the trade agreement involving Canada and the European Union will be worth as much as one and a half...
04 August 2017
HCM City Seeks to Trace Pork Origins
VIET NAM - Starting Monday (31 August), only pork with traceable origins is ostensibly allowed to enter HCM City’s two wholesale markets, but inspections by authorities found that only around 13 per...
ASF Kills 150 Pigs in Brong Ahafo Region
GHANA - About 150 pigs have been killed at Twoaho in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo Region following an outbreak of the African Swine Fever....
Russia Limits Live Pigs, Pork Imports from Romania
RUSSIA - The Sanitary-Veterinary Authority from Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor) announced this Wednesday that starting 2 August, it introduced temporary restrictions regarding live pigs and pork imports from...
Unions Demand Compensation for Lety Pig Farm Employees
CZECH REPUBLIC - The trade unions of agriculture workers have demanded a compensation amounting to two-year wages for the employees of the pig farm in Lety, south Bohemia, situated at the site of a former...
03 August 2017
Manitoba Pork Confident PED can be Eradicated
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says, eradicating Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea from the province will be a challenge but he's confident it can happen, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Support for NAFTA Remains Strong Despite Trade Irritants
CANADA - Bruce Cochrane reports that Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, despite the contentious issues surrounding trade among Canada, the United States and Mexico, support for continuation...
01 August 2017
Swine Health Information Sharing Results in Reduction in Numbers of PED Infected Farms
CANADA - The Manager of Swine Health Ontario credits a programme where pork producers share their farm's swine health information with helping dramatically reduce the number of farms infected by Porcine...
Manitoba Works to Eliminate New More Virulent Strain of PRRS
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians says the will is there to eliminate a new more virulent strain of PRRS, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Coalition Supports Nomination of Censky as USDA Deputy Secretary
US - The National Chicken Council this week joined other agricultural organisations in supporting the nomination of Stephen Censky as Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Agriculture....
31 July 2017
US Agriculture Recognises Value of NAFTA
US - Canada's Agriculture Minister says US agriculture recognises the benefits that have been created by NAFTA over the past 20 years, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Two Weeks with No New PED Cases in Manitoba Cause for Optimism
CANADA - New tools being used in Manitoba appear to be helping bring the spread of PED in the province under control, Bruce Cochrane reports....
NPPC Backs EPA Request to Delay Emissions Reporting Requirements for Farmers
US - On a day when the process for withdrawing the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule formally was initiated, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed...
CDC Reports 11 H3N2v Flu Cases Linked to Ohio Fair
US - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday (28 July) reported 11 variant H3N2 (H3N2v) influenza infections in Ohio residents who were exposed to pigs at a fair the week before...
28 July 2017
EU Report: More Evidence on Link Between Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance
EU - The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in...
 
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