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Monday, October 27, 2014
National Office of Animal Health Appoints New Chief Executive
UK - The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Board has announced that Dawn Howard will be taking over from Phil Sketchley as CEO from 11 November 2014....
Friday, October 24, 2014
Brittany Pork Company to Receive EU Pay-out
FRANCE - The European Commission has proposed to use €918,000 from its Globalisation Fund to support former workers of GAD abattoirs in France. The company went into liquidation, blaming falling pork...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Russia Most Active in WTO over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organisation in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing food safety and animal health issues –...
Canada Calls for US to Comply with WTO Ruling
US/CANADA - The Canadian government has called on the US to end its 'protectionist policy' and comply with the decision of the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)....
Russia Extends EU Food Import Ban on Safety Grounds
RUSSIA - Rosselkhoznadzor as announced the introduction of temporary restrictions on the import of some meat products from the European Union....
New Director for Agriculture at EU
EU - Christina Borchmann has been appointed as Director of "Audit of agricultural expenditure" in the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development....
Thai Pork Plants Approved to Export to Russia
RUSSIA - Following inspections, one slaughterhouse and one meat packing firm in Thailand have been approved to export pork to Russia....
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
WTO Finds US COOL Restricts Beef, Pork Trade
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization (WTO) has found that amendments made by the US to its Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) rules have made them more restrictive for countries such as Canada and Mexico...
UK Pig Industry Tackles Antibiotic Use
UK - The use of antibiotics in UK pig production came under the spotlight at a workshop attended by representatives from across the industry....
Monday, October 20, 2014
Antibiotic Usage Monitoring Spreadsheet for UK Pig Farmers, Vets
UK - A tool to assist producers to comply with Red Tractor Assurance Pig Scheme requirements effective from 1 October 2014 has been made available by Octagon Services....
Mandatory US COOL Discussed at Tri-National Agricultural Accord
NORTH AMERICA - Manitoba's minister of agriculture says there is widespread agreement in Canada and Mexico that the issue of US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) issue needs to be resolved....
Thursday, October 16, 2014
African Swine Fever Situation Explored at EU Agriculture Council
EU - The 3337th Council meeting Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting held in Luxembourg earlier this week under the presidency of Maurizio Martina, Minister for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policy...
World Food Day Calls for Innovation on Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming underpins food security on a world level and must be led by innovation going forward....
Russia to Increase Output of Agricultural Products by 2020
RUSSIA - In May 2014, President Vladimir Putin instructed the Government to develop and approve an import substitution plan for industry and agriculture for 2014-2015....
Copa-Cogeca Urges EU to Reject Plans to Slash Agriculture Spending in 2015
EU - Copa-Cogeca attacks EU Commission plans to slash agriculture spending in 2015 when farmers and agri-cooperatives hit by unprecedented Russian crisis ...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Investment into Canadian Agri Traceability Services
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced an investment of C$7.5 million to the Canadian Agri Traceability Services to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data...
Applications Open for New British Pig Executive Chairman
UK - BPEX Chairman, Stewart Houston, is coming to the end of his allowed term and his successor is being sought....
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Importance of Open Trade Highlighted at Tri-National Meeting
CANADA - Minister Gerry Ritz underscored the importance of ending the discrimination against Canadian cattle and hogs under mandatory United States Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). ...
Fund Announced for Upcoming Bioscientists in UK
UK - £18.5 million will be invested in training the next generation of bioscience leaders to tackle global challenges such as food security and animal health....
Increase in US Meat Export Value Despite Decrease in Volumes
US - For the second consecutive month, August export value for US beef and pork increased year-over-year despite declines in volume....
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Report Projects Positive Outlook for Pork Producers and Consumers
US - Information about the state of the US pork industry was included in the quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, released by the US Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service on...
New Charter of Farmer Rights - A Substantial Improvement
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Deputy President Tim O Leary said the New Charter of Farmer Rights has to be a substantial improvement on the last Charter across all of the key areas affecting...
New Hog Movement Reporting Requirements in Canada
CANADA - New requirements for the mandatory reporting of all movements of live hogs within Canada took effect 1 July, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Launch of UK Animal and Plant Health Agency
UK - The new agency responsible for safeguarding animal and plant health, Animal and Plant Health Agency, has started work....
Monday, October 06, 2014
Acquisition of Novartis Animal Health by Eli Lilly Approved
EU - The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of the Novartis Animal Health business ("NAH") of Switzerland by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company ("Eli Lilly") of the...
Complex European Market Influences Pig Prices
UK - The movement in pig prices over the year highlights a complex European pork market, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat Scotland’s Head of Economics Services....
Foreign Worker Programme Changes Jeopardise Meat Processing Plants
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns changes to Canada's temporary foreign worker program are jeopardizing the future of Canada's meat processing plants, the jobs of Canadian who work at those plants...
Friday, October 03, 2014
Slight Rise in Chinese Food Prices
CHINA - Chinese farm produce prices rose slightly last week according to a survey by the Ministry of Commerce of prices in 36 large and medium sized cities....
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Pork Commentary: USDA September 1 Hogs and Pigs Report
US - Last Friday the USDA released the September 1st Hogs and Pigs Report....
Andhra Pradesh to Form Farmers Corporation
INDIA - In order to take care of farm sectors in the state, Andhra Pradesh government will set up Farmers Empower Corporation (FEC) in the state....
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