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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
MSD Animal Health Receives Approval for Porcilis PCV M Hyo Vaccine in Europe
EU - MSD Animal Health says the European Commission has approved its PORCILIS® PCV M Hyo vaccine that protects piglets against Porcine Circovirus and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infections....
Danish Pig Industry Steps Up Biosecurity
DENMARK - Strict border biosecurity is ensuring that Denmark is keeping African swine fever and other major pig diseases out of the country....
Canada's Pork Body Aims to Strengthen Further Trade with China
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has accepted an invitation from the federal government to join a trade mission to the People's Republic of China....
Monday, November 24, 2014
Farmers in Australia Welcome Government Draft Reforms
AUSTRALIA – A government draft report set to “underpin” Australian competitiveness for the coming two decades has been welcomed by farmers....
Friday, November 21, 2014
National Pork Board Funds New Swine Health Information Centre
US - At its regularly scheduled November meeting, the National Pork Board's board of directors approved the funding of a national Swine Health Information Centre....
Agricultural Website Now Open to the Public
US - VIVO, a Web application used internally by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists since 2012 to allow better national networking across disciplines and locations, is now available to the public....
Canadian Government Funding Aimed at Preventing PED
CANADA - New government funding will allow the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board to implement the next phase of the Saskatchewan Swine Biosecurity Programme, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Over 250 Companies Participate in Krishi 2014
INDIA - Over 250 firms have participated at the 9th edition of Krishi 2014 that was held in Nasik from 14 to 18 November, 2014....
Thursday, November 20, 2014
European Campaign for the Responsible Use of Veterinary Antibiotics
EU - Zoetis has pledged its support for European Antibiotic Awareness Day, an initiative to encourage the prudent use of antibiotics in people and animals....
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Rules over Pig Registration in Western Australia Explained
AUSTRALIA - All owners of livestock within Western Australia must be registered and their stock identified in accordance with the relevant regulations. ...
Tackle Boar Taint and Control Unpleasant Odours
THE NETHERLANDS - With regulations ahead restricting castration of male pigs in a number of countries, Hypor is working on the selection of boars with a reduced incidence of boar taint....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
India's Agriculture Minister Reviews Farming in Maharashtra
INDIA - Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh held a review meeting in Mumbai with state government officials of agriculture and animal husbandry department....
Monday, November 17, 2014
Anger Rises at Loss of EU Scientific Advisor
ANALYSIS - Last week the European Commission president, Jean Claude Juncker decided to abolish the post of chief scientific advisor....
Friday, November 14, 2014
India Needs More Investment in Family Farming, Says Agri Minister
INDIA - To make family farming profitable, India needs to invest more in family farms, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh said recently....
Pig Husbandry Qualification Updated
UK - The pig industry Certificate of Competence in pig husbandry skills has been revised and re-organised, with some changes to the assessment criteria and the learner manuals provided by BPEX....
Russia to Block Canadian Pork over Ractopamine
RUSSIA - Russia is to impose temporary restrictions on imports of pig meat from Canada because of concerns over the possible contamination with the growth promoter ractopamine....
Thursday, November 13, 2014
New Common Agricultural Policy Update
UK - Further details of how the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be implemented in Scotland have been set out by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead....
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
EUROTIER: Global Concerns for a Growing International Farming Sector
GERMANY - Almost half the exhibitors at this year’s EuroTier, which opened this week in Hanover, Germany, come from outside of the country....
Support for Flexibility of EU Countries to Ban GMO Crops
EU - Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory even if it is allowed at EU level...
Animal Welfare Plays an Important Role in Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - Animal production and animal welfare are inextricably linked with ethical, political, economic, environmental and social issues, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
EU to Vote on GMO
EU - Should member states be able to overrule the EU when considering the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their territory?...
Monday, November 10, 2014
New Zealand Minister Meets Indian Agriculture Minister
INDIA - In order to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in agriculture and allied sectors, New Zealand primary minister, Nathan Guy met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh...
Thursday, November 06, 2014
US Forms New Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Farm Animals
US - The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance...
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Promotion of Agricultural Products in the EU
EU - The European Commission has approved 27 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. ...
Belarus Suspends Pork Imports from Montenegro, Moldova
BELARUS - Belarus temporarily suspended pork imports from Montenegro and Moldova from 1 November, citing serious and systematic violations of the veterinary and sanitary requirements....
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Value of Canadian Pork Maintained by International Trade
CANADA - Canada's minister of agriculture says expanding international trade opportunities are helping maintain the value of Canadian livestock in the face of US Country of Origin Labelling (COOL), writes...
Afghan Ambassador Meets India's Agriculture Minister
INDIA - In order to take cooperation between the two countries to the next level, Afghanistan's Ambassador, Shaida Moh. Abdali met Indian Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh in Delhi last week....
Monday, November 03, 2014
EU Authorisation for FUMzyme Proves Fumonisin Biotransformation
EU - Biomin has announced the EU authorisation of FUMzyme® as 'substances for reduction of the contamination of feed by mycotoxins'....
IPPE to Host Seminar on Food Safety Modernisation Act
US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a one-day Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) seminar at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia on 28 January...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Agriculture in China Rapidly Modernising
CHINA - Now that he has been back in the US for five days, Mike Brumm offers his thoughts about China and the changes he has witnessed. Words cannot begin to describe how fast China is modernising, he...
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