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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
EU Set to Tighten up Organic Farming Regulation
EU - At the 3328th Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on 14 July, participants discussed the strengthening of the regulatory framework for organic farming, the future of the milk sector and future...
Manitoba Government Urged to Ease Restrictions on New Hog Barns
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling on the Manitoba government to ease restrictions on new hog barn construction that are impacting the ability of the pork processing sector to access hogs,...
India Raises Farm Credit to $133 Billion During 2014-15
INDIA - In order to promote growth in agriculture sector, India has increased its farm credit during 2014-15 fiscal year period....
Monday, July 14, 2014
UK Government Moves Ahead on Pig Disease Control Rules
UK - Following a consultation period, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) looks likely to pursue its proposal to consolidate legislation for the control an outbreak of African...
New PED Restrictions on Live Pig Imports to EU
EU - While stopping short of a ban, new rules have been drawn up in Brussels for the European Union regarding the import of live pigs from countries with porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED)....
Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring Subject of Public Meeting
US - US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a public meeting on antimicrobial resistance monitoring in the food supply in August....
Friday, July 11, 2014
2013 a Difficult Year for Ireland's Pig Sector
IRELAND - Notwithstanding continued improvement in returns, 2013 was another difficult year for the pig sector. Continued high feed costs, albeit at a lower level than 2012, together with ongoing challenges...
Organic Farming on EU Agriculture Committee Agenda
EU - Among the topics on the agenda for discussion by the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Committee at a meeting in Brussels on 14 July will be a policy debate on organic farming....
EU Animal Health Certificates Accepted in Moldova
MOLDOVA - Moldova has agreed to accept imports from the European Union accompanied by EU veterinary certificate based on a template specified in the EU legislation....
Transition to Mandatory Pig Movement Reporting Going Smoothly
CANADA - The manager of industry and policy analysis with Sask Pork reports, so far, the transition to mandatory reporting of the movement of pigs within Canada has been going smoothly, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Thursday, July 10, 2014
EU Pig Meat Production Starting to Pick Up Slowly
EU - Pig meat production is starting to pick up slowly after two years of tight supplies, according to the European Commission's Summer 2014 Short-Term Agricultural Outlook....
Welfare Campaigners Highlight Illegal Pig Farming in EU
EU - Illegal pig farming in the EU is now so rife that the industry’s publications are packed with photos of farms clearly in breach of the law, according to a UK-based welfare campaigning organisation....
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Groups Want ‘Notice, Comment Period’ on Water Rule
US - A group of agricultural organizations, led by the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation, said an interpretive rule that accompanies a proposed Clean Water Act (CWA)...
Monday, July 07, 2014
New Investment in Jamaican Pig Sector
JAMAICA – Significant money is being chanelled into Caribbean pig and poultry units by some of the world’s largest companies....
Investigation Reveals Violations of African Swine Fever Controls
RUSSIA - The authorities have uncovered 42 violations of the regulations on the controls for African swine fever in two regions and imposed fines of RUB85,000....
Harmonisation of Vet Product Registration Gains Momentum
GLOBAL - The fourth meeting of the VICH outreach forum took place in Brussels recently, attended by representatives from six continents, and progress was made towards the implementation of guidelines aimed...
Russia Considers Future for Canadian, Brazilian Pork
RUSSIA - The authorities are reported to be considering a halt on imports of pork from Canada and Brazil after finding traces of the ractopamine in meat shipments last month....
Friday, July 04, 2014
UK Agency Scheme Recognises Compliant Feed Companies
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA), in collaboration with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), has finalised agreements that further extend earned recognition to the animal feed sector....
Defra-Approved Disinfectant: When and How to Use it
Find out when you must use a Defra approved disinfectant, which product to use, and in what concentration....
UK Leads the Way on Global Awareness of Antibiotic Resistance
UK - The Prime Minister has warned of the global threat of antibiotic resistance....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
UK Farming Minister Welcomes Increased Exports
UK - The prospects for food and farming in the UK are promising with export markets opening up and global demand for food rising....
Demonstrators Target NZ Pork Board over Pig Cruelty
NEW ZEALAND - Following the recent exposé of cruelty on a pig farm, animal advocacy group SAFE plans to confront the New Zealand Pork Board with a protest outside their head office in Wellington. SAFE...
Let’s Keep COOL on Independence Day, Says Farmers Union
US - More than 74 million Americans plan to celebrate the US's independence this weekend by enjoying a barbecue. About 900 million pounds of pork, beef and chicken will be purchased around the country...
Russian African Swine Fever Outbreaks Affect Farmed, Backyard Pigs
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported three further outbreaks of African swine fever in Smolensk Oblast and Pskov Oblast, affecting farmed as well as backyard pigs....
Disease Fears Lead to Ban on Pig Rearing in Malaysian State
MALAYSIA - The Negeri Sembilan Veterinary Services Department has so far not received any report on illegal rearing of pigs in the state, particularly the Bukit Pelandok area, Port Dickson. ...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Antibiotic Review Should Include Animal Health, Say UK Vets
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement of a review into why so few antimicrobial drugs have been introduced in recent years, and called for the review...
Tail-docking on EU Agenda This Week
EU - The European Commission is producing guidance for farmers and regulators on manipulable materials and tail-biting. Its draft guidance will be discussed at a meeting in Brussels this week....
Sask Pork Producers Prepare for Mandatory Movement Reporting
CANADA - The manager of producer services with the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the majority of the province's pork producers and the larger pork processors are prepared for new rules which...
Pig Farmers, Penang Govt Urged to Collaborate Against Japanese Encephalitis
MALAYSIA - There should be a joint effort between the Penang government and pig farmers in the state to check against any major outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE), Parti Cinta Malaysia vice-president...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
EU Asks WTO to Rule on Russian Pork Import Restrictions
EU & RUSSIA - The EU called on the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva to rule over a dispute concerning the Russian ban on imports of pigs and their genetic material, fresh pork and certain other...
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