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28 July 2016
Why Part-Time Pig Keeping Won’t Hog Your Schedule
UK - Post-doc research scientist, DEFRA consultant and prize-winning pig breeder Michaela Giles’s new book ‘The Commuter Pig Keeper’ explains how part-time pig keeping can be made to work. Based...
25 July 2016
Russia Warns of ASF Risk to Romania and Moldova
ANALYSIS - Russian veterinary authorities have warned that the spread of African swine fever in Ukraine poses a severe threat of the disease spreading further into Eastern Europe into Romania and Moldova....
Canadian Meat Industry Welcomes Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine
CANADA - The Canadian meat industry has welcomed the signing of a Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement which represents an important milestone in the Canada–Ukraine bilateral relationship and will create...
22 July 2016
Urban Agriculture: Why ‘One Size Fits All’ Approaches Do Not Work
EU - Global interest in urban agriculture is growing. However, the importance of local context is not reflected in current governance approaches, argues a new study which evaluated urban agriculture in...
20 July 2016
New €500 million Support Package Outlined for European Farmers
EU - The European Commission has presented a new package of measures worth €500 million from EU funds to support farmers in the face of ongoing market difficulties, particularly on the dairy market....
Maple Foods Bacon Production gets C$500,000 Boost
CANADA - In a move to help increase exports of Canadian pork to highly valuable international markets, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are to invest C$500,000 in an expansion project that will increase...
Regulatory Climate Needed to Support Competitive Agriculture
CANADA - The General Manager of Manitoba Pork suggests government can best assist farmers by creating a regulatory climate that allows agriculture to access the resources needed to remain competitive in...
19 July 2016
Quality Assurance Key to Success of Canadian Pork in Japan
CANADA - The Executive Director of the Canadian Pork Council says Canada's ability to verify the steps taken on the farm to ensure the quality and safety of Canadian pork and the care given to the animals...
18 July 2016
Formal Complaints Over 'Fake' Supermarket Farm Branding
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has written to formally complain to National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products....
GMO Labelling Bill Passed in US
US - New legislation designed to offer consumers more information about genetically engineered ingredients in their food passed in the US House of Representatives yesterday on a vote of 306-117....
EU Launches Meat Observatory to Provide More Market Information
EU - EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has launched a new Meat Market Observatory aimed at improving market transparency for the beef & veal and the pigmeat sectors....
15 July 2016
Andrea Leadsom Appointed UK's New Ag Secretary
UK - Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, her former competitor for the top job Andrea Leadsom has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
14 July 2016
2016's First Half Tough for Brazilian Pig, Poultry Producers
BRAZIL - An economic crisis and expanding unemployment wreaked havoc for Brazilian animal protein producers in the first half of this year, according to Francisco Turra, chief executive of the country's...
Strong May Results for US Pork Exports
US - US red meat exports gained momentum in May with shipments of both beef and pork increasing significantly year-over-year and reaching 2016 highs, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled...
12 July 2016
EU Pig Prices: Price Increase Continues as Pigs in Demand
EU - In the past week, scarce supply has remained the decisive factor for how the European pig market has developed....
11 July 2016
China a Key Market as Brazilian Pork Exports Rise Further
BRAZIL - Brazil's June pork exports were 31.4 per cent higher than the same period last year, with exports in the first half of 2016 55.5 per cent higher than 2015, according to the Brazilian Animal Protein...
New Pain Mitigation Product for Swine Now in the Pipeline
CANADA - A new product designed to mitigate pain in swine during painful procedures is expected to be submitted to Health Canada for approval by this fall, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Global Food Prices Expected to Remain Flat in Coming Decade
GLOBAL - The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook....
Regulation Changes to Aid Wild Boar Management
CANADA - Saskatchewan's Minister of Agriculture says regulatory changes will make it easier to deal with free ranging wild boar while allowing legitimate wild boar producers to continue to operate, writes...
08 July 2016
Italian Pork Imports Decreasing
ITALY - Italian pork imports decreased by 7 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, when compared with the same period a year earlier, according to the latest data released from Istat....
07 July 2016
German Pig Herd Continuing to Decline
GERMANY - Provisional figures from the May pig census show that the number of pigs in Germany fell by 4 per cent since May 2015, to 27 million head....
06 July 2016
Pork Commentary: USDA Projects Massive Corn and Soybean Production
US - The USDA sent a shock wave into what was an already reeling grain market with their USDA quarterly stocks report, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Farming Sector Needs to Encourage More Women into the Industry
UK - The farming sector needs to encourage more female participation in the industry and promote the significant role of women already working in agriculture....
05 July 2016
Weekly Overview: How Will Brexit Affect the US Pork Market?
GLOBAL - US pig market analysts have been discussing the impact that the UK's exit from the EU might have on the US's pork market....
Short Term Impacts of Brexit Result for UK Pork Sector
UK - In the wake of the result of the EU referendum last Thursday, what are the short-term consequences for the UK pork sector?...
04 July 2016
Brexit Vote Results in Stronger Canadian Hog Prices
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the impact of last week's Brexit vote in Great Britain on the value of the Canadian dollar has been positive for Canadian pork...
NFU Council Agrees Farm Policy Principles Post Brexit
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has held a consultation over the impact of Brexit on the UK's agriculture sector and what a domestic farming policy should look like in the future outside the EU....
01 July 2016
'Three Years of Uncertainty' for Meat Trade Post-Brexit
UK - Beef, sheep and pig meat exporters and other key industry stakeholders gathered in Warwickshire earlier this week for the 12th annual AHDB Meat Export Conference, and began discussions on how to maximise...
Failure to Raise Pig Prices is Unacceptable, says IFA
IRELAND - Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Committee, Pat O’Flaherty said pig farmers are extremely frustrated that processors did not increase prices....
How ‘Brexit’ Might Affect US Agriculture
US - Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on US agricultural trade but could slow Indiana’s economic growth tied to manufacturing, Purdue University agricultural...
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