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01 July 2016
How Will UK Meat and Livestock Sectors Face Challenges Following EU Exit Vote?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s meat and livestock industry can expect more volatility in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the EU....
30 June 2016
Minister of Agriculture to Answer Brexit Questions at Livestock 2016
UK - Minister of Agriculture George Eustice MP will officially open Livestock Event, the UK industry’s leading show within the sector to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 6 July. He will be...
Public Support for Farmers Increasing, Survey Shows
UK - The amount of people backing British farming has increased for the fifth year running according to a NFU-commissioned survey from OnePoll....
Biosecurity Key to ASF Control in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - African Swine Fever in pigs has been likened to the Ebola-virus in humans. Dr Mary-Louise Penrith and Simon Streicher talked to Glenneis Kriel after the latest outbreak in South Africa....
29 June 2016
UK Farmers Call for Reassurance on EU Support Schemes
UK - National Farmers' Union President Meurig Raymond has written to EU Commissioner Phil Hogan today calling for reassurance that schemes currently available to UK farmers remain open and in place until...
28 June 2016
British Pig Producers Confident About Future
UK - Despite the many uncertainties ahead, British pig producers have a bright future outside the European Union, says the National Pig Association....
Modest Pork Expansion, But Brexit Casts Shadow
US - In the June Hogs and Pigs survey, pork producers told USDA they had increased the size of the breeding herd by one percent relative to year ago levels. The breeding herd began to increase in the fall...
27 June 2016
Weekly Overview: Agricultural Organisations Call for Early Commitment to Farming Following Brexit
ANALYSIS - Last week the UK held its EU referendum with the leave vote triumphant. Following the decision, farming organisations stressed that it is important that an early commitment is made to British...
WPX: Record Pig Prices in China Driving EU, US, Canadian Markets
ANALYSIS - The big driver in the global pork market today is China, who represents half of the pigs on the planet, and so any disruption to Chinese inventory can have major ramifications around the world,...
24 June 2016
Brexit: Governments Must Work with Industry on Future of Farming
UK - The UK has voted and the decision is to leave the EU. It is now greatly important that an early commitment is made to British farming. ...
Government Eyes New Markets for Scottish Red Meat
SCOTLAND, UK - Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has declared his utter determination to maximise markets and incomes for producers of Scotland’s premium food and drink....
23 June 2016
PED Containment Top Priority for Canada
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer says all pig movements on and off PED infected farms are being tracked in an effort to identify the source of infection and to ensure it does not spread to...
First Veterinary Training Programme Available in Wales
WALES, UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and BVA Welsh Branch have welcomed the announcement (13 June) by the Welsh Assembly’s new Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs...
22 June 2016
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that were confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was three. There were no premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
21 June 2016
Better In or Out - What Could the EU Referendum Decision Mean for UK Agriculture, Fisheries?
UK - There has been a multitude of information and scare mongering from both sides of the EU referendum campaign. With the vote being held tomorrow (23 June 2016), here I will try to sum up the views of...
CME: Brexit Impact on US Dollar Important for Livestock Markets
US - This week includes the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. And judging from the number of potentially market moving events already on schedule, this could be a long week for futures markets...
US Pork Producers Concerned Over Anti-Free Trade Rhetoric
US - The National Pork Producers Council says, despite the anti-free trade rhetoric being heard as the US moves toward its 2016 presidential election, trade remains critical to the heath of the US economy....
20 June 2016
South Africa Halts Pig Imports Following ASF Outbreaks
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African government has banned the importation of pigs into the country following outbreaks of African Swine Fever....
17 June 2016
British Pig Genetics in High Demand in India
UK - A high-level delegation from the Punjab government has paid a visit to the UK to assess British pig production and genetics as the Indian state intends to develop its burgeoning pig sector....
16 June 2016
EU Weaner Prices Increasing Slightly
EU - Weaner prices across the EU have remained largely stable since firming through January and February....
US Pork Industry Opposes Proposed Ban on Packer Ownership of Livestock
US - The National Pork Producers Council warns, if allowed to move forward, a proposed ban on packer ownership of livestock could result in considerable disruption within the US pork industry, writes Bruce...
15 June 2016
Webinar on the African Swine Fever Regional Strategy for Africa
AFRICA - African swine fever (ASF) is reported regularly in almost half of African countries and incursions have occurred in several previously unaffected countries during the past decade. ...
Brexit Will Have Negative Effects on Ireland's Agriculture Sector
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Joe Healy has warned that a British exit from the EU would be very damaging for the farming and food sector in Ireland. ...
14 June 2016
New E-Learning Course Aims to Help Prevent Child Labour in Agriculture
GLOBAL - FAO and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) are reaching out to agricultural professionals to raise awareness about the importance of child labour issues....
First Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced
GLOBAL - A partnership of leading international organizations is launching the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) 2016 Summit in Copenhagen. The...
Opportunity Exists to Better Protect Canadian Swine From Cross Border Disease Spread
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says an opportunity exists to create a system that will better protect the Canadian swine herd from the cross border spread of disease, writes...
13 June 2016
WPX: Exports Are Critical Driver to US Pig Prices into 2017
ANALYSIS - Brett Stuart, President of Global AgriTrends, told pork producers exports are the critical driver to watch regarding US hog prices. Stuart spoke at the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica business...
Brazilian Maize Price Hinders Livestock Producers
BRAZIL - From a cereals perspective, one of the main talking points over the past month that has been affecting global grain prices is Brazil’s second, or safrinha, maize crop....
US Pork Producers Advised to Prepare for Changes in Antibiotic Use Rules
US - The Vice President Science and technology with the National Pork Board says pork producers should already be preparing for pending changes in how they'll be allowed to use antibiotics....
10 June 2016
European Commission Clears SPF-Danmark-Danish Crown Acquisition
DENMARK - The European Commission has approved the acquisition of sole control over SPF-Danmark A/S by Leverandørselskabet Danish Crown AmbA, both of Denmark....
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