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20 July 2015
Wild Boar Producers Urged to Join PigTrace Database
CANADA - Sask Pork is encouraging Saskatchewan's farmed wild boar producers who have not yet done so to register their operations and start reporting animal movements to the PigTrace Canada database,...
US Looks to China to Expand Pork Exports
US - The nation’s pork producers are looking to China to play a key role in increasing world-wide demand for US pork. China, which is home to 20 per cent of the world’s population, consumes more pork...
17 July 2015
Greek Bailout Expected to Cost Agriculture €2 Billion
GREECE - The new bailout agreement reached this week could cost Greek agriculture more than €2 billion, according to a Greek agricultural association....
Council Votes to Keep Challenging Ammonia Targets
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has expressed its bitter disappointment at the outcome of a vote in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament over ammonia and methane targets....
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was six. There have no premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
16 July 2015
EU Authority Recommends Variety of ASF Control Measures
EU - A combination of different management measures should be used to contain the spread of African swine fever among wild boar populations in Eastern Europe, according to a new report from the European...
Inclusion in TPP Very Important for Canadian Pig Farmers
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork warns lessons learned as a result of the recent trade deal involving the United States and South Korea have demonstrated the importance of Canadian participation in...
Canada-Ukraine Trade Agreement to Benefit Pig Producers
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has welcomed the announcement by the Government of Canada of the completion of a trade liberalization deal between Canada and Ukraine....
Optimistic Outlook for EU Pig Sector
EU - Pig meat in the EU production is expected to rise again this year, following the start of the recovery last year, driven by the low feed prices and a slightly higher breeding sow herd. The latest...
Pork Commentary: US Meats Supply and Use
US - Last Friday the USDA released their July Meats and Supply Use, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
15 July 2015
New UN Trichinae Safety Guidelines Could Improve US Pork Exports
US - A new international guidance for establishing negligible risk for trichinae in swine could significantly boost exports of US pork, according to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)....
Canadian Government Urged to Fully Commit to Trans-Pacific Partnership
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is urging the Canadian government to be fully committed, fully involved, and to be a full partner in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Seriously Worrying Situation in EU Milk, Pork Sectors Requires Action
EU - Copa and Cogeca has warned EU Farm Ministers in Brussels of the worrying situation in the EU dairy and pig meat sectors, aggravated by the import restrictions imposed by the Russian Federation on...
More Investment Needed to Fight World Hunger
GLOBAL - Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection, a new UN report...
14 July 2015
Pork Exports Show Month Decline; Strong Over Year Ago
US - US pork exports declined from both their March and April levels, but remained strong relative to other recent months and one year ago in May, writes Steve Meyer in the National Hog Farmer....
Manitoba Pig Farms Nearing PEDv Free Status
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer expects the first of 5 swine farms infected with PEDv to be declared virus free within the next month or so, writes Bruce Cochrane....
New Laboratory to Help Canada Identify Foreign Animal Diseases
CANADA - A new facility that significantly improves Newfoundland and Labrador’s ability to identify and respond to foreign animal diseases was officially opened last week....
US Pig Farm Sued Over Hazardous Pollutant Emissions
US - The Hanor Company of Wisconsin is facing a lawsuit for failing to report releases of hazardous amounts of ammonia from one of its North Carolina pig farms. ...
13 July 2015
Diagnotics Play Critical Role in Herd Health Management
ANALYSIS - Dr. Paul Thomas, veterinarian with AMVC Management Services, said diagnostics play a critical role in the total herd health program by helping to identify, manage and treat disease challenges....
Weekly Overview: ASF Spreads in Russian, Ukrainian and Latvian Pig Herds
ANALYSIS - It is disease news making the headlines again this week after more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) were detected on pig operations in Ukraine, Latvia and Russia....
Pork Producers to Study Forward Pricing Programs as a Business Risk Management Tool
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has welcomed funding for the “Pork Industry Hedging Program Analysis” project under the AgriRisk Initiatives – R&D stream....
Could Feeding Livestock Hemp Contaminate Food with Cannabis?
ANALYSIS - European scientists and food safety experts have called for more research and information on the risks to consumers of feeding hemp to livestock and poultry....
10 July 2015
Action to Address COOL Must Appease Canada, Mexico
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has said that the only sure way for the US Senate to ward off retaliatory tariffs being imposed on US products exported into Canada and Mexico is to repeal...
08 July 2015
French Plans to Support Agri-food Sector to 2025
ANALYSIS - Fresh moves are being made in France to support the livestock and agriculture sectors that have been rocked by low prices and poor market conditions....
07 July 2015
Pork Exports Rocket After UK Trade with China Opened
UK - Global UK pork exports have rocketed 44 per cent in the last five years, generating £214 million a year, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
Trade Promotion Authority Expected to Speed Up Trans-Pacific Agreement
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council has suggested that US passage of the Trade Promotion Authority will open the door to a speedy completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, Bruce...
New Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector to Improve Exports, Jobs
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects exports to increase to €19 billion and...
06 July 2015
Diagnostics Role in Identifying Foreign Animal Disease
ANALYSIS - Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Health Programs with the National Pork Board, said top notch diagnostics play an important role in detecting trade-limiting foreign animal diseases....
Weekly Overview: JBS Acquires Cargill's US Pork Operations for $1.45 billion
ANALYSIS - It was surprising news last week when JBS's USA Pork division announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Cargill's US pork business for $1.45 billion....
03 July 2015
New Swine Health Intelligence Centre Offers Defence Against Disease
US - The National Pork Board's new Swine Health Intelligence Center will provide the US Pork industry a new line of defense against new and emerging swine diseases....
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