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12 June 2015
Indian Firm to Launch World’s First Pig Vaccine for Cysticercosis
INDIA - Indian Immunologicals Ltd (IIL), an Indian government owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDRI), is planning to launch the world’s first pig vaccine for procine cysticercosis...
11 June 2015
Disease, Gvt Regulation, Consolidation Continue to Drive US Pork Industry
ANALYSIS - Disease, input costs, government regulations and export opportunities are some of the industry trends that are driving the swine industry, reports Sarah Mikesell from the World Pork Expo in...
10 June 2015
CME: Is There a Way to Fix the MCOOL Challenge
US - We begin today with a bit more on MCOOL and prospect of a “fix” to this lingering challenge, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Brazil Seeks New Markets for Meat Exports in China
BRAZIL - Organisations from Brazil are attending the International Food, Meat and Aquatic Products Exhibition (FMA) in China this week, aiming to increase exports of poultry and pig meat....
New AHDB Branding Launched at Cereals
UK - New branding and a proposed new way of working for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) was formally launched at today’s Cereals event in Lincolnshire....
09 June 2015
New PED Outbreak Hits Ontario
CANADA - A new outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) has been confirmed in Wellington county, Ontario....
08 June 2015
Pork Producers to Score US Politicians on Trade Promotion Votes
US - The US' National Pork Producers Council has announced its intention to score the vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) in the US House of Representatives as a 'key vote'....
COOL Ruling Could Benefit Canadian Genetics Suppliers
CANADA - The general manager of a genetics company has said Canadian swine genetics suppliers have a lot to gain if the recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling on US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling...
Canada, Mexico Seek WTO Authorisation for Retaliation Over COOL
CANADA - Canada's Minister of International Trade Canada, Edward Fast, and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz have issued a statement with Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, and...
Iowa Senators Warned Over COOL Repercussions
CANADA - Representatives of Manitoba Pork and Iowa's senators met last week at the World Pork Expo to discuss the Canada's retaliation measures against the US over country-of-origin labelling (COOL), writes...
05 June 2015
Concerns Over Changes to Reporting of Veterinary Medicine Use
EU - Proposals have been put forward in Europe to increase the notification period before slaughter that veterinary medicines have been used on livestock....
Passage of TPA Critical to US Involvement in Trans-Pacific Partnership
CANADA and US - The chair of the National Pork Producers Trade Committee says acceptance of the Trade Promotion Authority will be key to ensuring the United States participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership,...
04 June 2015
Call for Global Agreement on EU Inspection Rules
UK - A call has been made to the European Commission to take a lead on achieving a general global agreement for the acceptance of the European-wide visual meat inspection....
UK Pig Industry Disease Charter Launched
UK - A new significant diseases charter has been launched by BPEX in the face of threats from challenges such as Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PEDv)....
Russian Pork Imports Fall
RUSSIA - During the first three months of 2015, Russia imported less than half as much pork as in the same period last year....
US FDA Decides to Restrict Animal Antibiotic Use
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has announced their Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule, intended to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
03 June 2015
Northern Ireland Minister to Promote Pork Industry in China
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill is visiting Beijing on 1-5 June 2015, on a mission to support applications for the export of pork to China and to champion the north’s agri-food...
Informal Agreement Reached on EU Animal Health Law
EU - The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the outstanding issues concerning the proposal for a regulation on animal health law. ...
Scientists Examine Natural Enzyme as Antibiotic Alternative in Pigs
US - Studies by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have found that lysozyme, a naturally occurring antimicrobial enzyme, which is normally used in food and beverage applications, may also prove...
02 June 2015
OIE Certifies Mexico as Classical Swine Fever Free
MEXICO - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has certified Mexico as free from classical swine fever....
Australian Fined Thousands for Illegal Pork Imports
AUSTRALIA - A New South Wales business owner has pleaded guilty to deliberately circumventing Australia’s biosecurity laws, receiving fines and a suspended sentence in the Sydney District Court last...
01 June 2015
Failure to Fix COOL Could Threaten Hog Markets
CANADA - Failure to bring Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling into compliance with World Trade rules could negatively impact North American live hog markets, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Livestock Sectors to Have Say on Centre of Excellence
UK - The Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) is a step closer to becoming reality following confirmation that the bid has reached formal interview stage....
Chile Free from Classical Swine Fever
CHILE - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has recognised Chile as only South American country free of classical swine fever....
29 May 2015
Canadian Pork Council Report Shows Importance of Trans-Pacific Partnership
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has released a report outlining the potential impact participating in a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement will have on Canada's pork industry, writes Bruce Cochrane....
27 May 2015
Innovation in UK Farming: No Longer a ‘Top-Down’ Approach
ANALYSIS - Fine examples of the rewards that can be reaped when farmers and scientists work together to solve problems were put in the spotlight at a conference in the UK this week, reports Jackie Linden....
26 May 2015
NPA Awards First Fellowship
UK - The National Pig Association has awarded its first Lifetime Fellowship, in recognition of exceptional service to the British pig industry....
Manitoba Agriculture Minister Looks Forward to Return to Normal Trade with US
US - Manitoba's Minister of Agriculture is hopeful the latest World Trade Organization ruling on US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling will result in a return to historical patterns of trade between...
25 May 2015
Manitoba Pork Hopeful US Will Avoid Retaliatory Tariffs
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork is hopeful the US will respond to the latest WTO ruling by eliminating Country of Origin Labelling as we know it, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 May 2015
Confirmed Case of MRSA in Norwegian Swine
NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has confirmed an outbreak of MRSA in a swine herd in the western Norwegian distract of Haugalandet....
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