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29 March 2018
SusPig: how sustainable is your pig feed?
SusPig, a three-year project coordinated under a European Research Area Network, looks to test the efficiency and sustainability of pig production systems with a focus on alternative pig feeds....
28 March 2018
Reviewed your farm tenancies?
Landlords and tenants should consider reviewing tenancy agreements before Brexit, to ensure they remain fit for purpose, according to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)....
Advancing women in agriculture
The Government of Canada recognises the important role women play in the agriculture and agri-food sector, as well as the Canadian economy at large...
UK farming unions talk Brexit phase two
The four UK farming unions have agreed a set of priorities for achieving the best Brexit outcome for UK farming. ...
27 March 2018
Checkoff collaboration boosts farm-level research
The National Pork Board has announced a new collaboration with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to support a competitive research program to improve pig health, productivity and well-being....
Financial certainty in an uncertain world
Farmers are being told to prepare for an uncertain future amid changing consumer trends, Brexit, and reducing support payments. But how can they prepare for the unknown? ...
26 March 2018
Farm Bureau concerned about possible Chinese trade retaliation
After President Trump’s recent announcement that the US would be imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, farm bureaus are worried that the US will now face retaliation in the form of agricultural...
Listeriosis – the biggest outbreak in history
Ian Nkala describes how the outbreak has affected thousands of people in South Africa and Zimbabwe, and how the origins of the outbreak are emerging....
Your mycotoxin mitigation strategy
After the recent conclusion of the 10th World Mycotoxin Forum, Trouw nutrition discusses the importance of an effective mycotoxin mitigation strategy....
23 March 2018
Trump administration unveils trade actions against China
NFU laments administration’s ‘bull in a china shop’ approach, urges tactful process to address trade woes....
One step closer to CCTV in all Welsh slaughterhouses
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a statement from the Welsh Government which hints at future legislation to introduce CCTV in Welsh slaughterhouses....
22 March 2018
Businesses commit to Courtauld Commitment 2025 Water Ambition to cut environmental cost of food and drink
Announced on World Water Day, the Ambition has the backing of signatories to WRAP’s ten-year Courtauld Commitment 2025 voluntary agreement....
World Water Day 2018
With more businesses committing to the Courtauld Commitment 2025 Water Ambition today, WRAP discusses the ongoing Water Ambition projects aiming to mitigate current water pollution and water wastage rates....
21 March 2018
Lallemand Animal Nutrition joins Neovia’s “Farm of the Future” network
Lallemand Animal Nutrition announces it is joining the Neovia “Farm of the Future” network as an “Innovative Company"....
Exclusive PRRS and PED insurance coverage protects US pork producers
INDIANAPOLIS - first-of-its-kind insurance coverage for farmers affected by Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED)....
20 March 2018
UK and EU agree terms for Brexit transition period
The NFU has given a cautious welcome to details of a 21-month transitional period as part of the agreement to the UK leaving the EU....
19 March 2018
Swine and poultry farms of Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) certified under Thai Labour Standard
Bangkok - Sixty poultry farms owned by Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF), Thailand's leading agro-industrial conglomerate, have been certified under the Thai Labour Standard: TLS 8001-2553, the national...
16 March 2018
A & A Finest recalls frozen pork and shrimp dumpling products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen
WASHINGTON, 15 March 2018 – Johnsonville, LLC, a Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin establishment, is recalling approximately 109,603 pounds of smoked pork sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous...
15 March 2018
NFU welcomes PM’s ambition to deliver a successful farming policy
The NFU President has welcomed Wednesdays (14 March) comments from the Prime Minister which acknowledged the ‘historic opportunity’ the government has to deliver a farming policy that will work for...
14 March 2018
Canadian pork industry statement on the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
OTTAWA, Canada, 8 March 2018 — Canadian Pork producers welcome the signing of The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)...
13 March 2018
Canadian minister of agriculture and agri-food strengthens agricultural trade with Japan, South Korea
Budget 2018 reaffirms the Government of Canada's commitment to actively deepening trade relationships, through modern, progressive free trade agreements, including in new, fast-growing markets in Asia....
Organic livestock standards rule withdrawn to detriment of family farmers and the organic label
WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to...
12 March 2018
Where next for UK and Irish livestock science and production?
Post-Brexit future under the spotlight at major animal science conference...
AHDB in advanced talks with private partner to secure the future of MLCSL
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is in advanced talks with private business HallMark Veterinary Compliance Services about taking over its commercial subsidiary Meat and Livestock...
09 March 2018
Russia managed to strengthen its position in the pork market of Hong Kong
Despite continuing sanctions and food embargoes, Russian agricultural companies do not reduce the pork production volume, which is growing, and actively increase their exports. ...
08 March 2018
Global Food Safety Initiative reveals new benchmarking requirements
TOKYO, 6 March 2018 - The Global Food Safety Initiative announced at its annual Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, the latest initiative in GFSI’s mission to advance food safety and encourage industry...
06 March 2018
Listeriosis outbreak traced to processed meat
Largest listeria outbreak ever, which has killed over 180 people, has been linked to consumption of the sausage, known as polony....
05 March 2018
NFU calls for detail on food and drink sector after Brexit
Brexit negotiations must deliver detail for largest manufacturing sector – food and drink, says NFU....
Get ready for change at the British Pig & Poultry Fair
Farmers face a lot of uncertainty in the coming years, but armed with the best advice from the industry’s top leaders they will be able to make the most of any opportunities which lie ahead...
01 March 2018
The science of gene editing takes centre stage at Pork Industry Forum
Kansas City – 28 February, 2018 – Science, technology and global health author and journalist Michael Specter opened the annual pork industry forum, offering his insights on gene editing to the more...
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