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03 November 2016
Manitoba Pork Hoping for Streamlining of Swine Barn Construction Permit Approval Process
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is hoping streamlining the process involved in getting approval for the construction of new hog barns will speed up the procedure and reduce the costs....
Spain, Italy Called on to Reduce Growing Livestock Antibiotic Use
EU - Antibiotic consumption in livestock production is increasing drastically in Italy and Spain. From 2013 to 2014, consumption appears to have increased by around 20-25 per cent. This is shown in a new...
01 November 2016
Fall in UK Farm Incomes Continues
UK - New Defra figures have shown a dramatic fall in farm incomes for the third consecutive year....
27 October 2016
All Eyes on US as Nations Consider Ratification of TPP Trade Agreement
US - The Director of International Trade, Government and Media Relations with the Canadian Meat Council, remains hopeful the current US administration will move forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership...
26 October 2016
Japanese Market Sways Pork Organisation to Back Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - Not approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is costing the US cattle industry thousands of dollars every day in lost sales in Japan, according to some industry groups. Rachel Lane reports....
25 October 2016
Blunt Force Trauma Ensures Humane Pig Euthanasia, says Veterinary Council
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says, despite public concerns, the use of blunt force trauma to euthanize pigs is an effective and humane method of ensuring animal welfare....
20 October 2016
European Sales of Animal Antibiotics Continue to Decline
EUROPE - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published the sixth report on the sales of veterinary antibiotics in Europe, highlighting a continuing downward trend between 2011 and 2014....
Romanian Breeders Eye Live Pig Export to Expand by 40 per cent
ROMANIA - Following the recent decision of the European Commission’s Standing Committee on Veterinary Medicinal Products to lift the ban on Romania’s live pig exports to other European Union member...
NFU Calls for Grocery Adjudicator Role to be Extended
UK - A Government review into the Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) should look at extending the role to cover more of the supply chain, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said....
19 October 2016
Government Launches Export Plan for UK Agricultural Produce
UK - The UK's Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has launched an ambitious new action plan to grow the UK's food and drink exports, bringing a £2.9 billion boost to the economy....
18 October 2016
Pig Feed Price Must Drop, says IFA Chairman
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee Chairman Pat O’ Flaherty has insisted pig compound feed millers must reduce feed prices immediately....
New Pork Label Shows Level of Animal Welfare
DENMARK - A new Ministry of Environment and Food animal welfare label, which is being launched in Denmark next spring, will allow shoppers to identify the level of welfare the pig received....
Chief Veterinary Officer Highlights Official Vet Welfare Role
UK - The importance of the Official Veterinarian (OV) in safeguarding animal welfare and sharing best practice was highlighted in the address made by Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, at the annual...
17 October 2016
2016 EU Pork Exports Expected to Reach Record Level
EU - In 2016, EU pigmeat exports are expected to reach a record level at 2.7 million tonnes (+24 per cent on annual basis) thanks to the boost in exports to China, according to the European Commission...
14 October 2016
Iowa Pork to Participate in Trade Mission to China, Japan
US - Iowa Pork is to join Governor Terry Branstad on a trade mission to China and Japan in November....
13 October 2016
Brazilian Pork Exports Up 30.7 per cent in August
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) has revealed that Brazilian pork exports grew 30.7 per cent in August, compared to the same period last year....
12 October 2016
Canada Opens Market to Mexican Pork
MEXICO - The Canadian government has opened its market to Mexican pork after recognising Mexico as a country free of classical swine fever (CSF)....
10 October 2016
Weekly Overview: African Swine Fever Reaches Moldova
GLOBAL - Moldova has now confirmed its first outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF). The outbreaks were reported on two backyard pig farms in Donduseni....
05 October 2016
Russia Appeals WTO Ruling on EU Pork Import Ban
GLOBAL - As was widely anticipated, Russia has appealed against the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’s judgement that its ban on imports of EU pig meat products was against WTO rules. ...
Senecavirus A Confirmed in Ontario
CANADA - Senecavirus A has been confirmed in Ontario, according to Manitoba Pork....
04 October 2016
New Investigation Finds LA-MRSA in UK Pork
UK - The Guardian newspaper has reported findings of a livestock strain of MRSA in UK pork....
28 September 2016
South African Pig Producers Allege US Meat Poses Health Risk
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African Poultry Association and Pork Producers Organisation are taking the South African Government to court due to concessions made for meat imported from the United States under...
26 September 2016
Manitoba Detects 10th PED Case
CANADA - A 10th outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Manitoba, Canada....
Weekly Overview: World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
ANALYSIS - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United...
23 September 2016
Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board...
22 September 2016
Sustainable Markets: How Will Global Pig Markets React to Changes in Russia?
GLOBAL - In today’s interconnected, global economy, changes and events in one market can have worldwide implications. “Sustainable Markets” is a series of articles focused on market news and its...
Value of Australian Farm Production Set to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report from ABARES,...
World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United...
21 September 2016
Breeding Herd Declining in Major EU Pig Producing Countries
EUROPE - Initial figures released from Eurostat, from selected EU Member States, are indicative that there may be a decline in both the total pig herd and the breeding pig herd in the May/June census....
20 September 2016
Trade Deals Offer Tremendous Opportunity for Red Meat Sector
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council says implementation of TPP and CETA will create tremendous opportunity for red meat producers and processors, writes Bruce Cochrane....
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