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08 May 2015
Livestock Industry Invited to Review UK Research Centre Proposals
UK - Livestock industry representatives have been invited to take part in a meeting to refine proposals for a UK-wide Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Livestock (CIEL)....
Pork Checkoff Supports Lean Meat in Dietary Guidelines
US - The Pork Checkoff has submitted more comments to US governmental organisations to support the inclusion of lean meat in dietary guidelines....
07 May 2015
Pork Producers Urged to Document Euthanasia Plans
CANADA - A scientist is encouraging swine producers to develop and document plans for euthanising compromised animals on their farms, writes Bruce Cochrane....
06 May 2015
Political Situation Closely Watched by US Hog Farmers
US - The pork industry will be closely observing three political situations during the rest of 2015, which are all critical to the industry’s future and could have market impacts, writes Steve Meyer...
Aussie Pork Industry Wins Carbon Reduction Contracts
AUSTRALIA - The Australian pork industry has become the first agricultural industry to be granted contracts for carbon dioxide abatement under the federal governments Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF)....
EU Must Foster Global Food Security, Say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition, says a resolution voted by Parliament....
USDA Report Shows Little Economic Benefit to COOL
US - A new USDA report finds some evidence of consumer interest, but negligible economic benefit, to mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL)....
05 May 2015
Volatility Takes Its Toll on UK Farm Profitability
UK - A significant drop in commodity prices across the board is a major factor in causing a fall in the overall profitability of the farming sector in 2014, the National Farmers Union has said....
01 May 2015
Russia Lifts Canadian Breeding Pig Import Ban
RUSSIA - The temporary restrictions on imports of breeding pigs from Canada to Russia have been lifted....
Slight Increase in Chinese Pork Prices
CHINA – The average price of Chinese farm produce fell slightly over the last week, according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
30 April 2015
New Manitoba Hog Barns Must Meet Environmental Protection Rules
CANADA - Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship has said that new hog barns built under a new pilot project will be required to meet or exceed the level of environmental protection provided through...
Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha Round farm trade talks....
European Commission Closes Pigmeat Private Storage Aid
EU - EU Member States have backed a Commission move to close Private Storage Aid for pigmeat....
29 April 2015
Red Tape Removal Needed for Trade Talks Success
EU - During the ninth round of negotiations between the US and EU on a potential free trade agreement, european agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has said that red tape and technical barriers must...
Japan Recognises Mexican Classical Swine Fever Efforts
MEXICO - Japan has recognised Mexico as free from Classical Swine Fever....
Environmental Feed Life Cycle Guidelines Released
GLOBAL - International organisation have released new guidelines for Global Feed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which addresses the impact of livestock feeds on the environment....
28 April 2015
Manitoba Pork Chairman Wants Production Increase
CANADA - The newly elected chair of Manitoba Pork has said increasing the province's pork production to match processing capacity and creating a hog industry income stabilisation program will be among...
Chinese Inspectors Visit Northern Ireland Pork Processors
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A Northern Ireland minister has welcomed the upcoming visit of Chinese authorities, hoping to open up access to the Chinese pork market....
Livestock Identification and Recording Vital for Food Security
AFRICA – Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is expected to improve food security, livestock genetics and better flock management....
27 April 2015
Weekly Overview: New Ruling Set to Improve Welfare for Europe's Pigs
GLOBAL - EU welfare rules should apply even when the animals are transported out of the region, a court in Luxembourg said last week, as Germany announced it would prioritise animal welfare and the Danes...
Canadian Reporting of Live Hog Movements Increases
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council reported about 65 per cent of those who ship or receive hogs in Canada are now reporting the movements of those animals to the PigTrace Canada database, writes Bruce...
Global Researchers Collaborate for Sustainable Intensification in Africa
GLOBAL - Twenty three African and European research partners will collaborate on a new long term research and innovation partnership, focussing on sustainable intensification of the agro-food system in...
24 April 2015
European Court Rules Laws on Animal Welfare in Transport Apply Beyond EU Borders
EU - The EU's laws of the welfare of pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and horses during transportation should also apply when they are exported to third-countries, the European Court of Justice ruled on 23 April....
Canadian Farms Convert Pig Barns to Comply with Housing Laws
CANADA - To comply with new requirements under Canada's revised Pig Code of Practice and maintain economic viability, most pork producers are considering converting existing sow barns from stall housing...
Scottish Farming Union Sees GM Feed Proposals as Unworkable
SCOTLAND, UK - European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray, said the...
23 April 2015
Canadian Pork Industry Backs Regulation Against Antimicrobial Resistance
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council has announced its support of the Government of Canada in taking action on antimicrobial resistance....
More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. ...
Pork Private Storage Runs Out of Steam
EU - By the first week of April, applications for private storage aid for pig meat in the European Union, which was launched on 9 March, had reached 47,368 tonnes....
22 April 2015
US Pork Management Conference to be Held in June
US - US pork organisation Pork Checkoff has announced that the annual Pork Management Conference will take place in June in New Orleans....
Germany Focuses on Farm Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German agriculture department has launched a new initiative to make animal welfare a high priority....
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