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02 November 2018
China tightens controls on pig transport to contain swine fever outbreaks
China has ordered enhanced supervision of vehicles transporting live pigs to contain the spread of deadly African swine fever in the country, as reported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs...
23 October 2018
China's Guangdong province bans transport of live hogs as swine fever spreads
China's southern Guangdong province on Tuesday banned the transport of live hogs to other parts of the country after two outbreaks of deadly African swine fever were reported in a neighbouring area...
12 October 2018
ATP bioluminescence used to assess trailer cleanliness
Prairie Swine Centre research publishes a new study documenting the successful use of ATP bioluminescence in efficiently testing trailer hygiene...
25 September 2018
What’s the story on Belgium’s African swine fever outbreak?
The first case of African swine fever (ASF) in Western Europe was confirmed in Belgium in early September, but how has the outbreak progressed since?...
12 September 2018
China catapulted into chaos as 15th ASF case is identified
On the evening of 10 September 2018, China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center confirmed a new case of African swine fever (ASF), which was identified in Tongling City, Anhui Province. Up to now, Anhui...
03 September 2018
Sixth case of ASF brings cull count to 38,000 in China
While authorities battle to control the catastrophic outbreak of African swine fever in China, more cases of the disease emerge and add to the rising death toll of pigs...
23 August 2018
Animal Welfare Institute and Farm Sanctuary sue USDA over slaughterhouse records
USA - The Animal Welfare Institute and Farm Sanctuary sued the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today, 23 August 2018, for failing to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request...
16 August 2018
ASF death toll rises as 30 pigs die during transportation in China
Today it has been confirmed that 30 pigs being transported in China have died as a result of infection with African swine fever (ASF). Angela Zhang, IQC Insights, provides the latest update on the ASF...
31 July 2018
Tyson foods cuts earnings due to tarrifs, sluggish demand
USA - Tyson Foods, Inc (NYSE:TSN) on 30 July 2018 revised fiscal year 2018 guidance. Although unable to reconcile revised 2018 adjusted earnings per share guidance to GAAP, the company now expects adjusted...
13 July 2018
UK farming unions respond to Government Brexit white paper
Following the publication of the Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, the Presidents of the four UK farming unions have issued a joint statement...
28 June 2018
Carbon dioxide shortages in the UK: What do we know so far?
As carbon dioxide shortages continue to affect the European pig industry, The Pig Site takes a look at what we know so far and how the swine industry will respond over the coming weeks...
03 May 2018
Crowd Cow introduces pork to craft meat selection
The small, independent farm marketplace now offers snout-to-tail cuts of pork to its nationwide customer base...
30 April 2018
Eyes on the road
Manitoba Agriculture and Manitoba Infrastructure are encouraging farmers, drivers and agricultural equipment operators to make road safety a priority this spring....
06 February 2018
PigPass: Australia’s answer for pork reporting
To continuously improve upon the country’s reputation for delivering high quality and safe pork products, Australia has revamped its national pork reporting in the form of PigPass....
15 December 2017
Government considering controls on live animal exports
Defra confirms government ministers are looking into the issue of live export and are considering options of controlling live export of animals after Brexit. ...
11 December 2017
Best of The Pig Site 2017: CO2 stunning
Continuing The Pig Site's selection of the best articles from 2017- next up......
22 November 2017
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?
MINI SERIES part 1 - Three weeks on from the NOAH conference: ‘Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?’, reflecting on the words of politicians, veterinarians and veterinary-associates, and...
20 November 2017
Animal Welfare: bringing consumer attitudes to the supply chain
Last week, the Winterbotham Darby Animal Welfare Media Round Table took place in London’s Covent Garden – a bustling agricultural trade centre in its past. The event brought together a number of industry...
27 October 2017
New EU Commission initiative for animal welfare
On Friday 20th October 2017, the 66th European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) AGM took place in Bucharest, Romania, where major topics concerning animal welfare, environmental policy, competitiveness,...
26 October 2017
LAMMA 2019 to move to the NEC
LAMMA, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association, are set to move the UK’s largest agricultural machinery event to the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) as of January 2019....
09 October 2017
Direct Animal Movement Primary Cause of Spread of PED
CANADA - The Office of Manitoba Chief Veterinarian says the greatest risk factor for the spread of PED has been direct animal movement, Bruce Cochrane writes....
13 September 2017
NPPC Seeks Waiver from ELD Mandate
US - The National Pork Producers Council yesterday asked for a waiver and exemption for livestock haulers from US Department of Transportation regulations that could have negative effects on animal well-being....
12 September 2017
Pork Producers Advised to Turn Yards into Controlled Access Zones
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging producers to convert their yards into controlled access zones, reports Bruce Cochrane....
15 August 2017
Protocols for Moving Non-Shedding Pigs from Formerly PED Positive Sites Under Assessment
CANADA - Animal Health Officials in Manitoba are re-evaluating the movement of pigs no longer through to be shedding PED virus originating from previously infected sites, writes Bruce Cochrane....
21 July 2017
Improved Trailer Design Offers Improved Animal Welfare, Faster Loading & Easier Disinfection
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says improved swine transport trailer designs offer improved animal welfare, faster loading and unloading and easier cleaning and disinfection,...
10 July 2017
Saskatchewan Pork Producers Advised to Develop PED Specific Response Plans
CANADA - The Office of Saskatchewan's Chief Veterinary Officer is encouraging the province's pork producers to develop a PED-specific response plan and to enforce strict biosecurity protocols among workers...
07 July 2017
Interest in Hydraulic Swine Transport Trailer Designs Builds in Canada
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre reports interest in the newer hydraulic trailer designs is increasing across Canada, according to Bruce Cochrane....
30 June 2017
PED Overriding Issue Facing Manitoba Pork Industry
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork has echoed the call for federal government support in addressing the recent surge in cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
28 June 2017
Pork Industry Delegation Receives Encouraging Response
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the General Manager of Manitoba Pork says members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food appear supportive of industry efforts to...
22 June 2017
US Pork Industry Plan to Allow Continued Production in Presence of Disease
US - Iowa's Agriculture Secretary says a plan being developed by the US pork industry will enable state animal health officials to allow pork production to continue in the presence of a foreign animal...
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