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19 September 2017
SHIC Offers Training for Rapid Responders to Novel Disease Outbreaks
US - The Swine Health Information Center has launched a new training programme for members of its Rapid Response Corps, writes Bruce Cochrane....
15 September 2017
Seminar Provides Education on Quality, Value of US Pork
MEXICO - USMEF partnered with the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) to present a sales seminar for meat industry personnel in Mexico City....
28 August 2017
Seven Firms Sign Up to Pig Industry Scholarship
UK - Seven sponsoring companies have signed up to this year’s illustrious Pig Industry Scholarships....
25 August 2017
USPOULTRY Cosponsors 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit
US - Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), along with Field to Market, the Innovation Center for US Dairy, the National Pork Board, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and the US Roundtable for...
Pig Farmers Urged to Improve Genetics, Infrastructure
NAMIBIA - Although Namibia still had to import 1,049 tonnes of pork from January to May, 38 per cent less than in the same period in 2016, the country could in the near future play a role to help feed...
18 August 2017
Red Tractor Standards Undergo Change
UK - Pig producers, representing 70 per cent of England’s pig herd, have been busy entering 2015 and 2016 antibiotic data into eMB over the last 12 months, but now Red Tractor has added eMB into the...
07 August 2017
Workshop Offers Variety Meat Ideas for Philippine Pork Processors
PHILIPPINES - Encouraging Philippine companies to use more US pork, USMEF organized a technical workshop on fibrinogen utilisation in variety meat for research and development departments, production operations...
19 July 2017
Resources Now Available to Help Barn Workers Cope with Stress of Swine Diseases
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says there are resources available to help swine barn workers cope with the stresses involved in dealing with the devastation caused...
11 July 2017
HSA Commits to New Research, Development to Improve Welfare of Pigs at Slaughter
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) and the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) are jointly offering up to £400,000 of research funding for a project to develop a more humane...
30 June 2017
Live-pig Markets, Traders Could Provide Insight to Controlling ASF
GEORGIA - Understanding how live pigs are traded between villages and backyard farmers can help health agencies better understand how devastating swine diseases spread....
29 June 2017
June Pig Market Trends Out Now
UK - The June edition of "Pig Market Trends (PMT)" is now available....
22 June 2017
Behaviour Study Shows Piglets Prefer New Toys
US - We can't help but be tempted by new things. We see it in a child's eyes when she opens a new toy, and feel it every time a new version of the iPhone is released. It turns out our preference for shiny,...
Food Citizenship Report: Building a Better Food System
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’....
21 June 2017
Pilot Testing of Canadian Pork Excellence Wraps Up
CANADA - The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork says final adjustments to the new Canadian Pork Excellence Programme are now in the works, Bruce Cochrane writes....
20 June 2017
Range of Tasks Makes Farming an Especially Risky Occupation
CANADA - The Director of the Manitoba Farm Safety Programme says the wide variety of tasks to be done on the farm, makes farming one of the more risky occupations, Bruce Cochrane reports....
19 June 2017
Colombian Foodservice Clients Partake in US Meat Training
US - At the request of a food distributor in South America, USMEF conducted US pork processed meat training sessions for foodservice managers in three major Colombian cities. The training, held in Bogota,...
07 June 2017
Pork Checkoff Publishes New PRRS Initiative Research Book
US - The National Pork Board’s new porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus research booklet is now available. ...
01 June 2017
AHDB Releases Two New Valuable Data Publications
UK - Two new publications from AHDB Pork will be published in June and both provide a valuable source of information about the pig industry, reports Vikki Campbell, Acting Data and Analysis Manager at...
30 May 2017
Farmers, Forest Owners Along with Co-ops Driving Force Behind Green Jobs
EU - Copa and Cogeca underlined at a major workshop yesterday during this years’ Green Week the important role farmers and their cooperatives play in driving green jobs in Europe....
18 May 2017
Shanghai Seminars Highlight Value, Quality of US Pork
CHINA - Training seminars conducted by USMEF in Shanghai provided Chinese importers, distributors and chefs information about cutting, preparing and marketing a variety of US pork cuts. The trainings,...
09 May 2017
Research: Right R&D Investments 'Good Bets' for Climate, Economies
GLOBAL - Investing in new ways of utility-scale electricity storage and capturing carbon to store underground should be a priority for governments aiming to meet the greenhouse gas and 'green energy' targets...
30 March 2017
QMS, FDF Launch New Poster to Highlight Careers in Red Meat Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - A new poster aimed at highlighting the careers available in the Scottish red meat industry has been launched today (29 March 2017) by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Food and Drink Federation...
23 March 2017
Pork Quality Competition Attracts Full Slate of Entries
CANADA - The Events Coordinator with the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba reports the 2017 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Pork Quality Competition has attracted a full slate of entries, writes Bruce Cochrane....
20 March 2017
USMEF Familiarises South American Chefs on US Beef, Pork Products
US - USMEF recently hosted a team of chefs and culinary educators from Peru and Colombia for a farm-to-plate tour of the US beef and pork industries. ...
13 March 2017
Mark Your Calendar for the Novus Graduate Scholars Program (NGS) Launch
CHINA - Since its introduction in China, the Novus Graduate Scholars Program (NGS) has been held successfully for 11 years by Novus International, Inc., and this year's launch is set for March 20 at Sichuan...
07 March 2017
Canadian Pork Excellence Steps Up Focus on Training
CANADA - The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork says Canada's new pork quality assurance programme places a much greater emphasis on training, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 March 2017
Importance of Farming as Employer to Influential Commons Committee Highlighted
UK - NFU Scotland has highlighted the importance of Scottish agriculture as an employer to an influential committee in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday, 1 March)....
28 February 2017
Move to Group Housing Heightens Importance of Individualized Sow Nutrition
CANADA - A Nutritionist with Gestal suggests the move to group housing of gestation sows has heightened the importance of the ability manage feed intake for each sow individually, writes Bruce Cochrane....
27 February 2017
USDA Invests $4.8 million in Agricultural Programmes
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced 19 grants totaling $4,790,100 to support agricultural science programmes at non-land-grant...
24 February 2017
Gene-Edited Pigs Show Signs of Resistance to Major Viral Disease
UK - Scientists have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year....
 
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