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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...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 4
MINI SERIES part 4 – Opportunities: securing our future. Julie Girling MEP, Nick von Westenholz, Professor Janet Bainbridge and Professor Julie Fitzpatrick discuss the opportunities for innovation, trade,...
10 November 2017
Employee training improves piglet-survival rates
In an unusual research study, an employee-training program — Day One Pig Care via the Pork Avenue Training Portal (PATP) — focused on online training followed by tracked, in-barn verification experiences,...
Greece move to smart farming
The Greek government aims to use Copernicus, Europe’s earth-monitoring system, to maximise the potential of smart farming, which will help the country ensure its position in the post-crisis era, Greece’s...
26 October 2017
U.S. pork industry seeks 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow
The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open for the industry award through to November 21st. The award, in its second year, is designed to recognise,...
16 October 2017
Philippine Importers, Distributors Educated on Attributes of US Pork, Beef
PHILIPPINES - Helping importers, distributors and foodservice companies in the Philippines gain a better understanding of the value and availability of US pork, beef and lamb, USMEF conducted a U.S. Meat...
11 October 2017
Farmers Recognise Need to Communicate with Consumers
CANADA - An Agricultural Economist with the University of Alberta says more than ever farmers are listening to consumers when making decisions on whether or not to implement specific technologies, Bruce...
22 September 2017
New Online Training Tool Goes Live Next Week
UK - Pig Pro, the new training and development web-based tool for the pig industry, goes live on Monday – giving farmers a simpler and more flexible way to record staff skills....
21 September 2017
New Requirements Trigger Permit Review
UK - New requirements for holders of an environmental permit mean the Environment Agency (EA) will be reviewing all existing permits over the next four years....
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...
 
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