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01 November 2018
Important pig building survey underway
AHDB has engaged BMG Research to conduct an in-depth survey of pig buildings. This will help the organisation gain insight into what pig housing is currently in use and what the future needs of the industry...
30 October 2018
Harnessing the power of livestock for a sustainable future
A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector but also says that changes in policies and practices are needed in order to optimise those contributions...
10 October 2018
USDA offers some food safety tips ahead of Hurricane Michael
USA - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Michael...
04 October 2018
Is your pig barn a sitting fire hazard?
USA - Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) released a first-of-its-kind report highlighting the more than 2.7 million US farm animals who perished in potentially preventable barn fires from 2013 to...
02 October 2018
Optimal environmental settings cut costs and boost productivity
Farmscape speaks to Dr Brett Ramirez about maintaining critical thermal comfort to maximise productivity...
14 September 2018
The eye of the storm: how to protect yourself, your neighbours and your pigs when Hurricane Florence hits
As Hurricane Florence begins to move in from the coast into Carolina, it is important to follow expert advice when it comes to protecting your pigs and preparing for the storm to hit...
Pig pest reaches the West: African swine fever confirmed in Belgium
European authorities are on high alert and emergency measures implemented as African swine fever (ASF) has been identified in wild boar in the Belgian province of Luxembourg...
13 September 2018
What do we know about Classical swine fever's return to Japan?
For the first time in 26 years, Classical swine fever or 'hog cholera' has been identified on a farm in Gifu city, Japan...
21 August 2018
Are you doing all you can for your farm biosecurity?
In light of PED in Manitoba and African swine fever in China, the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network is encouraging swine producers to review their biosecurity protocols and attend local training...
15 August 2018
Up goes another boar-proof fence
Denmark is the latest country to invest in a fence along its border, designed to keep out wild boar and any diseases they harbour – African swine fever being the primary target...
01 August 2018
New research confirms flies can spread diseases to pigs
Central Life Sciences has confirmed a ground-breaking revelation for the swine industry – flies can infect pigs with diseases including PEDV and Senecavirus A...
30 July 2018
Dealing with drought and evading heat stress in swine
The Pig Site provides top tips from across the globe on how to manage high temperatures on farm, how to prevent and treat heat stress in pigs and how to manage water shortages during a drought...
26 July 2018
Greenhouse gas as a raw material for an important feed additive
GLOBAL - Breakthrough in industrial CO2 usage...
25 July 2018
Mixed outlook for practical rat control from farmers
UK - In roughly equal measure, concerns and reassurance about rat control on farms have been identified by a recent survey...
12 July 2018
African swine fever: EFSA assesses measures to prevent spread
EFSA has identified strategies for managing wild boar at different stages of an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF): what should be done before, during and after. Wild boar are known to play an important...
10 July 2018
Ready Meals – ready in minutes, but not ready for the future
Despite the rapid growth of interest in plant-based eating, Eating Better found that meat still dominates the ready meal aisles but the provenance and quality of the meat is often unclear...
09 July 2018
APHA produces latest ASF update
The Animal Plant and Health Agency has provided their most recent update on the movement of African swine fever through Europe...
06 July 2018
Bureau story triggers historic decision to cut antibiotic use in Mumbai
The Bombay High Court in Mumbai has ordered veterinary drug stores across the state to stop selling antibiotics for use on livestock unless the farmer has a prescription, to prevent the growing problem...
05 July 2018
Technology from Hesse for organic enjoyment from Bavaria
The organic sector is booming, and at Packlhof, about 35 kilometres south of Munich, the reason for this is immediately clear to everyone...
NFU President writes to Prime Minister ahead of Chequers meeting
NFU President Minette Batters has written to the Prime Minister calling for clarity and consistency across Government for a Brexit that backs British food production...
04 July 2018
China’s slumping pork prices: Impacts on the stakeholders
Angela Zhang, Head of the Business Intelligence Division at IQC Insights, provides her analysis on China's pork markets as to why the pork prices have slumped and what impact this has had on its domestic...
Agreement heralds development of new livestock traceability service
A new agreement has been signed between AHDB and Defra setting out how AHDB could develop a new multi-species livestock traceability service for England...
27 June 2018
British farmers are ‘better equipped than anyone’ to deliver high quality food
Secretary of State Michael Gove discusses British capacity to supply quality food products and a clean bill of health post-Brexit...
22 June 2018
Thermography serving pig vets and farmers with new app
After months of research and on-farm tests BeInFive, a marketing and software company from Barcelona, Spain, launches Degree2act, a new app to detect hyperthermia on pig farms...
14 June 2018
Priorities decided at Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock meeting
The global livestock sector set out priorities that will help optimise livestock’s social, economic and health benefits while balancing its environmental impact at this year’s annual Global Agenda...
CPF commits to animal welfare goals on all farms
Charoen Popkhand Foods Plc (CPF) commits to group sow housing and strong implementation of animal welfare practices on all of it's farms ...
13 June 2018
NFU highlights positives of Senate Ag Farm Bill
In advance of today’s (13 June) Senate Agriculture Committee markup of the 2018 Farm Bill, National Farmers Union (NFU) highlighted positives in the current draft of the bill and sent vote recommendations...
11 June 2018
World Biogas Expo 2018
A record number of representatives from the water industry are expected at UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham (11-12 July, 2018), the largest global trade show dedicated solely to...
05 June 2018
NFU lifts the lid on the IPM toolbox at industry summit
The NFU will today (5 June 2018) hold its first Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Summit bringing together industry professionals, academics and arable farmers to discuss research and on-farm practicalities...
31 May 2018
Farming in small-scale spaces: what’s the story?
Hadlow College celebrates its 50th anniversary with Vision50 – looking into the future of farming and how robotics could aid with the changes the pig industry is facing...
 
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