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20 April 2018
Agriculture's contribution to carbon sequestration must be recognised
The President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan says the contribution of Canadian agriculture in helping reduce Canada's carbon footprint, and without a carbon tax, needs to be...
19 April 2018
MSD Animal Health continues its partnership with WeForest to promote a healthy planet
World Earth Day provides opportunity for veterinarians to give back....
Less and better meat for the future of the industry
A powerful alliance of 52 organisations have set out their stall for how to eat meat and dairy more sustainably. ...
16 April 2018
Agri-strategies for climate change: What do the experts say?
The headquarters of the Ministry of Agribusiness, Argentina, was the scene of the 'Workshop of analysis and perspective of the process of construction of the Adaptation Plan to climate change for the agricultural...
10 April 2018
Influence Feed: China strikes back
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
NFSCo appoints new COO for “next era” of UK farming
NFSCo [The National Fallen Stock Company], which facilitates the efficient, safe, and cost-effective removal of fallen stock from farms across the United Kingdom, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer...
06 April 2018
Are you using rodenticides correctly?
Farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers are being encouraged to undertake knowledge updates to maintain their professional competence in the use of stewardship-label rodenticides....
Bilateral agreement signed for Canadian agricultural partnership
Today, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler signed a bilateral agreement to finalise and implement the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year...
04 April 2018
Australasian pork research proposals on the move
Proposals covering resilience in antimicrobial reduction and resistance and the role of the microbiome in pig performance and health were highlights of the 33 considered in the first investment round for...
02 April 2018
PEDv Lessons Learned report in the works
Manitoba Pork reports on the latest efforts to control PEDv and to learn from previous outbreaks to develop better control measures....
30 March 2018
Red Tractor Assurance to launch TV advertising campaign
Red Tractor Assurance will have its own national television advertising campaign later this year for the first time in its history....
29 March 2018
Immediate policy change needed says Organic Farmers and Growers
The government needs to take immediate action to help British agriculture reduce its impact on the environment and drive more resilient food production, according to a leading organic certifier. ...
Barn location can impact PRRS exposure risk
Several factors go into selecting a site for a pork-production unit, but research shows there are a couple more — specifically, terrain and vegetation — that may influence exposure to the porcine reproductive...
28 March 2018
Reviewed your farm tenancies?
Landlords and tenants should consider reviewing tenancy agreements before Brexit, to ensure they remain fit for purpose, according to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)....
27 March 2018
Checkoff collaboration boosts farm-level research
The National Pork Board has announced a new collaboration with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to support a competitive research program to improve pig health, productivity and well-being....
Financial certainty in an uncertain world
Farmers are being told to prepare for an uncertain future amid changing consumer trends, Brexit, and reducing support payments. But how can they prepare for the unknown? ...
22 March 2018
World Water Day 2018
With more businesses committing to the Courtauld Commitment 2025 Water Ambition today, WRAP discusses the ongoing Water Ambition projects aiming to mitigate current water pollution and water wastage rates....
06 March 2018
Listeriosis outbreak traced to processed meat
Largest listeria outbreak ever, which has killed over 180 people, has been linked to consumption of the sausage, known as polony....
05 March 2018
Get ready for change at the British Pig & Poultry Fair
Farmers face a lot of uncertainty in the coming years, but armed with the best advice from the industry’s top leaders they will be able to make the most of any opportunities which lie ahead...
28 February 2018
Alternatives to antibiotics offer opportunities
A veterinarian with South West Ontario Veterinary Services says, as livestock producers move to reduce their use of antibiotics, they will be looking to a range of alternative methods for preventing and...
27 February 2018
Once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape future farming policy
Farmers, landowners and food producers have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the future of English farming and the environment, with a consultation launched today (27 February) by Environment...
26 February 2018
Waste treatment headache for Vietnam’s pig farmers
Vietnamese pig farmers want to increase their herd size but do not have the experience in treating livestock waste on a large scale, according to the VEA....
20 February 2018
Michael Gove announces farm inspection review
A comprehensive review of farm inspections to remove bureaucratic burdens placed on farmers has been announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove today....
12 February 2018
PigSustain: assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry
In an interview with The Pig Site, Dr Mary Friel, Leeds University, discusses how the PigSustain initiative is assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry to ensure it is prepared for the future....
09 February 2018
Thailand's journey to be responsible antimicrobial users
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a term we are hearing more and more, and it poses a significant threat to your life...
07 February 2018
Canada’s livestock producers receive tax relief for 2017
January 6: the government of Canada released the final list of designated regions where livestock tax deferral has been authorised for 2017 due to drought, flood or excess moisture conditions. ...
Rodenticide resistance on the rise
Just when farmers are getting the hang of rodenticide stewardship rules, introduced mid-2016, a new study by Reading University confirms that rats in some parts of the country are resistant to some of...
06 February 2018
Public benefits of organic farming need formal recognition
The public benefits offered to the UK by organic agriculture need to be properly recognised and rewarded by government post-Brexit, according to leading organic certifier OF&G....
31 January 2018
Iowa Pork Industry Center announces Iowa Pork Regional Conferences
AMES, Iowa – Keeping abreast of changes in regulations that affect their business is vital for Iowa pork producers. This year’s Iowa Pork Regional Conference series helps meet that need with presentations...
Facelift for the "Controlled Environment for Livestock" handbook
Farmers could reduce their feed and energy costs while improving growth rates, thanks to an updated handbook from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)...
 
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