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18 January 2018
NFU urges restoration of organic livestock welfare standard
The NFU board says consistency issues threaten the viability of organic family farmers so urge the US Department of Agriculture to reverse their recent withdrawal of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices....
15 January 2018
New and improved Countryside Stewardship offers open for applications
The Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for farmers and land managers to request 2018 application packs today (15 January). The new offers are introduced to help more farmers and land managers protect...
11 January 2018
New AHDB guides aid nutritional promotion of red meat
Guidance on exactly what health claims can be made about beef, lamb and pork have been compiled by AHDB to help retailers, processors and producers promote red meat....
09 January 2018
Smithfield meets group sow housing goal
Smithfield makes the announcement that it has fulfilled its industry-leading commitment of providing group housing systems for pregnant sows on all company-owned farms in the United States. Smithfield...
28 December 2017
OCM sues USDA over GIPSA rule
USDA is being sued by the Organisation for Competitive Markets for withdrawing the “Farmer Fair Practices Rule”....
20 December 2017
CMA approve Tulip Ltd acquisition
The Competition & Markets Authority, last week, announced its approval of Tulip Ltd’s acquisition of pig producer, Easey Holdings Ltd, with no further action necessary. ...
18 December 2017
USDA to rescind Organic Livestock and Poultry Practice rule
The final rule of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices will be withdrawn, much to the dismay of the NFU....
15 December 2017
Rural pig farmer calls out misleading supermarket branding
Richard Baugh of Woodside Farm, Nottinghamshire, takes on Tesco in battle over misleading product branding. In an interview with the BBC, Mr Baugh explains the controversy....
14 December 2017
Metal shavings in pork products prompt recall
A customer complaint about metal shavings in pork salami has led to a small recall — just 143 pounds — by Santa Fe Importers Inc. of Long Beach, CA. The recall was issued on Tuesday (12 December) of...
13 December 2017
FDA report on antibiotics validates work by US pig farmers
America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. ...
01 December 2017
De Groene Weg launches EKO code for pork supply chain
De Groene Weg, subsidiary of Vion Food Group that focuses exclusively on organic meat, launches an EKO code for its pork supply chain on 1 January 2018. On Wednesday (November 28) a meeting about this...
29 November 2017
From suits and ties: emerging young farmers
According to a recent article published by The Washington Post, a growing number of young Americans are leaving their city lives and desk jobs to embark on agricultural enterprises which could aid in alleviating...
27 November 2017
Russia set to freeze pork and beef imports from Brazil
Russia will temporarily freeze pork and beef imports from Brazil due to detection of banned substances, says a report by The Moscow Times....
24 November 2017
UK poised to ship trotters to China
The UK has been given the green light to ship pork products to China, AHDB announced yesterday....
Omega-3 enriched meat fit for market
According to a recent report from Kansas State University, scientists from the university have successfully developed an Omega-3 enriched diet for pigs that allows subsequent meat products to maintain...
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 2
MINI SERIES part 2 - Regulatory and political context. Nigel Gibbens, Professor Peter Borriello, Sue Hayman MP and Rick Clayton address the regulatory and political discussions happening right now, and...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 3
MINI SERIES part 3 – Working together. David Caffall, Mike Murray, Chris Laurence and David Calpin discuss how delegates can work together to ensure that the animal health sector gets the best deal out...
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,...
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...
14 November 2017
'Clock is ticking on Brexit'
Agribusiness 2018 saw Industry leaders calling for urgent government action to deliver against Brexit commitments if the agricultural industry is to succeed post-Brexit. ...
09 November 2017
Regulation of the 'Family Farming' seal
Following confusion over the differentiation of products from Family Farming, the Ministry of Agribusiness of the Nation have regulated, through Resolution 330-E / 2017, the use of the seal "Produced by...
01 November 2017
Improving Hygienic Conditions One Way to Reduce Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - Reducing the use of antibiotics on-farm doesn't happen in a day. Rather, it's a philosophy change in farm management, according to Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, professor at the University of Madrid....
30 October 2017
Grocers promote American Homestead Pork in a move towards ‘non-GMO and antibiotic-free’ meat.
California-based grocery chain, Raley’s, recently announced its move toward ‘non-GMO’ and ‘antibiotic-free’ meat through the introduction of American Homestead Pork products to its stores. ...
20 October 2017
Attractive Labels Stigmatise Many Healthy Foods
US - When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often...
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...
09 October 2017
HCM City Set to Ban Pork Without Clear Origins
VIET NAM - Pork without identification rings to trace their origin will be banned from HCMC City’s Binh Dien and Hoc Mon wholesale markets from 16 October, according to the city People’s Committee....
05 October 2017
IFA Says New Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously...
02 October 2017
Massive Projected Increase in Use of Antimicrobials in Animals by 2030
GLOBAL - The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52 per cent and reach 200,000 tonnes by 2030 unless policies are implemented to...
29 September 2017
Aussie Pig Farmers Leaders in Animal Welfare
AUSTRALIA - A voluntary initiative introduced by Australian pork producers to phase out the use of sow stalls on farm, has now been adopted and implemented by pig farmers who collectively account for...
 
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