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Pig Industry News By Category: H1N1 Flu Outbreak
16 September 2009
NPPC Briefs US Trading Partners on H1N1 Flu
US - At a briefing on Monday evening, the National Pork Producers Council told foreign officials that the US pork industry and the US government are gearing up for a return of the novel H1N1 flu and that...
11 September 2009
Victoria's Pigs Cleared of H1N1 Flu
AUSTRALIA - Pigs affected by the A(H1N1) flu in the Goulburn Valley, have recovered from the virus....
Call Flu 'H1N1' Not 'Swine' Flu, USDA Demands
US - US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday in a media briefing on the novel H1N1 flu urged reporters to refer to the virus by that name and not "swine" flu. ...
CME: H1N1 Influenza Not the Same as 'Swine Flu'
US - On Thursday, the US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsac, made a forceful statement to members of the media that they correctly portray the recent flu outbreak and stop using the misleading "swine...
H1N1: Govt Urges Pig Breeders to Enhance Biosecurity
MALAYSIA - The country's pig breeders are urged to enhance the biosecurity levels at their farm to curb the Influenza A(H1N1) outbreak. ...
07 September 2009
USDA Agrees To Help US Pork Producers
US - The National Pork Producers Council commended US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for his decision to lend assistance to the US pork industry to help it weather a nearly two year old economic crisis...
04 September 2009
USMEF: Reaction of Chinese Consumers to H1N1
CHINA - Nearly two-thirds of China’s consumers stopped eating pork in the early stages of the H1N1 influenza outbreak this year, and more than one in five consumers in the world’s largest pork market...
AFBF Urges Obama to Support Pork, Dairy Sectors
US - America’s pork and dairy producers have lost much of their equity over the last year. With a wave of restructuring and forced herd sales expected over the next few months, the American Farm Bureau...
03 September 2009
WPC REPORT - Chinese Consumers Flu Virus Fears
CHINA - A quarter of the Chinese population believe that the A/H1N1 flu virus can be caught through eating pig meat....
A/H1N1 Detected in Live Pigs Imported into Singapore
SINGAPORE - Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has detected the pandemic A(H1N1) virus in some pigs imported into Singapore from Indonesia's Pulau Bulan. ...
28 August 2009
FAO Raises Concerns over Possible H1N1 Pandemic
GLOBAL - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is concerned that the H1N1 flu virus in turkeys in Chile could strengthen a global pandemic....
CME: Breeding Herd Reduction Finally Underway
US - The long-anticipated, apparently late and, according to many analysts, BADLY needed reduction of the US swine breeding herd may have finally gotten underway the week of 15 August, write Steve Meyer...
26 August 2009
Canadian Pork Producers Face Tough Decisions
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork Council says Canadian pork producers will be facing some tough decisions over the next few months as they decide the future of their operations, writes Bruce Cochrane....
25 August 2009
Influenza A Confirmed at Queensland Piggery
QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA - A Queensland piggery near Dalby has been placed in quarantine after returning positive tests for Influenza A....
24 August 2009
Govt's Support Plan Ignores Conflicting Policies
ALBERTA, CANADA - A special George Morris Centre report, released last week, is critical of the federal government’s assistance plan for the Canadian hog industry. ...
Fresh Guidelines for Surveillance of Pigs in Maharashtra
PUNE, INDIA - The government's animal husbandry department in Maharashtra state has asked all seven divisions working under it to keep a watchful eye on its pigs. This follows the outbreak of the H1N1...
21 August 2009
Pig Farm to Remain Under Quarantine over H1N1 Flu
AUSTRALIA - A pig farm in Victoria's Goulburn Valley will remain under quarantine for a few more weeks....
Long Term Outlook for Pork Consumption Bright
CANADA - A US-based agricultural economist is confident, despite the current economic squeeze, the long term outlook for North American pork production remains positive, writes Bruce Cochrane. ...
20 August 2009
Influenza A H1 Found at Piggery in Victoria
AUSTRALIA - A preliminary diagnosis of Influenza A H1 has been found in pigs at a piggery in Victoria. AAHL is yet to confirm if N1 is present. Workers at the piggery have shown signs of possibly having...
Pork Producer Forum in Young
AUSTRALIA - The NSW Farmers’ Association Pork Committee is inviting all pork producers to attend a Producer Forum and Dinner in Young next week....
18 August 2009
Pork Plummets as US Exports Dive
GLOBAL - Pork, the fastest-growing US meat export of the past decade, is sick with the H1N1 virus....
14 August 2009
Pig Breeders Feeling a Case of the Jitters
MUMBAI, INDIA - Pigs have always been outcasts. The hungry scavengers have been loathed by religions, sects and rulers for thousands of years. But none could prevent mankind from eating bacons and sausages...
13 August 2009
Korea Lifts Restrictions On US Hogs, Pork
US - The National Pork Producers Council yesterday hailed the Republic of Korea’s decision to inspect only a sample of US pork exports rather than 100 per cent of them and to lift a ban on live hog imports...
11 August 2009
Pork Producers Encouraged to Work with Lenders
CANADA - Farm Credit Canada says is encouraging pork producers to maintain close contact with their lenders as they consider options for addressing an ongoing economic squeeze, writes Bruce Cochrane....
10 August 2009
H1N1 Flu Alert Hits Pork Traders in Kendrapada
ORISSA, INDIA - Paradeep port authorities have sounded a swine flu alert and heightened monitoring of ships coming from abroad. ...
Industry: Piggery Workers Not Being Tested for H1N1
AUSTRALIA - Piggery workers who are showing only mild symptoms of flu are having difficulty convincing doctors to test them for H1N1 flu, the pork industry says....
07 August 2009
Shipping to China: Overcoming H1N1 Concerns
CHINA - Hypor B.V. has announced that the recently acquired France-Hybrides has successfully shipped 315 GGP females and boars from their Sichamps and Châteauneuf-sur-Loire French nucleus farms to pig...
People with A/H1N1 Flu Should Keep Away from Pigs
GERMANY - Scientists at Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut found pigs are susceptible to the novel influenza A/H1N1, which contains gene segments with ancestors in the North American and Eurasian swine lineages....
06 August 2009
Outbreak Contained as Infected Pigs on the Mend
AUSTRALIA - An outbreak of swine flu at a central NSW piggery has been contained....
05 August 2009
Pig Industry Seeking Better Flu Checks on Workers
AUSTRALIA - There's a call for all Australian piggery workers with flu symptoms to be tested for the swine flu virus....
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