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Pig Industry News By Category: H1N1 Flu Outbreak
04 August 2009
Influenza in Pigs: Code of Practice
UK - The leading pig organisations in the country have prepared a Code of Practice for all forms of influenza, including influenza A H1N1. ...
Australia Shuts Piggery After Flu Outbreak
AUSTRALIA - The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries announced on Monday that a piggery hit by A(H1N1) flu would be locked down until all signs of the virus have been eradicated....
Disinfectant Approved against H1N1 Influenza Virus
US - CID Lines' Virocid disinfectant has been approved against the influenza A/H1N1 virus....
03 August 2009
Sabah Govt Has No Plans to Close Down Farms
MALAYSIA - The Sabah state government does not intend to close down pig farms in the state following the outbreak of the influenza A (H1N1) outbreak which is becoming more serious....
31 July 2009
Australia's First Case of Influenza A at Piggery
AUSTRALIA - A piggery in New South Wales (NSW) has been placed in quarantine after returning positive tests for influenza A H1 – the first farm in the country to have tested positive for the virus....
29 July 2009
US Livestock Industry Under Stress
US - At a time when many crop producers continue to show profits, even with sharply higher input costs, the entire livestock industry is under extreme financial stress, according to the Iowa Pork Industry...
28 July 2009
Management of Pandemic H1N1 in Swine Herds
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in collaboration with stakeholders, trading partners, and the public and animal health communities, has refined its approach to managing cases of the...
22 July 2009
OIE's Role in the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic
GLOBAL - Bernard Vallat, Director-General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), explains the Organisation's role in the current 'pandemic H1N1 2009'. Among these is the encouragement of Members...
21 July 2009
Russia Lifts Remaining Ban on Pork Imports
CANADA - Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, have...
14 July 2009
Producers Await Govt Response to Recovery Plan
CANADA - Canada's pork producers are hoping for a timely response to the their request for government support for the implementation of a Canadian Hog Industry Strategic Transition Plan, writes Bruce Cochrane....
May Decline in Pork Exports Less than Feared
US - While May was expected to be the month in which US pork exports were most affected by A-H1N1 influenza, the impact has not been as negative as some analysts had predicted, according to an analysis...
Opposite Directions for Pork and Chicken Sales
SOUTH KOREA - Pork has been many Koreans' favorite source of protein for many years, particularly for those who cannot afford pricier homegrown beef, known as "hanwoo." But its consumption has declined...
13 July 2009
Ag Ministers Discuss Hog Industry Transition Plan
CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister is assuring hog producers existing programs will kick in and there will be cash going to the hog sector, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pigs at Risk of Contracting A/H1N1 Flu
NEW ZEALAND - "Pigs at risk from people as new flu spreads" citing authoritative scientific sources is the title of a recent news report. "With the increasing numbers of human infections, a spillover of...
09 July 2009
Alberta Pork Producers Plan Industry Crisis Rally
ALBERTA, CANADA - Alberta pork producers that continue to face devastating financial losses and a country-wide collapse of their industry are planning a producer industry crisis rally in Calgary on Friday,...
08 July 2009
A/H1N1 Virus Ruled Out as Cause of Pig Deaths
MYANMAR - The Myanmar health authorities have confirmed that the recent death of nine pigs in a pig farm in a Yangon's suburban township was due to food poisoning and not swine flu, the local weekly 7-Day...
07 July 2009
Mexican Pork Export Drops Due to A/H1N1 Flu
MEXICO - Mexico's pork export dropped 90 per cent, or by around 30,000 tons, due to the spread of the A/H1N1 flu, according to a report on Monday. ...
Pork Commentary: Market Struggles Continue
CANADA - This week's North American Pork Commentary from Jim Long. ...
06 July 2009
Pig Industry Monitored to Ensure No H1N1 Effect
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - As the health authorities maintain surveillance of the novel Influenza A H1N1 in the human population to restrict its spread, local veterinary authorities are keeping vigilant so pigs...
Russia Partly Lifts Ban on Canadian Pork
CANADA - Russia has partly lifted its ban on Canadian pork, easing one of the major trade impediments that have been straining Canada's pork industry since the outbreak of H1N1 flu in April....
02 July 2009
Pork Producer Issues Appeal to Consumers
CANADA - An Ontario pork producer is urging the Canadian public to think about where they want the pork they eat to come from and to ask their grocers where it comes from, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Argentine Workers Suspected of Passing Flu to Pigs
ARGENTINA - Workers at an Argentine farm apparently infected pigs with the new H1N1 flu strain, only the second suspected case of humans passing the deadly virus to swine, a government spokesman said yesterday....
Russia Bans Imports from Chile and Argentina
RUSSIA - The authorities have banned imports of pork from Chile and Argentina....
30 June 2009
Pork Commentary: June Pigs and Hogs Report
CANADA - This week's North American Pork Commentary from Jim Long....
H1N1 Virus May be Hiding in Argentina's Pigs
ARGENTINA - An investigation of the recent H1N1 flu outbreak in pigs has led the authorities to suggest that the virus may have jumped back to pigs, providing a hidden virus reservoir. ...
New Theory: Flu Virus May Have Come from Asia
US - Officials now believe that the influenza A/H1N1 virus may have emerged in pigs in Asia and travelled to North America in a person. ...
Official Complaints to WTO over India's Import Ban
INDIA - The US and EU have complained to the World Trade Organization (WTO) about India's import ban on pigs and pork....
29 June 2009
H1N1 Has Hit Pig Farmers Hard
MASSACHUSETTS, US - A report of how one the business of two pig farmers in the state has suffered in the wake of the H1N1 flu crisis....
26 June 2009
H1N1 Flu Hits Pig Farm in Argentina
ARGENTINA - The veterinary authorities have sent a report to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of influenza A H1N1 on a pig farm near Buenos Aires. ...
Moldova Withholds Trade Restrictions Due to H1N1
MOLDOVA - Moldova withheld restriction on trade in meat products and live animals while unrecognized breakaway Republic of Transdnistria introduced a ban on all products of animal origin from North American...
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