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Pig Industry News By Category: Sustainability
14 December 2018
AHDB-sponsored scholar explores antibiotic stewardship in overseas pig production
Antibiotic usage has never been a more important topic than it is today, which makes the findings of an AHDB Pork-sponsored Nuffield Farming Scholarship of great interest and importance to the agricultural...
13 December 2018
Superbugs found in pork products from Carrefour in Spain, Tesco Lotus in Thailand and Walmart in Brazil
13 December 2018, LONDON - Bacteria resistant to antibiotics most critically important to humans has been found in pork from supermarket shelves in Brazil, Spain and Thailand....
12 December 2018
New NFU report highlights vital role of farming in enhancing the environment
The NFU has published an important, new benchmarking report on the farmed environment, launching with a high-profile stakeholder event in London....
10 December 2018
China sets its sights on agricultural technology
New initiatives, farming advances and educational programmes are helping to feed the developing world....
Innovation and joint action needed to achieve sustainable agriculture
The week-long FAO Council meetings conclude with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development....
07 December 2018
Increased soil contamination puts food security at risk
Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO on World Soil Day....
Do we need to transform our systems to ensure farming has a future?
A report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) suggests ways of feeding almost 10 billion people by 2050. ...
05 December 2018
World Soil Day marks importance of a healthy environment for farming
Today (5 December) is World Soil Day, a UN-led campaign to highlight the importance of healthy soil and the role it plays in society ...
03 December 2018
North American PRRS Symposium: 25 years of lessons learned
Dr. Mike Roof, executive director of swine R&D with Boehringer Ingelheim, delivered the keynote address to attendees of the North American PRRS Symposium on Sunday in Chicago, addressing 25 years of PRRS...
30 November 2018
Engaging the pig industry in gene-editing
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture has created communication resources to help those researching, developing and using the technology to support an informed dialogue on gene editing...
28 November 2018
China sustains efforts to improve animal welfare
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organisation's China representative...
ADM shines a light on its additive portfolio at EuroTier
The Pig Site spoke to Andrew Carlson, vice president of global feed additives and ingredients, ADM, at the ever-growing trade show in Hanover. ...
26 November 2018
Feed efficiency is key to sustainability of pork industry
An Iowa State University swine nutritionist says improved feed efficiency has been key to maintaining the economic and environmental sustainability of pork production...
21 November 2018
Red tractor launches bid to become flagship of British food and farming
A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming...
18 November 2018
Pig producers urged to enter 2019 EU PiG Grand Prix
The 2019 European Pig Innovation Group (EU PiG) Grand Prix is open for entries until 28 February 2019...
New report shows progress in achieving farm antibiotic targets
Twelve months after industry-led targets for antibiotic use were identified for all main farm livestock species in the UK, a review of progress has been released, including details of where targets have...
15 November 2018
How will UK agriculture respond to the new climate change report?
Today (15 November) the Climate Change Committee (CCC) has released its report which assesses the role of land use change in meeting climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives...
14 November 2018
"We need you to handle antimicrobials with care," says OIE
The World Organisation for Animal Health kicks off World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2018 with a call to action for all animal health stakeholders: “We all have a role to play to protect these invaluable...
13 November 2018
Antibiotic stewardship: a conscious choice for US pig farmers
America’s 60,000 pig farmers remain committed to using antibiotics responsibly as they take steps each day on doing what’s right for the health of people, pigs and the planet...
09 November 2018
2019 Nuffield Farming Scholars announced
The Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust (NFST) has announced the appointment of the 2019 Nuffield Scholars, who are to commence their studies and travels in next year...
US pork, soybean and corn join forces for sustainability research
The National Pork Board (NPB), United Soybean Board (USB) and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a sustainability research platform...
06 November 2018
Open data and data-driven agriculture spotlighted at GODAN Forum
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) will be speaking at the high-profile Global Forum 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark this week (5–6 November)...
05 November 2018
International action to address antimicrobial resistance in animals
MOROCCO, 31 October 2018 - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) hosted global leaders in animal health to discuss new ideas and solutions to the global rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...
01 November 2018
£5,000 environmental grant on offer to Midland farmers
UK - 1 November 2018: Farmers in the Midlands can apply for a £5,000 environmental grant to help fund management and infrastructure changes that will protect watercourses from pollution...
31 October 2018
Union hits road to determine future agricultural policy for Scotland
NFU Scotland is taking to the road as it seeks the views of its members on what a new agricultural policy for Scotland should include...
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...
29 October 2018
Zoetis Influence Feed: Food scientists speak up
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...
26 October 2018
EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics
STRASBOURG (Reuters): European Union lawmakers moved on Wednesday to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws and cotton buds, and put a greater burden on manufacturers to recycle in an effort...
Certainty and cooperation needed to secure food and farming industries post-Brexit
Farming leaders from Europe and the UK came together in London to call upon policymakers to recognise the strategic importance of food and farming businesses in the Brexit negotiations...
25 October 2018
EU bans prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming
The European Parliament has today (25 October 2018) approved new legislation to come into force in 2022, banning the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming...
 
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