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11 January 2017
95% Pig Farmers Ready for Compliance with New Antibiotic Rules
US - US pig farmers are not only well aware of new federal rules for on-farm antibiotic use, but already are complying. In a survey conducted by the National Pork Board in November, 95 per cent of pig...
10 January 2017
Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Agricultural Sectors
GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including...
04 January 2017
Millions of Tons of Food Could be Saved with Better Logistics
EU - Each year, around 88 million tonnes of food is discarded in the EU, but Kristina Liljestrand, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has ideas that could improve the situation....
Several Compounds Show Potential as Replacements for Antibiotics
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Manitoba says several compounds are showing potential as alternatives to in-feed antibiotics to help improve the health of pigs and stimulate growth, writes...
07 December 2016
Resistance to Drug of Last Resort Found in Farm Animals in US
US - Carbapenems are one of the most important classes of antibiotics used in humans, and are an important agent against multi-drug resistant bacteria. ...
21 November 2016
Finland Creates Animal Protein Feed From Biogas
FINLAND - The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills...
Weekly Overview: Countries Plan to Reduce Farm Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - This past week was World Antibiotic Awareness Week and so countries around the world have been announcing their plans for antibiotic reduction in livestock farming....
17 November 2016
Canada's Livestock Producers Have Role in Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan says the livestock industry has a role to play in contributing to reducing antimicrobial resistance, writes Bruce Cochrane....
15 November 2016
New Project to Recover Nitrogen from Pig, Poultry Manure
SPAIN - A new European research project is aiming to recover nitrogen nutrients from pig and poultry manure during composting and anaerobic digestion, using gas-permeable membrane technology....
Medics Urge More Action on Antibiotics in Farming
UK - Fifteen of the UK's most senior medics have called on the government to tackle "routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming", in a letter published in The Telegraph to mark the start of World Antibiotic...
09 November 2016
Vaccines Offer Potential to Reduce Antibiotic Use on Pig Farms
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan says vaccines have an important role to play in helping reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production, writes Bruce Cochrane....
04 November 2016
Antibiotic Benchmarking Offers Opportunity to Monitor, Manage Use on Pig Farms
CANADA - A Veterinarian with Warman Veterinary Services says antibiotic benchmarking offers farms an opportunity to better monitor and manage their use of antibiotics, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 November 2016
Spain, Italy Called on to Reduce Growing Livestock Antibiotic Use
EU - Antibiotic consumption in livestock production is increasing drastically in Italy and Spain. From 2013 to 2014, consumption appears to have increased by around 20-25 per cent. This is shown in a new...
01 November 2016
Red Tractor Proposes Antibiotic Revisions to Standard
UK - Red Tractor Assurance has opened an industry-wide consultation on changes to its farm standards which will be implemented in October 2017....
28 October 2016
Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain....
25 October 2016
What Makes Iberian Ham So Unique?
Dry, cured hams have been produced throughout southern Europe for centuries. Spain, Italy, Portugal and France have highly valued hams, employing a variety of pig breeds and curing methods. ...
19 October 2016
Agriculture Key to Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
GLOBAL - The pledge to eradicate hunger and poverty must go hand in hand with rapid transformations of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)...
New Zealanders Asked to Work Together to Tackle Emissions from Farming
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealanders must work together and start tackling the complex problem of the biological greenhouse gases from agriculture, says Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment....
18 October 2016
GrowerSELECT Reduces Margin Stacking
Margin stacking is a term that may or may not be familiar to you. It refers to the cost or profit margin that each member of the supply chain contributes to bring a product to the end user. Every manufacturer,...
14 October 2016
Five Steps to Better Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae Control
GLOBAL - Pig health is critical for maintaining animal welfare and ensuring a steady supply of safe and affordable pork. “Sustainable Health” is a series of articles about common health issues in today’s...
12 October 2016
Economic Contribution of Export Trade of US Grain
US - Exports of grain and grain products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output and added $82 billion in value to the United States’ economy in 2014, according to an Informa Economics IEG...
11 October 2016
Precision Feeding Offers Opportunity to Maximise Use of Co-Products
CANADA - An Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Scientist says the development of a precision feeding system, which customizes diets for each pig, offers the opportunity to maximize the use of extremely...
06 October 2016
Vaccination Is Solution for Ileitis, Antibiotic Stewardship
ANALYSIS - The growing global demand for antibiotic justification and stewardship has MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) turning to prevention options rather than treatment,...
Sustainable Outdoor Pig Production Workshops on Offer
AUSTRALIA - A free half day workshop is now on offer to help farmers plan and manage outdoor pig farms, in a way that benefits the environment and their practice....
05 October 2016
Small Farms Need Decent Incomes to Help Eliminate Hunger
GLOBAL - Declining prices could thwart international efforts to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty unless steps are taken to guarantee decent incomes and livelihoods for small-scale producers, the UN's...
04 October 2016
Germany Reports Further Drop in Animal Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - Germany has once again reduced the amount of antibiotics used in animal agriculture, according to the latest government data....
30 September 2016
Bigger Not Always Better in Quest for Sustainable Pork
UK - Striving to produce heavier pigs is not necessarily the answer to increasing pig productivity and farm profitability, an expert in pig genetics has warned....
23 September 2016
Tonisity Px - The First Isotonic Protein Drink for Pigs
ANALYSIS – Here's something new - the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. Tonisity has recently launched its first product in the US and EU, named Tonisity Px. ...
22 September 2016
World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United...
19 September 2016
UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing...
 
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