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19 October 2018
Food systems planning experts say it's time to reflect on the work of local governments
Though we've progressed on a national level, it's time to recognise that the issue of food insecurity is just as important as maintaining other public infrastructure in local communities...
18 October 2018
How do you prevent your buildings from deteriorating so quickly?
The Prairie Swine Centre and the University of Saskatchewan investigate rapid deterioration of pig buildings and potential mitigation strategies to prolong the lifespan of Canadian swine facilities...
17 October 2018
Affluent effluent possible for piggeries
About 16 per cent of the manure effluent of the Australian pig herd is now directed to biogas systems, equating to 29 percent of the herd housed in conventional sheds at piggeries larger than 500 sow farrow-to-finish,...
16 October 2018
How will access to data boost agricultural productivity?
The Global Open Data for Agriculture (GODAN) and the Open Data Charter have launched a guide for governments to open agricultural data...
11 October 2018
£30 million commitment to help UK farmers boost productivity
The UK government has committed £30 million for further rounds of the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (CPSGS), which helps farmers buy the equipment they need to boost productivity...
09 October 2018
Organic sector calls for clearer contingency measures as Brexit looms
UK - The Organic Trade Board (OTB) and the United Kingdom Organic Certifiers Group (UKOCG) are calling for a clear contingency plan to ensure the continued trade of organic produce with the EU in the event...
The profits of feed production and innovation as a livestock producer
A growing number of major farming operations are opting to take charge of their futures by embracing a stronger direct role in feed production and feed additive innovation...
08 October 2018
RUMA confirms it does not support ‘antibiotic-free’ product labelling
RUMA is re-stating its position that while it welcomes efforts to minimise antibiotic use through improved health and welfare, it does not support the use of “Antibiotic-free”, “Reared without antibiotics”...
05 October 2018
Thai livestock industry marks 2018 as one of the best years for animal welfare
Thailand celebrated World Animal Day 2018 with huge progress in animal rights, especially in the area of livestock welfare, where several game-changing policies have been made by the government and major...
02 October 2018
Are we breeding our sows to death?
Reports have emerged that sow death rates in the US are rising at an alarming rate, causing concern for intensive farming methods. Researchers believe the rise in mortality could be linked to a rise in...
01 October 2018
New research highlights the daily pressures on UK farmers
Farmers are among the UK’s hardest workers – but long hours and a lack of holidays threaten to undermine the health and wellbeing of many working in the industry, an exclusive Farmers Weekly survey...
CBS launches new Feed Science Platforms for optimising pig production
Canadian Bio-Systems Inc (CBS Inc) has launched the main phase rollout of its new Feed Science Platforms (FSPs), offering a comprehensive portfolio of advanced bio-based feed technology solutions to benefit...
27 September 2018
How do you reduce feed wastage in lactation?
The Prairie Swine Centre discusses the pros and cons of electronic feeding systems, and highlight solutions for reducing feed wastage...
24 September 2018
APRIL appoints first CEO and Chief Scientist
John Pluske has been appointed inaugural Chief Scientist and CEO of Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL)...
US pigs still receiving critical antibiotics despite superbug crisis
Antibiotics crucial to human medicine are still being used in “unacceptable” quantities on US livestock farms, despite rules brought in last year intended to curb their use and combat the spread of...
Does ASF pose a threat to pork markets worldwide?
With 22 cases of African swine fever confirmed in China this month, it is no surprise that key trading partners are voicing their concerns over the direction of pork and feed markets...
18 September 2018
£3m support scheme launched to reduce air pollution from farming
The Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership has launched a new £3 million programme to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture today (18 September, 2018)...
17 September 2018
International competition seeks breakthrough solutions for Brucellosis
Historic evidence of Brucellosis and its continued threat to livestock in the developing world has prompted the US $30m Brucellosis Vaccine Prize competition ...
Penang pig farmers held accountable for pollution scare
Malaysian government has warned local pig production units that action is being taken against those that continue to discharge untreated pig waste into the sea...
12 September 2018
NFU’s food report delivered to Britain’s politicians
The NFU has today (12 September) launched a food report, 'UK: A Nation United by Food', which will be sent to hundreds of MPs around the country to open up the discussion about the future of food in Britain...
Landmark agriculture bill to deliver a green Brexit
Legislation to deliver a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations after nearly half a century under EU rules is being introduced into Parliament today (12 September)...
‘Vaccines work’ campaign to remind farmers and prescribers to invest in vaccine schemes
A new #VaccinesWork campaign running from early September to the end of October will explore the role vaccines can play in helping to protect health and welfare in all farm animal sectors, and in supporting...
10 September 2018
Multi-national study shows health and safety is top priority for pork consumers
A choice experiment investigated the role of production characteristics in consumer choice of pork. Results indicate possibilities for product positioning based on health and safety...
06 September 2018
Eurotier 2018: the pig production trends this year
World’s largest trade fair for livestock farmers to feature the latest trends in pig farming – Increasing use of sensors for monitoring pigs fits well with the EuroTier’s “Digital Animal Farming”...
05 September 2018
Workshops to help explore sustainable ag funding opportunities
Purdue University Extension is hosting a series of free workshops to help farmers, educators and researchers with projects related to sustainable agriculture get the funding to turn their ideas into reality...
European Citizens Initiative: Commission registers 'End the Cage Age' initiative
EU - The College of Commissioners has today (5 September 2018) decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled 'End the Cage Age'...
04 September 2018
Will plant-based diets push the meat sector to change its marketing strategy?
How is veganism disrupting the pork industry and how can pork producers positively respond to this? The Pig Site speaks to AHDB’s Senior Consumer Insight Analyst, Susie Stannard, about the most recent...
03 September 2018
Manitoba Pork's cost of production model for swine producers
Manitoba Pork has worked with MNP, an accounting and consulting company, to develop different model farms to generate cash flow projections and trial balance sheets and provide some insight into the economics...
28 August 2018
Canada’s swine veterinarians lead the way for antimicrobial stewardship
The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council says pending changes to regulations pertaining veterinary use of antimicrobials will allow the pork sector to take a leadership role in antimicrobial...
22 August 2018
Pig production Grand Prix winners announced
Eight pig producers from across Europe have won international awards for their innovation in pig production ...
 
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