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20 July 2018
Gene editing for the future: Are you doing it right?
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture will provide communication materials and training this year to those researching, developing and communicating about gene editing in food and agriculture...
How can precision feeding save you money and time?
Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc has shown individually formulated diets can reduce the nutritional needs of the swine herd and the nutrient content of the manure produced...
Performance response of piglets to acid-preserved, high-moisture wheat
The Prairie Swine Centre releases new trial results: Determining the effectiveness of feeding acid-preserved, high moisture wheat as an alternative to directly supplementing acid to the wheat diet of weanling...
19 July 2018
Animal welfare cast in bronze by Pork CRC
Animal welfare was the focus of Pork CRC’s bronze sponsorship of ‘Animal Production 2018’, the 32nd biennial conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production...
18 July 2018
Minister MacAulay concludes first part of "Growing Canadian Agriculture" tour
CANADA – Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, will be holding a media teleconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, to discuss the Growing Canadian Agriculture Tour...
17 July 2018
NFU members share good practice during Farm Safety Week
Farmers are this week taking to social media to champion Farm Safety Week, highlighting one thing they will do to make their farm safer and encouraging others to do the same...
13 July 2018
UK farming unions respond to Government Brexit white paper
Following the publication of the Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, the Presidents of the four UK farming unions have issued a joint statement...
Public urged to help reduce fire risk as dry weather continues
With the spell of dry weather set to continue into next week in most parts, the NFU and ramblers are urging the public to be the eyes and ears of the countryside in a bid to prevent further wild fires...
12 July 2018
Defra: Review proposes radical changes to regulation of farming
A major simplification of the way we regulate farming has been proposed in an interim report published today by Dame Glenys Stacey, chair of the farm inspection and regulation review (FIRR)...
African swine fever: EFSA assesses measures to prevent spread
EFSA has identified strategies for managing wild boar at different stages of an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF): what should be done before, during and after. Wild boar are known to play an important...
11 July 2018
Timber biomass in agriculture: Modern combustion processes increase efficiency
Farmers who grow wood to burn in their own heating systems achieve a high added value – one hectare of woodland can produce energy equivalent to about 5,000 litres of heating oil year-after-year. In...
10 July 2018
Ready Meals – ready in minutes, but not ready for the future
Despite the rapid growth of interest in plant-based eating, Eating Better found that meat still dominates the ready meal aisles but the provenance and quality of the meat is often unclear...
09 July 2018
Pirbright lead €5.6 million consortium to DEFEND against ASF
Scientists from The Pirbright Institute are spearheading a 31 member consortium named ‘DEFEND’ which has been awarded €5.6 million by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme to study two viral...
Novel research highlights true pros and cons of feeding rice bran to grower-finishers
Results of a novel study from Illinois University indicate that there are both benefits and losses incurred from feeding the rice milling by-product, rice bran, to grower-finishers...
06 July 2018
Bureau story triggers historic decision to cut antibiotic use in Mumbai
The Bombay High Court in Mumbai has ordered veterinary drug stores across the state to stop selling antibiotics for use on livestock unless the farmer has a prescription, to prevent the growing problem...
05 July 2018
Technology from Hesse for organic enjoyment from Bavaria
The organic sector is booming, and at Packlhof, about 35 kilometres south of Munich, the reason for this is immediately clear to everyone...
$18.5 million allocated to fund Swine Innovation Porc for next five years
Swine nutrition, health and welfare, and pork quality are among the Canadian pork sector's top research priorities for the next five years, with $18.5 million allocated by the Canadian Pork Council...
NFU President writes to Prime Minister ahead of Chequers meeting
NFU President Minette Batters has written to the Prime Minister calling for clarity and consistency across Government for a Brexit that backs British food production...
04 July 2018
New DanBred breeding goals released
Since LP5 (Living Piglets on day 5 after farrowing) was introduced as a breeding goal, it has contributed to a significant and positive genetic gain and corresponding reproductive ability in the commercial...
Will Ireland’s meat sector survive a hard Brexit?
With continued uncertainty over Brexit, worries over hard borders and trade tariffs are becoming more apparent. Eoin Mccarthy speaks to livestock producers in Ireland about their concerns for the future...
02 July 2018
Animal health unaffected by US antibiotic use regulation changes
The Chief Veterinarian with the National Pork Producer's Council says fears over the potential negative impact on animal welfare resulting from changes to US regulations pertaining to antibiotic use in...
Do you know your tech? Innovations in swine management could change the way you farm forever
Aidan Connolly is Alltech's chief innovation officer who has a keen interest in developing innovative, nutrition-based technologies. The Pig Site spoke to Aidan to get his expert opinion on emerging technology...
29 June 2018
Going for gold: Why one company is setting their own standard for swine welfare in Europe
The Pig Site speaks to David Houghton and Susie White, Winterbotham Darby, about creating the first pan-European UKAS accredited swine welfare standard ...
28 June 2018
Time to update your soil health knowledge? Practical videos to boost your productivity
A new series of practical videos regarding #learningfromtheland have been published by Innovation for Agriculture to help farmers understand and improve soil health...
27 June 2018
British farmers are ‘better equipped than anyone’ to deliver high quality food
Secretary of State Michael Gove discusses British capacity to supply quality food products and a clean bill of health post-Brexit...
Room to breathe: California voters to decide whether hens, pigs and calves get more space
USA - Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced that an initiative is eligible for the 6 November 2018, General Election ballot...
More must be done to address lost demand for renewable fuels
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed increasing the renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by 3 percent in 2019, from 19.29 billion gallons to...
26 June 2018
UK Robotics Week 2018: new whitepaper now available on Agri-Tech
UK - In-depth reports and recommendations on key robotics sectors released as part of UK Robotics Week (21 – 29 June 2018)...
22 June 2018
Winterbotham Darby wins prestigious Special Recognition Award from Compassion in World Farming
UK-based continental meats supplier, Winterbotham Darby, are extremely proud to have received the Special Recognition Award at the Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards in...
20 June 2018
Mutton announces Peacock appointment to pork body
Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited Chairman Dennis Mutton has announced the appointment of Dr Tony Peacock as an Independent Director...
 
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