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20 September 2017
Iowa Regulators Reject New Rules for Hog Confinements
US - Over loud protests, state regulators voted unanimously Monday to reject proposed changes to rules governing large-scale livestock feeding operations in rural areas that advocates say are needed to...
11 September 2017
University Expert Calls for Brexit to Revolutionise Sustainable Farming
UK - Brexit should be used as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to end industrialised farming in the UK and make a radical shift towards more sustainable smallholdings and allotments, University of Sussex...
08 September 2017
Increased Interest Rates Negatively Impact Hog Producers
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the Bank of Canada's latest interest rate hike will increase financing costs for hog producers while lowering returns by stimulating...
01 September 2017
Coalition Calls on Ottawa to Drop Federal Tax Changes for Small Businesses
CANADA - 35 organisations from across the country have come together to form the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness -a unified voice to oppose the federal government's tax proposals that would dramatically...
28 August 2017
Seven Firms Sign Up to Pig Industry Scholarship
UK - Seven sponsoring companies have signed up to this year’s illustrious Pig Industry Scholarships....
25 August 2017
USPOULTRY Cosponsors 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit
US - Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), along with Field to Market, the Innovation Center for US Dairy, the National Pork Board, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and the US Roundtable for...
Pig Farmers Urged to Improve Genetics, Infrastructure
NAMIBIA - Although Namibia still had to import 1,049 tonnes of pork from January to May, 38 per cent less than in the same period in 2016, the country could in the near future play a role to help feed...
04 August 2017
ASF Kills 150 Pigs in Brong Ahafo Region
GHANA - About 150 pigs have been killed at Twoaho in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo Region following an outbreak of the African Swine Fever....
Unions Demand Compensation for Lety Pig Farm Employees
CZECH REPUBLIC - The trade unions of agriculture workers have demanded a compensation amounting to two-year wages for the employees of the pig farm in Lety, south Bohemia, situated at the site of a former...
24 July 2017
IFA Calls for Total Contribution Pension System to be Introduced in 2018 Budget
IRELAND - IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson Maura Canning has called for the current averaging system to be moved to a total contributions system for the purposes of calculating a person’s...
19 July 2017
FAO Animal Health Campaign Helps Support Food Security, Livelihoods
SYRIA - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost owing to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture...
13 July 2017
Women Officially Leading the Way in Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame represents the leading lights of the country’s farming industry. What’s so special about this year’s inductees? As Angela Lovell reports, it just so...
07 July 2017
FAO: Sustainable Ag Can Mitigate Climate Change, Involuntary Migration
GLOBAL - Climate change poses a major risk for rural people in developing countries, often leading to distress-driven migration, and bolstering sustainable agriculture is an essential part of an effective...
05 July 2017
World's First Pigs Cloned by Robotic Instrument Born in Tianjin
CHINA - Recently, China proved its success in cloning pigs, as test results show the new-born pigs and their surrogate sows are unrelated....
07 June 2017
Protest Ends as Pig Farms Shut Down in Kerala Village
INDIA - The 109-day stir of the residents of 17 mile near Kallanod in Perambra has come to an end after Koorachund gram panchayat ordered closure of 17 illegal pig farms. ...
30 March 2017
QMS, FDF Launch New Poster to Highlight Careers in Red Meat Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - A new poster aimed at highlighting the careers available in the Scottish red meat industry has been launched today (29 March 2017) by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Food and Drink Federation...
03 March 2017
Food Insecurity, Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa Pose Major Challenge In Ending Hunger
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA - Some 153 million people, representing about 26 per cent of the population above 15 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa, suffered from severe food insecurity in 2014-15, according to...
Importance of Farming as Employer to Influential Commons Committee Highlighted
UK - NFU Scotland has highlighted the importance of Scottish agriculture as an employer to an influential committee in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday, 1 March)....
23 February 2017
Right Funds and Regulation are Vital for Farming’s Future, says Report
UK - A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest technologies....
20 February 2017
More ASF Reported in Ukrainian Pigs
UKRAINE - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on Ukrainian backyard pig farms....
31 January 2017
More ASF Outbreaks Reported in Ukraine
UKRAINE - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on backyard farms across Ukraine....
16 December 2016
Smart Pig Handling Videos Generate Keen Interest World Wide
CANADA - Two "Smart Pig Handling" videos released by Manitoba Pork have attracted almost 300,000 hits on youtube, writes Bruce Cochrane....
09 December 2016
African Swine Fever Reported in Russian Zoo
RUSSIA - Russia has reported more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in wild boar, with one outbreak affecting a zoo....
02 December 2016
Study Shows Sows Can Tolerate Temperature as Low as 9°C
CANADA - Conversion of gestation sow housing from stalls to group systems signifies a major shift for the recently revised Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs. One specific study...
29 November 2016
Scotland Launches Action Plan for New Generation Farmers
SCOTLAND - A 10 point action plan aimed at kick-starting a new generation of farmers by dramatically increasing the number of starter opportunities on public land has been published....
Russia Reports More ASF Outbreaks
RUSSIA - Russia has reported more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) on pig farms....
Ukraine Reports More ASF Outbreaks
UKRAINE - Two further outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported by Ukrainian authorities to the OIE....
FluSure XP® Vaccine With Strain Update Now Available From Zoetis
US - Zoetis Inc. has announced the availability of its FluSure XP® vaccine updated with clusters IV-A and IV-B of the H3N2 subtype. Because influenza A virus of swine (IAV-S) continues to evolve and challenge...
21 November 2016
Ukraine Reports Further ASF Outbreaks
UKRAINE - Three more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in the Khmel'nitskiy and Nikolayev regions of Ukraine....
16 November 2016
Cambodia Reports PRRS Outbreak
CAMBODIA - An outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has been reported on a Cambodian backyard pig farm....
 
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