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29 March 2018
Immediate policy change needed says Organic Farmers and Growers
The government needs to take immediate action to help British agriculture reduce its impact on the environment and drive more resilient food production, according to a leading organic certifier. ...
13 March 2018
Organic livestock standards rule withdrawn to detriment of family farmers and the organic label
WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to...
06 February 2018
Public benefits of organic farming need formal recognition
The public benefits offered to the UK by organic agriculture need to be properly recognised and rewarded by government post-Brexit, according to leading organic certifier OF&G....
26 October 2017
IFA Says Multi-faceted Fact-based Approach Needed to Address AMR
IRELAND - Commenting at the launch of Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance yesterday, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said antimicrobial resistance will only be addressed...
13 October 2017
Lidl Belgium to Sell Only Sustainable Pork
BELGIUM - Discount retailer Lidl Belgium has announced that it plans to sell only sustainable pork, bred under the 'Better Life' programme....
07 September 2017
HSUS Seeks Cage-Free Status for Pork, Veal & Eggs in California
US - Last November Massachusetts voters approved – by a 3 to 1 margin – a groundbreaking ballot question that will mandate all pork, veal and eggs sold in the Bay State come from pigs, calves and laying...
16 June 2017
US Supply Gap Widens Due to Surging Demand for Organic Produce
US - Produce processors and retailers are finding it increasingly difficult to secure sufficient supplies of organic produce, as domestic demand continues to rise at a pace that exceeds production, according...
06 June 2017
China Takes Major Step Forward to Improve Pig Welfare
CHINA - China took a major step forward to improve the welfare of pigs on Monday, 5 June....
09 May 2017
Research: Right R&D Investments 'Good Bets' for Climate, Economies
GLOBAL - Investing in new ways of utility-scale electricity storage and capturing carbon to store underground should be a priority for governments aiming to meet the greenhouse gas and 'green energy' targets...
05 April 2017
Health Minister Pledges to Ensure Safety of Pork Imports
TAIWAN - Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said Monday that it was not up to him whether or not to lift a ban on imports of American pork containing ractopamine but that he was responsible for ensuring that...
27 February 2017
Optimum Boar Life: Improving Market Pig Profit Through the Terminal Sire
GLOBAL - PIC terminal sires are selected based on the performance-potential of their progeny in commercial grow-finish flows. ...
24 February 2017
Driving Savings From Handling & Transporting Pigs
GLOBAL - In the increasingly competitive global swine industry we must continue to look for any and all opportunities to maximize efficiency and deliver on profit potential. ...
07 February 2017
Heavier DON, ZEN and FUM Levels Reported in 2016 US Corn and DDGS: BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey
US - US feed and livestock producers have more reason to carefully monitor mycotoxin contamination in feed and crops, according to results of the latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey....
26 January 2017
Matt Kocher Joins Ceva as Poultry, Swine Marketing Director
US - Matt Kocher, an innovative leader in the animal health industry, has joined Ceva Animal Health as director, marketing, for poultry and swine....
20 January 2017
Minimum Space Rules Set to Ensure US Organic Livestock Welfare
US - New rules have been announced in Washington that clarify production requirements for organic meat and poultry, which lawmakers hope will align the rules more closely with what customers already expect...
19 January 2017
Job Clip - Managing Director
GLOBAL - Hannes talks about being a Managing Director at BIOMIN....
15 December 2016
USDA Announces $3.8 million for Organics Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of up to $3.8 million in funding to support research, education and extension...
30 November 2016
Nutriad Presents Digestive Performance and Mycotoxin Management in Medan
INDONESIA - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, through its distributor in Indonesia Kalbe Animal Health successfully launched their Digestive Performance products ADIMIX® (ADIMIX® Precision...
09 November 2016
DON and FUM Top Mycotoxin Occurrence in Q3 2016
GLOBAL - Analysis of 4027 feed and raw commodity samples from over 50 countries reveals that deoxynivalenol (DON) and fumonisins (FUM) are the most common mycotoxins found in feedstuffs, according to results...
08 November 2016
Driving the Protein Economy: Unprecedented Challenges and Opportunities
GLOBAL - Remarks by David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing, Imperial College London at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
07 November 2016
New Label Expected to Drive Welfare Improvements on Danish Pig Farms
DENMARK - Following on from the news that Denmark is introducing a new government-backed animal welfare logo for pork products, ThePigSite gleaned more information from Trine Vig, Chief Advisor, Animal...
28 October 2016
WNF 2016 - Conference Day 1
CANADA - A recap of the lectures held at conference day 1 during the World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver....
26 October 2016
Kelly Coulson Joins Merck Animal Health’s Food Animal Marketing Team
US - Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce that Kelly Coulson has joined the company as Swine Marketing Manager, U.S. Food Animal Marketing. ...
WaveFeeder Trough for Foraging Promotes Typical Drive to Explore During Feeding
GLOBAL - Foraging for feed is a natural behaviour for pigs. With the WaveFeeder, Big Dutchman has developed a trough for foraging that allows pigs to combine their feed intake with their natural drive...
22 September 2016
Hypor Maxter Outperforms Top Boars in Feed Gain and Carcass Quality According to Recent Field Trial
GERMANY - Hypor Maxter, the fastest growing Piétrain globally, is now also outperforming top boars in carcass quality according to a recent trial at LWK Niedersachsen, Germany....
22 August 2016
What Strategic Foresight Means to the Future of Agribusiness
GLOBAL - Q&A with Tamara Carleton, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Innovation Leadership Board, a global leader in the design of tools and processes that enable radical innovation based in Silicon Valley, California....
03 August 2016
PIC Launches New Nutrient Specifications Manual
GLOBAL - PIC is excited to introduce the new Nutrient Specification Manual. This new manual provides detailed nutritional recommendations to help producers realise the most value from pigs with PIC genetics....
Hypor Magnus Finishers Consistently Rank in Top 10 On Maple Leaf Foods’ Carcass Quality Index
CANADA - Five out of the top ten indexing producers supplying hogs to Maple Leaf Foods, in Brandon Manitoba, Canada, use Hypor Magnus Duroc semen, according to Hams Marketing Services’ Top 10 List for...
27 June 2016
UK Organic Pig Numbers Rise Slightly
UK - Latest figures from Defra show a small rise in the number of organically farmed pigs in the UK in 2015, for the first time since 2011....
20 June 2016
NUTRIAD present at World Mycotoxin Forum
CANADA - International feed additives producer Nutriad was present in Winnipeg (Canada) where the 9th World Mycotoxin Forum (WMF) combined with the 14th IUPAC, to create the world's largest mycotoxin event...
 
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