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19 September 2018
EU pig prices: quotations are swinging back
In the current week of slaughter, the pressure has increased again on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. As before, many quotations continued weakly...
17 September 2018
“At The Meeting” highlights potential impacts of African swine fever
In a special edition of "At the Meeting", experts are consulted about the spread of African swine fever, what makes it such a challenging virus to control and how countries are successfully reducing its...
14 September 2018
Pig pest reaches the West: African swine fever confirmed in Belgium
European authorities are on high alert and emergency measures implemented as African swine fever (ASF) has been identified in wild boar in the Belgian province of Luxembourg...
13 September 2018
Canadian pork producers request government help in contending with trade wars
The Canadian Pork Council is calling for government intervention to help the pork sector cope with the impact of trade disputes between the United States and its key trading partners...
What do we know about Classical swine fever's return to Japan?
For the first time in 26 years, Classical swine fever or 'hog cholera' has been identified on a farm in Gifu city, Japan...
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...
EU pig prices: Markets under pressure – quotations going clearly down
With the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market under strong pressure, many quotations are decreasing...
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...
07 September 2018
Narrower slat and gap width flooring benefits sow foot health
Research conducted by the University of Manitoba has shown narrowing the gap width in slatted concrete flooring can improve the foot health of sows while maintaining the effectiveness of manure handling...
06 September 2018
A matter of DNA: tests find some meat products are not from the animals on the label
Figures released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in response to a Freedom of Information request show that spot checks are finding four cases a week in which meat is being sold illegally under false...
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...
With ASF moving fast, what questions should you should be asking your feed supplier?
The National Pork Board, along with the NPPC, AASV, SHIC, and USDA are working together to protect the US swine herd by investigating the role of feed in the movement of African swine fever ...
04 September 2018
EU pig prices: balanced situation for the most part – prices still unchanged
The situation continues to be balanced altogether on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market this week ...
03 September 2018
AHDB asks all UK pig farmers and processors for feedback
Farmers, growers, processors and pig industry representatives are being asked for their views on the role of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)...
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...
Sixth case of ASF brings cull count to 38,000 in China
While authorities battle to control the catastrophic outbreak of African swine fever in China, more cases of the disease emerge and add to the rising death toll of pigs...
29 August 2018
ASF outbreak threatens to spread from China to other Asian countries
FAO urges regional collaboration, including stronger monitoring and preparedness measures, in order to prevent the spread of ASF to other Asian countries...
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 ...
21 August 2018
EU pig prices: price rally continues – quotations still going up
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market is continuing its price rally during this current week of slaughter. A major part of quotations in the EU member countries is once more going up considerably...
Are you doing all you can for your farm biosecurity?
In light of PED in Manitoba and African swine fever in China, the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network is encouraging swine producers to review their biosecurity protocols and attend local training...
China’s pig herd suffers third ASF outbreak
The ASF death toll rises further as 88 pigs die on one farm in the Haizhou District, Lianyungang city, and a further 615 are confirmed to be infected with the African swine fever virus...
20 August 2018
Is chlamydia affecting swine reproduction rates and the occurrence of reproductive disorders?
Researchers from Poland investigate the occurrence of reproductive disorders in pig herds with and without chlamydia infection using statistical analysis of breeding parameters...
17 August 2018
Emerging animal health companies compete for funding in ‘shark tank’ style forum
Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Investment Forum showcases the latest industry innovations and animal health startups...
16 August 2018
Conference tackles antibiotic resistance in food-producing animals
Leading figures in the UK animal health and food sectors speak at groundbreaking conference to tackle antibiotic resistance in meat production...
ASF death toll rises as 30 pigs die during transportation in China
Today it has been confirmed that 30 pigs being transported in China have died as a result of infection with African swine fever (ASF). Angela Zhang, IQC Insights, provides the latest update on the ASF...
Foot-and-mouth disease research receives over £3 million of funding
International FMD vaccine research and development consortium to receive over £3 million of funding from Wellcome Trust to produce more affordable and effective FMD vaccine...
15 August 2018
Pork struggling in USDA outlook for 2018/2019
The forecast for total meat production in 2018 is raised from last month as increases in broiler production more than offset declines in beef, pork, and turkey production...
14 August 2018
EU pig prices: small quantities on offer are pushing up the prices
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market appears to be picking up as many quotations increase with the cooler weather ...
13 August 2018
Could anthrax be the silent killer lurking in your herd?
New cases of anthrax in swine have been identified in Romania. The Pig Site takes a look at the clinical signs, prevention, management, and treatment of this highly infectious disease ...
10 August 2018
UK Government report on the ASF outbreak in China
The Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA) provide an update on the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China as they further assess the situation...
 
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