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19 October 2018
US researchers produce coronavirus-resistant pigs
Researchers at the University of Missouri have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to a deadly porcine virus, Transmissible gastroenteritis...
Study finds gene-edited pigs resistant to billion dollar virus
Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world's most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code...
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...
16 October 2018
Fair funding to be granted to all farmers across the UK
UK - Independent panel will look at how funding supports the needs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...
US pork industry seeks 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow
The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open through 12 November...
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...
15 October 2018
What can carcass-based assessments tell us about the lifetime welfare status of pigs?
Research study indicates that carcass assessments, including monitoring of carcass lesions and weight, provide useful lifetime welfare information...
National pork board seeking new directors
The Pork Checkoff’s board of directors is accepting applications through to 1 November 2018 to fill five three-year terms...
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...
10 October 2018
Leading food companies form the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - Companies join forces to advance animal welfare standards throughout the global food supply chain...
09 October 2018
Are you maximising the productive potential of your pig herd?
Offering seamless online and offline farm data, both in the field and in the office, the latest case study from one company highlights the benefits of going paperless and of efficiently harvesting the...
05 October 2018
Illinois farmer named America's Pig Farmer of the Year
Patrick Bane, a farmer from Arrowsmith, Illinois, receives the 2018 award from Pork Checkoff in recognition of his pig production excellence...
Vietstock 2018: revealing the keys to success in pig production
Vietstock 2018 is set to commence this month with an influential line-up of speakers gathering at the event from 17 to 19 October 2018...
02 October 2018
Optimal environmental settings cut costs and boost productivity
Farmscape speaks to Dr Brett Ramirez about maintaining critical thermal comfort to maximise productivity...
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...
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...
Will you be attending Indo Livestock 2019?
Indonesia's number one livestock and feed industry show returns to Surabaya...
26 September 2018
African swine fever: how to stay one step ahead
EFSA’s new practical guide on African swine fever: what it is and how to protect domestic pigs from infection...
Aid promised to UK pig farmers affected by extreme weather
Further provisions for livestock farmers struggling to access animal feed have been introduced today with immediate effect ...
25 September 2018
What’s the story on Belgium’s African swine fever outbreak?
The first case of African swine fever (ASF) in Western Europe was confirmed in Belgium in early September, but how has the outbreak progressed since?...
24 September 2018
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 ...
“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...
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...
14 September 2018
The eye of the storm: how to protect yourself, your neighbours and your pigs when Hurricane Florence hits
As Hurricane Florence begins to move in from the coast into Carolina, it is important to follow expert advice when it comes to protecting your pigs and preparing for the storm to hit...
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...
 
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