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14 December 2018
Farmers from across Central and Eastern Europe march on EU Council calling for equal pay for equal work
Over 100 farmers from Central and Eastern Europe protested outside the meeting of EU leaders calling on them to keep their promise and give equal pay for equal work....
11 December 2018
Significant benefits to productivity achieved in vaccine field trial
Lower mortality rates and increased average daily weight gain achieved in field evaluation of vaccine efficacy....
10 December 2018
Alberta Pork introduces new pork app
Hog farmers, industry partners and members of the public have a new tool to educate and inform them on the latest issues of pork production....
China sets its sights on agricultural technology
New initiatives, farming advances and educational programmes are helping to feed the developing world....
New UK scheme launched to monitor pig herd health at slaughter
Pig producers are being invited to join a scheme which will give them access to post-mortem data on their pigs to help monitor the health of their herd and potentially save money....
Innovation and joint action needed to achieve sustainable agriculture
The week-long FAO Council meetings conclude with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development....
04 December 2018
US pork loses $1.5 billion from trade dispute with Mexico
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) last week called for an end to a trade dispute that has cost US pork producers an estimated $1.5 billion this year...
Game-based learning has huge potential to build skills required in real pig farming
New research indicates that game-based learning in agricultural education could reduce piglet mortality...
03 December 2018
Japanese pork imports steady despite volatile global markets
Japanese import volumes of fresh/frozen pork for the year to September were relatively stable, down just 0.1 percent on the year to 684,000 tonnes...
30 November 2018
AHDB report shows eight percent increase in cost of pig meat production
The costs of pig meat production in 17 countries during 2017 are examined in a new report from AHDB Pork...
28 November 2018
China sustains efforts to improve animal welfare
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organisation's China representative...
Winner of 'special achievement of the year' at the 2018 National Pig Awards
Colin Stone, Breeding Farms Manager at Wayland Farms, received the award for Special Achievement of the Year at the 2018 National Pig Awards...
AHDB’s Pick Pork advertising campaign reaches millions
During AHDB’s latest Pick Pork campaign, sales of promoted cuts increased 16.5 percent and almost £3.2 million compared to the previous period, according to Kantar Worldpanel...
26 November 2018
International comparison highlights UK-US pig production cost differences
US pig producers, on average, produced pigs at an average cost of 50p/kg below the GB figure in 2017, according to the latest annual report from AHDB comparing pig production costs in different countries...
Feed efficiency is key to sustainability of pork industry
An Iowa State University swine nutritionist says improved feed efficiency has been key to maintaining the economic and environmental sustainability of pork production...
23 November 2018
Danish Crown results weakened by problems in the UK
Much of Danish Crown’s business is performing well, but as a result of continued losses in the UK company Tulip Ltd, the group has decided to postpone its strategic target by two years....
China reports new African swine fever case
China has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Friday.   ...
22 November 2018
Veterinarians in best position to be ‘ambassadors’ for antimicrobials in pork production
Veterinarians can leverage their credibility to help consumers understand the complexity of the decision-making process for antimicrobials used in pork production, said Locke Karriker, DVM, a professor...
Genesus Global Mega Producers: The Hanor Company
The Hanor Company celebrates another year on the Global Mega Producer list. This is not surprising as the management team has been together since the start (1996)....
Register now for ‘Science and Practice of Pig Production’ course
Registration is open for applicants to join the 'Science and Practice of Pig Production' course...
21 November 2018
Taiwan border controls find ASF in confiscated pork from China
Tests have turned up traces of the African swine fever virus in two cases of pork imported from China by travellers, the Council of Agriculture announced Tuesday (20 November)...
EU pig prices under pressure
Following the trend set in early September, the EU reference pig price has continued to decline, according to data from the European Commission...
Red tractor launches bid to become flagship of British food and farming
A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming...
20 November 2018
EU pig prices: some markets seeing improvements
The European slaughter pig market has seen some movement this week with both falling and rising prices observed across the EU countries...
ASF is a growing concern for North American pork producers
The growing magnitude of African swine fever spreading throughout the world has heightened the level of concern among North American pork producers...
19 November 2018
Pork producers support USMCA
Exports of US pork and other American agricultural goods to Canada and Mexico are expected to grow under the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the National Pork Producers Council testified Friday...
China reports new ASF cases
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in four provincial level regions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Saturday...
Pork ban poses threat to potential Taiwan-US trade deal
Taiwanese economics researchers believe that the current pork import bans between China and the US could impact the potential Taiwan-US trade agreement ...
Farmers are frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance
Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during...
14 November 2018
Positive Pork CRC outcomes outlined
Roger Campbell's final annual report as Pork CRC CEO highlights the progress made in swine welfare this year...
 
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