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21 May 2018
New case of PEDv in Southeastern Manitoba
A new case of PEDv was confirmed on May 15, 2018 in a finisher barn in Southeastern Manitoba. Biocontainment on this site is in place...
16 May 2018
UK pig industry halves antibiotic usage in two years
Industry leaders have welcomed latest figures which show the pig industry reduced antibiotic usage in the UK by 28 per cent in 2017, bringing the total reduction in two years to more than 50 percent...
15 May 2018
Chinese scientists develop “freshness sniffer” for meat products
Chinese rocket scientists have developed mobile technology that can actively report on the freshness of a piece of meat...
14 May 2018
USDA announces elimination of hog carcass cleaning regulation
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a proposal to amend the federal meat inspection regulations to repeal a redundant regulatory requirement...
11 May 2018
CCTV in English abattoirs now mandatory
Official Veterinarians will have unlimited access to footage within abattoirs based in England...
10 May 2018
Heavy metal impurities found in 94 percent of tested injectable irons for piglets
New data shows concentrations of arsenic, chromium and/or lead exceeding the permitted daily exposure limit for humans in 15 of 16 widely used injectable iron products for baby pigs...
Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project expanding but needs more industry participants
The Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Program (MSHMP) closed its pathogen year on June 30, 2017. Here are highlights on PRRS from the issued report...
03 May 2018
Crowd Cow introduces pork to craft meat selection
The small, independent farm marketplace now offers snout-to-tail cuts of pork to its nationwide customer base...
25 April 2018
EU guidelines boost former foodstuffs industry
The UK Former Foodstuffs Processing Association (UKFFPA) has welcomed the European Commission’s publication of ‘Guidelines for the feed use of food no longer intended for human consumption’....
Congress stands up to new swine slaughter rule
Concerns for the safety of processing line workers and for consumers have been raised and put to USDA officials in a letter that requests the withdrawal of the new Swine Slaughter Inspection Modernisation...
23 April 2018
Intradermal vaccination: The faster, calmer way of vaccinating your herd
MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) have recently announced the launch of IDAL® 3G, the newest needle-free, intradermal delivery device in the IDAL® family...
What have we learned about antibiotic-resistant genes in groundwater?
Swine manure is a valuable resource for cropland, but understanding its potential impact on groundwater is an ongoing priority. ...
First report of African Swine Fever in Hungary
The first report of ASF in wild boar in Hungary has been made to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). ...
19 April 2018
No-touch meat packaging for millennials
Sainsbury's has announced that it will be introducing no-touch packaging for their chicken pieces in May 2018...
18 April 2018
Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour are set to lose customers over poor pig welfare
World Animal Protection is calling for household names such as Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour to source its pork from high-welfare farms, or to risk losing customers. ...
10 April 2018
NFSCo appoints new COO for “next era” of UK farming
NFSCo [The National Fallen Stock Company], which facilitates the efficient, safe, and cost-effective removal of fallen stock from farms across the United Kingdom, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer...
06 April 2018
Are you using rodenticides correctly?
Farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers are being encouraged to undertake knowledge updates to maintain their professional competence in the use of stewardship-label rodenticides....
05 April 2018
Beware of mycotoxins even without visible mould
Lallemand Animal Nutrition talks about the importance of recognising spoilage in silage stores and taking necessary precautions to avoid mycotoxin contamination....
02 April 2018
PEDv Lessons Learned report in the works
Manitoba Pork reports on the latest efforts to control PEDv and to learn from previous outbreaks to develop better control measures....
26 March 2018
Listeriosis – the biggest outbreak in history
Ian Nkala describes how the outbreak has affected thousands of people in South Africa and Zimbabwe, and how the origins of the outbreak are emerging....
Your mycotoxin mitigation strategy
After the recent conclusion of the 10th World Mycotoxin Forum, Trouw nutrition discusses the importance of an effective mycotoxin mitigation strategy....
21 March 2018
Exclusive PRRS and PED insurance coverage protects US pork producers
INDIANAPOLIS - first-of-its-kind insurance coverage for farmers affected by Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED)....
08 March 2018
Global Food Safety Initiative reveals new benchmarking requirements
TOKYO, 6 March 2018 - The Global Food Safety Initiative announced at its annual Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, the latest initiative in GFSI’s mission to advance food safety and encourage industry...
06 March 2018
Listeriosis outbreak traced to processed meat
Largest listeria outbreak ever, which has killed over 180 people, has been linked to consumption of the sausage, known as polony....
05 March 2018
Get ready for change at the British Pig & Poultry Fair
Farmers face a lot of uncertainty in the coming years, but armed with the best advice from the industry’s top leaders they will be able to make the most of any opportunities which lie ahead...
28 February 2018
Alternatives to antibiotics offer opportunities
A veterinarian with South West Ontario Veterinary Services says, as livestock producers move to reduce their use of antibiotics, they will be looking to a range of alternative methods for preventing and...
15 February 2018
Saker ShopRites, Inc. recalls empanadas due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen
Saker ShopRites, Inc, a Linden, NJ. establishment, is recalling approximately 19,757 pounds of pork and chicken empanadas due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the US Department of Agriculture’s...
13 February 2018
Good nutrition key to antibiotic reduction
Farmers must utilise alternative treatments and good nutrition to protect the future of critically important antibiotics, according to speakers at a recent farm seminar....
12 February 2018
PigSustain: assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry
In an interview with The Pig Site, Dr Mary Friel, Leeds University, discusses how the PigSustain initiative is assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry to ensure it is prepared for the future....
09 February 2018
Thailand's journey to be responsible antimicrobial users
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a term we are hearing more and more, and it poses a significant threat to your life...
 
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