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Friday, July 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Call for Stronger Action to Combat Unfair Practices
EU - European agriculture sector organisation Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the fact that the European Commission has recognised that abusive and unfair practices are present in the food chain....
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Price Quotations Going Down
EU - This week, pressure is being exerted on the European slaughter pig market by the meat processing industry. As a result, a large part of the quotations have gone down....
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Set to Tighten up Organic Farming Regulation
EU - At the 3328th Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on 14 July, participants discussed the strengthening of the regulatory framework for organic farming, the future of the milk sector and future...
Pig Industry News from European Union Vion Food Restructures
EU - As part of a new strategy, Vion Food Group is to focus on cost reduction and investment in its operating sites....
Monday, July 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union New PED Restrictions on Live Pig Imports to EU
EU - While stopping short of a ban, new rules have been drawn up in Brussels for the European Union regarding the import of live pigs from countries with porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED)....
Pig Industry News from European Union European Pig Meat Output Recovers after Sow Stalls Ban
EU - Pig meat production has started to pick up slowly after two years of tight supplies....
Friday, July 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Organic Farming on EU Agriculture Committee Agenda
EU - Among the topics on the agenda for discussion by the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Committee at a meeting in Brussels on 14 July will be a policy debate on organic farming....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Feed Production Slightly Higher in 2013
EU - Compound feed production in the EU-28 was 155 million tonnes in 2013, up slightly from the year before....
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Meat Production Starting to Pick Up Slowly
EU - Pig meat production is starting to pick up slowly after two years of tight supplies, according to the European Commission's Summer 2014 Short-Term Agricultural Outlook....
Pig Industry News from European Union Welfare Campaigners Highlight Illegal Pig Farming in EU
EU - Illegal pig farming in the EU is now so rife that the industry’s publications are packed with photos of farms clearly in breach of the law, according to a UK-based welfare campaigning organisation....
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Inconsistent Situation Throughout Europe
EU - This week, the European pig slaughter market appears unsettled....
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Expects Meat Consumption to Rise
EU - Meat consumption within the EU is expected to increase for the rest of 2014 but poultry meat and pork exports are forecast to fall in the coming months, according to the Commission's Summer 2014 Short-Term...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Tail-docking on EU Agenda This Week
EU - The European Commission is producing guidance for farmers and regulators on manipulable materials and tail-biting. Its draft guidance will be discussed at a meeting in Brussels this week....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Scarce Supply Boosts Prices, Quotations Rising
EU - Steady to friendly trends can be observed on the European slaughter pig market this week. While the prices are going north in some countries, other quotations are just moving sidewards....
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Price Quotations Increasing
EU - The mood continues to be friendly on the European slaughter pig market at the beginning of this week. After last week’s pause for breath, the quotations can now rise again....
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Tops Global Agri-food Exporters League
EU - New figures just released show that, in 2013, EU agri-food exports continued to grow as in the previous years and reached a value of €120 billion, which made the European Union the world's number...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices Increase in the South
EU - The situation is quite calm on the European slaughter pig market, the quotations taking a pause for breath. ...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union 35th Anniversary for EU Food Safety Alert System
EU - Europe is more than ever reliant on its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to ensure that our food meets some of the highest food safety standards in the world. Besides its main role of...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Agriculture, Fisheries Committee Meets This Week
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting will take place in Luxembourg on 16 and 17 June 2014. Among the leading topics on the agenda are the single school food scheme, the dairy market and Milk...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union European Vector Disease Database Underway
EUROPE – Two European bodies are collaborating on a common database on vector borne diseases affecting animals and humans....
Pig Industry News from European Union Nutreco Halts Iberian Feed, Pork Divestment
EU - Nutreco has ended the process to explore a possible divestment of the compound feed and meat businesses in Spain and Portugal....
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices Witness Brisk Demand
EU - The atmosphere continues to be optimistic on the European slaughter pig market. Friendly quotations have been reported across the board. With the exception of Denmark, quotations almost everywhere...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Knot is Cut - Prices Finally Go Up
EU - A Gordian knot – but now it’s finally cut. A major part of the European pig market’s quotations is going up, after the prices trod water over weeks in central Europa, despite the scarce quantities...
Pig Industry News from European Union Campaigners Keep Animal Welfare on New European Parliament Agenda
EU - Eurogroup for Animals is currently analysing the results of the European elections to see how many candidates that supported the animal welfare pledge have been elected and hopes that the new Parliament...
Pig Industry News from European Union Report Examines Transmission of Flu Viruses from Animals to Man
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has examined the transmission of influenza viruses from animals to humans....
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Danish Crown Acquires Polish Pork Processor
EU - The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of Polish meat processor, Sokolów, by Danish Crown....
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Barbecue Weather at Last - Prices About to Go Up
EU - The quotations are still on hold for the European pig slaughter market this new week of slaughter. ...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union New Advice on Tail-Biting and Its Prevention in Pigs for Europe
EU - New information on the issue of tail-biting in pigs, its prevention and tail docking has been published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)....
Friday, May 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Committee to Discuss Animal Welfare During Transportation
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of May 2014 will take place in Brussels on 19 May 2014, with animal welfare during transportation and reducing food waste on the agenda....
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Study Identifies Needs of Young Farmers
EU - The European Commission has launched a study to identify the needs of young farmers and review agricultural exchange schemes for young farmers....
 
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