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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Vega Joins Genesus Team in Western Europe
EU - Genesus has announced that Mercedes Vega has joined Genesus in Western Europe as General Director, with initial sales responsibilities in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Dr Vega currently lives in Madrid,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Achieving Higher Animal Welfare Standards in EU
ANALYSIS - A five-year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Increases in France, Spain
EU - This week, the development of quotations on the EU slaughter pig market is predominantly encouraging....
Pig Industry News from European Union Project Promises Better Food Safety in Europe
EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation....
Friday, April 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Drought Measures, Milk Quotas on EU Ag Committee Agenda
EU - On the agenda for the upcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting are weather-related crop difficulties in Cyprus and Latvia as well as legal aspects to the end of milk quotas....
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - A report from the European Union Committee of the UK parliament's House of Lords calls for the redistribution of wasted food to different sections of society or into the animal feed chain, where...
Pig Industry News from European Union Agriculture MEPs Support Promotion of EU Farm Produce
EU - A deal with the EU Council of Ministers on measures to boost sales of EU farm produce within the EU and abroad and to restore consumer confidence in the event of market disruptions has been given...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Price Quotations Going up
EU - All in all, the European slaughter pig market appeared to be friendly at the beginning of this week. ...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Ministers Concerned about Russian Pig Meat Trade Ban
EU - Concerns over the Russian action to close of the market to fully processed pig meat products were the focus of ministerial level talks in Lithuania last week....
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Challenges Russia over Pork Import Ban
EU - The EU has today launched a case in the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the Russian ban on imports of pigs, fresh pork and certain pig products from the EU....
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Parliament Supports Common Framework for Whole Food Chain
EU - A Commission proposal creating, for the first time, a common financial framework covering the whole food chain has been endorsed by the European Parliament....
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Compound Pig Feed Production Down 1.7 Per Cent in EU
EU - Compound feed production for 2013 is estimated to have fallen by 0.2 per cent compared to the previous year, while further reduction is forecast for 2014 in a challenging environment for the feed...
Pig Industry News from European Union Air Your Views on EU Common Agricultural Policy
EU - The European Commission is calling for applications for groups wishing to join the new Agriculture & Rural Development Civil Dialogue Groups, which will have input into the Common Agricultural Policy....
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Price Quotations Remain Unchanged
EU - Once again this week, the European slaughter pig market points in various directions. However, majority of the quotations remain unchanged....
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union New Plans for European Organic Farming
EU - Maintaining consumer confidence, maintaining producer confidence and making it easier for farmers to switch to organics are the main objectives of a new EU Regulation on organic production and the...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Eco-friendly Pig and Poultry Production
EU - Slowing the rate of climate change and improving energy use efficiency, whilst also feeding the growing global population, are key targets for the livestock sector, policy-makers and scientists alike....
Pig Industry News from European Union Antimicrobial Resistance Commonly Detected in Bacteria in Humans, Animals and Food
EU - Bacteria most frequently causing food-borne infections, such as Salmonella and Campylobacter, show significant resistance to common antimicrobials, according to the EFSA-ECDC European Union Summary...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Price Quotations Inconsistent
EU - Now that a new week of slaughter has started, the slaughter pig European market appears to be inconsistent. While prices are under pressure in central Europe, other countries are raising their prices....
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Organic Production, Meat Labelling Discussed by EU Agriculture Council
EU - Yesterday's meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council included discussions on harmonising and simplifing rules on organic farming, divergent views of country-of-origin labelling of meat and...
Pig Industry News from European Union Strong Demand for Better Welfare of EU Pigs
EU - Yesterday (24 March), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) handed in the signatures of an incredible 475,576 concerned EU citizens who have called on the European Commission to ensure laws are enforced...
Pig Industry News from European Union European PCV2 Research Award Goes to Werling
EU - Infections with Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) have caused economical losses to the pig industry in the past, mostly by affecting growing and fattening pigs. Now, as very effective piglet vaccines...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union How Will Changes in EU Meat Inspection Work?
ANALYSIS - Changes to the European poultry meat inspection system are expected to come into force later this year, reports Chris Harris....
Friday, March 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Agricultural Marketing to be Discussed at Next Council Meeting
EU - The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels, 24 March 2014, will address agricultural and fisheries matters. The Council will be chaired by Mr Athanasios Tsaftaris, Minister for...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Price Quotations Bursting
EU - A real price rally has shown showing up at the start of this week on the European slaughter pig market....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Audits ASF Controls in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania
EU - Biosecurity measures in place in Poland, Latvia and Lithuania to keep African Swine Fever out of their respective countries were generally approved by the Food and Veterinary Office although it did...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Updates Control Measures on African Swine Fever
EU - Member States experts meeting yesterday, 18 March, at the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health endorsed revised control measures following the confirmation of African swine fever...
Pig Industry News from European Union Feed Industry Aims for More Responsible Soybean Sourcing
EU - The European feed manufacturers association, FEFAC, has issued an update on its 'roadmap' for sourcing responsible soybeans, showing where progress has been made and where more needs to be done....
Pig Industry News from European Union New Board Announced for Vion Food Group
NETHERLANDS & GERMANY - VION Food Group has presented its new Management Board, which will take up office on 1 April and work to achieve VION Food's new direction and future. ...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from European Union Report Finds African Swine Fever Spread Hard to Control in Wild Boar
EU - In its assessment of possible methods to control the spread of African Swine Fever in Europe's wild boar population, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) finds hunting and artificial feeding...
Pig Industry News from European Union EFSA Assesses Control Measures to Prevent Spread of ASF
EU - According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), hunting is not a tool to drastically reduce the risk of introduction and spread of African swine fever virus in wild boar populations....
 
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