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10 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Innovation and joint action needed to achieve sustainable agriculture
The week-long FAO Council meetings conclude with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development....
07 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Do we need to transform our systems to ensure farming has a future?
A report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) suggests ways of feeding almost 10 billion people by 2050. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Increased soil contamination puts food security at risk
Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO on World Soil Day....
20 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Global PRRS vaccine can overcome maternal immunity in newborn piglets
New research shows that vaccination of 1-day-old pigs with a porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) modified live attenuated virus vaccine is able to overcome maternal immunity...
19 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Global 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
Pig Industry News from Global "We need you to handle antimicrobials with care," says OIE
The World Organisation for Animal Health kicks off World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2018 with a call to action for all animal health stakeholders: “We all have a role to play to protect these invaluable...
Pig Industry News from Global Flies ‘possible route’ of African swine fever spread
Flies that have been in contact with swine infected with African swine fever (ASF) could be responsible for spreading the disease between herds...
08 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Global New scanning technique allows rapid identification of meat fraud
Mass spectrometry, a molecular identification method commonly used in healthcare, drug testing and food safety, has now proven its capacity for identifying foreign material in meat products ...
05 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Global International action to address antimicrobial resistance in animals
MOROCCO, 31 October 2018 - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) hosted global leaders in animal health to discuss new ideas and solutions to the global rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...
01 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Global food prices show decline through October
International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said today...
31 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Size doesn't matter when it comes to farm animal welfare
New study shows that farm animal welfare is not compromised on larger farms – but there is room for improvement ...
30 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Harnessing the power of livestock for a sustainable future
A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector but also says that changes in policies and practices are needed in order to optimise those contributions...
25 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Global West Africa offers training for young pig farmer entrepreneurs
Pristine Farm Resources, a Nigerian pig farm and training consultancy, kicked off its annual regional training programme with a 2-day course for young entrepreneurs at Ibadan on 19 October...
19 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Global 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...
17 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Where is African swine fever now?
What is the current status of ASF around the world, and what are both infected and non-infected regions doing to stop its spread?...
16 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Global 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
Pig Industry News from Global 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...
10 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Global 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...
26 September 2018
Pig Industry News from Global 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...
24 September 2018
Pig Industry News from Global 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...
17 September 2018
Pig Industry News from Global 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 ...
12 September 2018
Pig Industry News from Global ‘Vaccines work’ campaign to remind farmers and prescribers to invest in vaccine schemes
A new #VaccinesWork campaign running from early September to the end of October will explore the role vaccines can play in helping to protect health and welfare in all farm animal sectors, and in supporting...
06 September 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Eurotier 2018: the pig production trends this year
World’s largest trade fair for livestock farmers to feature the latest trends in pig farming – Increasing use of sensors for monitoring pigs fits well with the EuroTier’s “Digital Animal Farming”...
10 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Pirbright scientists help combat African swine fever – a disease with no vaccine
The Pirbright Institute are working hard to develop fail-safe protocol and vaccines for the deadliest disease to hit the swine industry...
09 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Treating swine drinking water
Adjusting pH: Part three in the Hogslat series on proper terminal line disinfection and water disinfection...
08 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Market not looking very shiny?
Jim Long commentary: A year ago, US 53-54 percent lean hogs were 86¢ lb but last week they were near 66¢ lb. That’s $40 per head less. A huge difference. Pushing close to $100 million less per week...
07 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Global What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD era
Seasonal changes traditionally bring fickle weather, dramatic swings in day-night temperatures and, of course, flare-ups of respiratory and enteric disease in swine herds...
01 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Global How can improved welfare boost your herd productivity?
The Pig Site speaks to Tracey Jones to discuss how Compassion in World Farming is working directly with producers to meet welfare and health standards, and maximise productivity in swine herds...
Pig Industry News from Global Maximise your chances: New research highlights function of zinc in boar fertility
The Pig Site speaks to Karl Kerns, fertility researcher at the University of Missouri and author of a recently published study investigating the true function of zinc in sperm maturation and swine fertility...
30 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Dealing with drought and evading heat stress in swine
The Pig Site provides top tips from across the globe on how to manage high temperatures on farm, how to prevent and treat heat stress in pigs and how to manage water shortages during a drought...
 
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