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13 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Romania Could anthrax be the silent killer lurking in your herd?
New cases of anthrax in swine have been identified in Romania. The Pig Site takes a look at the clinical signs, prevention, management, and treatment of this highly infectious disease ...
08 August 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Introducing the new rules on gene-editing in pork production
What you need to know about the recent EU court ruling on gene-editing and GMO, and how this will affect pig farmers globally...
07 August 2018
Pig Industry News from China Predicting the impacts of the first ASF outbreak in China
As China confirms its first ever cases of ASF, the economic and health status of the Chinese pig industry is under scrutiny. Angela Zhang, IQC Insights, provides a current and future outlook for 2018...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU approves changes to copper feed additive regulation
EU - The European Commission has approved changes to rules around the use of copper as a feed additive, to come effective 13 August, 2018...
03 August 2018
Pig Industry News from China China culls 1,000 pigs as first case of African Swine Fever confirmed
Officials and pig producers are on high alert as China confirms its first case of African Swine Fever (ASF)...
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 United Kingdom Keeping an eye on pig health: introducing the UK's new Chief Veterinary Officer
UK, 1 August 2018: Find out what the key priorities will be for Christine Middlemiss in her first year as the UK's Chief Veterinary Officer...
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...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: slaughter companies are pushing down the prices
Quite contrary to the current weather conditions, the mood is rather frosty on the EU pigs-mature-for-slaughter markets these days. On the part of the slaughter companies, demand is very restrained for...
27 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Cell-cultured protein: a letter to Trump from US meat and poultry groups
USA - In a letter addressed directly to President Trump, seven meat and poultry organisations petition him to level the playing field for animal-derived and lab-grown meats...
26 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Battle of the sexes: split-sex nutrition requirements for growing pigs
Mandy Gerhart shares her research into split-sex nutrient requirements for growing pigs...
Pig Industry News from Global Greenhouse gas as a raw material for an important feed additive
GLOBAL - Breakthrough in industrial CO2 usage...
18 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farm safety experts pledge to halve accidental deaths
UK – Farming is a dangerous occupation, but British and Irish rural industries workers are alert to this and will use Farm Safety Week 2018 to show how work practices are improving...
16 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Ghana African swine fever: new cases in Ghana
Reports of a new African swine fever outbreak have emerged from Ghana. Efua Okai speaks to government officials about the latest biosecurity measures being implemented in Ghana...
12 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Defra: Review proposes radical changes to regulation of farming
A major simplification of the way we regulate farming has been proposed in an interim report published today by Dame Glenys Stacey, chair of the farm inspection and regulation review (FIRR)...
09 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Novel research highlights true pros and cons of feeding rice bran to grower-finishers
Results of a novel study from Illinois University indicate that there are both benefits and losses incurred from feeding the rice milling by-product, rice bran, to grower-finishers...
06 July 2018
Pig Industry News from India Bureau story triggers historic decision to cut antibiotic use in Mumbai
The Bombay High Court in Mumbai has ordered veterinary drug stores across the state to stop selling antibiotics for use on livestock unless the farmer has a prescription, to prevent the growing problem...
04 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Ireland Will Ireland’s meat sector survive a hard Brexit?
With continued uncertainty over Brexit, worries over hard borders and trade tariffs are becoming more apparent. Eoin Mccarthy speaks to livestock producers in Ireland about their concerns for the future...
Pig Industry News from China China’s slumping pork prices: Impacts on the stakeholders
Angela Zhang, Head of the Business Intelligence Division at IQC Insights, provides her analysis on China's pork markets as to why the pork prices have slumped and what impact this has had on its domestic...
02 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Do you know your tech? Innovations in swine management could change the way you farm forever
Aidan Connolly is Alltech's chief innovation officer who has a keen interest in developing innovative, nutrition-based technologies. The Pig Site spoke to Aidan to get his expert opinion on emerging technology...
29 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Going for gold: Why one company is setting their own standard for swine welfare in Europe
The Pig Site speaks to David Houghton and Susie White, Winterbotham Darby, about creating the first pan-European UKAS accredited swine welfare standard ...
28 June 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Carbon dioxide shortages in the UK: What do we know so far?
As carbon dioxide shortages continue to affect the European pig industry, The Pig Site takes a look at what we know so far and how the swine industry will respond over the coming weeks...
27 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Peaking too soon? The US economic outlook for 2018
Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council, discusses the current economic outlook in the US pig industry and provides his predictions for the coming months...
22 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Compassion’s Awards celebrate continual drive for global farm animal welfare
GLOBAL - The winds of change continue to blow across the world’s most influential food companies as more and more recognise the need to take farm animal welfare seriously...
12 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Romania ASF Update: Romania identifies new cases
Reports are emerging of a new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Tulcea, Romania - close to the Ukrainian border. The Pig Site has compiled a checklist of practical measures that can stop the virus...
11 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Global World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long Comments on China, Russia, Pork Tariffs
Speaking live from the 2018 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, Jim Long, president and CEO of Genesus, shares his international view of pig prices and demand along with the impact of tariffs on US pork...
07 June 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU budget: New Single Market programme to empower and protect Europeans
BRUSSELS, 7 June 2018 - For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing a new, dedicated €4 billion programme to empower and protect consumers and enable Europe's many small and...
05 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico to impose retaliatory tariffs on pork products
Mexico will impose equivalent measures to various products in the face of US protectionist measures...
04 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Pig immunology breakthrough of the century
The Pig Site speaks to Dr Bryan Charleston, viral immunology researcher at The Pirbright Institute for preventing and controlling viral diseases, about the most recent, game-changing breakthrough in swine...
 
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