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18 January 2019
Pig Industry News from European Union What makes ASF so difficult to eradicate?
Based on experiences, knowledge and data gained from the current epidemic this review highlights some recent developments in the epidemiological understanding of ASF....
Pig Industry News from China China reports new ASF outbreak in Gansu province
China's agriculture ministry have announced today (18 January) that a new African swine fever outbreak was confirmed in the northwestern province of Gansu....
17 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The planet-saving diet: British industries respond
UK – The EAT-Lancet Commission published a report on 16 January 2019 detailing the ways in which our present food systems are contributing to the decline of both human and planetary health....
15 January 2019
Pig Industry News from China African swine fever death toll exceeds 900,000 pigs in China
China has culled 916,000 pigs after around 100 outbreaks of African swine fever in the country, the agriculture ministry said today (15 January 2019), as the disease continues to spread to new regions...
14 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK government to help farmers tackle air pollution
UK - The government has launched an ambitious new strategy to clean up our air - which includes a commitment to support farmers’ efforts to tackle air pollution....
12 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New book from Dr Mark Fisher provides a fascinating insight into the history of animal welfare
GLOBAL - 5m Books have published "Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics" by animal welfare expert Mark Fisher, which introduces the complex subject of the human-animal relationship in farming systems...
11 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States New study shows US pork’s long-term sustainability progress
USA - A new study from the University of Arkansas has confirmed what many have known for some time – America’s pig farmers are producing a product that has become increasingly sustainable over the...
10 January 2019
Pig Industry News from Canada PED detected for first time in Alberta, Canada
CANADA - A new case of the deadly pig disease porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) has been detected in Canada....
09 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States Emerging swine diseases - call when things just don't add up
Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, spoke at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) conference about emerging swine diseases in his presentation "What to Do When There's...
07 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United States New African swine fever research: from China to US in feed ingredients?
USA - Dr Scott Dee, director of research and development with Pipestone Veterinary Services based in Pipestone, Minnesota, USA, presented new research about the ability of African swine fever (ASF) virus...
04 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Oxford Farming Conference delegates cynical about post-Brexit trade environment
UK - During the morning session of the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) on 4 January 2019, the majority of attendees voted "no" in an interactive survey that asked whether participants were confident in...
03 January 2019
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: Goodbye 2018! Things look brighter in 2019
We are at the end of 2018. We say good riddance. 2018 was a year in which hog producers in much of the world didn’t make much money....
02 January 2019
Pig Industry News from China China reports African swine fever outbreak on farm in Heilongjiang
CHINA (Reuters) - China on Wednesday reported a new outbreak of African swine fever on a farm with 73,000 pigs in Heilongjiang province, as the highly contagious disease continues its spread through the...
31 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Global New year countdown: Top articles on The Pig Site in 2018
Our pick of The Pig Site's top articles from 2018....
27 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Top swine books for this year and next
Our pick of 5m Publishing’s top pig-related titles of 2018 and which titles to look out for in 2019....
21 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Survey reveals UK consumers want ban on all 'illegal' food products after Brexit
Of the survey participants, 67 percent agree that food produced using methods prohibited in the UK should not be allowed into the country....
Pig Industry News from European Union What do we know about the 2018 ASF outbreaks?
With the recent surge in cases of African swine fever around the world, and its prevalence in Eastern Europe, stakeholders in the agricultural sector are keener than ever to gain a deeper insight into...
19 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: Prairie Livestock Expo Winnipeg
Observations from the Prairie Livestock Expo that was held in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada....
Pig Industry News from China Death toll rises as China suffers new ASF outbreaks
New outbreaks of African swine fever have been confirmed in Chongqing and Zhuhai this week and authorities crack down on illegal slaughter methods....
Pig Industry News from United States New framework for antibiotic stewardship in livestock management
Leading stakeholder organisations define and outline core components of stewardship to protect human and animal health....
18 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States How to catch a disease outbreak early
What can you do to aid in early detection of disease on your farm? Daniel Linhares, assistant professor at Iowa State University, shares three steps pig producers can take to improve their odds of catching...
14 December 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU citizens want more transparent food safety studies
The EU is making it easier for citizens to have access to scientific studies underpinning decisions in the field of food safety on issues such as pesticides....
13 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Superbugs found in pork products from Carrefour in Spain, Tesco Lotus in Thailand and Walmart in Brazil
13 December 2018, LONDON - Bacteria resistant to antibiotics most critically important to humans has been found in pork from supermarket shelves in Brazil, Spain and Thailand....
12 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: hog weights continue to surprise
It appears that weekly US hog marketing's are tracking very similar to a year ago. This past week 2,558,000 last year same week 2,541,000 a 17,000 head difference....
11 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Denmark Significant benefits to productivity achieved in vaccine field trial
Lower mortality rates and increased average daily weight gain achieved in field evaluation of vaccine efficacy....
06 December 2018
Pig Industry News from China New ASF cases reported in China
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in three regions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs report....
04 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US small pig price surges
Both US cash early weans and feeder pigs surged higher last week as the market moved from a buyers’ market to a sellers’ market...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Game-based learning has huge potential to build skills required in real pig farming
New research indicates that game-based learning in agricultural education could reduce piglet mortality...
03 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States North American PRRS Symposium: 25 years of lessons learned
Dr. Mike Roof, executive director of swine R&D with Boehringer Ingelheim, delivered the keynote address to attendees of the North American PRRS Symposium on Sunday in Chicago, addressing 25 years of PRRS...
30 November 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EFSA highlights latest developments on African swine fever in Europe
EFSA has published an update on the epidemiological situation of African swine fever (ASF) in Europe...
 
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