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27 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Ruling Set to Improve Welfare for Europe's Pigs
GLOBAL - EU welfare rules should apply even when the animals are transported out of the region, a court in Luxembourg said last week, as Germany announced it would prioritise animal welfare and the Danes...
24 April 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union European Court Rules Laws on Animal Welfare in Transport Apply Beyond EU Borders
EU - The EU's laws of the welfare of pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and horses during transportation should also apply when they are exported to third-countries, the European Court of Justice ruled on 23 April....
Pig Industry News from United States US Hog Markets
US - Easter is in the rear view mirror, and cash hogs should start to move higher as we head into summertime hog slaughter numbers, write Allan Bentley and Dr Joe Carr of Genesus....
23 April 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. ...
22 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Germany Germany Focuses on Farm Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German agriculture department has launched a new initiative to make animal welfare a high priority....
21 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United States The Next Big Disease: Reducing the Risks Following PED
US - Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) has been in the US for two years but which disease will be the next to appear? Private and government veterinarians are trying to reduce the risks, heard delegates...
20 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Insect Protein to Help Support Sustainability of the Pig Sector?
GLOBAL - Today's consumers expect their food to be produced more sustainably in order to preserve the Earth's precious resources. Several news items in the last week point to insect protein as offering...
Pig Industry News from China China Steps up Monitoring of Farm Products
CHINA - Monitoring of farm and aquaculture products in China by the Ministry of Agriculture for quality and safety has found that the majority are safe and the levels of contamination have remained stable....
17 April 2015
Pig Industry News from European Union Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
16 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global What Are Priorities for Future Sustainable Food Production?
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential in developing food production to feed...
15 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United States More Than Meets the Eye When Diagnosing Animal Health Problems
US - Every day, veterinarians and producers use diagnostic tests as a tool to maintain herd health. ...
14 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Madagascar Law-breakers Add to African Swine Fever Challenges in Madagascar
MADAGASCAR - Almost three-quarters of farmers questioned said they have sold meat from pigs infected with African swine fever (ASF) despite the fact that the government has outlawed this practice....
13 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Global Focus on Food Safety
GLOBAL - World Health Day last week had as its theme Food Safety – which is inseparable from strong and efficient animal health systems, says the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
Pig Industry News from Germany German Survey Shows Salmonella Falling But No Drop in Campylobacter
ANALYSIS - A survey of foodborne pathogens in poultry meat in Germany and the incidence of illness has shown that the number of cases of Salmonella poisoning are falling but there is no decrease in the...
10 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Viet Nam Hog Markets
VIET NAM - The market pig numbers and the demand for pork just before TET (the New Year Festival) were higher than first estimated. There was an adequate supply of pork for the holidays, write Ron Lane,...
09 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Thailand VIV Asia Reflected Growth of Livestock Farming in Asia
THAILAND - Impressions from VIV Asia, held in Bangkok from 11 to 13 March 2015 by Stuart Lumb for 5m Publishing....
08 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Markets
CANADA - Last commentary I wrote about how 2014 was truly the “Year of the Pig Farmer” and one for the record books with an unprecedented $60 margin average for farrow to finish on the year, writes...
07 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: US Tackles Antibiotic Use; More Firms Opt for 'Stalls-Free' Pork
GLOBAL - The US has set up a new national plan to combat antibiotic resistance, covering both the medical and veterinary sectors. UK researchers have linked the emergence of a human disease (bacterial...
Pig Industry News from Global World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - A new app for consumers to reduce food waste has been launched today, 7 April, World Food Day....
02 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Indonesia Survey of Indonesian Pig Farmers Reveals Need for Training
INDONESIA - Results of a survey of pig farming in the east of the country reveal a need for better education of farmers, particularly on pig disease and biosecurity....
01 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How to Make Sure You Slapmark Your Pigs Correctly, Clearly
UK - In the UK, all pigs going to slaughter must be slapmarked. However, it is becoming an increasing problem that pigs are arriving at abattoirs with illegal slapmarks due to them being illegible. ...
31 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United States US Plan to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
30 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Strong Recovery in US Pig Population
GLOBAL - The latest census in the US shows substantial increases in total pigs and the breeding herd as well as record litter sizes, pointing to a strong recovery in the sector in terms of output since...
Pig Industry News from Korea, South South Korea Imports New Vaccine after FMD Outbreaks
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korea government is continuing with efforts to control Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) in pigs and cattle....
27 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Confusion Increasing over Animal Medicines in Livestock
UK - The majority of shoppers in the UK believe growth hormones are used by farmers to make animals for food grow faster and that antibiotics used in livestock make them less effective for people....
26 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - USD revaluation in front of worldwide currencies. What will be the effect on the Mexican market? write Carlos A. Peralta, President and R. Carlos Rodríguez, Vice-president, Genesus....
25 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Global Antibiotic Use in Animals Estimated to Rise 67 Per Cent by 2030
GLOBAL - A new study estimates that global use of antibiotics will be 67 per cent higher in 2030 than in 2010 as agriculture intensifies to meet the growing demand for animal protein....
Pig Industry News from Global Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
24 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Agriculture Must Adopt Better Water Management to Ensure Sustainable Food Supplies
GLOBAL - As people around the world celebrated World Water Day 2015 on Sunday 22 March, the United Nations released a new report predicting major water shortages of 40 per cent across the globe in line...
23 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Prospects for the European Pig Sector
GLOBAL - Increases in both pig numbers and productivity in European herds are forecast to create the right conditions for a recovery in EU pork production in 2015 and 2016, according to the latest forecast....
 
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