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15 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States USDA sued over insufficient certification of labelling claims
Yesterday (14 November), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) sued the US Department of Agriculture for its unreasonable delay in responding to a 2014 AWI petition, which asked the agency to require independent...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit agreement reached by UK and EU
NFU President Minette Batters welcomed the important progress that was made yesterday (14 November) after the Cabinet gave its approval to the Withdrawal Agreement which has been agreed by both the UK...
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...
13 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: why is African swine fever a notifiable disease?
African swine fever continues to dominate conversation in the pig industry, but why is it a notifiable disease? ...
12 November 2018
Pig Industry News from China African swine fever found in animal feed raises China's contagion risk
Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported on Sunday (1 November) that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with African swine fever, raising fears of its spread further...
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 ...
06 November 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Jim Long Pork Commentary: EuroTier
In a week the massive EuroTier Livestock and Poultry Exhibition will be held in Hannover Germany. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit and beyond: a strong future in animal health
Mixed emotions were felt at the 2018 NOAH Brexit conference on Tuesday last week (30 October) as animal health industry representatives gathered to discuss the post-Brexit future...
05 November 2018
Pig Industry News from China China reports 50th African swine fever case, found on farm in Hunan province
China's agriculture ministry said that today (5 November) it has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in Hunan province in the country's south, marking the 50th outbreak of the deadly disease...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus CEO predicts bright future for US pork
Jim Long Pork Commentary: November 2018. In mid-August the US had lean hogs in the mid 40’s and losses were $40 per head. Now profit estimates over the next twelve months are averaging in the $15 - $20...
02 November 2018
Pig Industry News from China China tightens controls on pig transport to contain swine fever outbreaks
China has ordered enhanced supervision of vehicles transporting live pigs to contain the spread of deadly African swine fever in the country, as reported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs...
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 ...
26 October 2018
Pig Industry News from China China confirms second swine fever outbreak in southwestern Guizhou province
African swine fever has been confirmed in a second herd in the Guizhou province in China...
25 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU bans prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming
The European Parliament has today (25 October 2018) approved new legislation to come into force in 2022, banning the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming...
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...
24 October 2018
Pig Industry News from China ASF in China traced back to kitchen waste feeding
China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it would ban the feeding of kitchen waste to pigs after linking the practice to the majority of the early cases of African swine fever...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit report shows bleak outcomes for animal health after leaving the EU
The UK could lose access to vital EU alerts on animal and plant pest and disease threats after Brexit according to report published by Lords Committee...
23 October 2018
Pig Industry News from China China's Guangdong province bans transport of live hogs as swine fever spreads
China's southern Guangdong province on Tuesday banned the transport of live hogs to other parts of the country after two outbreaks of deadly African swine fever were reported in a neighbouring area...
Pig Industry News from United States New inspection system to be rolled out in US pig slaughter plants
The announcement of the new voluntary inspection system for pork processing plants received both criticism and praise from the pig industry. Now the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will...
19 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Study finds gene-edited pigs resistant to billion dollar virus
Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world's most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code...
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?...
Pig Industry News from Australia Affluent effluent possible for piggeries
About 16 per cent of the manure effluent of the Australian pig herd is now directed to biogas systems, equating to 29 percent of the herd housed in conventional sheds at piggeries larger than 500 sow farrow-to-finish,...
16 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Fair funding to be granted to all farmers across the UK
UK - Independent panel will look at how funding supports the needs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...
12 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union African swine fever moves westwards in Europe
What can pet pig keepers, smallholders, and commercial pig producers do to prevent disease reaching our pigs in the UK?...
11 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £30 million commitment to help UK farmers boost productivity
The UK government has committed £30 million for further rounds of the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (CPSGS), which helps farmers buy the equipment they need to boost productivity...
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...
08 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Belgium Belgium finds African swine fever in military camp
Belgian authorities document 29 cases of ASF and discover dead boar in military camp. Was ASF introduced to Belgium by soldiers?...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Hundreds of pig carcasses destroyed after "dangerous" hygiene failings at UK meat plant
Hundreds of pig carcasses had to be destroyed after American officials discovered worrying hygiene failings at UK meat plants, the Bureau of Investigative Journalists can reveal...
02 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Are we breeding our sows to death?
Reports have emerged that sow death rates in the US are rising at an alarming rate, causing concern for intensive farming methods. Researchers believe the rise in mortality could be linked to a rise in...
01 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New research highlights the daily pressures on UK farmers
Farmers are among the UK’s hardest workers – but long hours and a lack of holidays threaten to undermine the health and wellbeing of many working in the industry, an exclusive Farmers Weekly survey...
 
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