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16 January 2019
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK PM May faces confidence vote as Brexit goes down to the line
UK (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's government faced a no confidence vote on Wednesday after the crushing defeat of her Brexit divorce deal by parliament left Britain's exit from the European Union...
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....
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...
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....
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....
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...
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...
29 November 2018
Pig Industry News from China Chinese pig farm reports foot-and-mouth outbreak
Foot-and-mouth outbreaks have been confirmed on two pig farms in Guangdong, China...
27 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: Lean hog futures continue to rise
Lean hog Futures continued their rise last week with July reaching new life of contract highs of 85,875₵ lb. This is 15₵ lb. or $30 plus more a head than July Lean Hog prices were at the past summer...
21 November 2018
Pig Industry News from China China cracks down on African swine fever reporting
Today (21 November), China has issued new rules to tighten notification of cases of African swine fever, including incentives for whistleblowers, amid concerns that outbreaks of the highly contagious disease...
19 November 2018
Pig Industry News from China New blow to China as African swine fever found in wild boar
China's efforts to stem the spread of African swine fever were dealt a fresh blow on Friday (16 November) when the agricultural ministry confirmed it had found the first case in a wild boar, deepening...
16 November 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Majority of pigs are still tail docked in Europe, despite legislation
Pig tail docking – the cutting, clipping or cauterising of part of the tail in the first week after birth to prevent tail biting – is still routine practice in many European countries according to...
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...
 
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