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19 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Less and better meat for the future of the industry
A powerful alliance of 52 organisations have set out their stall for how to eat meat and dairy more sustainably. ...
18 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Threat of extinction for British native pig breeds
The Rare Breeds Survival Trust has issued its updated watchlist for 2018-19, with the British Landrace, British Lop, Large Black and Middle White continuing to feature top of the list....
12 April 2018
Pig Industry News from Thailand Taking steps for business-wide welfare and sustainability
Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC commits to sustainability and welfare improvement targets in 2017 sustainability report...
10 April 2018
Pig Industry News from Ghana Volta Mega Pork Fair 2018
Efua Okai reports on the Volta Mega Pork Fair, based in Ho, Ghana, and explores the alternative feed supplements being used by modern-day Ghanaian farmers....
26 March 2018
Pig Industry News from Zimbabwe Listeriosis – the biggest outbreak in history
Ian Nkala describes how the outbreak has affected thousands of people in South Africa and Zimbabwe, and how the origins of the outbreak are emerging....
12 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PigSustain: assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry
In an interview with The Pig Site, Dr Mary Friel, Leeds University, discusses how the PigSustain initiative is assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry to ensure it is prepared for the future....
29 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States New forms of swine influenza pose tough but manageable challenges
New strains of the swine influenza virus continue to emerge, making it difficult for pork producers to manage, two experts who specialize in the disease of food animals said at a recent webinar organized...
20 December 2017
Pig Industry News from China The pollution regulations affecting China's pork producers
Recent changes in China’s Environmental Protection Laws have instigated a drastic change in the balance of small-scale and industrial pig producers within the pork industry, with rippling effects on...
18 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom #PigKeepers campaign to prevent spread of ASF
Pig keepers are being reminded not to feed kitchen scraps to their animals to prevent outbreaks of African swine fever....
08 December 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Norwegian legislative debate opens doors for gene editing in the pork industry
In a move that could have huge implications for global pork production, a new way to classify and regulate GMOs has been proposed by the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board this week....
23 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for Third Year in a Row
GLOBAL - The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year...
13 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger
GLOBAL - Global hunger levels have fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but more recent rising hunger scores of several countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) underline how uneven this progress...
05 October 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union IFA Says New Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously...
04 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Global When to Call the Veterinarian? PEDv Offers Perfect Example
ANALYSIS - Scott Dee, research director at Pipestone Veterinary Services, discussed indicators a pig producer should look for that are a red flag that it's time to call their veterinarian....
02 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Massive Projected Increase in Use of Antimicrobials in Animals by 2030
GLOBAL - The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52 per cent and reach 200,000 tonnes by 2030 unless policies are implemented to...
26 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Veterinary Feed Directive Now Established in US
ANALYSIS - In 2017, the US has undergone a significant change in regulations about how antibiotics are used and how they're available to pig producers and veterinarians. ...
25 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Meat Industry Notes Entry into Force of CETA
CANADA - While still awaiting the resolution of critical technical barriers, Canada’s meat packing and processing industry noted the provisional entry into force, effective 21 September 2017, of the...
21 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States AASV Research: PEDv Transmission Through Feed Dust
ANALYSIS - Jordan Gebhardt, PhD candidate and a veterinary student at Kansas State University, shares new research about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and its transmission through feed and dust....
18 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Industry Calls for Urgent Action on Organic Derogations
UK - The NFU, NPA and stakeholders across the industry(1) are urging the European Commission to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry which are coming to an end on 31 December 2017....
05 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States World Pork Expo: CEVA Growing US Business
ANALYSIS - Matt Kocher, US director of marketing for CEVA Animal Health, shares details about CEVA's growth and portfolio development. ...
28 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Tonisity Px Feeds Pig's Intestine to Reduce Pre-weaning Mortality
ANALYSIS - Tonisity Px is the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. From Day 2, Tonisity Px helps pigs cope with stress, decreases pre-weaning mortality, increases weaning weights and improves gut health....
21 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Austria Drug Resistance in Intestinal Parasite of Piglets Confirmed for First Time
AUSTRIA - The parasite Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhea in pigs, especially in newborn piglets, and is capable of quickly spreading across farms....
18 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Gains Long-awaited Access to Argentine Market
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the Trump administration for negotiating US pork access to the Argentine market. ...
16 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Keep Pork Trade Flowing in Updated NAFTA, Says NPPC
US - With negotiations set to begin tomorrow, the National Pork Producers Council has repeated its request that a "modernised" North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) maintain the zero-tariff rate...
07 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Chinese Bio-tech Company Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
03 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Millions May Face Protein Deficiency Due to Human-caused CO2 Emissions
GLOBAL - If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5 per cent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat,...
31 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Backs EPA Request to Delay Emissions Reporting Requirements for Farmers
US - On a day when the process for withdrawing the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule formally was initiated, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed...
28 July 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Report: More Evidence on Link Between Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance
EU - The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in...
20 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability, Says Study
US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk...
13 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Women Officially Leading the Way in Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame represents the leading lights of the country’s farming industry. What’s so special about this year’s inductees? As Angela Lovell reports, it just so...
 
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