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01 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BPS 2018 applications due
More than 35,000 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018 applications have been submitted since the application window for the scheme opened on 13 March...
Pig Industry News from Canada NAFTA participants increasingly invested in successfully concluding negotiations
The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says participants in a discussion aimed at modernising the North American Free Trade Agreement have become highly invested in successfully concluding...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Engage with farmers to deliver change, NFU tells Defra Secretary of State
Farmers need to be at the heart of a future domestic agricultural policy with food production at its core, NFU President Minette Batters has said to the Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove today...
30 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British meat levy boards to exhibit at SIAL Canada
Red meat and dairy products from Britain will take centre stage at a major international food and drink show in Canada this week....
Pig Industry News from United States Farm animal welfare: New report tackles challenging issues
The newest CAST publication provides information and insights about the scientific, ethical and economic aspects of farm animal welfare....
Pig Industry News from Canada Eyes on the road
Manitoba Agriculture and Manitoba Infrastructure are encouraging farmers, drivers and agricultural equipment operators to make road safety a priority this spring....
Pig Industry News from United States US pork: Safeguarding natural resources
In light of a recent court ruling in North Carolina regarding hog production, the National Pork Board is sharing the strong record the US pork industry has on the environment and sustainability efforts....
27 April 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Province encourages Manitobans to contribute to new economic growth strategy
The Manitoba government is holding meetings this month with stakeholder groups to guide the development of a new provincial economic growth strategy, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen...
Pig Industry News from Global We have a shared farming future after Brexit, say British and European farmers
European farm leaders joined forces yesterday (26 April) morning in Brussels to stress the importance of strong partnership in agri-food trade after Brexit ...
Pig Industry News from Australia Weighing up pork production priorities
Addressing pork producers in Western Australia last week at WAPPA’s annual Pig Day Out, Pork CRC CEO Roger Campbell said increasing carcass weight was perhaps the greatest opportunity for productivity...
26 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Five ways to get better returns on your swine-health program
The pork industry uses a wide variety of vaccinations and medications for managing viral and bacterial diseases. In a conversation with Pig Health Today, Micah Jansen, DVM, Zoetis, identified five areas...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations inconsistent – price decrease observed in Germany
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market appears in an inconsistent way this current week of slaughter. While a major number of quotations remain unchanged, the German quotation is going down....
Pig Industry News from Netherlands Schothorst Feed Research announces improved International Feeds & Nutrition Course
LELYSTAD, the Netherlands - 26 April 2018 - This years’ Feeds & Nutrition Course has been adapted to recent market developments and suggestions from former participants. The course is designed to give...
Pig Industry News from Thailand CPF announces global policy on animal welfare
Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) announced a global policy on animal welfare in line with international animal health principles to ensure of the welfare of its farm animals’. The policy will be implemented...
Pig Industry News from Canada Nuscience launches next phase of Biotica innovation drive for Canadian market
CALGARY, ALBERTA — New speciality market approval, scientific forum discussion and broadened adoption are all rapidly taking shape for the Nuscience elite level feed technology platform in Canada, available...
25 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Congress stands up to new swine slaughter rule
Concerns for the safety of processing line workers and for consumers have been raised and put to USDA officials in a letter that requests the withdrawal of the new Swine Slaughter Inspection Modernisation...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom EU guidelines boost former foodstuffs industry
The UK Former Foodstuffs Processing Association (UKFFPA) has welcomed the European Commission’s publication of ‘Guidelines for the feed use of food no longer intended for human consumption’....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Bright outlook for pig and poultry producers
Pig and poultry producers are looking forward to a bright couple of years ahead, according to a new survey by the British Pig & Poultry Fair...
24 April 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - Is the party over?
The recent NASS semi-annual pig crop for both the USA and Canada places the sow herds at 6.18 million head and 1.27 million head respectively. Inventories of all hogs and pigs are 73.2 million USA and...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US hog market shows some rebound
Last week the US hog market showed some rebound, 53-54% lean hogs, going from 51.95¢ to 56.13¢....
Pig Industry News from United States Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project underscores value of information sharing
Collaboration among veterinarians working with different pork producers is one of the great benefits emanating from the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP), Carles Vilalta, DVM, PhD, told...
Pig Industry News from Uganda Zoetis builds sustainable veterinary diagnostic network and animal health infrastructure in Uganda, Nigeria and Ethiopia
Marks accomplishments in first year of the African Livestock Productivity and Health Advancement (A.L.P.H.A.) Initiative. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Scientific, ethical, and economic aspects of farm animal welfare
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) discusses its strategy for optimising animal welfare in agriculture....
Pig Industry News from United States Earth BioGenome Project: solutions for agriculture's future?
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering in the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), biology's version of the moonshot, an effort that will yield millions of powerful new solutions to agriculture's...
Pig Industry News from United States How do we advance livestock production for the future?
University of Florida researchers awarded USDA grants to advance livestock production ...
Pig Industry News from France What's on the label? France bans meat terminology on veggie alternatives
France has, this week (24 April), introduced a ban against using terminology relating to animal-based foods to describe their plant-based alternatives...
23 April 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union First report of African Swine Fever in Hungary
The first report of ASF in wild boar in Hungary has been made to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). ...
Pig Industry News from China China Pork Market Dashboard powered by IQC Insights: Week 16, 2018
We have the latest prices for Week 16, 2018 (Apr.14 - Apr.20, 2018)....
Pig Industry News from United States What have we learned about antibiotic-resistant genes in groundwater?
Swine manure is a valuable resource for cropland, but understanding its potential impact on groundwater is an ongoing priority. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Technical Report: New research in population health
In February we attended the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. This conference is held every 4 years and is one of the most informative conferences for livestock geneticists to...
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