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14 April 2014
Green Party Opposes 'Factory Farming', Live Animal Exports
UK - Top of the Green Party's manifesto priorities for the May elections is action against mega-farms and 'factory farming';...
08 April 2014
African Swine Fever Risk Level Raised
GLOBAL - There is now a high risk of African Swine Fever becoming endemic in Georgia, Armenia and Russia, according to a...
07 April 2014
New Figures Expose Myth of Mis-stunning in UK Abattoirs
UK - Animals in British slaughterhouses are correctly stunned before slaughter in over 99 per cent of cases, according to...
Call for End to Financing Extreme Confinement of Farm Animals
GERMANY - The Conference of German State Agriculture Ministers adopted a resolution calling on the German federal government...
04 April 2014
EU Attacks Russia in WTO over African Swine Fever
GLOBAL - The row between the European Union and Russia over a block on trade in pigs and pig meat moved to the World Trade...
FMD Concerns Raised over Brazilian Meat Exports to US
GLOBAL - Nicargua, backed by El Salvador and Guatemala has warned the US that lifting restriction on meat imports from Brazil...
03 April 2014
World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organisation talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating...
Brazilian Pig Industry Requests Govt Support for PED Controls
BRAZIL - Pig industry groups have asked for government support to stop the entry of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED)...
Danish Pig Producers Sign up for Welfare Plan
DENMARK - Danish agriculture minister Dan Jorgensen has agreed to new pig welfare targets with producers, vets and animal...
28 March 2014
New Rules for Pig Meat Inspection
UK - The UK’s Food Standards Agency has started a six-week consultation on new rules for pig meat inspections, which come...
26 March 2014
PEDV Will Cause Significant Shortfall in US Pig Meat
US - The impact of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) on the North American pig herd will have significant consequences...
Poultry Welfare and Value Fit Together, Say UK Market Analysts
UK - Poultry is as good value now as ever before, business analyst Timetric has found. ...
25 March 2014
How Can Science and Farming Live Together?
ANALYSIS - Modern farming needs modern scientific techniques, engineering, technology and social science....
24 March 2014
How Will Changes in EU Meat Inspection Work?
ANALYSIS - Changes to the European poultry meat inspection system are expected to come into force later this year....
21 March 2014
Sunderland AFC Trusts Red Tractor for Meat
UK - Match day for Sunderland AFC on Saturday 15 March was not just about their game against Crystal Palace but also about...
20 March 2014
EU Updates African Swine Fever Control Measures
EU - The EU has endorsed revised control measures following the confirmation of African swine fever (ASF) cases in wild boar...
Agreement for Improved Welfare for Pigs for Growth in Pig Production
DENMARK - A new agreement for improving pig welfare standards has been reached between the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture...
Egyptian Slaughterhouse Fails Australian Welfare Check
EGYPT – One of two Egyptian abattoirs accused of mistreating Australian cattle was in breach of international animal welfare...
19 March 2014
Fewer Dutch Pigs Castrated
THE NETHERLANDS - Almost three-quarters of Dutch boars are now left uncastrated - significantly more than the five per cent...
Zoetis to Participate in Jefferies Animal Health Summit
US - Zoetis will participate in the Jefferies Animal Health Summit on Thursday 27 March at the Jefferies Conference Center...
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