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Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Germany's latest African swine fever outbreak deals major blow to sector
Analysts said the discovery of African swine fever (ASF) at Germany's key swine region of Lower Saxony is likely to deal a major blow to the sector, with important markets such as China expected to maintain its pork import ban on Germany fo ...
Monday, July 4, 2022
Two African swine fever cases detected in Germany
Germany's Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture said two more cases of African swine fever (ASF) were detected among farm hogs in in the western state of Lower Saxony and eastern state of Brandenburg, Channel News Asia reported.
Monday, July 4, 2022
Germany recorded lowest swine herd since 1990
As of May 3, 2022, 22.3 million pigs were raised in Germany, representing the lowest recorded swine herd since German unification in 1990 (30.8 million head), according to preliminary results from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
IPVS2022 Pre-Congress kickstarts event on global swine industry updates and decisions
The IPVS2022 Pre-Congress schedule was held on June 21, starting the official schedule of the 26th edition of the event, which runs until June 24 at RioCentro, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Pork from Italy and Germany remained ban in Japan due to African swine fever
Raw Italian ham, as well as German sausages and other well-known European meat items, are still banned from import into Japan due to fears of African swine fever (ASF), the Asahi Shimbun reported.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
US university group held Swine Innovation Forum in North Carolina
The North Carolina State University's (NCSU) Swine Extension group recently hosted the annual NCSU Swine Innovation Form at The Maxwell Center in Goldsboro, North Carolina, the United States, last month.
Monday, June 20, 2022
Farmers in Germany affected by Ukraine conflict and swine crisis
The German Farmers' Association (DBV) said they are under increased pressure with two times higher prices for livestock feed and rising input costs due to the Ukraine conflict and soaring fuel prices, with the domestic swine sector worst af ...
Friday, June 17, 2022
USDA announces new campaign to prevent introduction and spread of African swine fever
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a new campaign to help prevent the introduction and spread of African swine fever (ASF) in the US through an awareness programme called & ...
Monday, June 13, 2022
Italy to cull 1,000 swine after two cases of African swine fever were detected
1,000 swine are expected to be culled in Italy after two cases of African swine fever (ASF) were detected on a farm in the Lazio region, Rome, which raised concerns that it might affect the country's pork sector, AFP reported.
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Vietnam set to license two more African swine fever vaccines
Vietnam is expected to license two more African swine fever (ASF) vaccines developed by AVAC Vietnam Co Ltd. and Dabaco Group JSC before the end of 2022, Vietnam Plus reported.
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
UK swine prices increase steadily
The European Union-Spec Standard Pig Price (EU-Spec SPP) increased by GBX 0.78 (~US$0.009747; GBX 1 = US$ 0.0125) in the week ending May 28, which brings the average price to GBX 176.73 (~US$2.208) per kg, short of the projected input costs ...
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Review: Link between intestinal immunity and practical approaches to swine nutrition
Gaining a deeper understanding into the underlying mechanisms associated with intestinal function and immunity during the weaning transition is critical to help shed new light into applied nutrition approaches to improve piglet performance ...
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Vietnam announces first African swine fever vaccine developed for commercial use
Vietnam has announced that it has developed the world's first African swine fever (ASF) vaccine developed for commercial use and export, Reuters reported.
Thursday, June 2, 2022
New scientific literature review identifies 'Gilt Gap' and how much it's costing swine industry
About 50% of pig production is made up of market gilts, and gilts do not perform as consistently as barrows, according to recent study.
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Taiwan still faces African swine fever threat
Taiwan's Customs Administration said there is still an African swine fever (ASF) threat, as it calls on consumers not to bring in pork illegally ahead of the upcoming June 3 Dragon Boat Festival, a peak gift giving season, Focus Taiwan repo ...

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