Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Philippines' agriculture department mulls tax cuts to boost swine farming
The Philippines' Department of Agriculture (DA) is considering tax reductions for the livestock sector to encourage swine repopulation amidst the ongoing threat of African swine fever (ASF), The Philippine Star reported.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Bacolod, Philiipines, provides financial aid to ASF-affected hog producers
The government of Bacolod, a city on the northwest coast of Negros Island, the Philippines, has started to release financial assistance to hog producers affected by the African swine fever (ASF), which has almost wiped out the backyard swin ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
New revolving loan fund to set up more meat and poultry processing centers in North Dakota, US
Rural communities in North Dakota, the United States, are getting help they need as the Rural Development Finance Corporation is launching a revolving loan fund to establish more meat and poultry processing centers.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Olymel announces closure of pork and poultry plants
Canadian meat processor Olymel LP is set to close two facilities in the coming months, resulting in the loss of about 400 jobs within the company, Food Business News reported.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
USMEF tours South Korea and Japan to highlight US beef and pork
The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently embarked on a tour of South Korea and Japan to promote US meat exports.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Tamil Nadu, India, on alert for ASF
Tamil Nadu, India, is on high alert following suspected cases of African swine fever (ASF), which spreads through wild pigs, along the border with neighbouring Karnataka and Kerala.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
UK perceived to be in need of stronger border control as ASF struck Sweden
The United Kingdom is under pressure to raise the threat level of African swine fever (ASF) from medium to high after Sweden reported its first case.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Study reveals utility of using behavioral sensors to detect ASF-strickened wild boars
Findings published by scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in Germany showed that lightweight sensors can detect sickness behavior in wild boar — raising the possibility of a minimally invasive tool to assist in ...
Monday, September 18, 2023
UK swine industry shows caution despite improved financial prospects
Producers in the UK's swine industry are adopting a cautious stance despite a more optimistic financial outlook driven by improved swine prices and reduced feed costs, Pig World reported.
Monday, September 18, 2023
Iowa, US launches grant programme for animal vaccine research
Mike Naig, Secretary of Agriculture in Iowa, US, has introduced the Livestock Protection Innovation Grant Programme, aimed at offering financial support to Iowa-based companies engaged in the development of vaccines designed to safeguard th ...
Monday, September 18, 2023
Week-on-week drop for China's pork prices during September 4-8 period
China's pork prices logged a week-on-week decline during the week of September 4-8 due to the growth of supply, official data showed.
Monday, September 18, 2023
Paraná, Brazil, slaughtered 5.9 million pigs in January-June 2023
Paraná, Brazil, recorded the highest number of pigs slaughtered — 5.9 million head — in six months during the January-June 2023 period.
Monday, September 18, 2023
Spain's swine sector could see lower production in 2023 and 2024
Spain's swine sector expects a continued downward trend in swine and pork production in 2023 and 2024 to slightly less than five million tonnes of pork and below 55 million heads slaughtered.
Monday, September 18, 2023
US pork exports in July hit 219,014 tonnes, up 5%
The exports of US pork in July continued to outpace year-ago levels, according to data released by the United Department of Agriculture and compiled by US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).
Friday, September 15, 2023
Philippines considers subsidising African swine fever vaccine rollout
The Philippine government is exploring the possibility of subsidising the commercial rollout of African swine fever (ASF) vaccines, provided they prove effective in ongoing trials, according to a senior agriculture official, BusinessMirror ...

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