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TODAY'S NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Is it a serious threat to the health of your herd?
September 2, 2014
What is the role of large biting flies, such as horseflies and stable flies, in transmitting viruses in pigs? The question is highly relevant at present but surprisingly, you might think, we don't know the answer — even though such flies are abundant on most farms.

Another outbreak in Lithuania
September 2, 2014
Lithuania reported another outbreak of African swine fever yesterday. The outbreak was in a backyard in an already restricted area where testing is intensive. It involved four pigs — two were dead with no clinical signs, and two have now been destroyed.

Stamp out PEDv if it arrives here, urges NFU Scotland
September 2, 2014
"The threat posed to the health of Scottish and United Kingdom pig herds by PEDv is substantial and infection would be a devastating blow to the sector," said the president of NFU Scotland yesterday.

Please help make our new Farmhouse Cookbook a reality
September 2, 2014
Please help us promote Great British pork! Ladies in Pigs are hoping to launch a new Farmhouse Cookbook and are looking for a sponsor to help with the cost of printing.

JSR explains its decision to import pigs from the States
September 1, 2014
Following its meeting with NPA on Thursday, JSR has issued a statement explaining why it decided to import live pigs from the States, and outlining the biosecurity measures it has put in place.

Producers wince as pig prices plummet
September 1, 2014
Ireland's pig farmers are back in familiar territory, struggling to keep their heads above water, following unprecedented price falls in recent weeks, according to Irish Farmers Association pigs committee chairman Pat O'Flaherty.

Breeders seek protected status for Welsh pork
September 1, 2014
The Pedigree Welsh Pig Society hopes "Traditionally Reared Pedigree Welsh Pork" will become a European Union protected term. It has submitted an application to Defra. The application follows a scoping study by ADAS last year on behalf of the society, which hopes to generate increased consumer demand and secure the future of the Welsh breed.

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