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TODAY'S NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The disease door is still open
Thursday January 29, 2015
How did PEDv get into the United States? "We don't know and it's unlikely we will ever find out," says National Pork Board's vice-president of science and technology Dr Paul Sundberg. "If that's the case, that window stays open for multiple other things to come in, so we need to be ready for the next one."

In search of British spare ribs
Thursday January 29, 2015
Someone has been in touch who is planning to set up up a street food venture selling BBQ pork spare ribs. He is looking for a supplier. Provenance is key. If you would like contact details, please email Webmaster.

Crisis? What crisis? Brussels shoots
down calls for private storage aid

Tuesday January 27, 2015
Brussels still doesn't believe the European Union sector is in crisis. At yesterday's Farm Council, farms commissioner Phil Hogan announced an extension of private storage aid for butter and skimmed milk powder, but he dismissed calls for private storage aid for pigmeat.

Russia makes smuggled pigmeat bust
Tuesday January 27, 2015
Two refrigerated containers with Chilean veterinary certificates were searched by the Russian authorities at a Kaliningrad sea port and were found to contain 40,949 kilos of pigmeat from Poland.

There are storm clouds on the horizon ... so vote early and vote wisely
Monday January 26, 2015
The English pig industry goes to the polls at 8am this Friday. That's when NPA opens its on-line polling booths so producers and the allied trades can democratically choose their industry leaders for the next three years. Voters will need to make their choices wisely as 2015-18 will be a challenging period.

Mild strain provides significant protection against virulent PEDv
Sunday January 25, 2015
A mild strain of PEDv can provide significant protection against a virulent strain, according to researchers in the States. They found piglet survival to one week of age improved from 67 percent to 100 percent, and morbidity improved from 100 percent to 43 percent.

Global pork market will remain turbulent
Sunday January 2015
The global pork market will remain turbulent this year, with continuing uncertainty about PEDv and African swine fever, the Russian political embargo, and exchange rate developments across the globe, says Rabobank in its quarter one analysis.

Pig producers pin hopes on individual talks with Moscow
Saturday January 24, 2015
The European Commission's recent talks with Moscow have been restricted to sanitary and phytosanitary issues and no formal agreement has been reached over Russia resuming imports of European Union pigmeat. However the talks, which took place in the margins of International Green Week in Berlin, have been described as "fruitful" by the European Commission's health and food safety department.

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