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TODAY'S PIG INDUSTRY NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

How others see us: Europe on the brink of starvation
July 23, 2014
"I've visited farms in the European Union. They're inefficient, they're antiquated and they're non-sustainable," says pig producer R C Hunt, of Nashville.

Horse-free
July 23, 2014
The latest round of industry and European Union testing, published yesterday, found no horsemeat DNA in meat products in the United Kingdom, at or above the one percent reporting threshold.

New outbreaks pose escalating threat to European Union
July 22, 2014
Latvia and Poland are having problems controlling African swine fever, which poses an escalating threat to the rest of the European Union. So far the bodies of over 20 infected wild boar have been found, and over a hundred domestic pigs have been slaughtered in Latvia, after testing positive for the virus.

DAPP official end date
July 22, 2014
Following the introduction of the APP and SPP, the BPEX board has announced the official end date of the DAPP. Also, SPP data has now been published back to April — see how it compares with DAPP at Traffic Lights.

We looked to him for leadership
— and he did not let us down

July 21, 2014

Sir Ben Gill — the man whose vision and support made the forming of NPA possible — was a "big, decent man" and farmers were extremely fortunate to have him as their president during such a stormy period in British agriculture, said former agriculture minister Nick Brown.

Good supply, slow demand
July 21, 2014
Pig production and growth rates have been reported as generally very good in recent weeks and this helped supply to improve again. Demand, however, was steady with most processors committing solely to contract numbers.

Defra launches £400m food procurement plan
July 21, 2014
Government launches a new deal for British food today. David Cameron says that from 2017 all central government will commit to buying fresh, locally sourced, seasonal food, so that all food that can be bought locally will be bought locally.

East Anglia Pig industry 1, Power station developer 0
July 19, 2014
The battle to stop a straw-burning power station being built at Mendlesham in Suffolk has been won. Developer Eco2 has conceded defeat. It has dropped its appeal against the local planning authority's refusal to grant planning permission. The company has ditched its appeal because of difficulties putting together a funding package.

Junk policies could plunge pig producers into feed cost crisis
July 19, 2014
The election by a clear majority of the man Britain really didn't want to be European Commission president looks set to prove a disaster for livestock farmers.

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