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TODAY'S PIG INDUSTRY NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Why Britain is at high risk from African swine fever
July 28, 2014
Britain is at high risk of African swine fever incursion because of its vast volume of trade with other countries and because it has so many residents from countries that already have African swine fever. This is one of the key findings by researchers in a European Union-funded study to assess the risk of African swine fever entry into individual European Union countries.

Improve our island defences or we're sitting ducks, warns NPA
July 28, 2014
With outbreaks of African swine fever in the European Union increasing in both scale and intensity, the time has come for government to introduce exceptional measures to prevent the disease arriving in Britain, says the National Pig Association.

WTO will rule soon on Russia's import ban
July 27, 2014
A dispute settlement panel has now been set up by the World Trade Organisation to rule on the European Union's challenge against Russia's ban on pigmeat imports from the European Union.

Poland reports first ASF outbreak in domestic pigs
July 27, 2014
Poland announced its first case of African swine fever in domestic pigs last week — following a spate of outbreaks among wild boar over the past three months.

Tests reveal 16 cases of horsemeat contamination
July 27, 2014
Sixteen cases of horse DNA were found in processed beef in the latest round of testing in the European Union. Bulgaria and Hungary recorded the highest number of incidents of undeclared horse DNA in processed beef products, accounting for eight of the 16 positive results.

Slurry facts and figures
July 27, 2014
On nearly two-thirds of farms that spread manure or slurry themselves, the spreader is never calibrated, according to new data from Defra.

Lithuania outbreak confirmed
July 26, 2014
Following the outbreak of African swine fever on a Danish-owned pig unit last week, Lithuania has now made its report to the World Organisation for Animal Health.

Global pork moving into record territory (but not Europe, sadly)
July 26, 2014
The global pork market is moving into record territory during the third quarter of the year, according to a new Rabobank report. Particularly in exporting countries impacted by PEDv — notably the States — pig and pork prices will continue to break records for the remainder of this quarter, and into the final quarter of the year.

Most farms still don't have a stomach for anaerobic digestion
July 26, 2014
Despite the considerable interest in anaerobic digesters on farms in recent years, very few farmers have actually taken the plunge. According to the latest government data only 1.5 percent process waste in an anaerobic digester — and this is little changed since 2011.

Spot quotes tumble as pigs are rolled
July 25, 2014
Pigs were rolled and spot went as low as 155p today — but these price falls will at least make British pigs more competitive, and there is a wide difference between regular and irregular spot quotes, so most of those who have established a weekly relationship with their spot abattoir buyer were able to trade around the 160p/kg mark. Traffic Lights >>>

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