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TODAY'S NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Pig farm incomes down 20 percent
Friday January 30, 2015
Average farm business income is forecast to fall by around 20 percent to £51,500 on specialist pig farms for the period March 2014 to February 2015, according to a newly-published forecast by Defra. The report says data for finished pig prices indicate an average fall of 7 percent which is expected to be partially offset by higher throughput and carcase weights.

Unfair supermarkets face large fines
Friday January 30, 2015
Government's decision to give the Groceries Code Adjudicator the power to fine retailers and their direct suppliers for unfair trading practices is a positive step toward ensuring malpractice is eradicated from this part of the supply chain, says NFU. These powers include the ability to fine companies up to one percent of turnover, something the NFU has been lobbying for, for over a decade.

Slaughterhouses improve animal welfare compliance
Friday January 30, 2015
The Food Standards Agency yesterday published the results of its 2013 animal welfare survey of slaughterhouses in Britain. The survey, last carried out in 2011, gives a snapshot of how well animal welfare requirements were followed in slaughterhouses during one week in September 2013.

BSE in Norway
Friday January 30, 2015
Norway reported a single case of BSE yesterday. The 15-year-old cow has been destroyed, along with a further 27 at-risk cattle.

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.

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