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Japan reports first case of highly pathogenic bird flu this season

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Japan has confirmed the first case of highly pathogenic H5-type bird flu at a poultry farm in the southern part of the country, The Straits Times reported.

Thailand uncovers government officials involved in massive pork smuggling operation

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has exposed the involvement of at least 10 civil servants and politicians in a large-scale pork smuggling operation, Bangkok Post reported.

NSF opens California, US market for UK pork

Monday, November 27, 2023

In a significant development for United Kingdom pork farmers, the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) has become the pioneering UK certification body for Proposition 12, allowing British pork producers to export to California, United States, New Food reported.

EU Commission to set aside US$204 million for promoting EU agri-food globally

Monday, November 27, 2023

The European Commission will allocate €185.9 million (US$204 million) in 2024 to fund promotion activities for sustainable and high-quality EU agri-food products at home and abroad.

Vietnam's prime minister calls for ASF measures as outbreaks at over 530

Monday, November 27, 2023

Vietnam's Prime Minister, Pham Minh Chinh, has recently issued an official statement requesting a focus on the implementation of measures to prevent and control African swine fever.

Portugal's pig exports rose by 29.8% in first nine months this year

Monday, November 27, 2023

Portugal's pig exports — including piglets for fattening and pigs for slaughter —increased by 29.8% in the first nine months of 2023 compared to the same period last year, going from 329,998 head in 2022 to 428,192 head in 2023 (+98,194 head).

Portugal's pig slaughter number dropped 4.5% in first nine months of this year

Monday, November 27, 2023

The total number of pigs slaughtered in Portugal fell by 4.5%, or 133,474 head, in the first nine months of 2023, according to data published by the GPP and provided by INE as preliminary data.

US Senate Committee says USDA inaction on swine inspection system is affecting pork industry

Friday, November 24, 2023

As the November 30 deadline for the Time-Limited Trial for the New Swine Inspection System approaches, the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry said that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) inaction is detrimental to the pork industry, Farm Journal's Pork reported.

ASF detected in southern Vietnam

Thursday, November 23, 2023

African swine fever (ASF) has been detected in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, with outbreaks identified in 53 swine farms since the beginning of the year, Saigon News reported.

US agriculture official highlights market diversification to drive growth in agricultural exports

Thursday, November 23, 2023

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on November 16 the next steps in the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to bolster US agricultural trade, including the department's planned trade missions for 2024 and the opening of a public comment period for the new Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (R ...