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World Pork Expo cancelled due to swine fever fears

  • 15 Apr 09:37

World Pork Expo cancelled due to swine fever fears The threat of African swine fever is forcing the cancellation of the world’s largest pork industry-specific trade show this year. TheNational Pork Producers Council‘s board of directors today announced its decision to cancelWorld Pork Expo 2019out of an abundance of caution asAfrican swine fever(ASF) continues to spread in China and other parts of Asia. World Pork Expo, held each June at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, hosts approximately 20,000 visitors over three days, including individuals and exhibitors from ASF-positive regions. African swine fever affects only pigs and presents no human health or food safety risks. There is currently no vaccine. Read more...

Putting pig welfare first: OIE adopts pig welfare chapter

  • 30 May 11:39

Putting pig welfare first: OIE adopts pig welfare chapter World Animal Protection welcomes the adoption of the pig welfare chapter by over 181 member countries, coordinated by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) The86th General Session of the World Assembly of National Delegates of the OIEis being held this week (20-25 May 2018), bringing together representatives of 181 OIE Members and observers from international organisations that have signed an official agreement with the OIE, as well as other international and regional organisations and invited guests. The World Assembly of OIE Delegates examined, with a view to adopting, a number of new intergovernmental standards covering animal disease control methods,. Read more...

World Pork Expo: Consumer Perceptions About Food, Food Safety

  • 1 Sep 08:38

World Pork Expo: Consumer Perceptions About Food, Food Safety How do consumers really feel about their food and beverage choices in the supermarket and restaurants? Dr. Tamika Sims, director with the International Food Information Council in Washington D.C., spoke to pork producers at a learning session sponsored by Zoetis at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, about consumer perceptions when they're shopping or dining at a restaurant, how labels can impact consumer choices and food safety perceptions. Dr. Tamika Sims, director at IFIC, spoke to pork producers at a World Pork Expo Learning Session sponsored by Zoetis. "What we found is that labels, such as "organic" and. Read more...

World Pork Expo: Hog Slat Launches Upgraded Fan

  • 15 Aug 12:15

World Pork Expo: Hog Slat Launches Upgraded Fan Hog Slat launched an upgraded AirStorm fan at World Pork Expo that increases output by 13.5 per cent and efficiency rates. "We've made some upgrades to our current offering. We've increased the resistance; we've changed from stainless to now we offer a coated aluminum product," said Austin Baker, Director of Ventilation with Hog Slat. "This was able to cut back on our shipping costs for that fan itself as well as increase the strength and rigidity. The way that this X brace is now mounted into our fan, we've isolated it from the housing itself which cuts back on the vibrations that the fan's putting out." Hog Slat has. Read more...

Pigs 2022 Explores Big Issues Facing Pork Industry

  • 13 Jun 12:45

Pigs 2022 Explores Big Issues Facing Pork Industry Asia is an incredibly important market for the pork sector and there are many lucrative opportunities for meat producers.That was the overriding message from industry experts atPigs 2022: The Opportunities– a two-day conference organised by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) in partnership with Pig World. At the first day of the event, which looked at the global picture for the sector, speakers from the UK, Danish and US pig industries came together to look at what the next five years holds for the industry. And one of the key messages was opportunities exist in the Far East and the UK pig sector must set its sights on. Read more...