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Tuesday, 14 July 2020 11:11

Pig sector joins the chorus

Pig farmers have joined a growing chorus in the primary sector calling on the Government to urgently review its migrant worker policies in the wake of Covid-19.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 11:31

New swine flu has ‘pandemic potential’

Scientists are calling for urgent action following the discovery of a new strain of swine flu.

Published in World News
Monday, 29 June 2020 09:42

Pig of a situation in the US

US pig farmers could soon be culling on-site due to a COVID-19 induced backup at meatpacking plants. 

Published in World News
Thursday, 16 April 2020 11:34

Valtra S394 is pick for porkers

Award-winning pig farmer Patoa Farms likely have the only Valtra S394 tractor in New Zealand — but that may soon change given its many benefits. 

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 17 January 2020 08:32

Disease likely to curb pork import — report

The worsening outbreak of African swine fever throughout Asia and Europe has created a rare opportunity for New Zealand meat producers.

Published in General News
Monday, 09 December 2019 08:43

Pig virus on the march

A new report warns that a virus decimating parts of the global pork industry could spread to more countries next year.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:50

Looking at constant improvement

From a sheep and beef farming background, Chilton has been an instructor on the Christchurch Men’s Prison farm for about 20 years.

Published in General News
Thursday, 26 September 2019 08:55

Pigs thrive behind the wire

Suggest to farm manager Warren Chilton that he is farming people as much as he is farming animals and he readily agrees.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 12:55

African swine fever warning

Farmers NZ-wide are being urged to lift their biosecurity – particularly on overseas travel and visitors – after a possible outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was mooted in the Philippines earlier this month.

Published in General News
Friday, 23 August 2019 11:38

Swine fever a big threat to NZ pig industry

If African swine fever (ASF) hits New Zealand it will “absolutely and totally” obliterate our pork industry, says Freedom Farms general manager Hilary Pearson.

Published in Farm Health
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