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

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
Monday, 19 August 2019 10:39

Freedom farming more than words

Credibility and consumer appeal can depend on how you translate the five major points of animal welfare into action on farm, says Freedom Farms general manager Hilary Pearson.

Published in Management

Backyard pigs on farms or properties whose operators don't know the food regulations pose the biggest threat of foot and mouth disease (FMD) entering the country, says NZPork chairman Ian Carter.

Published in General News
Friday, 04 December 2015 10:59

New welfare standards in pig farming

New welfare standards came into effect in pig farming yesterday, meaning sows and gilts must not be confined in stalls during pregnancy.

Published in General News
Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:40

Pig industry brings home bacon

Pig kill for the last financial year was 12,000 less than budgeted for by NZPork, showing the continuing consolidation in the industry.

Published in General News
Thursday, 26 September 2013 09:58

Illegal meat operation shut down

THE NEW ZEALAND pork industry congratulates the Ministry for Primary Industries on successfully shutting down an alleged illegal meat trading operation in South Auckland.

Published in General News
Thursday, 04 April 2013 15:30

Study highlights pig traceability problem

NEW ZEALAND has a potential problem: we don’t know where all our pigs are, where they’re going, or where they’ve been.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 12:15

NZPork lodges appeal

NZPork has filed papers appealing against a High Court judgment which it says would have opened the way for new import health standards, and exposed New Zealand's pigs to the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus.

Published in General News
 

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