ASF continues to plague China while Vietnam remains on high alert after discovering the virus on three farms this week. Vietnamese authorities are raising the question of how ASF is spreading to such remote locations.
On Sunday, 60 Minutes aired an episode questioning antibiotic use in the livestock industry and singled out the pork industry. The report failed to include critical information about modern pig farming, NPPC says.
One lesson COVID-19 has taught our country is agriculture is essential. “We can't replace people getting up and doing the chores," says Dan Thomson, chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University.
Drought. Floods. Early frost. Heat waves. Everyone knows agricultural production is highly sensitive to changes in weather and climate. A new report takes a look at how agricultural systems are impacted by those changes.
China’s COFCO Meat Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday that profit more than halved in 2017 as Chinese hog prices slumped, but that it would speed up expansion of its pig production by moving into contract farming.