Latest Pig farming News

Swine fever in wild boars worries Italy's pork industry

Jan. 15, 2022 16:45 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The discovery of African swine fever in northern Italy has Italian pork producers fearing significant economic damage to a major agricultural export and has forced curtailing of the official seasons to hunt for game and to gather prized truffles. Earlier this month, a...

EPA to review NC permit OKs at hog farms collecting gas

Jan. 14, 2022 18:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal regulators have agreed to investigate whether the North Carolina Department of Environment Quality violated the rights of minority residents and poor people living near farms where it approved plans to capture gas from hog waste. The U.S. Environmental...

Iowa man arrested after hundreds of pigs die from neglect

Jan. 13, 2022 09:56 AM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been arrested after hundreds of pigs died at his farm last month after they went without adequate food and were kept in conditions so cold that some of their ears froze off. Black Hawk County sheriff’s deputies arrested the 38-year-old man...

Will new bacon law begin? California grocers seek delay

Dec. 12, 2021 12:01 PM EST

ELLIOTT, Iowa (AP) — A coalition of California restaurants and grocery stores has filed a lawsuit to block implementation of a new farm animal welfare law, adding to uncertainty about whether bacon and other fresh pork products will be much more expensive or in short supply in the state when the...

Pig Fest joins Mary's Magical Place and Christmas4Kids

Nov. 20, 2021 00:05 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Multiple groups joined together Nov. 6 to support the city’s all-inclusive playground and help a charity that provides Christmas gifts for children in need. Hendersonville Pig Fest helped raise thousands of dollars,...

German farm to cull 4,000 pigs after swine fever detected

Nov. 17, 2021 07:16 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A pig farm in northern Germany began culling all of its 4,000 animals Wednesday after a case of African swine fever was confirmed there. The outbreak near Guestrow, about 185 kilometers (115 miles) northwest of Berlin, is the first at a large pig farm in...

Ex-pork buyer dies in Iowa crash following fraud indictment

Nov. 16, 2021 11:36 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former manager for an influential Iowa-based pork dealer has died in a crash, days after federal prosecutors charged him in a scheme to swindle hog farmers through fraudulent buying practices. Steven Demaray, 70, the former regional buying...

Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with new test

Oct. 20, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but...