Latest Pig farming News

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...

UK extends visas to overseas butchers amid labor shortage

Oct. 14, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government said Thursday it will allow up to 800 more foreign butchers work in the U.K. on temporary visas, after farmers said a labor shortage in meat processing has caused them to cull thousands of healthy pigs. Earlier, the pork industry...

UN investigator: North Korea kids and elderly risk starving

Oct. 13, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Koreans living under strict pandemic restrictions are facing a growing food crisis and the most vulnerable children and elderly people in the isolated Asian nation are at risk of starvation, a U.N. investigator said in a report released Wednesday. ...

As ruling UK Conservatives meet, businesses clamor for help

Oct. 04, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British Treasury chief Rishi Sunak promised Monday to deliver an economy based on “good work, better skills and higher wages,” as the governing Conservative Party tried to shrug off the U.K.'s economic turmoil as the growing pains of a thriving, self-reliant...

Danes take precautions after swine flu crops up in Germany

Sep. 17, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Denmark on Friday urged hunters, truckdrivers and farmers to use extra care in cleaning their equipment and to avoid importing meat products following recent reports of African swine fever cases among domestic pigs in neighboring Germany. ...