Tag: Pig

Woman deported for smuggling 4.6kg of uncooked pork into Sydney Airport

A Vietnamese woman has been deported for carrying 4.6 kilograms of raw pork meat in her luggage following a tightening of Australia’s biosecurity laws due to the threat of African swine fever. Source: ABC Livestock Woman deported for smuggling 4.6kg of uncooked pork into Sydney Airport

Australian pork producer not taking chances with African swine fever

The green hills of south-west Victoria couldn’t be further from the latest outbreak of the highly contagious viral disease African swine fever (ASF) in Timor-Leste, but pork producer Xavier Meade isn’t taking any chances. Source: ABC Livestock Australian pork producer not taking chances with African swine fever

'One quarter of the world's pigs will be dead': Sniffer dogs flown up urgently to protect Australia against African swine fever

Sniffer dogs are being urgently flown to northern Australia to try and stop a disease that has wiped out around 20 per cent of the world’s pig population from coming onto Australian shores. Source: ABC Livestock ‘One quarter of the world’s pigs will be dead’: Sniffer dogs flown up urgently to protect Australia against… Read more »

Panmunjom tours in DMZ suspended to contain swine fever

South Korea suspends popular tours of Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) as part of efforts to contain an outbreak of African swine fever, which is complicated by the inability to hunt pigs due to a 1953 ceasefire agreement. Source: ABC Livestock Panmunjom tours in DMZ suspended to contain swine fever

BeefConnect Webinar Oct 2 – Disease investigations: A producer’s perspective

In light of the ASF outbreak in pork populations throughout Asia and the detected cases of the disease in imported product into Australia, this webinar will bring producers up to date with important information around on-property biosecurity plans and potential disease identification. Source: Beef Central BeefConnect Webinar Oct 2 – Disease investigations: A producer’s… Read more »

African Swine Fever reaches East Timor – just 650 km away

OUTBREAKS of African Swine Fever were confirmed last Friday in East Timor, just 650km from Darwin, bringing into focus an ongoing close working relationship between Australia and East Timor on prevention of exotic diseases that will now prove to be critical in keeping ASF at bay and from entering Australia. Source: Sheep Central African… Read more »

A pig-killing disease is now on Australia's doorstep

It’s estimated that African swine fever has killed 25 per cent of the world’s pig population. The deadly disease has now reached Timor-Leste, about 650 kilometres from Darwin. Source: ABC Livestock A pig-killing disease is now on Australia’s doorstep

African Swine Fever reaches East Timor – 650 km from Australia

An outbreak of African Swine Fever was confirmed last Friday in East Timor, just 650km from Darwin, bringing into focus an ongoing close working relationship between Australia and East Timor on prevention of exotic diseases that will now prove to be critical in keeping ASF at bay and from entering Australia. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Roundtable bolsters African Swine Fever preparedness: McKenzie

Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie says last Friday’s roundtable of industry leaders, scientists and governments in Canberra has helped to bolster Australia’s preparedness for the growing threat posed by African swine fever. Source: Beef Central Roundtable bolsters African Swine Fever preparedness: McKenzie

Biosecurity levy still in limbo as African Swine Fever tipped to spread

Australia’s chief vet says a highly contagious disease that’s led to millions of pig deaths will continue to spread. The government, meanwhile, is yet to implement a new biosecurity levy beset by costly delays. Source: ABC Livestock Biosecurity levy still in limbo as African Swine Fever tipped to spread

China admits African Swine Fever now endemic across the country

Chinese officials are worried that a potential 10 million tonne pork shortage caused by the impact of African Swine Fever could spoil upcoming Chinese New Year and other celebrations. Source: Beef Central China admits African Swine Fever now endemic across the country

Emergency roundtable to address African Swine Fever threat

Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie has convened an emergency roundtable of biosecurity experts in Canberra this Friday to discuss if more can be done to stop the disease entering Australia. Source: Beef Central Emergency roundtable to address African Swine Fever threat

China now a central pillar of global meat markets

Never before in modern history has the global meat trade centred so much on a single country. Inclusive of Hong Kong, China is now the world’s largest destination for beef, sheepmeat, pork, poultry and offal, pulling in close to one quarter of total meat traded on international markets, MLA Market Insights Manager, Tim Ryan says. … Read more »

WA farmers jailed over Illegal pork semen imports

The circumstances that led to the jailing of two west Australian pig farmers this week have highlighted the disturbing potential that exists for Australia’s livestock industries to be exposed to devastating disease outbreaks. Source: Beef Central WA farmers jailed over Illegal pork semen imports

Farmers jailed for smuggling pig semen in shampoo bottles

Two WA pig producers are jailed over an illegal pig semen racket that spawned more than 2,000 piglets in Australia. Source: ABC Livestock Farmers jailed for smuggling pig semen in shampoo bottles

CCA CEO Margo Andrae resigns to take on pork leadership role

Cattle Council of Australia president Tony Hegarty has today announced the Council will initiate a leadership transition process ahead of CEO Margo Andrae’s commencement as the new CEO of Australian Pork Limited…Read More Source: Beef Central CCA CEO Margo Andrae resigns to take on pork leadership role

Pigs are being buried alive as China's African swine fever crisis deepens

Amid international efforts to find a vaccine for the deadly pig virus, Australian authorities and industry are bracing for an outbreak that some pig farmers fear is “inevitable”. Source: ABC Grain Pigs are being buried alive as China’s African swine fever crisis deepens

China’s starts big pork imports as ASF-driven protein shortage mounts

Simon Quilty, just back from a US speaking tour, sees evidence the Chinese Government is commencing a major imported pork buy program that will see large quantities of US pork exported to China. ..Read More Source: Beef Central China’s starts big pork imports as ASF-driven protein shortage mounts

Man wins worker's compensation claim after being attacked by 'agitated 220kg boar'

A South Australian man who was attacked by a 220kg boar wins a worker’s compensation claim against his employer, who claimed his injury was actually caused in a game of tug-of-war with his dog. Source: ABC Livestock Man wins worker’s compensation claim after being attacked by ‘agitated 220kg boar’

Hoofless piglet's lucky break for Lunar New Year

Betty, the piglet born with just two hind hooves, is saved from slaughter just in time for the Lunar Year of the Pig. Source: ABC Livestock Hoofless piglet’s lucky break for Lunar New Year

100 jobs cut at Primo pig abattoir

About 100 workers at South Australia’s Port Wakefield abattoir are without work, after a decision by parent company JBS to move from two shifts to a single day-shift operation. Source: ABC Livestock 100 jobs cut at Primo pig abattoir

Brisbane company and director fined $120,000 over raw pork disease risk

A BRISBANE company and its director have been fined $120,000 over the transport and storage of imported uncooked pig meat, considered a serious Foot and Mouth Disease risk. The post Brisbane company and director fined $120,000 over raw pork disease risk appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Brisbane company and director fined… Read more »

$120,000 fine for serious biosecurity breaches over imported meat

A Brisbane company and its director have been fined a total of $120,000 for biosecurity breaches associated with the transport and storage of imported uncooked meat during 2014 and 2015. The post $120,000 fine for serious biosecurity breaches over imported meat appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central 0,000 fine for serious biosecurity… Read more »

Over 600,000 pigs culled as African Swine Fever sweeps through China

Authorities scramble to stem the spread of the deadly virus, which has already affected 22 provinces in a country that is home to more than half of the world’s pig population. Source: ABC Livestock Over 600,000 pigs culled as African Swine Fever sweeps through China

More than 100 jobs at risk after owner abandons Devonport abattoir

Devonport abattoir workers say they are devastated by news that more than 100 jobs could be lost after the abattoir announced plans to close by mid-November. Source: ABC Livestock More than 100 jobs at risk after owner abandons Devonport abattoir

Hogwash! NSW farmer produces soap from pigs

Declaring his own war on waste, a NSW pig farmer uses fat from his heritage pigs to make soap and help fill the purse. Source: ABC Livestock Hogwash! NSW farmer produces soap from pigs

Plummeting pork price parks $21 million piggery plans

Pork prices at a decade low have forced Western Australia’s largest pig producer, Westpork, to shelve its plans for a $21 million, 68,000-head piggery near Moora, north of Perth. Source: ABC Livestock Plummeting pork price parks million piggery plans

Pig farmers face uncertain future amid prolonged price crash

Australian pig farmers say they are at crisis point, with some considering abandoning the industry due to an ongoing market crash. Source: ABC Livestock Pig farmers face uncertain future amid prolonged price crash

From hammers to ham, a builder's passion for pig farming

South Australia’s Jason Stephenson says his destiny was to be a pig farmer. That’s why he swapped life on the building site for his free-range paddocks on the Eyre Peninsula. Source: ABC Livestock From hammers to ham, a builder’s passion for pig farming