PIGSITE 08/02/21 US pork producers prioritise COVID-19 safety and new economic opportunities. Osha releases guidance on COVID-19 mitigation and prevention in the workplace Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace setting.
Among specifics, it recommends employers implement COVID-19 prevention programs in the workplace, including wearing personal protective gear, maintaining at least six feet of distance where possible and installing barriers where physical distancing cannot be maintained. NPPC and the US pork industry are committed to worker safety in plants and on farms. Thanks to numerous prevention efforts, pork packing plants are no longer experiencing widespread COVID outbreaks. Pork processing plants are an essential part of the US food supply chain, and will continue to work to ensure the most affordable, high-quality protein is delivered to consumers here at home and around the globe. PIGSITE 18/01/21 USDA to give additional COVID-19 relief to pig farmers.
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities as well as updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied for the program.
Producers who are now eligible and those who need to modify existing applications due to these updates can contact USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) between 19 January and 26 February. Some of these changes are being made to align with the recently enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 while others are discretionary changes being made in response to ongoing evaluation of CFAP. The new changes. PIGSITE 05/01/21 China suspends imports from Brazilian pork plant due to COVID-19 concerns. According to Reuters, the Brazilian agriculture ministry confirmed that on 28 December Chinese customs authorities enacted an import ban affecting Aurora's plant.
The agriculture ministry said China "requested information about COVID-19 cases at the plant," without elaborating. The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) said it is supporting Aurora Alimentos and supplying Brazil's agriculture ministry with information that Chinese authorities may need to reverse the ban. "This is an isolated event in the past," ABPA said.
"All information and demonstrations of Aurora's good practices have been shared in detail with Chinese authorities," ABPA said, adding that the company enforces strict COVID-19 protocols. China's General Administration of Customs did not immediately respond to a faxed request for comment. NATIONALHOGFARMER 26/12/20 Susceptibility of pigs to experimental SARS-CoV-2 infection explored.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the agent that causes coronavirus disease, has been shown to infect several species.
The role of domestic livestock and associated risks for humans in close contact with food production animals remains unknown for many species. RADIO CANADA 25/11/20 Mesure historique : des porcs du Québec seront abattus aux États-Unis Pour la première fois de leur histoire, les éleveurs du porc du Québec risquent de devoir exporter en masse des porcelets et des porcs d’abattage vers les États-U. PIGSITE 23/11/20 Researchers identify link between community transmission of COVID-19 and livestock processing. A new paper from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has explored the link between livestock plants and COVID-19 transmission.
Though the US has attempted to strike a balance between limiting the spread of the coronavirus and maintaining essential supply chains, preliminary research results suggests that livestock processing plants have amplified COVID-19 infections in multiple communities. Study authors Charles Taylor, Christopher Boulos, and Douglas Almond examined the relationship between livestock processing and COVID-19 transmission in the continental United States, using county-level data on COVID-19 cases and deaths. BFR_BUND_DE 09/11/20 Infection with SARS-CoV-2 via pork meat unlikely according to current state of knowledge.
ACTU SANTE 21/10/20 Le coronavirus de porc pourrait infecter l’être humain. FUTURA SANTE 19/10/20 Un coronavirus du porc susceptible d'infecter les cellules humaines (diarrhée épidémique porcine) Le coronavirus SADS-CoV, qui affecte habituellement le porc, aurait la capacité à se propager à l'humain, met en garde une nouvelle étude.
Faut-il prendre la menace au sérieux et que faut-il savoir sur la dangerosité de ce virus ? Cela vous intéressera aussi. AGROPOSKA_PL 26/08/20 TRAD AUTO : Le nombre de porcs abattus dans l'Union européenne a diminué de 3% au cours des 5 premiers mois de cette année. Cela est dû à la pandémie de coronavirus, aux fermetures de restaurants et à la réduction du tourisme. Koronawirus i zamknięcie restauracji, ograniczenia turystyki , a tym samym spadek spożycia wieprzowiny odbiły się na ograniczeniu ubojów świń niemal w całej Europie.
TRANSBOUNDARY AND EMERGING DISEASES 02/10/20 Piglets inoculated by different routes are not susceptible to SARS‐CoV‐2, but those inoculated parenterally were immunized against the virus. AP 11/08/20 Verrouillage des virus pour les porcs sauvages les plus petits et les plus rares au monde. NEW DELHI (AP) – Les porcs pygmées – les porcs sauvages les plus petits et les plus rares au monde – sont bloqués contre le virus.
Pas à cause du coronavirus, mais à cause de la première épidémie de peste porcine africaine en Inde. Il n’y a ni vaccin ni remède contre la maladie virale hautement contagieuse qui a déjà tué plus de 16 000 porcs domestiques, a déclaré Pradip Gogoi, un responsable de l’aile de l’élevage de l’État d’Assam. Les porcs pygmées timides de 10 pouces de haut ont subi une grave perte d’habitat et ont été pensés éteints dans les années 1960. Puis, au cours des dernières décennies, un programme d’élevage en captivité et d’autres efforts de conservation ont ramené l’espèce.
Aujourd’hui, près de 300 animaux vivent dans des poches de l’État du nord-est de l’Assam, mais les scientifiques craignent que le virus ne décime la population toujours en danger. NATIONAL HOG FARMER 23/07/20 Effects from slowing pig growth due to COVID-19. The impacts of COVID-19 have created a backlog of pigs, requiring producers to keep them onsite weeks longer than expected.
However, due to work with nutritionists and veterinarians, a change in diet was crucial in buying extra time for producers, while still keeping them under an ideal market weight. Spencer Wayne, veterinarian with Pipestone Veterinary Services, talks with PVS Veterinarian Brent Pepin and Nutritionist Jon DeJong about the effect of slowing pigs down, as well as where do we go from here. Wayne is the host of the SwineTime podcast, produced by Pipestone. NATIONAL HOG FARMER 30/06/20 4 lessons learned as a swine nutritionist during COVID-19. On the left side of my desk is a running log of all the feeding program changes made in the past three months in response to the logistical complications caused by COVID-19.
Under that running log is the stack of all the production flow changes, performance and financial projections, and diet sets created in the past three months. As I look at that foot-high stack of material and attempt to process all that has occurred within our system and beyond since early March, it is clear to me that I have learned just as much in the past three months as I did in my first three years in this role. Related: Lessons learned as a production system's first nutritionist Thus, to build off the last column "Lessons learned as a production system's first nutritionist," this column will pass on the four biggest lessons learned over the past three months from working as a swine nutritionist during the COVID-19 pandemic. Who knows what may be thrown at us next in our careers in the swine industry?
PIGSITE 04/06/20 Pandemic continues to hammer US farmer sentiment. Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index was up 7 points from April to a reading of 103, but it remained nearly 40 percent below its all-time high of 168 set in February 2020. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on responses from 400 US agricultural producers and this month's survey was conducted between 18 to 22 May.
The Index of Current Conditions improved in May, up 11 points from April to a reading of 83, as did the Index of Future Expectations, up 4 points to a reading of 112. In May, farmers were also somewhat more inclined to think now is a good time to make large investments in their farming operations. The Farm Capital Investment Index rose to a reading of 50 compared to just 38 a month earlier. Read the full Ag Economy Barometer report here. PIG PROGRESS 27/05/20 Pork plant workers in Brazil infected with Covid-19. In various states in Brazil pig and poultry slaughterhouses are among the places where Covid-19 has proved to be prevalent.
In that sense, the situation is comparable to North America and Europe. So far, no pigs had to be euthanised. The outbreaks were reported in the states Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná, all in the south of the country. These states are responsible for 65% of the total pork production in Brazil and even 70% of the total poultry production. TOPAGRAR_PL 27/05/20 TRAD AUTO : Le coronavirus a frappé le marché porcin. Przechodząc do serwisu poprzez: scrollowanie treści poza wyświetlanym u dołu strony komunikatem, klikanie w linki prowadzące do elementów serwisu, a także przez zamknięcie okna informacyjnego dotyczącego cookies i przetwarzania danych zgadzasz się na przetwarzanie danych osobowych przez PWR Sp. z o.o. i jej zaufanych partnerów w celach marketingowych, w tym na potrzeby wyświetlania reklam targetowanych, czyli dopasowanych do twoich zainteresowań. O konieczności podjęcia decyzji dotyczących przetwarzania przez PWR i Zaufanych Partnerów Twoich danych i sposobach wyrażenia lub niewyrażenia zgody na ich przetwarzanie a także o użyciu plików Cookies i podobnych technologii w celu dopasowywać reklamy do Twoich zainteresowań i prowadzenia analityki stron naszych serwisów informujemy Cię u dołu stron na naszych serwisach do momentu podjęcia przez Ciebie decyzji dotyczących tych rozwiązań.
Administrator Danych, czyli Polskie Wydawnictwo Rolnicze Sp. z o.o. (PWR) z siedzibą w Poznaniu przy ul. 1. LE TELEGRAMME 27/05/20 Abattage réduit à Kermené : un éleveur de porcs en colère [Vidéo] REUSSIR 15/05/20 Le Covid-19 va peu impacter le commerce du porc. Dans les années à venir, la crise du Covid-19 va conduire à un fort ralentissement économique. La demande va diminuer dans plusieurs parties du monde. Mais cette baisse sera différente selon les secteurs d’activité.
Ce ne sera peut-être pas le cas pour le porc, en raison notamment de la demande chinoise qui s’est considérablement renforcée depuis 2019. PIGSITE 28/04/20 Lockdown learning is boosting UK meat industry expertise. Not only are more signing up to the programme but more are investing their time to complete it, with pass rates also increasing by 10 percent.
The nationwide coronavirus lockdown has forced much of the meat industry to shut up shop, however many are taking the opportunity to brush up on their meat expertise with the free online tool. A Passion to Inspire, an initiative to connect education and industry has also helped bring the MEP to virtual classrooms across a number of universities and colleges. Murray Chapman of First Contact Chefs and Director of the volunteer group said, “Both are fantastic initiatives and bringing them together really benefits all the students and chefs we reach, not just through education but also through inspiration and passion. " PIGSITE 27/04/20 USDA APHIS announces new assistance for producers affected by meat processing plant closures. American livestock and poultry producers are facing an unprecedented emergency due to COVID-19, particularly with the closing of meat processing plants in several states.
USDA is leading the federal response by working in coordination with the Vice President’s Task Force, the CDC, OSHA, Department of Labor, industry, state and local governments, and others across the federal family to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on producers. We will continue to seek solutions to ensure the continuity of operations and return to production as quickly, safely and as health considerations allow at these critical facilities. Going forward, APHIS’ Coordination Center, State Veterinarians, and other state officials will be assisting to help identify potential alternative markets if a producer is unable to move animals, and if necessary, advise and assist on depopulation and disposal methods. PIGSITE 26/04/20 Conducting virtual farm audits during the COVID-19 lockdown. Most assessments take place in farmers’ homes so offices were halted in March when the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown was established. But with farms desperate to gain or maintain their assurance status to sell products to retailers, the UK’s leading provider of farm audits turned to technology.
NSF has developed live-streamed audits using the secure video conferencing software, BlueJeans. Within 72 hours of lockdown the first physical audits were being replaced by the new approach. Following positive feedback from members, auditors and scheme owners, NSF says it is now “business as usual” for all new and existing farmer members who require an audit. Using BlueJeans, auditors are able to visually assess all parts of a member’s business, from buildings and animals to documents and records, while maintaining all social distancing and isolation requirements. PIGSITE 24/04/20 Canada's pork producers seek government help to deal with COVID-19 fallout. As a result of COVID-19, Canada’s pork producers are facing an unprecedented financial crisis and food insecurity has never been greater. Speaking to Farmscape, Canadian Pork Council Chair Rick Bergmann told reporters participating in a teleconference yesterday, we have a short term situation where producer prices are falling because of an oversupply of live hogs while consumer prices are rising because of shortages of processed pork.
"COVID-19 has pushed the pork sector into a free fall by disrupting supply chains and driving down the prices of hogs," says Bergmann. "The market devastation caused by COVID-19 will only increase as the pandemic drags on and that's a huge dark cloud that will linger over our heads for some time. PIGSITE 23/03/20 Practical biosecurity recommendations to prevent COVID-19 in pig production systems.
Currently there is no evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 or novel coronavirus) infects pigs or other livestock but with pressure mounting on food and farming industries globally, it is critical that the people making up that workforce remain safe and well so that efficient production and supply can continue. The University of Minnesota's Swine Disease Eradication Centre has put together a checklist of recommendations for farm employees to minimise the risk of contracting and passing on the virus to co-workers and external staff.
PIGSITE 17/03/20 US slaughterhouses under pressure to remain open during coronavirus outbreak. Livestock markets have been hit hard as the spread of the virus threatens workers that companies rely on to process and inspect meat. Prices for cattle and hogs could fall further if coronavirus cases force companies like Tyson Foods Inc or WH Group's Smithfield Foods to close slaughterhouses. Shutdowns would remove markets for farmers to sell their animals and could temporarily tighten meat supplies. The USDA said it would use its authority and "all administrative means and flexibilities to address staffing considerations" during the outbreak. Agency officials told the National Cattlemen's Beef Association that the USDA will ensure it has replacement inspectors ready to staff slaughterhouses if necessary, said Colin Woodall, chief executive of the trade group.
Farmers and industry groups said there were no confirmed shutdowns. "We need to make sure that we're keeping the beef flowing," Woodall said. PIGSITE 17/03/20 Brazilian meatpackers may suspend operations amidst coronavirus supply chain woes. PIGSITE 15/04/20 US pig farmers face $5 billion losses and oversupply issues amid COVID-19 pandemic. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2020 – The impact of COVID-19 has caused hog values to plummet, creating a financial disaster for pork producers nationwide who face a collective $5 billion loss for the remainder of the year. At a press briefing today, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) outlined the crisis as described by producers and the immediate relief they are requesting from the administration and Congress. PIGSITE 13/04/20 Smithfield shuts US pork plant indefinitely and warns of meat shortages.
Slaughterhouse shutdowns caused by coronavirus pressures are disrupting the US food supply chain, crimping availability of meat at retail stores and leaving farmers without outlets for their livestock. Smithfield extended the closure of its Sioux Falls, South Dakota, plant after initially saying it would idle temporarily for cleaning. The facility is one of the nation's largest pork processing facilities, representing 4 percent to 5 percent of US pork production, according to the company. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem said on Saturday that 238 Smithfield employees had active cases of the new coronavirus, accounting for 55 percent of the state's total.
Noem and the mayor of Sioux Falls had recommended the company shut the plant, which has about 3,700 workers, for at least two weeks. "It is impossible to keep our grocery stores stocked if our plants are not running," Smithfield Chief Executive Ken Sullivan said in a statement on Sunday. PIGSITE 13/04/20 Research continues to determine role of livestock in COVID-19 transmission. The Swine Health Information Center's Global Swine Disease Monitoring Report for April includes information on work by the Friedrich Loeffler-Institut that shows pigs are not susceptible to the virus responsible for COVID-19.
Speaking to Farmscape, SHIC Executive Director Dr Paul Sundberg says the centre is monitoring whether there is any role or interaction with farm animals or pets to ensure, any cross infections or risks to people can be identified and if there are potential animal models that can be used in developing interventions. PIGSITE 13/03/20 COVID-19 and pigs: experts answer your questions on the novel coronavirus. PIGSITE 11/03/20 COVID-19 could have catastrophic impacts on US pork supply chain say NPPC. PIGSITE 09/05/20 Canada's pig farmers say government support is falling short during the coronavirus crisis. PIGSITE 09/04/20 New study shows that some pets are susceptible to COVID-19 but pigs and poultry are not.
PIGSITE 04/05/20 US supermarket chain establishes purchase limits on pork during COVID-19 supply disruptions. NATIONAL HOG FARMER 21/04/20 Approach to COVID-19 similar to battling swine pathogens. NATIONAL HOG FARMER 19/03/20 Can pigs catch COVID-19? NATIONAL HOG FARMER 08/04/20 Study: Pigs and chickens not susceptible to SARS CoV-2. METRO 08/05/20 Les éleveurs porcins et bovins canadiens sont affligés par la pandémie. LES ECHOS 24/04/20 L'industrie du porc américain touchée par le coronavirus. LES ECHOS 10/02/20 En Chine, le coronavirus fait flamber les prix du porc et des légumes frais. FRANCE BLEU 23/03/20 La stratégie de la Cooperl, numéro 1 français du porc, pour faire face à la crise sanitaire du coronavirus. BULLETIN DE L ACADEMIE VETERINAIRE DE FRANCE 27/04/20 DEUX CORONAVIRUS ENTEROPATHOGENES NOUVELLEMENT IDENTIFIES CHEZ LE PORC SONT APPARENTES A DES VIRUS DE CHAUVES-SOURIS OU D'OISEAUX. (virus de la gastroentérite transmissible (TGEV) et diarrhée épidémiqu.
AGRIORBIT 27/03/20 How ASF and COVID-19 are impacting the pork industry.