Swine News from Europe

  Last Updated: Sunday 6th of February 2011 07:22:00 AM +0800HKT

Czech Agriculture Minister Ivan Fuksa wants to increase support to domestic pig breeders using money from the package of Kc800m the ministry has earmarked for support of sensitive commodities, he said in the television discussion programme Questions of Vaclav Moravec Sunday.

  Last Updated: Thursday 3rd of February 2011 07:24:00 AM +0800HKT

Higher interest rates, rising grain prices, stagnant sales prices and the discovery of dioxin in German chicken feed have thousands of pig farmers uneasy about their prospects for 2011.

  Last Updated: Monday 31st of January 2011 06:04:00 AM +0800HKT

Villagers in the Yorkshire Wolds are fighting plans to build a huge pig-rearing unit near their homes.

Some 108 people in Burton Fleming, near Driffield, about a quarter of the village's population, wrote to council planners objecting to the project.

  Last Updated: Monday 24th of January 2011 06:23:00 AM +0800HKT

Rusagro, one of Russia's largest agribusinesses, will build a pig farm worth over 20 billion rubles in the Chelyabinsk Region in the Urals, the press office of the regional governor said on Monday.

  Last Updated: Friday 21st of January 2011 07:26:00 AM +0800HKT

Hungary's main meat industry group on Friday called for the government to soften restrictions on the consumption and sale of German pork products, which the group says were exaggerated and damaging to the local industry.