Swine Articles on Europe

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.