Domestic Pig

An African swine fever epidemic has piled pressure on local farms that supply pigs used to make bacon

Bacon prices skyrocket in Ukraine as pig supply nosedives

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The prices for bacon, the most popular national dish in Ukraine, have jumped 68% since January 2017 to UAH100 (US$3.70), as the population of pigs in the country's backyard farms keeps falling, according to the State Statistical Service.

Sweden is looking to increase annual pig production from 2.6 to four million animals

Swedish government rolls out new pig action plan

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Sweden’s ministry of agriculture has responded to its pig industry’s demand for greater state support by producing a new national action plan that aims to help Swedish pig farmers improve animal care standards and competitiveness.

Spanish pig farms not compliant with EU law

Spanish pig farms not compliant with EU law

By Line Elise Svanevik

An investigation into Spanish pig farms by Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) has revealed illegal standards of living for pigs, the charity has claimed.

Carrefour Belgium imposes stricter animal welfare requirements

Carrefour Belgium tightens welfare requirements

By Carina Perkins

Carrefour Belgium is tightening its animal welfare requirements for suppliers – banning all meat from castrated pigs and animals slaughtered without prior stunning.

Ending pig castration in the EU: a long road ahead

Ending pig castration in the EU: a long road ahead

By Carina Perkins

Earlier this month, farmers, meat processors, retailers, scientists, veterinarians and animal welfare lobbyists gathered in Amsterdam to discuss progress towards voluntarily ending pig castration in Europe by 2018. Carina Perkins reports on some of the...


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