About: pig farming

Agrifood 20-01-2022

Commission still hesitant to step in and relieve distressed pig farmers

It is not time yet for Brussels to intervene directly in one of the worse crises for European pig farmers, as the EU executive is still confident the sector will find a way out on its own.
Agrifood 23-12-2021

Current state of Spanish pork chain divides agriculture stakeholders

Labour rights violations and environmental damage remain acute problems in European food production, as claimed by a recent report on the Spanish pork chain, which farmers have criticised as presenting a distorted picture.
Brexit 15-10-2021

Britain calls for 800 foreign butchers to avoid pig cull

Britain will offer six-month emergency visas to 800 foreign butchers to avoid a mass pig cull, after farmers complained that an exodus of workers from abattoirs and meat processors had left the pork sector fighting for survival.
Agrifood 14-09-2021

German supermarket chain REWE to remove most foreign pork from shelves

German supermarket chain REWE aims for 95% of its pork to be homegrown to help the sector struggling from disease and high feed prices, prompting the European Commission to warn that over-reliance on domestic supply could in some cases infringe the bloc's competition rules.
Agrifood 25-08-2021

Insects on the menu for pigs, poultry after EU approval

The European Commission has amended the EU's feed ban regulation to authorise the use of processed animal proteins derived from insects in poultry and pig feed, hoping to help create a "more sustainable feed chain", in line with its flagship food policy.