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19 January 2018
AHDB commits £5m to fix "fragmented" farming innovation pipeline
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board is committing £5m to fund Britain’s next generation of agricultural experts in an effort to overhaul the industry’s “fragmented” innovation and...
16 January 2018
America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award 2018
The National Pork Board is seeking the next America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, with applications now open for the annual industry award....
HSA online guide to humane slaughter during disease control
As part of its strategy to promote the highest standards of welfare worldwide for food animals, the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has produced a new online guide which covers the humane killing of...
BPI and PIC leading modernisation of pig farming in Philippines
Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has extended its partnership deal with PIC, the local unit of world-leading animal genetics company Genus plc, to promote the modernisation of pig farming...
15 January 2018
New and improved Countryside Stewardship offers open for applications
The Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for farmers and land managers to request 2018 application packs today (15 January). The new offers are introduced to help more farmers and land managers protect...
11 January 2018
NFU respond to 25-year Environment Plan
Farming and the environment must go hand-in-hand and producing quality, home-grown food is critical to the future of the country, the NFU said today....
10 January 2018
Superior litter performance through feed management strategy
Recent research at the Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute (AFBI) has shown that sows can wean litter weights of over 115kg at 28 days of age and that pigs with low birth weights can have feed efficiency...
09 January 2018
The end of surgical castration?
The new alliance between Recombinetics and DNA Genetics is working towards breeding of sterile male pigs through genetic manipulation, with the primary aim being to end surgical castrations....
Smithfield meets group sow housing goal
Smithfield makes the announcement that it has fulfilled its industry-leading commitment of providing group housing systems for pregnant sows on all company-owned farms in the United States. Smithfield...
08 January 2018
NA PRRS Symposium highlights include diagnostics, epidemiology
ANALYSIS - Dr. Jens Kjaer, director of technical marketing with Boehringer Ingelheim, highlights technical topics covered at the Saturday morning session of the North American PRRS Symposium in Chicago...
Targeting welfare in post-CAP farming subsidies
Specially targeted farm subsidies could improve animal welfare to meet the government’s ambitions for the highest quality food standards post-Brexit, claims the RSPCA. ...
02 January 2018
NFU President looks ahead to a busy 2018
In his New Year message to the UK, the NFU President, Meurig Raymond, describes the challenges and opportunities that 2018 brings to the agricultural industry....
The USDA continues to develop precision monitoring scheme
Precision farming utilises modern monitoring methods, such as 3-D, heat sensitive cameras, to track individual animal feed consumption, movement, temperature, sickness, weight, among other factors. The...
27 December 2017
The best of The Pig Site 2017: Weaning troubles
Continuing in The Pig Site’s rundown of the best articles of 2017, today…...
22 December 2017
The best of The Pig Site 2017: African swine fever
Continuing in The Pig Site’s rundown of the best articles of 2017, today…...
21 December 2017
H2Ozone’s AgriSafe helps improve farm profitability and reduces mortality
Test results of H2Ozone’s AgriSafe water purifying technology have shown a 10% improvement in profit margin and reduced mortality rates for poultry growers and are showing positive results in piggeries....
19 December 2017
High-tech camera helps protect sows and piglets
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and collaborators are using 3-D imaging to protect newborn piglets by monitoring adult female pigs' behaviour....
The best of The Pig Site 2017: PRRS
Continuing in The Pig Site’s rundown of the best articles of 2017, today…...
15 December 2017
Government considering controls on live animal exports
Defra confirms government ministers are looking into the issue of live export and are considering options of controlling live export of animals after Brexit. ...
The best of The Pig Site 2017: Controlling gastric ulcers
Continuing in The Pig Site’s rundown of the best articles of 2017, today…...
Rural pig farmer calls out misleading supermarket branding
Richard Baugh of Woodside Farm, Nottinghamshire, takes on Tesco in battle over misleading product branding. In an interview with the BBC, Mr Baugh explains the controversy....
13 December 2017
FDA report on antibiotics validates work by US pig farmers
America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. ...
Animal sentience bill greeted with praise
The BVA and Green MP Caroline Lucas are among many who have welcomed the new law that ensures animal abusers are jailed for anything up to 5 years and animal sentience is reflected in domestic law. ...
12 December 2017
Best of The Pig Site 2017: nutrition for piglets
Today in The Pig Site's best articles of 2017......
11 December 2017
AIC warns of shortages of Vitamins A and E for livestock feed supplies
The livestock feed industry is facing a lack of supply of vitamins A and E due to two recent incidents, warns the Agricultural Industries Confederation. ...
Best of The Pig Site 2017: CO2 stunning
Continuing The Pig Site's selection of the best articles from 2017- next up......
08 December 2017
Best of the Pig Site 2017: Ventilation
Today in The Pig Site's selection of the best articles from 2017......
Pig care: If there’s something off, don’t try to ‘look him well’
Watching pigs may not be glamorous or stimulating, but it’s a responsibility that Bob Blomme, DVM, takes very seriously....
07 December 2017
BVA congratulates Christine Middlemiss on appointment as next UK chief vet
Christine Middlemiss has been appointed as the UK's next Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO). She will take over from Nigel Gibbens who is stepping down at the end of February 2018 following 10 years in the...
04 December 2017
Are consumers wilfully ignorant about animal welfare?
New study shows some consumers avoid the issue of animal welfare to prevent feelings of guilt whilst others trust farmers....
 
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