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18 January 2018
NFU urges restoration of organic livestock welfare standard
The NFU board says consistency issues threaten the viability of organic family farmers so urge the US Department of Agriculture to reverse their recent withdrawal of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices....
17 January 2018
British Pork – the real deal for a tasty meal
The NPA has announced the winner of its competition to find a new slogan for the next banner campaign for Great British Pork....
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....
12 January 2018
Politics session divides predictions for farming futures post-Brexit
Secretary of state for Defra, the Right Honourable Michael Gove, makes promises for a greener, technology-inspired, welfare-friendly future for British farming, with the assurance that post-Brexit policy...
Farmers for Free Trade comment on President Trump's farm bureau speech
Former Senators, Max Baucus (D-MT) and Richard Lugar (R-IN), Co-Chairs of Farmers for Free Trade, issued the following statement on President Trump’s speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s...
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....
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...
Wealth of information for pig producers in AHDB report
A report by AHDB Pork which looks at the cost of pig meat production in all EU countries will prove valuable to pig producers in Britain – particularly in the face of Brexit....
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. ...
05 January 2018
AHDB seeks Strategic Farm hosts
AHDB Pork is looking for four producers to be new Strategic Farm hosts, in an exciting development for 2018. ...
Safety first
Tim Papworth, a Norfolk farmer recognised for his contributions to charitable services, described the harrowing stories of UK farmers who have suffered injury whilst working. Presenting at the Oxford Farming...
04 January 2018
Applications now open for 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships
The National Pork Board announces the opening of the application period of the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships. ...
03 January 2018
46 farms now at heart of expanding AHDB Farm Excellence Network
Farmer-to-farmer learning is now at the heart of AHDB’s knowledge exchange work, with 46 farms across the country fully engaged in AHDB Farm Excellence activities....
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....
Red Tractor founder awarded CBE in New Year Honours list
David Clarke, a founding member of Red Tractor Assurance, has been honoured with a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours. ...
29 December 2017
Manitoba highlights agricultural trade priorities at North American summit
Manitoba will be participating in an international summit early in the new year to advance the province’s priorities related to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and...
19 December 2017
RCVS Christmas Box charities announced
The President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has chosen two charities focused on working animals in the UK, The Horse Trust and Medical Detection Dogs, as the recipients of this year’s...
13 December 2017
AASV: Improving Surveillance Keeps Emerging Diseases at Bay
ANALYSIS - The Province of Ontario is focused on emerging swine diseases and developing surveillance systems by bringing all the stakeholders together, including the government and private industry, to...
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...
06 December 2017
Revolutionary insect protein wins acclaim for AgriProtein as top business disruptor
WASTE-to-nutrient up-cycler AgriProtein has been named a top 10 Virgin Media Business Disruptor to Watch in the Fast Track 2017, published in The Sunday Times. ...
05 December 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: December 04 2017
Le PORCSHOW – Quebec, US new Grade’s and Danish Woes Continue....
01 December 2017
British pork in spotlight in Shanghai
The pork supply chain and quality British pork took centre stage at one of the biggest food and hospitality shows in China last month....
2017: a year in the global pig industry
2017 has been a challenging and exciting year for the pig industry. In case you missed anything, here on The Pig Site we’ll be looking back at some of our favourite articles from the last 12 months. First...
29 November 2017
Great gains for producers through Gilt Watch
Pig producers are being urged to sign up to AHDB Pork’s first Gilt Watch programme to share best practice and gain valuable insight into improving herd performance....
28 November 2017
Pig farmers pay it forward ham by ham
Second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign kicks off in Iowa. Today, the National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and PrairieFresh® Premium Pork joined forces to...
22 November 2017
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?
MINI SERIES part 1 - Three weeks on from the NOAH conference: ‘Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?’, reflecting on the words of politicians, veterinarians and veterinary-associates, and...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 2
MINI SERIES part 2 - Regulatory and political context. Nigel Gibbens, Professor Peter Borriello, Sue Hayman MP and Rick Clayton address the regulatory and political discussions happening right now, and...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 3
MINI SERIES part 3 – Working together. David Caffall, Mike Murray, Chris Laurence and David Calpin discuss how delegates can work together to ensure that the animal health sector gets the best deal out...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 4
MINI SERIES part 4 – Opportunities: securing our future. Julie Girling MEP, Nick von Westenholz, Professor Janet Bainbridge and Professor Julie Fitzpatrick discuss the opportunities for innovation, trade,...
20 November 2017
Animal Welfare: bringing consumer attitudes to the supply chain
Last week, the Winterbotham Darby Animal Welfare Media Round Table took place in London’s Covent Garden – a bustling agricultural trade centre in its past. The event brought together a number of industry...
 
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