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Friday, September 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Three Per Cent Fewer Pigs in the UK
ENGLAND - The annual count on 1 June reveals 2.8 per cent fewer pigs on commercial farms in the country on 1 June 2014 than a year previously, with reductions in all categories....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Can Farming Reverse Its Ageing Trend?
ANALYSIS – Agriculture is ageing and more must be done to draw young people into UK food production to meet growing national and world demand....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pirbright Celebrates Advances in Research on Virus Diseases
UK - The Pirbright Institute hosted its Centenary Conference at The University of Surrey on 11 and 12 September, 2014 to mark its 100th anniversary of the prevention and control of livestock infectious...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Confidential Reporting Service Maintaining Pig Welfare
UK - To help maintain high standards of animal welfare on British pig farms, the National Pig Association is introducing a Confidential Reporting Service. The service will also protect pig-keepers from...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Convenient Gletvax Six for Protecting Piglets
UK - A larger multi-dose bottle of Gletvax® 6, the vaccine against E. coli and clostridial scours, will now make it more convenient to protect large numbers of piglets....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Conference Highlights Advances in Research of Livestock Virus Diseases
UK - The Pirbright Institute hosted its Centenary Conference at The University of Surrey on 11 and 12 September 2014 to mark its 100th anniversary of the prevention and control of livestock infectious...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Farming Conference Series Ends on a High
UK - A piece of the British pig sector's history came to an end yesterday with the 25th and final annual JSR Farming Conference, reports Jackie Linden. The event series went out on a high note with five...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Outlines Priorities Ahead of 2015 General Election
UK - A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key messages in the NFU’s farming manifesto launched...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Concerns Raised over Future Safety of UK Food Imports
ANALYSIS - Concern is rising in the UK over the safety of imported meat and food products after funding for non-statutory residue testing is withdrawn at the end of the financial year....
Friday, September 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Phil Hogan Nominated as Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
UK - The National Farmers Union has said it looks forward to working with a strong champion for productive agriculture after the announcement by President Juncker naming Phil Hogan as Commissioner-designate...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There is a debate going on as part of this...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Freedom Food to Rebrand as RSPCA Assured
UK - Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s farm animal welfare assurance and labelling scheme, is to be rebranded for the consumer market in 2015 as ‘RSPCA Assured’....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Feed Prices on the Way Up Again?
UK - While compound feed prices are well below their peak in early to mid-2013, the latest averages are 86, 76, 101 and 93 per cent higher, respectively, for cattle/calf, pig, poultry and sheep rations...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Zoetis Study Tour Focuses on Tackling Emerging Infectious Diseases in Pigs
UK - The pig industry needs to be continually aware of the risk of emerging and re-emerging diseases, world-renowned expert Dr Joaquim Segalés told a Zoetis study tour in Spain recently. The study tour...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Work with Your Vet to Prevent Common Problems, Urge UK Vets
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is encouraging farmers to work proactively with their vet to avoid common health concerns such as musculoskeletal conditions, infertility and mastitis....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Real Welfare App Trial
UK - A member of the George Vet Practice, who works exclusively with pigs and has been using the new Real Welfare app for the last eight months....
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Updated Online Meat Industry Statistics Published
UK - An updated online library of facts and figures about the meat industry available free to levy payers and industry stakeholders has been published by EBLEX and BPEX....
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Producer Margins Remain Positive
UK - Latest AHDB/BPEX estimates of the cost of pig production have now been published. The new estimates show that the cost of pig production in the second quarter of 2014 averaged 154p per kg....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom What is the Role of Large Biting Flies in Transmitting Viruses in Pigs?
UK - Researchers at Pirbright are planning to address the gap in our knowledge by investigating the abundance, diversity and bite-rate of large flies on pig farms....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President, Celebrity Food Critic Top Bill at JSR's Farming Conference
UK - NFU President, Meurig Raymond and celebrity food critic Jay Rayner will address delegates alongside Beth Hart of Sainbury’s, at JSR’s 25th Annual Farming Conference in York on Tuesday 16 September....
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ban on Pig Imports from Virus-Hit Countries Must Be Upheld
UK - NFU Scotland is calling on pig breeding companies to play their part in keeping Scotland and Great Britain free from a virus that has had a devastating impact in the United States and has spread to...
Monday, September 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Industry Biosecurity Seminars Scheduled
UK - BPEX is holding a series of biosecurity seminars as the industry faces ever growing threats from African Swine Fever and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea....
Friday, August 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Good Progress Made in UK on Pig Disease Preparedness
UK - Good progress is being made with the work to improve the country’s preparedness for exotic and emerging disease such as African Swine Fever (ASF) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv)....
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Increased Supplies, Strong Pound Influence Scottish Pig Price
SCOTLAND, UK - The cooling in pig prices over the past two months highlights the extra availability of pigs on the market, according to Iain Macdonald, Quality Meat Scotland’s Economics Analyst....
Monday, August 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Spot Price Well Below DAPP
UK - With a short week ahead as well as the meat inspectors' strike spot base is 150p, well below the DAPP at 158.35p, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for Thursday, 21 August....
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scotland Holds Russian Trade Embargo Meeting
SCOTLAND, UK - Work is on-going across Scotland’s food sector to assess the potential market impact that could result from displacement of produce previously destined for the Russia will have for the...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Restructuring in the UK to Accommodate Faaborg Production
UK - Following an in-depth analysis, the Board of Directors of Danish Crown approved the plan to move the production in Faaborg to one of Tulip Ltd's production facilities in Cornwall, England. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Veterinary Vaccinology Network to Help Tackle Animal Disease Threat
UK - BBSRC has funded a new multidisciplinary network of veterinary vaccinology experts to help in the fight against animal diseases, some of which have the potential to spread to humans. ...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Agency to Safeguard Animal Plant Health
UK - A combined agency is to start work this autumn in the UK to ensure the government is better equipped to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases....
Friday, August 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Save on Feed Without Reducing Pig Growth Rate
UK - Precision feeding pigs can reduce the amount of lysine needed by 25 per cent and reduce feed costs by more than eight per cent, without affecting growth....
 
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