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Friday, January 23, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NI Minister Updates Pork Industry on Securing Exports to China
NORTHERN IRELAND - Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill this week met with representatives from the pork industry in the north to discuss securing approval to export pork to China....
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHVLA Report: Piglet Diarrhoea, Colitis, Oedema Disease, Actinobacillus
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has reported piglet diarrhoea, colitis, erysipelas, oedema disease and an unusual presentation of Actinobacillus suis, in its Pig Disease Surveillance...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Employee Motivation Day Set to Build Success in Agriculture
UK - Employees in the agriculture sector have revealed a passion for farming, with 83 per cent citing this as the main motivator for their daily work. ...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PEDv Disease Threat Heightened in UK
UK - As the threat of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) is getting ever closer with more unconfirmed outbreaks in Ukraine so biosecurity throughout the UK needs to be stepped up....
Monday, January 19, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Appoints Agri Counsellor in China to Help Boost Trade
UK - The UK has appointed its first Agriculture and Food Counsellor in China to help increase growing food and drink exports to the country....
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Falling Prices, Horsegate Legacy is Boost for UK Pork Industry
UK - Brent Crude is not the only commodity that is falling in price. Pork has dropped 20p since summer, and it’s still falling, says the national Pig Association (NPA)....
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Confident Are You in the British Pig Industry?
UK - The annual confidence survey commissioned by BPEX is now landing on doormats across the country....
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Anaerobic Digestion Association Hits Back at Criticism
UK - Last week at the Oxford Farming Conference in the UK, environmental campaigner and author, George Monbiot, launched an attack on several farming practices....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom University of Nottingham Collaborates with Zoetis to Improve Feed Efficiency
UK - The University of Nottingham has secured funding from Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to undertake a four-year project with Zoetis, the leading global animal health...
Monday, January 12, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Exit from EU Would Pose Risk to Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND - The EU referendum is the biggest threat facing British farming, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has warned. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: How Well are Farmers Caring for Environment?
ANALYSIS - Changing policies on pesticides, animal feeds and welfare are threatening to reduce wheat crops in the UK and the pig herd each by one-third, delegates to last week's Oxford Farming Conference...
Friday, January 09, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Focus on Industry Prospects at AHDB Outlook Conference
UK - Prospects for the beef and lamb, pig and poultry and dairy sectors will come under the spotlight at the 2015 Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: How Can Agriculture Rise to Challenge of Climate Change?
UK - Farmers need smarter use of fertiliser and smarter feeding and breeding of ruminant animals in their bid to mitigate and reduce climate change, delegates to the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) have...
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Greenhouse Gas Calculator Wins Science Award
UK - A greenhouse gas calculator developed at Aberdeen University is this year’s winner of the 'Practice with Science' Award run by the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Anglo-German Scholarship Announced at Conference
UK - The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is to fund three students to attend Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, as part of a joint scholarship with the young member German Agricultural Society, Young DLG....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Changes to Common Agricultural Policy to Reduce Red Tape
UK - The UK has called for a rethink on the three crop rule, which is part of the greening arrangement within the recent reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy. Chris Harris reports from the Oxford...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHVLA Report: Piglet Deformities, PRRS, Septicaemia, Endocarditis
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has reported piglet deformities, unusual Brachyspira species isolated from pigs with mucoid diarrhoea, PRRS, haemorrhage associated with copper...
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Increasing Productivity in British Farming through Research
UK - Increased productivity in British agriculture is directly related to research and development and to raise productivity the UK farming sector needs to focus more on both public and private research,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Food, Farming Key to Britain's Economic Future, Says Minister
UK - Britain has the land, technology and entrepreneurial flair to lead the world in food and farming, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, has told the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC)....
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Funding for Animal Welfare Research Network
UK - The BBSRC is to fund a new community-led Animal Welfare Research Network which will be focused on research contributing to the welfare of managed animals. Those wishing to join the network must apply...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Agriculture Development Board Appoints New CEO
UK - Jane King has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Minister Sets out Priorities for Northern Ireland Agriculture
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has set out priorities for 2015, noting that it will be a challenging year but that the government will continue to work in partnership with...
Monday, January 05, 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Knighthood for Former NFU President
UK - Former NFU President Peter Kendall has received a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours issued last week....
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Urges: Celebrate New Year Safely Without Sky Lanterns
UK - The public is being reminded by the NFU of the huge risks associated with sky lanterns and urged not to release them during New Year celebrations....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Need to be Encouraged to Invest
UK - The British government needs to embrace farmers and growers’ optimism for the longer term future to help grow the industry and reverse the country’s declining self-sufficiency....
Monday, December 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Study Reveals How Bacteria Develop Antibiotic Resistance
UK - Scientists from the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia have discovered how certain gut bacteria can protect themselves and others in the gut from antibiotics....
Friday, December 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Harper Adams University Receives International Quality Rating
UK - Harper Adams University says all its research is of international quality and that more than 50 per cent is either world leading or internationally excellent....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Threat of PED to the UK Pig Sector
UK - Highly-virulent porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) has spread to Europe, increasing the risk of spread to Britain, while African swine fever has also been reported in Ukraine this year....
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Sow Nutrition Impacts Piglet Quality
UK - The impact of sow nutrition on piglet quality was highlighted at recent BPEX Regional Producer Events and it set producers thinking....
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Food Labelling Regulations in UK
UK - On 13 December, the new Food Information to Consumers’ (FIC) regulations came into force....
 
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