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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....
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Growth Plan Needed to Reverse Declining Self-Sufficiency
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is using today to highlight the backward slide of food security in UK food production as self-sufficiency has dropped two per cent year-on-year to 60 per cent –...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHVLA Reports Rare Piglet Deformities in June 2014
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has found a rare type of deformity in piglets, enteric colibacillosis outbreaks in older post-weaned pigs, active swine influenza and porcine...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Fair Pigs Tested Positive for Influenza in North Dakota
US - The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) received results from the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirming that three pigs exhibited...
Monday, August 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Good Soil Management Practice Guide Now Available
UK - BPEX’s ‘Good Soil Management Practice – A Guide For Outdoor Pig Keeping’ is now available for producers to order....
Friday, August 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Effects of Heat Stress on Breeding Pigs
UK - While the recent hot weather is welcomed by many, the effects of heat stress on pigs can be profound and can compound the effects of seasonal infertility, warns ACMC veterinary consultant, Paul Thompson....
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom MRSA Reported in Northern Irish Pig
NORTHERN IRELAND - Veterinarians have reported what they believe to be the first case of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) in a pig in the United Kingdom....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Minister Welcomes Improved Export Conditions for Pork to Singapore
UK - Northern Ireland's Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has welcomed improved export conditions for pork to Singapore. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Government Inspections of UK Farm Animal Welfare
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) inspected more farms in the UK in 2013 to assess animal welfare than the year before....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Green Party Backs Antibiotic Ban Petition
UK - The Green Party in the UK is calling on members and supporters to sign the petition produced by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, calling for a ban on the routine use of antibiotics in farmed...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Website for Sheep Sector
UK – Today, 5M Publishing officially launches TheSheepSite – the latest in the company's stable of agriculture- and livestock-oriented web sites....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Government Commits to Online CAP Application Assistance for Farmers
UK – Help is at hand for producers worried about the new electronic system for Common Agricultural Policy requirements, farming minister George Eustice told the National Sheep Association Event today....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Agriculture Makes Some Progress on Climate Change
UK - A new report from Defra reveals improvements made in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in terms of soil nitrogen balance and artificial fertiliser use over the last decade, while pig fattening herd feed...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Export Drive Gathers Pace
UK - BPEX is stepping up its export drive with visits to Hong Kong, India and the Philippines in the next few weeks....
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Concern Continues over Potential Residues in Imported Foods
ANALYSIS - Concern is mounting over the threat of veterinary medicine residues in food products imported into the UK, writes Chris Harris....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Strong Line-up for Agricultural Industry Conference
UK - The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has announced a strong line-up for its annual conference....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Launch Review of Local Authority Livestock Inspections
UK - The National Farmers Union has been selected by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as one of two trade association and business representative groups to lead a review of red-tape...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Why UK is at High Risk from African Swine Fever
UK - Britain is at high risk of African swine fever incursion because of its vast volume of trade with other countries and because it has so many residents from countries that already have African swine...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Swine Influenza in a Third of Pig Herds in Scotland, Northern Ireland
UK - Aggregated data from surveys in Scotland and Northern Ireland show that more than a third of herds surveyed are positive for swine influenza, according to Merial Animal Health....
Friday, July 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Euro Remains Weak; Supply Still Ahead of Demand
UK - DAPP has eased to 161.68p and the euro remains weak. Despite the barbecue weather, supply is still ahead of demand so base price is down 2p to 161p, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Symposium Explores Future of Farm Animal Welfare
UK - CABI, together with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, held a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of Ruth Harrison’s influential Animal Machines – a book that heralded an entire movement...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Floor Type Affects Gait Development in Pigs
UK - Changes in the gait patterns of growing pigs is not affected by the floor surface they are reared on....
 
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