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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Abstract Deadline Ahead for British Animal Science Conference
UK - If you wish to submit a summary to the annual conference of the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), the deadline is now Wednesday 3 December....
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Outlook Conference Scheduled for February 2015
UK - The 2015 Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference will be held at One Great George Street in Westminster, London on Wednesday 11 February....
Monday, November 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Some UK Pig Prices Down to 126 or 128 Pence
UK - Last week was a challenging one for sellers of pigs, according to Peter Crichton in his Traffic Lights report last week....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Foods Reports Positive Earnings Momentum
UK - Among the highlights mentioned in the company's six-month results are the approaching completion of a significant upgrade to its fresh pork site in Norfolk....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Conference to Debate Food vs Feed
UK - Animal feed vs human food will come under the microscope at the National Farm Management Conference ‘Farming for the Future - delivering sustainable intensification’. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom US View of Sustainable Intensification at Farm Management Conference
UK - Gene Philhower, agricultural counsellor at the London US Embassy is guest speaker at the National Farm Management Conference in London on next week....
Friday, November 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Disapproval of Scrapping Chief Scientific Advisor
UK - The Presidents of the four UK farming unions have criticised the decision by the European Commission to scrap the post of Chief Scientific Advisor to the President....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Investigation into an UK Outbreak of Encephalomyelitis
UK - An outbreak of neurological disease in grower pigs characterised by ataxia and paraparesis was investigated in this study....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Husbandry Qualification Updated
UK - The pig industry Certificate of Competence in pig husbandry skills has been revised and re-organised, with some changes to the assessment criteria and the learner manuals provided by BPEX....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Shoppers Spending More on Sausages
UK - Shoppers have been spending more on sausages over the last few years with the premium end of the market benefiting at the expense of the value end....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Zoetis to Lead UK Project on Analysis of Pig Health, Welfare
UK - Zoetis is to lead a US$3-million project funded by Agri-Tech Catalyst Award from Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation Agency into the use of analytics to help pork producers improve pig herd wellness...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHVLA Report: Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has looked into Staphylococcal skin disease causes skin lesions resembling pig pox and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS)...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Pig Herd Recovering After Abattoir Closure
SCOTLAND – Two years of sow herd decline has been halted by improving markets, according to an industry review....
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Common Agricultural Policy Update
UK - Further details of how the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be implemented in Scotland have been set out by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Sharing Data Between Producers, Processors and Retailers Would Benefit All
UK -The benefits of sharing data between producers, processors and retailers could add value to all stages of the supply chain and improve British livestock production, says Innovation for Agriculture...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Is Your Pig Getting Enough Water?
UK - Despite providing enough drinkers – often exceeding the official recommendations – some pigs still do not get sufficient water, says ARM Buildings....
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Red Meat Industry Showing Positive Market Signs
UK - There are many market signals to kindle further confidence in the future of the Scottish red meat industry, according to Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £20.5 Million to Combat Global Animal Disease
UK - A £20.5 million programme of research and training to tackle diseases that could pass from animals to humans has been funded by six UK partners....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Outdated Energy Sources Cost British Farming Sector £300 Million
UK - A new report reveals that the British farming sector wastes £300 million each year by using outdated off-mains energy sources....
Monday, November 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Video: A Farmer's Tribute for Remembrance Sunday
UK - More than a million men and women in agriculture did their patriotic duty by producing the nation’s food or fighting on the front line, during a time of crisis....
Friday, November 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK-designed Farrowing Pen Attracts Worldwide Interest
UK - A pioneering pig birthing pen designed and created by a Staffordshire farmer is now being sold across the globe, it has been revealed. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farm Business Innovation Expo Returns to Olympia
UK - Farm Business Innovation exhibition and conference returns to Olympia London from 27 to 28 November, promising new ways for farmers, smallholders, land owners and estate managers to use their land...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AB Vista Announces Strong Growth in 2014
UK - AB Vista has announced revenue growth of more than 20 per cent for the financial year ending 15 September 2014....
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Hydro Systems to Show Medicating and Cleaning Solutions at EuroTier
UK - Hydro Systems, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of chemical proportioning and dispensing systems, will be showcasing its medicators and sanitising solutions at EuroTier....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Leader for MSD Animal Health’s Integrated Livestock Business
UK - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has appointed Albert Urbanek as head of its Integrated Livestock Business Unit (ILBU) in the UK, covering the company's...
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK's New Animal Disease Research Centre Opened
UK - The BBSRC National Virology Centre at the Pirbright Institute was officially opened last week....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Worm Challenge in Pigs Can Now Be Identified During Production
UK - An innovative test that can detect large round worm infestations in all ages of pigs is now available to the British pig industry through MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United...
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ladies in Pigs Win Top Honour for UK Pig Industry
UK - At a ceremony in the House of Lords on 4 November, the Ladies In Pigs (LIPs) organisation received the David Black Award for their exceptional contribution to the country's pig industry. The Sausage...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Vets Say Consumers Should Know about Slaughter Methods
UK - Nine out of 10 vets say consumers should be better informed about slaughter methods, according to a new survey from the British Veterinary Association (BVA)....
Monday, November 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Parsnips Poison Pigs
UK - Farmers are reminded that parsnips are highly toxic to pigs after one producer has had to have several outdoor sows put down and many have aborted....
 
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