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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Launches New Pig Price Reporting System
UK - The new All Pigs Price (APP) is published for the first time today, 16 April, and it will run in parallel with the DAPP for six months....
Monday, April 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Industry Discusses Threat of Exotic Diseases
UK - Exotic diseases are threatening the UK pig industry from all sides and a special roundtable was attended by nearly 50 people to look at how to deal with these threats....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Freedom Food Launches New Online Suppliers Directory
UK - It is often easy to over-engineer the solution to a problem or a challenge, but for Freedom Food – the only UK assurance and food labelling scheme dedicated solely to improving farm animal welfare...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Green Party Prioritises Action against 'Factory Farming', Live Animal Exports
UK - Top of the Green Party's manifesto priorities for the May elections is action against mega-farms and 'factory farming'; it also aims to ban live animal exports and put greater regulation on animal...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Irish President Visits Benchmark Holdings Farm
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins have today (Thursday 10 April) visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI),...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Spot Base Pig Price Firm at 168p
UK - DAPP has edged up to 163.07 and despite two short weeks ahead spot base is firm at 168p, writes Peter Crichton in his Traffic Lights commentary for 10 April 2014....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom No Fall in UK Farm Standards Despite Red Tape Cut
UK – Recent cuts to red tape and bureaucracy have made farming easier and at no cost to food production standards, the government has announced this week....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Govt Invests in Strategy to Make UK Farming Competitive, Sustainable
UK - The Government has made £90 million available for UK centres for innovation as part of its strategy to make UK farming more competitive, productive, resilient and sustainable. The British Pig &...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Remember Training on Emergency Pig Euthanasia
UK - Producers have until the end of the month to get themselves signed off as competent to carry out euthanasia on pigs....
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Old Pond Publishing Joins 5m Publishing
UK - International media business, 5m Publishing - part of Benchmark Holdings plc - has announced their successful acquisition of Suffolk-based agriculture and machinery specialist Old Pond Publishing....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Sales Increase of 12 Per Cent for Cranswick
UK - Underlying sales for Cranswick have increased by 12 per cent in the year ended 31 March 2014....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Kendall Appointed Chair for Agriculture Development Board
UK - The Government has appointed Peter Kendall as the new Chair of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) with effect from 1 April 2014 for a three-year term. ...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHVLA Reports Oedema Disease, Pleurisy and PRRS in January 2014
UK - The Animal Health and Veterinary Labratories Agency has reported Oedema disease in weaners, sudden deaths due to Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae on a unit with pleurisy problems, porcine reproductive...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Figures Expose Myth of Mis-stunning in UK Abattoirs
UK - Animals in British slaughterhouses are correctly stunned before slaughter in over 99 per cent of cases, according to official figures released by the Government....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Movement Licence Guidance Updated in UK
UK - The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has updated its guidance on the General Licence for the Movement of Pigs....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Register Free for UK Pig and Poultry Fair
UK - The free business event will help make your pig, poultry or egg business unbeatable, says the event organiser, the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE)....
Friday, April 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Minister Welcomes New Pig Semen Trade Opportunity with China
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has welcomed China’s agreement to allow porcine semen exports from the North....
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Producers Urged to Vaccinate against Swine Influenza
UK - Following an announcement by the AHVLA at the end of 2013 regarding an increase in swine influenza diagnoses in the UK, Merial Animal Health is urging pig farmers to consider vaccination against the...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tips on Hospital Pen Management
UK - The purpose of a hospital pen on the pig farm, as its name implies, is to provide a comfortable environment in which to treat ill pigs and give them a good chance of recovery, says ACMC veterinary...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tackling Seasonal Infertility in Sows
UK - Seasonal infertility is a perennial problem for the pig industry and BPEX is taking steps to address it and find ways of tackling it....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Project Looks at Nutritional Value of UK Oilseed Rape Meal in Pigs, Poultry
UK - Dr Jos Houdijk, a researcher with Scotland’s Rural College, is leading a research consortium re-examining the nutritional value of Oil Seed Rape meal fed to pigs and poultry....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom No Link Between Antibiotic Resistance in Humans, Use in Farm Animals
UK - Following a recent newspaper article blaming on the development of antibiotic resistance in human pathogens on animal agriculture, an industry organisation states that carbapenems are not used in...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Shortage of Land Challenges UK's Outdoor Pig Farmers
UK - Some outdoor pig producers are quitting because they cannot find suitable land to rent, according to the National Pig Association (NPA)....
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Could Horse Meat Scandal Happen Again?
ANALYSIS - The horse meat scandal or another illegal adulteration of food products could easily occur again....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Head of Technical for BPEX
UK - BPEX has appointed Andrew Knowles as the new Head of Technical as part of a restructuring in the organisation....
Monday, March 31, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Price Information for GB Pigs
UK - BPEX is to expand the range of historical pig price reporting to include an all new GB Standard Pig Price (SPP). ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £4 Million Investment for UK Food Production Innovation
UK - Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4 million of funding from government and industry to develop their innovative business ideas....
Friday, March 28, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Water Abstraction Proposals Throw up Mixed Bag for Farming
UK - Government proposals for the biggest shake up of water abstraction licensing in 50 years throws up a mixed bag for the farming industry, the National Farmers Union said today....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Rules for Pig Meat Inspection
UK - The UK’s Food Standards Agency has started a six-week consultation on new rules for pig meat inspections, which come into force in June 2014....
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Charles Sercombe Back in the NFU Livestock Chair
UK - Leicestershire farmer Charles Sercombe has been unanimously re-elected chairman of the National Farmers Union’s national livestock board. Mr Sercombe, who has 2,000 sheep on 200 acres at Frisby-on-the-Wreake...
 
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