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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BPEX Introduce Trichinella Testing
UK - A new testing regime comes in at the end of this month as part of EU control on trichinella....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Amendments to the Certificate of Competence in Pig Husbandry
UK - The Certificate of Competence in pig husbandry skills has been overhauled to make it even more practical and relevant to everyday production....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AB Vista Launches Phytase Survey at EuroTier
UK - AB Vista will be conducting a survey among visitors to this year’s EuroTier to discover the extent to which livestock producers, feed compounders and integrators are adopting the concept of phytase...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Harper Adams Pig Scholarship Opportunities
UK - Students packed out the largest lecture theatre at Harper Adams University this week to learn about a series of exciting scholarship opportunities in the livestock sector....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Quality Pork Limited Takes Ownership of Brechin Pig Abattoir
SCOTLAND - A new co-operative collaboration has secured pig processing plant in Brechin....
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New CEO Joins National Office of Animal Health
UK - The NOAH Board is delighted to announce that Dawn Howard will be taking over from Phil Sketchley as CEO from November 11 2014....
Monday, October 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom National Office of Animal Health Appoints New Chief Executive
UK - The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Board has announced that Dawn Howard will be taking over from Phil Sketchley as CEO from 11 November 2014....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Delivering Sustainable Intensification for the Future
UK - 'Farming for the future - delivering sustainable intensification' is the theme of this year’s National Farm Management Conference to be staged in London on Wednesday 26 November....
Friday, October 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rare Breed Pigs to Help Dorset's Endangered Species
UK - A herd of rare breed pigs is helping to create the perfect habitat for endangered species in Dorset....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Vets Urge Investment in Northern Ireland’s Animal Health Research
UK - Northern Ireland’s excellence in research and development (R&D) must be maintained through continued investment, British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Blackwell has said in his speech...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Meat Export Mission to Philippines
UK - Business could be booming between Britain and the Philippines following a mission organised by BPEX and UK Trade and Industry....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £5 Million Boost for Food Security
UK - £5 million is being invested in UK businesses and universities to combat some of the world's greatest agricultural challenges such as food security and sustainability, weed control and livestock...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Antiparasitic Technology Awarded UK Animal Health Patent
UK – Exosect Ltd has received notification from the UK Patent Office that it has been granted a patent for its technology for the control of external parasites on a range of surfaces including grains...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Industry Tackles Antibiotic Use
UK - The use of antibiotics in UK pig production came under the spotlight at a workshop attended by representatives from across the industry....
Monday, October 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Antibiotic Usage Monitoring Spreadsheet for UK Pig Farmers, Vets
UK - A tool to assist producers to comply with Red Tractor Assurance Pig Scheme requirements effective from 1 October 2014 has been made available by Octagon Services....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship Available
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for an Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship to enable a promising veterinary graduate to undertake a three-year programme of...
Friday, October 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Recognition for Professionalism in Agriculture
UK - A British professional accreditation for people working in agriculture has been launched by the Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM)....
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Drop in Standard Pig Price in UK
UK - After a brief respite whilst new contract arrangements bedded in following the demise of DAPP, the downward trend in prices has continued, with the Standard Pig Price published today down an eye-watering...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Releases New Video on Protecting UK Wildlife and Environement
UK - The NFU releases a new video today to show how much farmers across England do to protect wildlife and the environment. ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHVLA Report: Klebsiella Mastitis in Sows in August 2014
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has looked into outbreaks of reproductive failure due to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, the first Klebsiella pneumoniae septicaemia...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Chilled Fallen Stock on Pig Units Offers Better Management, Biosecurity
UK - Chilling fallen stock on pig units could lead to improved management, reduced disease risk and potential cost savings in the supply chain, according to research funded by BPEX, the National Fallen...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Applications Open for New British Pig Executive Chairman
UK - BPEX Chairman, Stewart Houston, is coming to the end of his allowed term and his successor is being sought....
Monday, October 13, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHVLA Reports Neonatal Pig Deaths from Klebsiella in July 2014
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has reported neonatal deaths due to clostridial enterotoxaemia, the first outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae septicaemia outside East Anglia,...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Positive Results with Oral Fluid Sampling for Pigs
UK - Oral fluid sampling will offer UK pig producers a stress-free way to monitor herd disease levels, using cotton rope for pigs to chew....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK to Create Centre of Excellence for Pigs and Poultry
UK - The pig and poultry industries have joined forces to draw up a concept note for the creation of world-class centre of excellence....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Members Appointed to UK Agriculture Board
UK - The Government has appointed three new members to the Board of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) with effect from 1 October 2014. Applications are invited for another four...
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Fund Announced for Upcoming Bioscientists in UK
UK - £18.5 million will be invested in training the next generation of bioscience leaders to tackle global challenges such as food security and animal health....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Soil Management Added to BPEX Pig App
UK - Four new video clips on soil management for outdoor pig units have been added to the BPEX Practical Pig App and website....
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick's Half-year Results in Line with Expectations
UK - Food producer, Cranswick, has provided an update on trading for the six months ended 30 September 2014, indicating that trading has been in line with expectations....
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Moves from Deadweight Average to Standard Pig Price
UK - The Deadweight Average Pig Price (DAPP) has been discontinued and all those currently receiving SMS will be migrated this week to receive the Standard Pig Price (SPP) instead....
 
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