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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 websites....
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....
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £18 Million of Agri-Tech Funding for UK-led Projects
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18 million to help accelerate agricultural innovation and their commercial...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU 'Delighted' at Defra’s £400 Million Food Procurement Plans
UK - Following the launch of Defra’s £400-million ‘A Plan for Public Procurement’, NFU Deputy President Minette Batters said the plan was a significant step in the right direction to Government...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Dunbia Earns Visit from International Expert on Animal Welfare
UK - Leading meat processor Dunbia has hosted a visit by world renowned animal behaviour and welfare expert Dr Temple Grandin PhD at their Sawley plant....
Friday, July 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Prices Remain under Pressure; Spot Base at 163p
UK - With an easier DAPP at 162.62p and the euro worth only 79.06p, prices remain under pressure and spot base is 163p, writes Peter Crichton in his Traffic Lights commentary for 17 July 2014....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Minister Announces 'War Cabinet' to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
UK - BBSRC is part of a cross-council initiative backed by eight government bodies and the Wellcome Trust to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on all fronts....
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom MEPs Commit to Backing British Farming
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has visited Strasbourg to rally support from MEPs to sign the ‘Back British Farming EU Pledge.’ ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Red Meat Production Up in June
UK – Pork, beef and sheep production increased in June, latest slaughter statistics for the UK show....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Call for Better Data on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
UK - More dependable data is needed to understand the progress on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in farming, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC)....
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Readership Awarded to Pig Behaviourist in Scotland
SCOTLAND - A readership has been awarded to SRUC expert on animal behaviour and aggressiveness, Dr Simon Turner....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Jeffries Joins Moredun Scientific Board
UK - Peter Jeffries has been appointed to the board of Moredun Scientific as a non-executive director bringing extensive experience of the Animal Health industry to the company....
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Farming App Wins Top Prize
UK - The BPEX Practical Pig App has won the Business Broadband award in the 'East Anglian Daily Times' Business Awards 2014....
Monday, July 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government Moves Ahead on Pig Disease Control Rules
UK - Following a consultation period, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) looks likely to pursue its proposal to consolidate legislation for the control an outbreak of African...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Free Online Course Offered on Animal Welfare
SCOTLAND - A free online course that offers people the chance to learn more about the ethics and science of animal welfare begins on Monday (14 July)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Prices: Currency Changes Likely to Impact Spot Price
UK - The combination of the rising UK pound and lower EU prices with the DAPP down to 162.87p will influence spot prices with a base at 164p, writes Peter Crichton in his latest 'Traffic Lights' commentary....
Monday, July 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Benefits of Precision Feeding Explored at Innovation Conference
UK - Meeting the exact nutrient requirements of sows and finishers through bespoke feed rations was the focus of two keynote speakers at this year’s BPEX Innovation Conference....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Industry Award Nominations Still Open
UK - There is still time to nominate somebody to receive the pig industry’s highest honour, the David Black Award....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Farming Basics in Lithuanian, Russian, Romanian, Polish
UK - To help pig farmers overcome the initial language problems with new staff, a series of basic guidelines for foreign workers are available from BPEX....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Memorial Service Arranged for UK Livestock Industry Supporter
UK - The memorial service to Sir Ben Gill is to take place at Hereford Cathedral at 12.30pm on Friday 18 July. He served as president of the National Farmers' Union and was a strong supporter of the British...
Friday, July 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK's Female Farmers: Vital to Future of Farming
UK - Female farmers are becoming increasingly more important to the future of the British agricultural and livestock sectors....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Progress on PED Diagnosis Presented
UK - Rapid diagnosis helps fight pig diseases and Professor van der Poel from Wageningen University has presented the latest advances in the diagnosis of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) to the Society...
 
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