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06 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Pigs in England in 2014
UK - Latest figures from Defra show that the English pig herd increased by two per cent in the year to December 2014....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Prices Down at End of February
UK - At 133.21p per kg, the EU spec GB SPP for the week ended 28 February was down 0.74p on the week....
05 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Meryl Ward Appointed New BPEX Chairman
UK - Lincolnshire pig farmer Meryl Ward has been chosen as an AHDB board member and chairman of BPEX to take over from Stewart Houston who has stepped down....
04 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tulip Named Processing Business of the Year
UK - Tulip has scooped the award for Processing Business of the Year at the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2015....
03 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Consumers Want British Pork
UK - A new survey has found the majority of shoppers want supermarkets to sell pork from British farms, despite a glut of cheap foreign pork caused by turmoil in Ukraine....
02 March 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brussels Must Match UK Pig Farmers in Professionalism
UK - The British pig industry has made huge strides in professionalism — but in some areas it is being sold short by Brussels, said the National Pig Association chairman Richard Longthorp, speaking to...
27 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Industry Scholarship Celebrates Success
UK - The pig industry scholarship scheme, facilitated by BPEX in conjunction with Harper Adams celebrated its success with a dinner, introducing the students to the wider industry....
26 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas and all the way up and down the food supply chain. Chris Harris reports...
25 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Strategy Laid out to Make British Farming More Competitive
UK - A four point strategy has been laid out by the British government to make British farming more competitive, more productive and more resilient. Chris Harris reports from the NFU conference in Birmingham....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works
UK - Politicians need to ensure that the food chain works and the farming sector is given unhindered access to futures markets. Chris Harris reports from the NFU conference in Birmingham....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU: 'Ensure Farming Can Thrive'
UK - The NFU has set out what it wants from the next elected Government, as five of the main political parties get set to take part in day two of the annual NFU Conference....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Research Helps with Glässers Diagnosis
UK - The accurate diagnosis of Haemophilus parasuis is set to be significantly improved due to a new molecular diagnostic tool, which will improve the ability to predict an outbreak of Glässers disease,...
24 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Report Reveals Alarming UK Self-Sufficiency Figures
UK - A new report published by the National Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed disturbing new figures relating to the UK’s self-sufficiency in food. It states that at current rates, just 53 per cent of...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Environment Agency Turns Down Pig Farm Permit Application
UK - The decision this week to refuse permission for one of Britain's first industrial-style farms housing 25,000 pigs has been welcomed by campaigners. ...
23 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Call to Government to End Non-stun Slaughter
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA), supported by the RSPCA, has called on the British Government to end non-stun slaughter on the day of a Parliamentary debate on an e-petition relating to ending...
20 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK, US Collaborate on Animal Disease Prevention Research
UK - BBSRC and the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will both donate £2.3 million/$2.3 million for the US-UK Collaborative Animal Health and Disease...
19 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rivers Can be a Source of Antibiotic Resistance
UK - Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment, according to new research from scientists at the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences and the University...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Importance of Farming Highlighted Ahead of General Election
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) will launch a national campaign next week to highlight the importance of food and farming ahead of the general election....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Sets Its Sights on China
UK - Cranswick Country Foods has flown the flag for UK food and drink as part of a ground-breaking trade trip to China with South West Norfolk MP and Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss....
18 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Trials and Tribulations in the UK Pig Sector
UK - Strong production and weak demand are conspiring to push pig prices down in the UK and the EU generally, according to a market expert speaking at the Outlook Conference in London last week, reports...
16 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Key to Success in Developing Markets
ANALYSIS - Asia with a rapidly evolving grocery market and a growing middle class is becoming a major target for meat and dairy exporters....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Responsible Treatment of Ileitis
UK - Responsible use of antibiotics can save swine producers money and improve the control of common swine diseases such as ileitis (PPE), according to the global animal health company, ECO Animal Health....
13 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Battle of Ethics and Price in Consumer Choice
ANALYSIS - Consumers in the future are expected to have a renewed focus on ethical issues, but this will not be too much at the expense of price....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Creates Food Enterprise Zones to Drive Growth
UK - Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) that will unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of the countryside and food producers are to be created, the government has announced....
12 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Industry Promoting MRSA Testing in Imported Pigs
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) have issued a statement about the isolation of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA)...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Compound Pig Feed Prices at Lowest Level Since 2010
UK - New figures show that compound pig feed prices in the final quarter of 2014 were at their lowest level since the third quarter of 2010, while production was the highest since 2001....
11 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Prepares PEDv Contingency Plan
UK - The UK has now completed a contingency plan which will be activated if Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) arrives in the country....
10 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom ACMC Tip: Temperature Control at Weaning
UK - Poor temperature control at weaning can be responsible for triggering many post-weaning disease problems in piglets, says ACMC veterinary consultant, Paul Thompson....
09 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Should CCTV Be Installed in Slaughterhouses?
UK - An all-seeing eye and independent monitoring would ensure the maximum quality of animal welfare conditions in slaughterhouses....
05 February 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Government Challenged on Animal Welfare Ahead of Election
UK - Political parties were last night urged to take action on animal welfare and disease prevention as the British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Blackwell set out the organisation’s 2015...
 
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