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Pig Industry News: United Kingdom

22 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Online Training Tool Goes Live Next Week
UK - Pig Pro, the new training and development web-based tool for the pig industry, goes live on Monday – giving farmers a simpler and more flexible way to record staff skills....
21 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Requirements Trigger Permit Review
UK - New requirements for holders of an environmental permit mean the Environment Agency (EA) will be reviewing all existing permits over the next four years....
19 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Sow Productivity Continues to Rise
UK - In the 12 months ending June 2017, the productivity of the GB sow herd continued to increase, according to latest data from Agrosoft, writes Millie Askew, Senior Analyst at AHDB Pork....
18 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Prices Face Corrections Late Last Week
UK - All the signs were there earlier in the week that prices would be facing something of a correction today, and they did, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 15 September 2017....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Industry Calls for Urgent Action on Organic Derogations
UK - The NFU, NPA and stakeholders across the industry(1) are urging the European Commission to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry which are coming to an end on 31 December 2017....
15 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom England's Breeding Herd Steady; Fattening Pigs Up in June
UK - Defra figures from the 1 June Agricultural survey indicate that England’s pig herd increased modestly compared to the previous year, reaching almost 4.0 million head, writes Bethan Wilkins, AHDB...
14 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Positivity for Global UK Pig Meat Exports
UK - AHDB has just published its latest Brexit report outlining UK prospects for meat and dairy products in the global marketplace, reports Leo Colby, AHDB Pork Consultant....
12 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tulip Announces Investment in UK Pig Farming
UK - Easey Holdings Ltd is a family-owned pig farming operation consisting of four key divisions - breeding herds (sows), growing herds, a veterinary practice and a livestock transport business....
11 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Showing Return to Seasonal Pattern in 2017
UK - Following the volatility of recent years, 2017 has seen prime pig prices return to a more normal seasonal pattern, according to Iain Macdonald, Senior Economics Analyst with Quality Meat Scotland...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom SPP Continues to Drift Downwards
UK - The SPP continues to drift downwards albeit at a fairly slow rate dropping by .49p this week to 164.17p, reports Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 8 September....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom University Expert Calls for Brexit to Revolutionise Sustainable Farming
UK - Brexit should be used as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to end industrialised farming in the UK and make a radical shift towards more sustainable smallholdings and allotments, University of Sussex...
08 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Continued Inflation in Retail Pork Prices
UK - In the 12 weeks ended 13 August, volumes of fresh and frozen pork sold decreased by 5 per cent year-on-year, according to data provided by Kantar Worldpanel, writes Annie Linekar, AHDB Pork's trainee...
04 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom One Off Loads of Spot Pigs Prove Harder to Sell
UK - Although the SPP only fell by 0.49p to 164.17p, spot sellers found they were in a distinctly colder climate with most buyers already "full" with pigs from regulars and, as a result, one off loads...
31 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Prices Return to Downwards Trajectory
UK - Despite some uplift in the previous week, the EU-spec SPP resumed its decline in week ended 26 August, reports Bethan Wilkins, AHDB Pork analyst....
30 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S Midwest Road Trip
Last week went with two of my boys on a tour of the U.S Midwest. A few weeks ago we were in England and Europe, now my sons go to travel and see a different place, the countryside farmed by the families...
28 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Strong Start to Year for UK Meat Exports
UK - Exports of beef, lamb and pork from the UK have surpassed the £500 million mark for the first six months of 2017 – up 18 per cent year-on-year....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Seven Firms Sign Up to Pig Industry Scholarship
UK - Seven sponsoring companies have signed up to this year’s illustrious Pig Industry Scholarships....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Likely to be Linked to Hepatitis E in UK
UK - Pork products sold in a leading supermarket may have infected people in the United Kingdom with a form of hepatitis, according to a study by Public Health England....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Cull Quotes Move Up
UK - Although the SPP rose by 0.13p to 164.66p and the influential German producer price stood on at €1.70, EU prices may come under pressure in the weeks ahead, reports Peter Crichton in his "Traffic...
24 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Price Regains Some of Previous Weeks' Losses
UK - Following negative movements in the previous two weeks, the EU-spec SPP recovered some ground in week ended 19 August, gaining 0.13p to stand at 164.66p/kg. The current quote is almost 29p above year...
23 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Food Exports to China Climb Up 35%
UK - British food and drink exports saw record growth in the first half of this year, rising by 8.5 per cent on the same period last year, buoyed in part by a 35 per cent increase in exports to China....
21 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Steam Out of Pig Market in Past Few Weeks
UK - In his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 18 August, Peter Crichton reports that some of the steam has come out of the pig market in the past few weeks with extra pigs around as well as a slightly more...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Slaughterings Continue to Fall in July
UK - UK clean pig slaughterings fell by 4 per cent on the year in July to 828.5 thousand head, according to latest data from Defra, Millie Askew, Senior Analyst at AHDB Pork....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Imported Pork from Leading Supermarkets May Cause Hepatitis
UK - Pork products sold at a leading supermarket may have infected British shoppers with a virus that can cause liver failure and death, it has emerged....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom QMS Moves to Support Pork Industry Following Brechin Fire
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has been working closely with representatives of Tulip Ltd, Scottish Pig Producers (SSP) and Scotlean following the recent fire at the QPL Brechin pig processing...
18 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom QMS Highlights Health Benefits of Red Meat Through Video
UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has this week launched a new video highlighting the important role of beef, lamb and pork in a healthy diet....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red Tractor Standards Undergo Change
UK - Pig producers, representing 70 per cent of England’s pig herd, have been busy entering 2015 and 2016 antibiotic data into eMB over the last 12 months, but now Red Tractor has added eMB into the...
17 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Exports Drop Below 2016 Levels in June
UK - Following year-on-year growth during the previous month, UK pork exports faltered during June, Bethan Wilkins, AHDB Pork analyst....
14 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BVA Welcomes Mandatory CCTV in Slaughterhouses; 'Huge Win for Animal Welfare'
UK - The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in England is a huge win for animal health and welfare, following years of campaigning by the British Veterinary Association...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Mixed Dish as Far as Buyers, Sellers are Concerned
UK - Something of a mixed dish as far as buyers and sellers are concerned, with the SPP falling by .21p for the first time in 23 weeks, but its current value of 164.54p still makes a pleasant comparison...
 
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