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05 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Volatility Takes its Toll on UK Farm Profitability
UK - A significant drop in commodity prices across the board is a major factor in causing a fall in the overall profitability of the farming sector in 2014, the National Farmers Union has said....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Plan Ahead for the Pig Innovation Conference
UK - The BPEX Innovation Conference promises a whole palette of new ideas and the latest technology on 13 May. You can make sure your questions are answered by tweeting them to the organisers in advance....
04 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Wheat DDGS Offers Potential for Future of Pig Feeding
Distillers dried grains with solubles made from wheat (wDDGS) offer potential to reduce reliance on imported feed ingredients without compromising the performance or health of UK pigs and poultry, according...
01 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Swine and Poultry Product Manager for Ceva
UK - Fiona Wright has been appointed Poultry and Swine Product Manager for Ceva Animal Health, to support the company’s rapidly growing Large Animal Business in the UK....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Northern Ireland Minister Visits China to Further Pork Relationship
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Following a successful visit by Chinese inspectors to the UK, a Northern Ireland government minister will visit China to keep up the negotiations on pork trade....
30 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Specialists Urge Halt to Micro-Pig Fashion
UK - Britain's leading professional pig specialists are urging the public not to support the trend for keeping micro-pigs as fashionable pets....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom ACMC in Administration
UK - Agricultural Contract and Marketing Company Ltd (ACMC) has been placed into administration. ...
28 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Chinese Inspectors Visit Northern Ireland Pork Processors
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A Northern Ireland minister has welcomed the upcoming visit of Chinese authorities, hoping to open up access to the Chinese pork market....
27 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom No Improvement in UK Pork Sales Despite Lower Prices
UK - Pork sales did not show any recovery during March, as highlighted by a 12 per cent decrease in sales value during the 12 weeks ended 29 March, according to latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel....
24 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom APHA Report: Porcine Circovirus, PRRS, Swine Influenza
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has reported incidents including sudden deaths due to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and enteric disease, swine influenza and spine abcesses...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Farming Union Sees GM Feed Proposals as Unworkable
SCOTLAND, UK - European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray, said the...
23 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Horticulture Help Safeguard Pig Health?
UK - The pig industry is looking to horticulture, human medicine and aquatics for new insights into how we can safeguard pig health. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Supermarkets Shun Cheap Imports for British Pork
UK - Despite cheaper imported supplies being available, supermarkets have stepped up their support for British pork, according to the latest Porkwatch survey....
22 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Political Parties Commit to Food and Farming
UK - Long-term commitments to British food and the acceleration of high-speed broadband roll-out are among the promises made by the UK's political parties in their recently published manifestos. ...
21 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom CME: Market Uncertainty Causes Hog, Cattle Futures Decline
US - Lean hog futures declined last week due to hog supply uncertainties, but the decline was not as steep as cattle futures, which remain jittery, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
20 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Replacement for 'Freedom Food' Label
UK - The new RSPCA Assured label will replace 'Freedom Food' from next month, giving members greater value, according to the Society....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Highlighting Potential Welfare Improvements in UK Pigs
UK - About half the Real Welfare assessments being done by vets are now being submitted either through the portal or the app....
17 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Projects Announced in Animal Disease Research
UK - Eight new research projects to improve the health of livestock have been announced by the Animal Health Research Club (ARC)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom APHA Report: PRRS, Bowel Oedema, Bacterial Joint Infections
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has reported incidents including respiratory disease involving porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), sudden deaths from bowel oedema and bacterial...
16 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Insects Equal Soy Nutrition in Animal Feed
UK - Insects perform as well as soy as a source of protein in nutritional tests, according to research presented by Maureen Wakefield at the British Society of Animal Science conference this week, writes...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Chair of Animal Disease Surveillance Board
UK- The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has announced the appointment of Professor Dirk Pfeiffer from the Royal Veterinary College as chair of the new Animal Disease Surveillance Governance Board....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Restaurants Falling Behind in Customer Trust of Meat
UK - A policy of sourcing more British meat and promoting the fact on-pack to customers means supermarkets are stealing a lead on restaurants and fast-food chains when it comes to gaining public trust,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Consultations on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
UK - Three consultations covering the UK and the EU's approach to future GHG emissions reduction have been issued. All will have implications for agriculture....
15 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Exports to China Overtake Whisky
UK - All the hard work that went into opening the Chinese market for pig meat has paid off as British exports have overtaken those of Scotch whisky....
14 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Research to Combat Painful Joint Disease in Pigs
UK - Researcher Dale Sandercock from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is contributing to a Newcastle University led project looking for markers identifying pigs at risk from a painful and degenerative joint...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Meat Trade has More Positive Feel as Major Processor Goes up 2p
UK - With Easter behind us, demand improved overall with the fresh meat outlets leading the rally, says marketing group Thames Valley Cambac in its report on Friday's trading....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Environmental Stress Triggers Costly Pig Disease
UK - Stress makes pigs more likely to suffer from a disease which costs farmers in the UK millions of pounds a year in attempts to control, scientists have shown for the first time....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Investments Boosting Profits
UK – British pig meat and food processor Cranswick finished the year with a strong final quarter....
08 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Meat Buyers Trust Butchers More Than Supermarkets
UK - Independent butchers are top of the league when it comes to shoppers’ trust in meat suppliers, according to a new BPEX survey....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Enzyme Characteristics Critical When Choosing a Superdosing Phytase
UK - Enzyme characteristics are critical when choosing a superdosing phytase, says AB Vista....
 
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