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17 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Risks to UK welfare standards: Brexit Bill rejects animal sentience
MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of a crucial clause that would transfer the recognition of animal sentience into UK law post Brexit in an eight-hour parliamentary debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill....
16 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Bristol Vet School: revolutionising antimicrobial use on farms
Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way to inspire and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms and in veterinary prescribing practices....
15 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Schedule set for mandatory CCTV initiative in English abattoirs
Mandatory installation of CCTV and recording of all activities within slaughterhouses in England by Spring 2018, under a new legislative proposal announced by Defra....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU writes to Chancellor ahead of Autumn Budget Statement
With one week until the Autumn Budget Statement release, the NFU has written to Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to highlight the importance of British farming and the fiscal measures required to ensure it...
14 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 'Clock is ticking on Brexit'
Agribusiness 2018 saw Industry leaders calling for urgent government action to deliver against Brexit commitments if the agricultural industry is to succeed post-Brexit. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Piggery monitoring sparks Danish interest
Monitoring of piggeries in Britain has attracted interest from the Danes. Dr Sadie Douglas was asked to speak to producers about this system at the prestigious Annual Pig Congress at Herning, via live...
13 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farm-r develops trading platform to optimise machinery and labour efficiency
Farm-r, where machinery is traded through an online platform to capitalise on machinery efficiency, is urging farmers to look ahead and plan for capital use before Brexit takes control. ...
09 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom International climate conference celebrates work of British farmers
Twenty-three livestock farmers have been showcased in a brochure, British Livestock and Climate Change: Beyond Meat and Methane, highlighting how the agricultural sector is tackling climate change....
06 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom “We’re proud to produce your food”
The message from the British farming industry will be loud and clear during this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show in the City of London: We’re proud to produce your food....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU urges farmers to share best practice and reduce risk on farm
Last Wednesday (1st November) the NFU hosted a Safe and Healthy Farming for All Ages event in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to improve health and safety within the farming sector....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom RCVS releases new position statement on complementary and alternative medicines
On Thursday 2nd November, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council approved a new position statement on the veterinary use of complementary and alternative medicines, including homeopathy....
03 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Business Income shows major growth in 2017 survey of English farms
The survey results of Farm Business Income for 2016/17 were released by DEFRA on the 26th October as a further instalment of the initiative to monitor and evaluate Government and EU policies, and to inform...
02 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom David Black Award winner 2017: Farmers can’t afford to stand still
Succession planning, highly-skilled staff, new technology and improved genetics will help keep the British pig industry in good shape says the winner of this year’s David Black Award....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom MPP appoints new distributor for award-winning pen
The creators of a pioneering farrowing pen, which is challenging conventional farrowing systems across the globe, have announced the appointment of a new distributor....
30 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Profession-wide project formed to assess potential impact of Brexit
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) have joined forces with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on a project to assess...
27 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom RUMA task force announces new antibiotic usage targets
Immediately following the news that sales of antibiotics to treat and prevent disease in UK farm livestock have achieved a record low (27% reduction over the past two years) targets for further reducing,...
26 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom LAMMA 2019 to move to the NEC
LAMMA, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association, are set to move the UK’s largest agricultural machinery event to the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) as of January 2019....
25 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU responds to EU Council conclusions on Brexit negotiations
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, said: “With less than a year and a half until our departure from the EU, farmers and growers are fast running out of patience with both parties over the Article 50 negotiations....
23 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Euro Stages Something of a Mini Rally
UK - Although the latest SPP dropped another 1.03p this week to stand at 157.89p, German pig producer prices (thankfully) stood on at 1.500 EUR and the Euro has also staged something of a mini rally. As...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmgate Pig Prices Stabilise After Volatile Few Years
UK - Farmgate pig prices have returned to a traditional seasonal pattern in 2017, following considerable volatility in recent years. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Vetspanel at London Vet Show 2017
Stand FA09 16th & 17th November 2017...
16 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Sellers, Less Buyers at Present
UK - Although October and November are generally fairly good pig meat selling months at a time when volumes normally pick up, there seem to be more sellers than buyers at present and a significant lack...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Supports Porkstock 2017
UK - Cranswick, Headline Sponsors of Porkstock 2017, challenged students from Wayland Academy in Norfolk to design their own winning sausage flavours. ...
11 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Quorn Protein on Par with Animal Sources, Says Study
UK - Protein found in Quorn meat-free foods may be just as good for muscles as animal proteins, new research suggests....
09 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continuing on Downward Track
UK - Pig prices are unfortunately continuing on their relentless downward track with the SPP losing another 0.6p to stand at 160.44p and weekly contribution prices also drifting back by between 1p-3p/kg,...
05 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tiny Protein Offers Major Insight Into FMD Virus
UK - Scientists have identified that a tiny protein, which plays a major role in the replication of foot-and-mouth disease virus, demonstrates a greater level of genetic economy than previously reported....
02 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continue to Head South; SPP Now Stands at 161.04
UK - Although pig prices are continuing to head south and the SPP lost 1.29p this week and now stands at 161.04, this still compares favourably with 141.03 a year ago, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic...
25 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Values Remain on Downward Track
UK - With the SPP still on the drift losing another .59p this week to 162.33p and German prices falling by a further 4 cents, it will come as no surprise to report that pig values remain on a downward...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Campaign Aims to Tackle Decline in Sales
UK - A new pork advertising campaign designed to inspire consumers to make pork part of their midweek meal menu, will hit TV screens on Monday (25 September)....
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....
 
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