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30 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom QMS, FDF Launch New Poster to Highlight Careers in Red Meat Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - A new poster aimed at highlighting the careers available in the Scottish red meat industry has been launched today (29 March 2017) by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Food and Drink Federation...
28 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Strengthen After Weak Start to the Year
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmgate pig prices have strengthened following a period of downwards seasonal pressure in the early weeks of 2017, according to analysis by Quality Meat Scotland’s Economics Services...
27 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Another Positive Week for Sellers; Weekly Contribution Prices Also Up
UK - Another positive week for sellers with the SPP putting on 0.86p to stand at 151.04p and weekly contribution prices also rising by up to 3p/kg with most now between 150p – 158p/kg according to spec,...
20 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pigs Remain Short; Very Few Spot Pigs on Offer
UK - Another firm day for sellers with the SPP moving up by 0.24p to stand at 150.18p and although German prices have stood on, GB pigs remain short with very few spot pigs on offer, but where pigs were...
13 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ongoing Rise in Pig Prices Due to Lack of Supply
UK - The SPP has put on 0.35p to stand at 149.94p, German producer prices have risen €3 Cents, the Euro is up by 1.7 per cent to trade on Friday worth 87.41p, cull sows are +3p/kg and spot prices are...
09 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Collaboration Key to Successful Food Supply Chain Post-Brexit, Says NFU
UK - NFU Deputy President Minette Batters told an audience of policymakers within the UK food supply chain that the integrity of British produce must be the focus pre and post-Brexit....
07 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Demand Remains Firm Across the Board; Supplies Still on Tight Side
UK - With pig supplies still on the tight side and despite the SPP easing marginally in value by 0.22p to 149.59p, demand remains firm across the board and it was refreshing to see a modest rise in the...
03 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Importance of Farming as Employer to Influential Commons Committee Highlighted
UK - NFU Scotland has highlighted the importance of Scottish agriculture as an employer to an influential committee in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday, 1 March)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Danish Crown Purchases UK Foodservice Business
DENMARK - Foodservice has been part of Danish Crown’s business in the UK since 2014. Danish Crown has succeeded in establishing a stable base in and around London and Manchester and this is now being...
02 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Response to Farm Business Income Figures
UK - The latest Farm Business Income figures suggest that farmers are still feeling the impact of an unpredictable and volatile market place, the NFU said....
01 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Primary Pork Purchases Still in Decline, But Proccessed Products Popular
UK - Volumes of primary pork sold by UK retailers in the 12 weeks ending 29 January continued to be below year earlier levels, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. In contrast, added value...
24 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Gene-Edited Pigs Show Signs of Resistance to Major Viral Disease
UK - Scientists have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year....
23 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Antibiotic Resistance Remains High, Says EU Report
EU - Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Right Funds and Regulation are Vital for Farming’s Future, says Report
UK - A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest technologies....
22 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Trade and Investment Deals Post-Brexit in the Spotlight at NFU Conference
UK - A panel of experts at the NFU Conference considered a number of the unanswered questions on the country’s future position on international trade and investment post-Brexit....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Meat Supplies Fall in January
UK - While UK clean pig slaughterings in January were reported by Defra to be level with the calendar month in 2016, this was due to there being an extra working day in January 2017 compared with 2016....
21 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Producer Share of Pork Retail Price Remains Strong
UK - The share of pork retail prices received by producers remained healthy during January, at 40 per cent. This represented a small fall of less than half a percentage point on December....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Agriculture Delivers 7:1 Return on Investment
UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy....
20 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Exporting Pig Trotters Could Swing Brexit Pendulum in UK Farmers Favour
UK - Tapping into the lucrative multi-million pound global pig trotters market could be a saving grace for UK agriculture post-Brexit, writes Chris McCullough....
17 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom FMD Crises to be Averted with Vaccination Strategy, Reveals Study
UK - Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research...
15 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom APHA Extends Free Carcase Collection Service in England
UK - More farmers now benefit from free carcase collection services where a veterinarian has recommended a post-mortem should be carried out for disease surveillance purposes....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Leading Vets Stress on Vitality of Robust Disease Surveillance Network
UK - With precautions against Avian Influenza further strengthened last week and reports of Schmallenberg Virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the devastating 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak...
14 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Range of Factors Influencing Prime Pig Prices
SCOTLAND, UK - Pig prices have eased back from a 26-month high of 151.9p/kg dwt in the final week of 2016, to below the 150p/kg mark at the beginning of February after five weeks of marginal declines....
13 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Meat Supply and Demand More or Less in Balance
UK - Although the SPP has dropped back a shade and now stands at 149.96p, supply and demand seem to be more or less in balance and prices today were of a “positive stand on” nature rather than a positive...
06 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Webinar to Focus on Meat Sectors' Preparation to Quit EU
UK - The outlook for the English beef, lamb and pork sectors as the UK prepares to quit the EU will be the focus of an AHDB webinar this month....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red Tractor Shows Leadership with e-Medicine Book Requirement
UK - Red Tractor pig producers will be required to use the electronic medicine book (e-MB) to record the total collated antibiotics they administer to their herds every three months....
03 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Meat Sales Still Rising, Unlike Pork
UK - The volume of bacon and added value products, such as sausages, sold by UK retailers in the 12 weeks ending 1 January (including the Christmas period) increased on the year, according to latest data...
01 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Work Starts on Huge Pig Farm in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Work has commenced on a new state of the art pig farm in Northern Ireland which is set to become one of the largest in the UK, writes Chris McCullough....
30 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Appoints New Head of Food and Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union has appointed a new Head of Food and Farming to lead its food chain and commodity areas....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Will US Pork Mountain Prove Insurmountable for UK Exports
UK - The latest United States forecasts anticipate that pig meat output will reach a record high this year, up by as much as 5 per cent on 2016 to nearly 12 million tonnes....
 
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