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23 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pulled Pork Campaign Brings In Millions of Pounds
UK - The second phase of a promotion campaign for pulled pork brought in £13 million for the industry, according to levy board AHDB Pork, which ran the campaign....
22 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Production Falls Back in August
UK - According to the latest figures released from Defra, UK clean pig slaughterings were back 3 per cent in August on the year earlier, to 901.6 thousand head....
20 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Production Costs Rising Again
UK - Having fallen through most of 2015, pig production costs rose in the second quarter of this year, according to latest estimates from AHDB Pork. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices – Down
US - The US hog industry is now hovering around breakeven with Hog Prices averaging about 61.50 cents/lb lean or 46c/ liveweight, writes Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics. ...
19 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Co-op Commits to 100 Per Cent British Bacon by May 2017
UK - UK retailer Co-op has extended its commitment to back UK farmers by pledging to sell only fresh bacon and lamb that is 100 per cent British by 1 May 2017....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing...
16 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
15 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmland Wildlife in Decline, but Union Says Intensification Not to Blame
UK - Over one in ten species assessed are under threat of disappearing altogether in the UK, according to a new 'State of Nature' report published by a number of organisations, including the RSPB, the...
14 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Producers Share of Pork Price Continues to Rise
UK - The producer’s share of the retail pork price recorded increased marginally in August, reaching 36 per cent, the highest share for the past 18 months....
13 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference
UK - Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer; Peter Jinman OBE, Chair of the RCVS Certification Subcommittee and Ian Wright, Head of ESCCAP UK & Guideline Director for ESCCAP Europe, have been...
12 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Industry Gets Behind Red Tractor Week
UK - The UK farming industry is uniting to support Red Tractor Week this September as an autumn campaign dedicated to promoting great, British food gets underway....
09 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Free Online CPD Offered at the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference
UK - Improve International, the organisers of the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference, are offering all delegates an extended free trial of their new online learning platform Bitesize....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Staff Hold the Key to Pig Farm Sustainability
UK - Most successful pig producers will say that skilled, enthusiastic and committed staff are the most important part of their businesses. Yet for many, finding and retaining employees is the toughest...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Gaining Foothold in Australian Pork Market
UK - Australian imports of fresh and frozen pork in the first half of 2016 were marginally down on a year earlier, but this did not prevent United Kingdom product starting to penetrate this market....
08 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Image of Red Meat Improving
UK - The image of red meat has been undergoing a major positive change with consumers seeing it more and more as 'full of flavour', easy to cook and suitable for any day of the week....
07 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Multi-million Pound Project to Examine Resilience of the UK Pig Industry
UK - More than £2 million has been awarded to scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, to lead the most comprehensive study of the British pig industry ever conducted....
05 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in UK Supermarket Chicken, Pork
UK – New research has found 24 per cent of chicken and pork samples tested positive for a type of E. coli that is resistant to the ‘critically important’ modern cephalosporin antibiotics, a level...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Percentage of British Pork Facings Dropped Back in July
UK - According to the latest Porkwatch data, the number of British pork facings in July 2016 was 1 per cent back, to 82 per cent, on the same period a year earlier, although it was 3 per cent up, to 79...
02 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Non-UK Labour Crucial for Scottish Red Meat Sector
Scotland’s farmers, crofters and meat processors have united to highlight the importance of non-UK labour to Scotland’s red meat sector....
01 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Northern Ireland Pig Herd Records Growth
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - As at June 2016, the total pig herd in Northern Ireland increased by four per cent on the previous year, to 595.1 thousand head....
30 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scientists Develop New Inexpensive Test for FMD
UK - Scientists have found a new way of diagnosing foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) which is more cost effective and relies less on the use of small animals....
25 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Further Swine Dysentery Detected in Yorkshire
UK - Farmers have been warned to be vigilant and maintain high biosecurity standards after another case of Swine Dysentery was detected on a farm in Yorkshire....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rodenticide Webinars Help UK Farmers Get Up to Speed
UK - With the new rules on buying rodenticides due very shortly, AHDB is running two webinars explaining to farmers what they need to do....
22 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Producer Share of Pork Retail Price at 10-Month High
UK - The sustained recovery of UK pig prices since the spring has come at a time when retail pork prices have been fairly stable. As a result, the share of the retail price received by producers has risen...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Global Pork Prices Starting to Pick Up
GLOBAL - Having reached their lowest point for many years earlier in 2016, global pork export prices have started to pick up more recently....
19 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses...
18 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Funding Must be Spent on Agriculture, say UK Farming Unions
UK - The farming unions from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland say it is essential that all devolved governments guarantee that Treasury funds are spent on agriculture as announced....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Further Calls for Post-Brexit Revolution in British Farm Funding
UK - A new report released today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argues that farming in England needs to become more diverse to prove environmentally resilient and publicly accessible over...
17 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Exports Continue to Rise
UK - UK exports continued to increase into June, with fresh/frozen pork volumes up 26 per cent, to 18.4 thousand tonnes, on the year earlier....
 
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