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25 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Producers Advised to Check Alarms Are in Working Order
UK - Pig producers are being urged to check that they have working alarm systems in place in their pig units as warmer summer temperatures could impact on their pigs' health and welfare....
19 July 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...
18 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Formal Complaints Over 'Fake' Supermarket Farm Branding
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has written to formally complain to National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products....
15 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Grunt Rate Can Convey Welfare Information
UK - The grunts made by pigs vary depending on the pig’s personality and can convey important information about the welfare of this highly social species, new research from the University of Lincoln...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Exports Still Increasing in May
UK - UK exports of fresh/frozen pork increased once again in May, to 14.2 thousand tonnes, according to levy board AHDB Pork....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Andrea Leadsom Appointed UK's New Ag Secretary
UK - Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, her former competitor for the top job Andrea Leadsom has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
08 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Still Time to Apply for a Nuffield Scholarship
UK - With the application deadline of 31 July just around the corner, the Nuffield Farming Trust is reminding prospective Scholars that there is still time to embark on a life-changing Scholarship....
07 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Trees Can Boost Pig Farms’ Sustainability
UK - It may not be an obvious solution, but by driving productivity and helping the environment, planting trees can play a key role in boosting the sustainability of pig businesses....
06 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Sector Needs to Encourage More Women into the Industry
UK - The farming sector needs to encourage more female participation in the industry and promote the significant role of women already working in agriculture....
04 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Council Agrees Farm Policy Principles Post Brexit
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has held a consultation over the impact of Brexit on the UK's agriculture sector and what a domestic farming policy should look like in the future outside the EU....
01 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 'Three Years of Uncertainty' for Meat Trade Post-Brexit
UK - Beef, sheep and pig meat exporters and other key industry stakeholders gathered in Warwickshire earlier this week for the 12th annual AHDB Meat Export Conference, and began discussions on how to maximise...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Will UK Meat and Livestock Sectors Face Challenges Following EU Exit Vote?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s meat and livestock industry can expect more volatility in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the EU....
30 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Holistic Approach Improves Meat Sustainability
UK - Sustainability is a real buzz word at the moment and is an especially high priority for the pig industry. ABN looks at what’s already being done, and how as a business, they can ensure that sustainability...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Minister of Agriculture to Answer Brexit Questions at Livestock 2016
UK - Minister of Agriculture George Eustice MP will officially open Livestock Event, the UK industry’s leading show within the sector to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 6 July. He will be...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Public Support for Farmers Increasing, Survey Shows
UK - The amount of people backing British farming has increased for the fifth year running according to a NFU-commissioned survey from OnePoll....
29 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farmers Call for Reassurance on EU Support Schemes
UK - National Farmers' Union President Meurig Raymond has written to EU Commissioner Phil Hogan today calling for reassurance that schemes currently available to UK farmers remain open and in place until...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rodenticide Training Still Available
UK - Rodenticides carrying new stewardship regime labels are starting to hit the shelves, requiring farmers and growers to provide proof of competence when buying them....
28 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British Pig Producers Confident About Future
UK - Despite the many uncertainties ahead, British pig producers have a bright future outside the European Union, says the National Pig Association....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Sales of Pork in Decline Again
UK - UK pork sales by volume recorded a decline in the 12 weeks to 22 May, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel data....
27 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Organic Pig Numbers Rise Slightly
UK - Latest figures from Defra show a small rise in the number of organically farmed pigs in the UK in 2015, for the first time since 2011....
24 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit: Governments Must Work with Industry on Future of Farming
UK - The UK has voted and the decision is to leave the EU. It is now greatly important that an early commitment is made to British farming. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Government Eyes New Markets for Scottish Red Meat
SCOTLAND, UK - Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has declared his utter determination to maximise markets and incomes for producers of Scotland’s premium food and drink....
23 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom First Veterinary Training Programme Available in Wales
WALES, UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and BVA Welsh Branch have welcomed the announcement (13 June) by the Welsh Assembly’s new Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs...
22 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Help Secure the Future of Outdoor Pig Production
UK - East Anglian pig producers and farmers in the region are being encouraged to attend an AHDB Pork meeting, titled ‘Maintaining water quality in East Anglia’; with the view of helping secure the...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Pig Herd Expands in Size
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish beef and pig herds increased in size during 2015 while the Scottish sheep flock contracted slightly, according to a report published by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
21 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Better In or Out - What Could the EU Referendum Decision Mean for UK Agriculture, Fisheries?
UK - There has been a multitude of information and scare mongering from both sides of the EU referendum campaign. With the vote being held tomorrow (23 June 2016), here I will try to sum up the views of...
17 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British Pig Genetics in High Demand in India
UK - A high-level delegation from the Punjab government has paid a visit to the UK to assess British pig production and genetics as the Indian state intends to develop its burgeoning pig sector....
15 June 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Pork Offering Environmental Permit Training to Refresh Pig Teams
UK - AHDB Pork is offering bespoke on-farm workshops for pig farm managers and stockpeople wanting to learn more about their responsibilities under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, particularly...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Producers Should Not Underestimate Value of Abattoir Feedback
UK - Fighting ‘invisible’ diseases and pathogen challenges can be a tall order if uninformed and pig producers could be inadvertently wasting valuable time and money treating conditions ‘in the dark’....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom What is Role of Welfare in Livestock Production?
UK - Moves for a total ban on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of animals need to be reined back and vets need to be allowed to use all means available to ensure animal health and welfare....
 
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