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17 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Fact-finding mission for pork exports to Mexico
Opportunities for exporting pork to Mexico will be explored when the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) arrives in the country next month...
16 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Foot-and-mouth disease research receives over £3 million of funding
International FMD vaccine research and development consortium to receive over £3 million of funding from Wellcome Trust to produce more affordable and effective FMD vaccine...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Conference tackles antibiotic resistance in food-producing animals
Leading figures in the UK animal health and food sectors speak at groundbreaking conference to tackle antibiotic resistance in meat production...
10 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government report on the ASF outbreak in China
The Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA) provide an update on the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China as they further assess the situation...
01 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How can you bridge the gap between farm and fork?
Vegans make up just two per cent of the UK population – but the appetite for meat and dairy alternatives is growing as more and more people look for a wider variety of meals. AHDB discusses the strategy...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Keeping an eye on pig health: introducing the UK's new Chief Veterinary Officer
UK, 1 August 2018: Find out what the key priorities will be for Christine Middlemiss in her first year as the UK's Chief Veterinary Officer...
31 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Interim report shows UK farming’s progress towards antibiotic use targets
RUMA has released a half-year summary of the UK farming industry’s progress towards achieving 2020 targets for antibiotic use in each of eight different livestock sectors...
30 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU calls agricultural drought summit as heatwave bites
The NFU is seeking urgent action to address the crippling impact of the dry, hot weather on farms across the country...
25 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Police strategies need to deliver for farmers and rural communities
A new national strategy launched today recognises the serious issue of crime in the countryside after sustained engagement by the NFU with police leaders...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Mixed outlook for practical rat control from farmers
UK - In roughly equal measure, concerns and reassurance about rat control on farms have been identified by a recent survey...
18 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 29 workers killed on farms this year
To mark the start of Farm Safety Week (16-20 July) HSE has announced its latest report Great Britain 2017/2018 showing the annual fatal injuries in agriculture...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farm safety experts pledge to halve accidental deaths
UK – Farming is a dangerous occupation, but British and Irish rural industries workers are alert to this and will use Farm Safety Week 2018 to show how work practices are improving...
17 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU members share good practice during Farm Safety Week
Farmers are this week taking to social media to champion Farm Safety Week, highlighting one thing they will do to make their farm safer and encouraging others to do the same...
16 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom True dangers of farming shown in annual ag fatality figures
The agricultural industry still has the highest rate of fatal injury in Great Britain according to the latest statistics released today by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)...
13 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Public urged to help reduce fire risk as dry weather continues
With the spell of dry weather set to continue into next week in most parts, the NFU and ramblers are urging the public to be the eyes and ears of the countryside in a bid to prevent further wild fires...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK farming unions respond to Government Brexit white paper
Following the publication of the Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, the Presidents of the four UK farming unions have issued a joint statement...
12 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Defra: Review proposes radical changes to regulation of farming
A major simplification of the way we regulate farming has been proposed in an interim report published today by Dame Glenys Stacey, chair of the farm inspection and regulation review (FIRR)...
10 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU and Crimestoppers launch new Rural Crime Reporting Line
The NFU has today launched a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ready Meals – ready in minutes, but not ready for the future
Despite the rapid growth of interest in plant-based eating, Eating Better found that meat still dominates the ready meal aisles but the provenance and quality of the meat is often unclear...
05 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President writes to Prime Minister ahead of Chequers meeting
NFU President Minette Batters has written to the Prime Minister calling for clarity and consistency across Government for a Brexit that backs British food production...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New figures show continued focus on farm safety is needed
The NFU, together with other agricultural organisations, is continuing to work with farmers to focus on improving their health and safety on farm and making changes for the better, as new figures from...
04 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Agreement heralds development of new livestock traceability service
A new agreement has been signed between AHDB and Defra setting out how AHDB could develop a new multi-species livestock traceability service for England...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Still struggling with BPS applications?
The NFU is urging the RPA to further simplify the BPS application process, increase support to applicants and address ongoing communications failures, as a survey of NFU members’ shows that for the second...
03 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The world of opportunity: Early bird tickets take flight for OFC
The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) has launched its ticket sales for its 2019 event with a limited number of discounted early bird tickets available until 31st August 2018...
02 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Detect foot-and-mouth before it even hits your herd
New simple techniques created by scientists at The Pirbright Institute are able to detect the presence of foot-and-mouth disease virus from samples in the farm environment, even when susceptible animals...
29 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Going for gold: Why one company is setting their own standard for swine welfare in Europe
The Pig Site speaks to David Houghton and Susie White, Winterbotham Darby, about creating the first pan-European UKAS accredited swine welfare standard ...
28 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Time to update your soil health knowledge? Practical videos to boost your productivity
A new series of practical videos regarding #learningfromtheland have been published by Innovation for Agriculture to help farmers understand and improve soil health...
27 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British farmers are ‘better equipped than anyone’ to deliver high quality food
Secretary of State Michael Gove discusses British capacity to supply quality food products and a clean bill of health post-Brexit...
26 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Robotics Week 2018: new whitepaper now available on Agri-Tech
UK - In-depth reports and recommendations on key robotics sectors released as part of UK Robotics Week (21 – 29 June 2018)...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Make Red Tractor the flagship for British food, then shout about it
"The Government should capitalise on growing demand for safe, traceable food in international markets by using Red Tractor Assurance as a key selling point," says Jim Moseley, Red Tractor chief executive...
 
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