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27 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Event Sets Focus for Future R&D in UK Agriculture
UK - Research, development and knowledge exchange experts gathered to discuss priorities and develop lasting collaborative partnerships, to drive innovation and improvement in UK agriculture....
24 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom SPP Continues Long Running Rally
UK - Although some spot prices have eased back a shade, most stood on and the SPP continues its long-running rally, putting on a further .34p and now stands at 164.2p, and weekly contribution prices also...
21 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Progress and Changes in Tulip Ltd
UK - The recovery of Tulip Ltd is now three months ahead of schedule – the business has been in profit for some weeks now. Focus now moves to optimisation and competitiveness of the business. Today the...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Bacon Performing Well; Roasts Continue to Decline
UK - During the 12 weeks ended 18 June, the primary pork volume sales decreased by 3 per cent on a year-on-year basis, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. However, a 5 per cent increase...
20 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Slaughterings Down in June
UK - Millie Askew, Senior Analyst reports that at 845 thousand head, UK clean pig slaughterings in June were 2 per cent lower than in the same month in 2016, according to latest data from Defra....
19 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Successfully Completes 'More Together' Challenge
UK - Cranswick have raised over £13,500 for various local charities following their completion of the "More Together" charity initiative....
17 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Not Ready for Brexit's Impact on Food, Report Warns
UK - The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices on a Plateau?
UK - Although the SPP put on a significant 1.43p this week to stand at 163.86p, signs are emerging from the other side of the Channel that prices are levelling off, according to Peter Crichton in his...
13 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Exports Upturn in May
UK - In May, UK exports of fresh/frozen pork increased by 15 per cent on the year to 19.1 thousand tonnes, according to latest data from HMRC, reports Millie Askew, Senior Analyst at AHDB....
12 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Woodall’s Charcuterie Wins Coveted Good Pig Award
UK - Woodall’s Charcuterie has been awarded the prestigious Good Pig Award by the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards. The awards, organised by the world’s leading animal welfare organisation, Compassion...
11 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom HSA Commits to New Research, Development to Improve Welfare of Pigs at Slaughter
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) and the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) are jointly offering up to £400,000 of research funding for a project to develop a more humane...
10 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Demand for UK Pigs Continues to Reflect Hot Weather
UK - Demand for UK pigs continues to reflect the weather (hot) and, although the SPP only moved up by 0.15p to stand at 162.43p, spot prices have continued to reach for the sky with bids generally between...
07 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom QMS Launches 'Do More With Pork' Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is this week launching a campaign to encourage shoppers to "Do More with Pork"....
06 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Popularity Rising in Foodservice
UK - The out-of-home food sector saw good growth in the year to March 2017, reports Stewart Bachelor, AHDB analyst....
05 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Retailers Encouraged to Support Scottish Food, Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - The opportunities to build a sustainable future for Scottish agriculture was the focus of discussions led by NFU Scotland with supermarket retailers at the Royal Highland Show....
04 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit 360: Farmers Urged to Take Stock Now
UK - With uncertainty over the future of agricultural policy, farm labour and exports, AHDB has urged farmers to concentrate on understanding their own business first in preparation for Brexit....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Extended Duration of Immunity for Suvaxyn Circo+MH RTU
UK - Suvaxyn Circo+MH RTU, the one shot bivalent vaccine from Zoetis that helps protect pigs against the effects of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo), has now been...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom CAAV Says Brexit Demands Leadership at Every Level
UK - Brexit will accelerate changes that have been under way in agriculture for decades, and the industry must look ahead and adapt quickly to make the most of potential opportunities....
03 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Slight Ease in UK Protein Prices During June W3
UK - The latest SPP has continued to recover from the dark days of spring 2016 when it stood at a mere 112p and is now valued at 50p/kg more, which is worth up to £40 per bacon pig sold, but two wrongs...
30 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Are People 'Rolling the Dice' When it Comes to Food Safety?
UK - A new study, conducted by a team of UK-based researchers led by the University of Liverpool known as the ENIGMA Project, has revealed the levels of bad behaviours in UK kitchens which increase the...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Conference: Policy Makers Must Follow WTO Rule Book
UK - The UK does not have a blank sheet of paper to redesign its agricultural trade and farm support policies post Brexit....
29 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom June Pig Market Trends Out Now
UK - The June edition of "Pig Market Trends (PMT)" is now available....
26 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Spot Bacon Remains in Extremely Short Supply
UK - The SPP continues to improve, rising by .21p to 161.91p; some weekly contribution prices stood on, with others up by a penny in places, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for...
22 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Food Citizenship Report: Building a Better Food System
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’....
21 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Slaughterings Pick Up Slightly in May
UK - UK production of pig meat was 74,300 tonnes in May, up 1 per cent compared to the same month in 2016, and the first year on year increase seen in 2017, writes Duncan Wyatt, lead analyst at AHDB....
20 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Better Supply Chain Communications to Play Vital Role in Post-Brexit Era
UK - While there will be tough and challenging times ahead there will also be opportunities in the post-Brexit era, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Merial challenges farm vets to walk 141 million steps for charity
Representatives from Merial Animal Health and a group of farm vets will walk a combined 70,500 miles, or 141 million steps, raising money for charity Farm Africa, as part of Merial’s #CALFMATTERS campaign...
19 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Slightly Negative Note: Cull Sow Prices Ease by a Penny
UK - Another positive day for sellers and prices firmer than the current Government is looking at present, with the SPP rising by 0.85p to stand at 161.70p compared with 119.43p twelve months ago, Peter...
15 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Supplies Still Suppressing UK Exports
UK - UK exports of fresh/frozen pork remained behind year earlier levels in April, at 18.6 thousand tonnes, writes Bethan Wilkins, AHDB analyst....
13 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Welcomes New Defra Secretary of State in Open Letter
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has congratulated Michael Gove MP, Defra Secretary of State....
 
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