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31 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Survey Finds Animal Welfare Tops Consumers’ Ethical Concerns
ANALYSIS - Three quarters of consumers in the UK put animal welfare at the top of the list when it comes to ethical issues for food companies....
30 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Exports to Far East Continue Growth
UK - Cranswick's exports to Far Eastern markets is continuing to grow, according to the the company's first quarter trading statement....
29 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government, Pig Industry to Launch Emerging Disease Plan
UK - On Monday 3 August, a new model that sees the Government and the pig industry work together to beat emerging animal diseases. ...
28 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Still Time to Nominate for David Black Pig Industry Award
UK - There is still time to nominate somebody to receive the David Black Award – the highest honour the pig industry can bestow....
27 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Escape Rat Rule For Now
UK – Farmers have more time to undertake rodenticide training thanks to farm assurance membership qualifying as ‘proof of competence’, an interim measure until 31 December 2017....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Prime Minister Pledges Support to Grow British Agriculture
WALES, UK - Plans to boost productivity and grow food and farming exports by more than £7 billion were announced recently by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, as he visited the Royal Welsh Show in Powys....
23 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Partnerships Needed for Successful, Sustainable UK Farming Sector
UK - Working effectively to create a sustainable farming sector is only possible if the industry, retailers and Government works together, according to National Farmers' Union (NFU) President Meurig Raymond....
22 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference
US - Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference (NIPC) held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Exit from EU 'Would be Catastrophic' for Welsh Farmers
WALES, UK - Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has reiterated her concerns for the future of the farming industry in Wales in the event of an out vote in the forthcoming referendum on...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tail Biting and Antibiotics Head Pig Sector Health and Welfare Targets
ANALYSIS - Tail biting among pigs and the use of antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance are key areas to be targeted by the Pig Health and Welfare Council this year....
20 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Collaboration Drives Pig Health and Welfare Progress
UK - The pig industry is leading the way with its collaborative approach to health and welfare. These were the comments of MP Neil Parish, Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, who...
17 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Council Votes to Keep Challenging Ammonia Targets
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has expressed its bitter disappointment at the outcome of a vote in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament over ammonia and methane targets....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British Pig & Poultry Fair 2016 Opens to New Exhibitors
UK - Exhibitor bookings for next year’s British Pig & Poultry Fair are already flooding in, and will be open to new exhibitors from 1 August....
10 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cost and Convenience Beats Origin for UK Shoppers
UK - Consumers may say they desire food with provenance and quality but cost and convenience is driving choice, a study from Barclays bank has found....
09 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Fatality Figures Still “Quite Horrifying”
UK and Ireland – Death counts on UK and Irish farms are proving stubborn despite a sea change in industry mentality....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom What Threat do Wild Boar Pose to UK Farmers?
UK - As cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Europe continue to rise Sophie Dunkerley, AEGIS London’s Class Underwriter for livestock, discusses how much of a threat wild boar pose to farmers in the...
07 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Exports Rocket After UK Trade with China Opened
UK - Global UK pork exports have rocketed 44 per cent in the last five years, generating £214 million a year, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Getting Ventilation Right is Essential in Heatwave
UK - Pig building ventilation systems of all types have been pushed to the limit as the UK experienced record high temperatures recently....
06 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Pork Yearbook - The Entire Pig Industry in Figures
UK - The entire pig industry in figures can be found in the latest issue of AHDB Pork Yearbook....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BVA Promotes Farm Safety Guidance as Survey Reveals High Injury Levels
UK - Coinciding with the start of Farm Safety Week (6-10 July) the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging all vets, veterinary employers and farmers to read and act on its Farm Health and Safety...
03 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Sausage-Making World Record Set at Royal Highland Show
SCOTLAND, UK - A new Guinness World Record was set recently for the most sausages produced in one minute, on the Quality Meat Scotland stand at the Royal Highland Show. ...
02 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Wales Veterinary Science Centre Opens at Aberystwyth
UK - The new Wales Veterinary Science Centre was officially launched by Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans on 29 June....
01 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Opening New Export Markets is Vital to UK Agriculture
UK - Selling more UK produce abroad and growing export access has never been so important, said the National Farmers Union (NFU) President Meurig Raymond, speaking at the AHDB’s 11th annual Meat Export...
30 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pure Pig Genetics Takes Over ACMC
UK - Pure Pig Genetics Ltd, a new company owned by Matthew Curtis (pictured), former managing director of ACMC, has taken over major assets owned by ACMC, which went into administration in April this year....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tesco's Must Make Meaningful Commitment to Industry, says NFU
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging Tesco to demonstrate exactly how it is delivering on its promises made in 2013 to improve relationships with suppliers, shorten supply chains and improve...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Purchases Still Down Despite Strong Shoulder Sales
UK - In the 12 weeks ended 24 May, pork sales were still down year-on-year....
29 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How to Replace, Reduce and Refine Antibiotics On Farm
ANALYSIS – Pressure is mounting on the animal health industry to reduce, replace and refine the usage of certain antimicrobial medicines, writes Michael Priestley....
26 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom MRSA Found in UK Pork: But Where Did it Come From?
ANALYSIS – A question mark still hangs over whether the strain of ‘super bug’ MRSA that was found recently in supermarket pork products is of UK origin or imported....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government to Release Huge Data Set to Improve Farming
UK - Vast data reserves could transform the world of food and farming in the single biggest government data giveaway the UK has ever seen, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
25 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Further Decline in UK Organic Pig Production
UK - New figures from Defra show a third consecutive annual decline in the number of organically farmed pigs in the UK in 2014....
 
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