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17 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom FMD Crises to be Averted with Vaccination Strategy, Reveals Study
UK - Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research...
15 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom APHA Extends Free Carcase Collection Service in England
UK - More farmers now benefit from free carcase collection services where a veterinarian has recommended a post-mortem should be carried out for disease surveillance purposes....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Leading Vets Stress on Vitality of Robust Disease Surveillance Network
UK - With precautions against Avian Influenza further strengthened last week and reports of Schmallenberg Virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the devastating 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak...
14 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Range of Factors Influencing Prime Pig Prices
SCOTLAND, UK - Pig prices have eased back from a 26-month high of 151.9p/kg dwt in the final week of 2016, to below the 150p/kg mark at the beginning of February after five weeks of marginal declines....
13 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Meat Supply and Demand More or Less in Balance
UK - Although the SPP has dropped back a shade and now stands at 149.96p, supply and demand seem to be more or less in balance and prices today were of a “positive stand on” nature rather than a positive...
06 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Webinar to Focus on Meat Sectors' Preparation to Quit EU
UK - The outlook for the English beef, lamb and pork sectors as the UK prepares to quit the EU will be the focus of an AHDB webinar this month....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red Tractor Shows Leadership with e-Medicine Book Requirement
UK - Red Tractor pig producers will be required to use the electronic medicine book (e-MB) to record the total collated antibiotics they administer to their herds every three months....
03 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Meat Sales Still Rising, Unlike Pork
UK - The volume of bacon and added value products, such as sausages, sold by UK retailers in the 12 weeks ending 1 January (including the Christmas period) increased on the year, according to latest data...
01 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Work Starts on Huge Pig Farm in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Work has commenced on a new state of the art pig farm in Northern Ireland which is set to become one of the largest in the UK, writes Chris McCullough....
30 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Appoints New Head of Food and Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union has appointed a new Head of Food and Farming to lead its food chain and commodity areas....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Will US Pork Mountain Prove Insurmountable for UK Exports
UK - The latest United States forecasts anticipate that pig meat output will reach a record high this year, up by as much as 5 per cent on 2016 to nearly 12 million tonnes....
25 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit Presents Opportunities for British Agri-Science, Says MP
UK - Western markets are going through profound political change and Brexit offers an ideal opportunity for the UK to once again become a powerhouse of global technical innovation, according to George...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Inquiry Launched into Implications of Brexit on UK Agriculture
UK - The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has launched a new inquiry into the implications of Brexit on UK agriculture....
24 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK 2016 Pig Meat Production Increased Slightly
UK - The volume of pig meat produced in the UK during 2016 was the highest since 2000, according to the latest data from Defra...
23 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Pro to Make Recording Staff Skills Simple and Robust
UK - The AHDB is planning to launch a new training and development web-based tool for the pig industry later this year – providing farmers with a more simple and flexible way of recording staff skills....
18 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit
UK - In a major speech yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the government's key priorities for negotiating the exit from the European Union, but UK farming organisations pointed out...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Roller Coaster Year for UK Pork With More Uncertainty to Come?
UK - Last year 2016 was a year of highs and lows for the UK pork sector. In March prices fell to their lowest level since 2008. This was followed by 37 continuous weeks of price rises, the longest period...
16 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Gene Advance Could Boost Sperm Stocks From Prized Animals
UK - Gene-editing techniques could help to improve stocks of farmed pigs by boosting supplies of sperm from prized sires. Scientists have created male pigs that could be used as surrogates capable of producing...
12 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers, Smallholders Warned Not to Feed Kitchen Scraps to Animals
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs and poultry, even if they are being kept as pets....
09 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Semen Heads to India for Pork Quality Improvement
UK - Pig semen from the UK has been used for the first time in India to improve its breeding stock and produce better quality pork....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Focus Farm Project Yields Positive Results
UK - Just six months in, the AHDB Pork Focus Farm has achieved a 61 per cent reduction in pre-weaning mortality....
06 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Prices Up Slightly
UK - The EU-spec SPP has seen an increase in the week ended 31 December, following the modest decline seen in the previous week....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cuts to 'Red Tape' Promised for UK Farmers
UK - Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has outlined her hopes for a reduced regulatory burden on farmers when the UK leaves the European Union, saying this should help them to get on with growing food....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farmers, Food Industry Urged to 'Step Up' to Address Global Competitiveness
UK - Farmers, growers and the food industry need to “step up” to address the challenge of agricultural competitiveness and productivity in a rapidly-changing world....
05 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom MPs Warn of Concerns for Farming in Brexit Negotiations
UK - MPs are warning the Government that the farming sector and environmental protections must not be weakened during the process of leaving the EU or afterwards....
03 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Targets Task Force Co-ordinates Antibiotic Reduction in Farming
UK - A new ‘Targets Task Force’ has met for the first time to discuss how meaningful objectives to reduce, refine and replace antibiotic use in all UK livestock sectors can be identified....
28 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Meryl Ward to Stand Down as AHDB Pork Chair
UK -Lincolnshire farmer Meryl Ward has announced she will be standing down as chair of AHDB Pork at the end of March, after two years in the role....
23 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rodenticides Leaflet Explains Rule Change and Options
UK - Since 1 October 2016, a rule that buyers of stewardship-label rodenticides must show proof of competence certification means farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers unable to do so cannot be supplied....
21 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Welsh Government Recommends CCTV Not Mandatory in Slaughterhouses
WALES, UK - Vets have expressed their disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government that recommends CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Defra Confirms UK Pig Herd Up 3 Per Cent in June
UK - On the 1 June, the UK pig herd stood at 4.87 million head, up 3 per cent on the year, according to the final results of Defra’s June Survey published last week....
 
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