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19 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Study finds gene-edited pigs resistant to billion dollar virus
Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world's most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code...
18 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Could a no-deal Brexit mean backtracking our welfare standards?
UK - Government must prioritise high welfare imports to avoid low-grade, low-welfare products arriving on our supermarket shelves...
16 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Fair funding to be granted to all farmers across the UK
UK - Independent panel will look at how funding supports the needs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...
11 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £30 million commitment to help UK farmers boost productivity
The UK government has committed £30 million for further rounds of the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (CPSGS), which helps farmers buy the equipment they need to boost productivity...
10 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK’s best livestock farmers to go head to head at English Winter Fair
UK - Just three weeks remain for livestock farmers to submit their entries to the 2018 English Winter Fair...
09 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Organic sector calls for clearer contingency measures as Brexit looms
UK - The Organic Trade Board (OTB) and the United Kingdom Organic Certifiers Group (UKOCG) are calling for a clear contingency plan to ensure the continued trade of organic produce with the EU in the event...
08 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Hundreds of pig carcasses destroyed after "dangerous" hygiene failings at UK meat plant
Hundreds of pig carcasses had to be destroyed after American officials discovered worrying hygiene failings at UK meat plants, the Bureau of Investigative Journalists can reveal...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom RUMA confirms it does not support ‘antibiotic-free’ product labelling
RUMA is re-stating its position that while it welcomes efforts to minimise antibiotic use through improved health and welfare, it does not support the use of “Antibiotic-free”, “Reared without antibiotics”...
05 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Expert panel warns that Brexit trade deals may be the biggest risk to high animal welfare
Future trade deals pose the highest threat to high farm animal welfare standards and protecting British farmers from being undercut by lower standard imports, according to an expert panel at the RSPCA...
01 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New research highlights the daily pressures on UK farmers
Farmers are among the UK’s hardest workers – but long hours and a lack of holidays threaten to undermine the health and wellbeing of many working in the industry, an exclusive Farmers Weekly survey...
26 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Aid promised to UK pig farmers affected by extreme weather
Further provisions for livestock farmers struggling to access animal feed have been introduced today with immediate effect ...
18 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How do the new rodenticide rules affect you?
Tougher rodenticide rules have been introduced for UK farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers on permanent baiting...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £3m support scheme launched to reduce air pollution from farming
The Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership has launched a new £3 million programme to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture today (18 September, 2018)...
12 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Landmark agriculture bill to deliver a green Brexit
Legislation to deliver a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations after nearly half a century under EU rules is being introduced into Parliament today (12 September)...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU’s food report delivered to Britain’s politicians
The NFU has today (12 September) launched a food report, 'UK: A Nation United by Food', which will be sent to hundreds of MPs around the country to open up the discussion about the future of food in Britain...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New ‘Pick Pork’ TV ads promote quick-cook cuts
The latest £2.5 million phase of the AHDB ‘Pick Pork’ advertising campaign will hit TV screens from Monday (17 September)...
11 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Nutriad opens refurbished UK office
Global feed additive leader Nutriad, recently opened its refurbished and renovated offices in Chester (UK), home of the paltability centre of excellence for the global group. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red Tractor bid to become British food and farming flagship
A new million pound TV advertising campaign launched by Red Tractor will help raise its profile and that of the thousands of farmers behind the assurance scheme and the high standards they adhere to, the...
06 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom A matter of DNA: tests find some meat products are not from the animals on the label
Figures released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in response to a Freedom of Information request show that spot checks are finding four cases a week in which meat is being sold illegally under false...
04 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Will plant-based diets push the meat sector to change its marketing strategy?
How is veganism disrupting the pork industry and how can pork producers positively respond to this? The Pig Site speaks to AHDB’s Senior Consumer Insight Analyst, Susie Stannard, about the most recent...
03 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB asks all UK pig farmers and processors for feedback
Farmers, growers, processors and pig industry representatives are being asked for their views on the role of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)...
28 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 2018 British Farming Awards finalists announced
The 2018 British Farming Awards finalists have been announced today as part of a record-breaking year for the agricultural event...
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...
 
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