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14 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB-sponsored scholar explores antibiotic stewardship in overseas pig production
Antibiotic usage has never been a more important topic than it is today, which makes the findings of an AHDB Pork-sponsored Nuffield Farming Scholarship of great interest and importance to the agricultural...
12 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Is the pig industry ready for a Brexit 'no deal'?
NPA producer and allied industry members are being urged to step up preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit, which could generate chaos across the farming sector from 29 March 2019....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New NFU report highlights vital role of farming in enhancing the environment
The NFU has published an important, new benchmarking report on the farmed environment, launching with a high-profile stakeholder event in London....
10 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New UK scheme launched to monitor pig herd health at slaughter
Pig producers are being invited to join a scheme which will give them access to post-mortem data on their pigs to help monitor the health of their herd and potentially save money....
06 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Highest production costs since 2013 push UK producers into the red
Pig production costs in the third quarter of 2018 were the highest since early 2013, according to estimates from AHDB, at 156p/kg....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NPA launches 'The Pork Report' campaign
The NPA has launched a new campaign putting the spotlight on how retailers are supporting the Great British pork industry in the run up to Christmas....
05 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom World Soil Day marks importance of a healthy environment for farming
Today (5 December) is World Soil Day, a UN-led campaign to highlight the importance of healthy soil and the role it plays in society ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Lack of demand for surplus pigs a cause for concern for UK industry
Cheap imports and relatively high demand for RSPCA Assured pigs has resulted in unusually weak demand for surplus Red Tractor pigs, creating additional pressures on some farms in the run up to Christmas...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom QMS pork marketing campaign receives £125,000 boost
One of Scotland’s biggest ever pork marketing campaigns is set to launch early in the new year following support from a grant from the Scottish Government...
03 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New UK powers could open door to ban on live exports
UK, 3 December 2018 - Significant new powers granted to the UK and devolved nations post brexit, could be used to introduce a ban on live exports, claims the RSPCA...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Minister outlines government ASF preparations
Farming Minister George Eustice has outlined the steps the Government is taking to try and keep African swine fever out of the country. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Swine dysentery outbreak in Norfolk
An outbreak of swine dysentery has been confirmed in Norfolk...
30 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB report shows eight percent increase in cost of pig meat production
The costs of pig meat production in 17 countries during 2017 are examined in a new report from AHDB Pork...
28 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB’s Pick Pork advertising campaign reaches millions
During AHDB’s latest Pick Pork campaign, sales of promoted cuts increased 16.5 percent and almost £3.2 million compared to the previous period, according to Kantar Worldpanel...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Winner of 'special achievement of the year' at the 2018 National Pig Awards
Colin Stone, Breeding Farms Manager at Wayland Farms, received the award for Special Achievement of the Year at the 2018 National Pig Awards...
26 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The Pig Site is hiring!
Are you an enthusiastic self-starter with a passion for building a career in publishing and in interest in the aquaculture, agriculture and/or veterinary sectors?...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom International comparison highlights UK-US pig production cost differences
US pig producers, on average, produced pigs at an average cost of 50p/kg below the GB figure in 2017, according to the latest annual report from AHDB comparing pig production costs in different countries...
21 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red tractor launches bid to become flagship of British food and farming
A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NPA urges caution on 'method of production' labelling
The National Pig Association (NPA) has urged caution on calls to introduce 'method of production' labelling on meat and dairy products...
20 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom No better Brexit deal available, EU ministers tell Britain
Germany and other European Union states told Britain on Monday (19 November) their draft Brexit agreement could not be renegoitated...
18 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New report shows progress in achieving farm antibiotic targets
Twelve months after industry-led targets for antibiotic use were identified for all main farm livestock species in the UK, a review of progress has been released, including details of where targets have...
15 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How will UK agriculture respond to the new climate change report?
Today (15 November) the Climate Change Committee (CCC) has released its report which assesses the role of land use change in meeting climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit agreement reached by UK and EU
NFU President Minette Batters welcomed the important progress that was made yesterday (14 November) after the Cabinet gave its approval to the Withdrawal Agreement which has been agreed by both the UK...
09 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig & Poultry Fair wins national award
The Technical Events Team at Grandstand Stoneleigh Events were delighted to be awarded the organising team of the year at a prestigious event at London’s Honourable Artillery Company last week...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom World reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease celebrates 60th Anniversary
The world reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease (WRLFMD) marked 60 years of being the global centre of expertise in the diagnostics and surveillance of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) with a two-day...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 2019 Nuffield Farming Scholars announced
The Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust (NFST) has announced the appointment of the 2019 Nuffield Scholars, who are to commence their studies and travels in next year...
06 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Keep things simple and focused for success, says David Black winner
Keeping things simple and focused will help keep the British pig industry fit for the future says the winner of this year’s David Black Award, Mick Sloyan...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NOAH purpose expanded in new strategy
NOAH’s new 5 year strategy was outlined at the association’s 2018 Dinner in London on 30 October...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit and beyond: a strong future in animal health
Mixed emotions were felt at the 2018 NOAH Brexit conference on Tuesday last week (30 October) as animal health industry representatives gathered to discuss the post-Brexit future...
02 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom University of Missouri receives $7.2 million to continue swine research
The University of Missouri has received $7.229 million for continued operation of the National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC)...
 
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