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02 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NPA Looking for New Senior Policy Advisor
UK - The National Pig Association (NPA) is looking for a new senior adviser to join its award-winning team....
01 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New UK Pork Strategy Aims to Close the Productivity Gap
UK - Closing the productivity gap between English and EU pig producers and a new focus on pork as a midweek meal solution are two underpinning themes of AHDB Pork’s three year strategy published for...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Food Producers Call for Tariff-free Access to the Single Market
UK - The largest coalition of food producers in the UK’s history has come together for the first time to call for tariff-free access to the Single Market and continued access to a competent and reliable...
30 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Warnings of Food Price Increases Underline Importance of British Food Production
UK - The National Farmers Union has said warnings of a food price increase next year adds gravitas to the need for a strong, secure and viable domestic food production system....
29 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scotland Launches Action Plan for New Generation Farmers
SCOTLAND - A 10 point action plan aimed at kick-starting a new generation of farmers by dramatically increasing the number of starter opportunities on public land has been published....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom ASPAC Performance and Portfolio Expansion Mark Another Successful Year for AB Vista
UK - Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista, has revealed a successive year of global market share growth driven largely by strong sales of the Quantum Blue and Econase XT enzyme product lines....
28 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Production Costs Remain Above Competitors
UK - Average pig production costs in Great Britain fell by 6 per cent in 2015, to £1.33/kg, but even bigger falls in other EU countries meant that GB costs remained among the highest in Europe....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Better Data Better Management to Improve Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected and is available, writes Chris...
25 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Production Costs Rose in Q3 2016
UK - Pig production costs in Great Britain rose again in the third quarter of 2016, to an average of 135p/kg, according to latest estimates from AHDB Pork. ...
23 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Production Production Declines Further
UK - According to the latest figures released from Defra, at 865,100 head, UK clean pig slaughterings were back 5 per cent during October compared to the same month last year....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Setting Realistic Antibiotic Usage Targets in the UK
UK - AHDB Pork is urging UK pig producers to send in their 2015 on-farm antibiotic usage data, in any shape or form, before the end of the year, to help the industry set realistic reduction targets this...
21 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Study Shows Mood and Personality Affect the Decisions of Pigs
UK - The judgements and decisions a pig makes are governed by their mood - whether good or bad - and their personality type, according to new research....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Sales of Antibiotics for Animals Dropped 9 Per Cent Last Year
UK - Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report released this...
16 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Zoetis Vaccine Protects Against PCV2 and M. Hyo
UK - A new one-bottle, one-dose bivalent vaccine that helps protect pigs against the effects of both porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) is now available from Zoetis....
15 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Value of UK Pork Exports Growing
UK - The value of pork exported from the UK during September was up 16 per cent on the year, reaching £21.7 million....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Medics Urge More Action on Antibiotics in Farming
UK - Fifteen of the UK's most senior medics have called on the government to tackle "routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming", in a letter published in The Telegraph to mark the start of World Antibiotic...
11 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Seeking Pig Producer for AHDB Pork Board
UK - AHDB is looking for a pig producer and an independent member to join the board of AHDB Pork....
02 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom David Black Award for Vet Developing PEDv Protocols
UK - A partnership along the line in the pig sector from stockmen and farmers through to vets and workers in the abattoir is needed to meet the threats to the industry and build a sustainable future....
01 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red Tractor Proposes Antibiotic Revisions to Standard
UK - Red Tractor Assurance has opened an industry-wide consultation on changes to its farm standards which will be implemented in October 2017....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Fall in UK Farm Incomes Continues
UK - New Defra figures have shown a dramatic fall in farm incomes for the third consecutive year....
28 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Win a Year’s Online Bitesize CPD from Improve International at the London Vet Show
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International is offering six subscriptions each day to its popular Online Bitesize CPD training programme on its stand – D25 - at the London Vet Show. Visitors...
20 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Calls for Grocery Adjudicator Role to be Extended
UK - A Government review into the Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) should look at extending the role to cover more of the supply chain, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said....
19 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Government Launches Export Plan for UK Agricultural Produce
UK - The UK's Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has launched an ambitious new action plan to grow the UK's food and drink exports, bringing a £2.9 billion boost to the economy....
18 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Chief Veterinary Officer Highlights Official Vet Welfare Role
UK - The importance of the Official Veterinarian (OV) in safeguarding animal welfare and sharing best practice was highlighted in the address made by Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, at the annual...
17 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Herd Up in June
UK - Provisional Defra figures for the UK pig herd as at 1 June 2016 indicate a 2 per cent increase in total pig numbers, relative to the same point last year....
14 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Video Tutorial Now Available for The Electronic Medicine Book
UK - A step-by-step video guide to adding antibiotic usage into the electronic medicine booklet (eMB) has been produced by AHDB Pork for the UK pig industry....
12 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Study Finds Humans Have Selectively Bred Pigs for their Black Coat
UK - New research suggests the Polynesians, Europeans and the Chinese have had a penchant for black pigs because of the novelty of their colour. ...
11 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Producer Share of Retail Price Increasing as Pig Price Rises
UK - The producers’ share of retail pork prices has now been rising for six consecutive months, reaching 37 per cent during September. This was 1 per cent up on the previous month, and 2 per cent higher...
04 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Investigation Finds LA-MRSA in UK Pork
UK - The Guardian newspaper has reported findings of a livestock strain of MRSA in UK pork....
 
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