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26 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Give Piglets the Best Start in Life
UK - Pig farmers can now get improved litters and give their piglets the best start in life thanks to an exciting new parent gilt from JSR. ...
25 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Shoppers Urged to 'Do More With Pork'
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland is urging Scottish shoppers to “Do More With Pork” in an exciting new campaign behind Specially Selected Pork....
23 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Focus Farm Initiative to Improve Pig Farm Performance
UK - AHDB Pork is launching a first-of-its-kind initiative for English pig producers and allied industry. The Focus Farm is centred on ‘hands-on’ involvement and aims to improve physical and financial...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Northern Ireland Pig Farmers Disappointed Processors
NORTHERN IRELAND - The Ulster Farmers’ Union says pig producers are being squeezed between rising feed costs and a failure by processors to deliver a meaningful price increase, despite prices rising...
20 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Feed Innovation Vital to Reduce Europe’s Reliance on Imported Soy
UK – At the British Pig and Poultry Fair recently, two speakers from trade show partner ABN explained that as retailers focus more and more on responsible and sustainable foods, innovative solutions...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance has been published, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
19 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Upturn in Farmgate Pig Prices After Long Period of Decline
SCOTLAND, UK - After a prolonged period of declining farmgate pig prices, recent weeks have seen an upturn....
18 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Lower Sow Feed Production Hints at Falling Herd
UK - Latest figures from Defra show that one per cent more compound pig feed was produced in the first quarter of 2016 than a year earlier. However, within this total, there was a 5 per cent reduction...
17 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Warnings Over Brexit Impact on Northern Ireland's Ag Exports
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Food and drink exports from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland worth £850 million would face an uncertain future if the UK voted to leave the EU, Environment Secretary...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Attracting the Best Pig Industry Students
UK - Attracting the best students to the pig industry then retaining them is vital for the future of pig farming....
16 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Weekly Overview: Pig & Poultry Fair Roundup
ANALYSIS - Last week ThePigSite was in Stoneleigh Park for the UK's Pig and Poultry Fair. Opening the pig sessions for the day, Phil Woodall from Thames Valley Cambac and Meryl Ward, AHDB Pork, discussed...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure vets have...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom England's Pig Farm Profitability Falls 24 per cent in 2014-15
UK - Latest findings from the Farm Business Survey (FBS) highlight the continuing financial challenges facing pig farms as incomes in 2014-15 fall 24 per cent across the sector....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Report Calls for CAP Reform to Better Support Farmers in Volatile Times
UK - A call has been sent out to the European Commission by a UK House of Lords Committee reform the Common Agricultural Policy to primarily support the provision of public goods, such as increased food...
13 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig & Poultry Fair: New App Helps Pig Producers Combat Pig Disease Pressure
UK - AHDB Pork has launched ‘Think BioRisk’, a new interactive app, at this year’s British Pig & Poultry Fair....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig & Poultry Fair: Brexit Debate Divides Farmers
UK - At a debate on Brexit at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Wednesday, farmers got fired up over what an exit from the EU would mean for pig and poultry farmers in the UK....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig & Poultry Fair: New Technology Improving Pig Farm Performance
UK - In an already tough climate new cutting edge technology is helping pig farmers improve farm performance whilst also making life a lot easier, writes Lucy Towers, ThePigSite Editor....
12 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig & Poultry Fair: Cooperation Needed to Increase Pig Industry Profitability
UK - The whole of the UK pig sector must work together if it is to make the industry more profitable, said Mick Sloyan, AHDB Pork Strategy Director, speaking at the 2016 Pig and Poultry Fair in Stoneleigh...
11 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Visitors Flock to British Pig & Poultry Fair Opener
UK - Visitors flocked to the first day of the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Tuesday, with standing room only at the ever popular forum programmes....
10 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Have Your Say at AHDB Pork Pig Meetings
UK - A new series of regional forums is being organised for pig producers by AHDB Pork and this time they are all open meetings....
09 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Retail Sales Return to Growth
UK - Some volume growth has been recorded in pork sales in the 12 weeks ending 27 March, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel data....
05 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Much Water Does it Take to Produce Meat?
ANALYSIS - As the demand for meat grows around the world and production rises, the pressure on global water resources is also growing, writes Chris Harris....
04 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British Pig & Poultry Fair Unveils Brexit Debate
UK - Visitors to the British Pig & Poultry Fair will have a chance to find out whether farming is better off in or out of the EU in a topical Brexit debate on 11 May....
03 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farm Profitability Fell Sharply in 2015, Latest Figures Show
UK - The profitability of UK farming fell by a staggering 29 per cent in 2015, a loss of over £1.5 billion, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU). ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
29 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Improved Trade Balance Set to Reduce UK Pork Supplies
UK - Domestic pig meat production growth is still expected to outstrip demand in the coming months. ...
27 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Commentary: US Market in Swine Purgatory
US - The US Market is in what appear to be a swine purgatory. Week upon week of prices in the 65¢ lb lean range. Just above cost of production, 65¢ it's not hell but it's not heaven, it's purgatory,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Study Examines Threat of Novel Swine Flu Viruses in Pigs and Humans
UK - The wide diversity of flu in pigs across multiple continents, mostly introduced from humans, highlights the significant potential of new swine flu strains emerging, according to a study to be published...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New On-farm Assessments to Improve Farmed Pig Welfare
UK - The RSPCA is hoping to further improve the lives of millions of pigs in the UK by including welfare outcome assessments as part of its welfare standards....
22 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Electronic Medicine Book to Record Antibiotic Usage Data
UK - An electronic medicine book for pigs (eMB-Pigs) is now available for all UK pig producers, in light of the need to collect accurate on-farm antibiotic usage data....
 
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