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20 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Michael Gove announces farm inspection review
A comprehensive review of farm inspections to remove bureaucratic burdens placed on farmers has been announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove today....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Food and farming can power Britain post-Brexit, says NFU President
Now is the opportunity to change and reshape agriculture policy and future-proof British food production, according to NFU President Meurig Raymond. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Vets claim victory as Gove recognises animal welfare as a public good
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has warmly welcomed Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove’s statement that animal welfare is a public good that could be funded under a future agricultural policy...
19 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Mind your head: UK farmers talk mental health
More than one farmer a week in the UK dies by suicide. Leading farming charity, ‘Mind your head’, discusses mental health with UK farmers. ...
16 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The latest meat processing trends uncovered at Foodex 2018
Visitors to the NEC, Birmingham in April can discover a wide range of new technological innovations to meet growing consumers demands....
15 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Monitoring animal welfare at slaughter: CCTV and beyond
Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to hold one day seminar in May...
14 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Strong year for UK meat exports
Exports of red meat products from the UK surpassed the £1.2 billion mark in 2017, according to the latest figures from HMRC....
13 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Good nutrition key to antibiotic reduction
Farmers must utilise alternative treatments and good nutrition to protect the future of critically important antibiotics, according to speakers at a recent farm seminar....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Stay ahead at the British Pig & Poultry Fair 2018
Pig and poultry producers are well known for embracing new technology and business tools, and many are planning further investment to ensure a bright future in the years ahead....
12 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK food & farming sector unites over impact on homegrown
Thirty-six organisations representing the UK’s food and farming industry have set out what a successful Brexit means to them and to promote a unified voice to Government from across the food sector in...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PigSustain: assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry
In an interview with The Pig Site, Dr Mary Friel, Leeds University, discusses how the PigSustain initiative is assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry to ensure it is prepared for the future....
08 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NPA speaks out over sustainable antibiotic use claims
NPA chief executive, Zoe Davies, spoke out publicly against Lord Jim O’Neill after he claimed the NPA was discouraging reduced antibiotic use within the pig sector....
07 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rodenticide resistance on the rise
Just when farmers are getting the hang of rodenticide stewardship rules, introduced mid-2016, a new study by Reading University confirms that rats in some parts of the country are resistant to some of...
06 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Public benefits of organic farming need formal recognition
The public benefits offered to the UK by organic agriculture need to be properly recognised and rewarded by government post-Brexit, according to leading organic certifier OF&G....
02 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Gilt Watch hosts first meeting in Warwickshire
Pig producers have been told retaining more young sows is vital to their overall herd performance and to improve financial gains...
31 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Facelift for the "Controlled Environment for Livestock" handbook
Farmers could reduce their feed and energy costs while improving growth rates, thanks to an updated handbook from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)...
30 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NPA urges government to shift focus to permanent EU labour supply
Any post-Brexit scheme to ensure a future supply of migrant labour in agriculture must encourage full-time workers to come and live in the UK, the NPA has told MPs...
26 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Environment Agency urged to delay charge proposals following consultation
The NFU is urging the Environment Agency to delay the introduction of changes to its charging regimes which could see significant increased costs for farming businesses....
23 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BVA’s seven farm assurance principles
To assist members of the veterinary profession and public to better understand farm assurance schemes on the basis of animal health and welfare, the British Veterinary Association has developed a farm...
22 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom #ColostrumIsGold campaign to slash antibiotic use
UK cattle, sheep and pig sectors are teaming up during February to promote the ‘liquid gold’ properties of colostrum in reducing the need for antibiotics in farm animals and improving their lifetime...
19 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB commits £5m to fix "fragmented" farming innovation pipeline
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board is committing £5m to fund Britain’s next generation of agricultural experts in an effort to overhaul the industry’s “fragmented” innovation and...
17 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British Pork – the real deal for a tasty meal
The NPA has announced the winner of its competition to find a new slogan for the next banner campaign for Great British Pork....
15 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New and improved Countryside Stewardship offers open for applications
The Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for farmers and land managers to request 2018 application packs today (15 January). The new offers are introduced to help more farmers and land managers protect...
12 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Politics session divides predictions for farming futures post-Brexit
Secretary of state for Defra, the Right Honourable Michael Gove, makes promises for a greener, technology-inspired, welfare-friendly future for British farming, with the assurance that post-Brexit policy...
11 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU respond to 25-year Environment Plan
Farming and the environment must go hand-in-hand and producing quality, home-grown food is critical to the future of the country, the NFU said today....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New AHDB guides aid nutritional promotion of red meat
Guidance on exactly what health claims can be made about beef, lamb and pork have been compiled by AHDB to help retailers, processors and producers promote red meat....
10 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health appoints new head of Avian and Swine
David Strachan has been appointed head of the avian and swine business unit following Boehringer Ingelheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health. ...
08 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Targeting welfare in post-CAP farming subsidies
Specially targeted farm subsidies could improve animal welfare to meet the government’s ambitions for the highest quality food standards post-Brexit, claims the RSPCA. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Wealth of information for pig producers in AHDB report
A report by AHDB Pork which looks at the cost of pig meat production in all EU countries will prove valuable to pig producers in Britain – particularly in the face of Brexit....
05 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Safety first
Tim Papworth, a Norfolk farmer recognised for his contributions to charitable services, described the harrowing stories of UK farmers who have suffered injury whilst working. Presenting at the Oxford Farming...
 
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