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21 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Hits £1 billion in Revenue
UK - UK pig meat and food processor Cranswick Foods has seen its revenue rise to more than £1 billion over the last year....
20 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Urges New Crop of MPs to Back British Farming
UK - The British agriculture industry will work with Government on its plan to grow more, buy more and sell more British food at home and abroad, the NFU has told MPs....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Volatile EU Export Market Shared by Pig Sector
UK - According to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), European pig slaughterings in the first quarter of 2015 were almost two percent higher than last year and the volume of meat produced...
19 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Imports Increase in 2015
UK - Pork imports to the UK increased in March 2015 compared to March 2014, according to the latest data from HMRC....
18 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom CCTV as Welfare Check in New Pork Quality Scheme
UK - The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) is to require CCTV in processing plants as a means of checking on animal welfare as part of its updated quality scheme for pork....
14 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom JSR Announces New Genetic Partnership
UK - JSR Genetics and Topigs Norsvin have reached an agreement to form a genetic partnership for Great Britain. JSR Genetics will become the exclusive distributor of Topigs Norsvin genetics in Great Britain...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Welcomes Defra Minister Re-appointment
UK - The National Farmers' Union have welcomed the re-appointment of Liz Truss to the position of Secretary of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Free UK Meat Event to Discuss Supply Chain Improvements
UK - The use and flow of information in the meat supply chain will be discussed at a free conference next month hosted by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
13 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BPEX Pulled Pork Advert Released
UK - The BPEX television advertisement for ‘Pulled Pork’ hit the small screen last week, marking the start of a campaign to improve consumer awareness of the dish and benefit the pork supply chain....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Government Should Set Positive Agenda for Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union is looking forward to working with the new government to shape and implement their food and farming manifesto pledges....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Form Filling to Secure Organic Stewardship Payments
UK – Farmers wishing to go organic this year will need to provide more business information to receive countryside stewardship payments....
11 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Movement Licences Changed in Wales
WALES, UK - Changes to General Movement Licences (GMLs) for livestock have come into force in Wales....
08 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BPEX Pig Field Trials Underway
UK - The first of the new BPEX field trials have begun, looking at feeder space and stocking density in finishing systems and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation of sow diets....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Industry Invited to Review UK Research Centre Proposals
UK - Livestock industry representatives have been invited to take part in a meeting to refine proposals for a UK-wide Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Livestock (CIEL)....
07 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Renewed Focus into NSP Research a Year on from Inspire Forum
UK - While the feed industry is yet to fully understand non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) enzymes despite 25 years of research, AB Vista says renewed focus is seeing more exploration than ever before....
05 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Volatility Takes Its Toll on UK Farm Profitability
UK - A significant drop in commodity prices across the board is a major factor in causing a fall in the overall profitability of the farming sector in 2014, the National Farmers Union has said....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Plan Ahead for the Pig Innovation Conference
UK - The BPEX Innovation Conference promises a whole palette of new ideas and the latest technology on 13 May. You can make sure your questions are answered by tweeting them to the organisers in advance....
04 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Wheat DDGS Offers Potential for Future of Pig Feeding
UK - Distillers dried grains with solubles made from wheat (wDDGS) offer potential to reduce reliance on imported feed ingredients without compromising the performance or health of UK pigs and poultry,...
01 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Swine and Poultry Product Manager for Ceva
UK - Fiona Wright has been appointed Poultry and Swine Product Manager for Ceva Animal Health, to support the company’s rapidly growing Large Animal Business in the UK....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Northern Ireland Minister Visits China to Further Pork Relationship
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Following a successful visit by Chinese inspectors to the UK, a Northern Ireland government minister will visit China to keep up the negotiations on pork trade....
30 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Specialists Urge Halt to Micro-Pig Fashion
UK - Britain's leading professional pig specialists are urging the public not to support the trend for keeping micro-pigs as fashionable pets....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom ACMC in Administration
UK - Agricultural Contract and Marketing Company Ltd (ACMC) has been placed into administration. ...
28 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Chinese Inspectors Visit Northern Ireland Pork Processors
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A Northern Ireland minister has welcomed the upcoming visit of Chinese authorities, hoping to open up access to the Chinese pork market....
27 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom No Improvement in UK Pork Sales Despite Lower Prices
UK - Pork sales did not show any recovery during March, as highlighted by a 12 per cent decrease in sales value during the 12 weeks ended 29 March, according to latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel....
24 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom APHA Report: Porcine Circovirus, PRRS, Swine Influenza
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has reported incidents including sudden deaths due to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and enteric disease, swine influenza and spine abcesses...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Farming Union Sees GM Feed Proposals as Unworkable
SCOTLAND, UK - European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray, said the...
23 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Horticulture Help Safeguard Pig Health?
UK - The pig industry is looking to horticulture, human medicine and aquatics for new insights into how we can safeguard pig health. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Supermarkets Shun Cheap Imports for British Pork
UK - Despite cheaper imported supplies being available, supermarkets have stepped up their support for British pork, according to the latest Porkwatch survey....
22 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Political Parties Commit to Food and Farming
UK - Long-term commitments to British food and the acceleration of high-speed broadband roll-out are among the promises made by the UK's political parties in their recently published manifestos. ...
21 April 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom CME: Market Uncertainty Causes Hog, Cattle Futures Decline
US - Lean hog futures declined last week due to hog supply uncertainties, but the decline was not as steep as cattle futures, which remain jittery, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
 
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