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12 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Welfare Research Can Influence Change, Lead to On-farm Solutions
ANALYSIS - Collaborating with industry partners, FAI Farms develops research programs that influence welfare and sustainability change in the livestock industry. ...
11 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom What Are Implications of Brexit for UK Food and Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the British government would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and third countries....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Clears Up Trichinella Testing Confusion
UK - There still seems to be some confusion over the testing regime as part of the EU control for trichinella....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Survey Results Show Flood Damage Cost Cumbria Farmers Thousands
UK - Farmers who suffered flood damage in the worst hit areas of Cumbria have responded to an industry led survey and the results are staggering....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Pig Prices Lowest for Eight Years
SCOTLAND, UK - With pig prices at an eight year low, National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland is working with other organisations across the supply chain to combat that trend....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Outlook Remains Challenging for Pig Producers
UK - Supplies of pig meat on the UK market are likely to increase further in 2016, according to latest forecasts from AHDB Pork....
10 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Busting Myths and Misunderstandings Over Antibiotic Resistance and Regulations
ANALYSIS - Concrete proposals under the review of the European regulations for the use of veterinary medicines are expected to come into effect by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019....
09 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Warned to Dispose of Plastic Waste Carefully or Risk Huge Fines
UK - Farmers should be careful to dispose of their waste plastic in accordance with the law or risk huge fines, following the conviction of a business in Oxfordshire....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Christine Walsh Appointed Managing Director of MLCSL
UK - Christine Walsh has been appointed Managing Director of Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Ltd (MLCSL), the commercially trading wholly-owned subsidiary of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development...
08 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BVA Launches Strategy to Help Vets Speak Up for Animal Welfare
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched its landmark animal welfare strategy highlighting the veterinary profession’s unique opportunity – and responsibility – to advocate animals’...
05 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PED to Become Notifiable in Scotland
SCOTLAND - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) will become a notifiable disease in Scotland from 2 March....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Farm Incomes Fall Sharply
UK - The average Farm Business Income (FBI) for specialist pig farms is set to fall in 2015/16 by 46 per cent year on year, from £49,400 to £26,500, according to the latest forecasts from Defra....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Consultation Launched on Future of Pig Industry Professional Register
UK - A major consultation is being launched on the future of the Pig Industry Professional Register (PIPR)....
04 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit Could Place British Farming in Jeopardy Warns New Report
UK - The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic....
03 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Global Pork Market to Remain Weak in Early 2016
GLOBAL - The global pork market is expected to remain weak in the first quarter of 2016, followed by some -partly seasonal - improvement leading into the second quarter....
02 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Vets Disappointed with Lack of Company Policy on Stunning Before Slaughter
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has expressed its concern that almost two-thirds of food companies have no information on their commitment to stunning animals before slaughter – with only...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PEDV, PRRS and Semen Extender Impacting Markets
US Hog and pork supplies have been almost precisely as we expected following the release of the USDA’s quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report on Dec. 23, writes Steve Meyer in the National Hog Farmer....
01 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Starts New Initiative to Tackle Volatility in Agricultural Market
UK - The AHDB has embarked on an ambitious new initiative to tackle volatility in agricultural commodities markets....
28 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Report Finds Tesco Breaches GSCOP
UK - Following a new report from the Groceries Code Adjudicator, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said it was absolutely correct to lobby for over a decade for a grocery code and adjudicator. ...
27 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom EU ‘Crucial’ for Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - Staying in the EU is ‘absolutely crucial’ for the future of Scottish farming, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has said....
26 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New British Food Unit Aims to Match France, Germany Exports
UK - A Great British Food Unit has been established to turbo-charge UK food exports and support industry growth plans, like their target of increasing manufactured food exports to £6 billion by 2020....
25 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Urges Government to Renew Efforts to get Aid to Flood-Hit Farms
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the Government to redouble its efforts to help farms still struggling with the deluge of water from Storm Desmond....
22 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Funding Available for Young Farmers, Rural Workers
SCOTLAND, UK - A £30,000 funding package has been agreed to provide agricultural training opportunities for young farmers and other young people working in the rural economy....
21 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Get More from Forage this Winter with Revolutionary Forage Pre-Treatment
UK - Despite good silage-making weather in some regions of the UK and Ireland last summer, many clamps still contain large volumes of low feed value silage made under less than favourable conditions. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security
ANALYSIS - Land management and mitigating the effects of climate change are expected to be the major challenges to the European farming sector and the focus for the Common Agricultural Policy....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Help Your Pig Business with Environmental Permitting Training
UK - Bespoke on-farm workshops from AHDB Pork are helping farm managers and stockpeople learn more about their responsibilities under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, particularly how to avoid...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Will 2016 be Another Year to Forget for Pig Producers?
UK - In terms of price, 2015 was a year to forget for pig producers. A combination of factors throughout the year contributed to the steadily declining price....
20 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Conference has Sights Set on Future of Farming
UK - Leading lights from the farming sector are set to come together for the National Farmers’ Union Annual Conference next month under the theme ‘Backing the Future of British Farming’....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Production Costs Still Above Average
UK - Despite still having above average production costs, Great Britain was one of only two major producing countries in the EU where, on average, pig producers made money in 2014....
19 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Farming a Gamble, says NPA
UK - Current low feed prices are doing nothing to reduce pig producers’ losses, reports the National Pig Association. Nearly all are losing another £7 on every slaughter pig they produce as a result...
 
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