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01 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Opening New Export Markets is Vital to UK Agriculture
UK - Selling more UK produce abroad and growing export access has never been so important, said the National Farmers Union (NFU) President Meurig Raymond, speaking at the AHDB’s 11th annual Meat Export...
30 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pure Pig Genetics Takes Over ACMC
UK - Pure Pig Genetics Ltd, a new company owned by Matthew Curtis (pictured), former managing director of ACMC, has taken over major assets owned by ACMC, which went into administration in April this year....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tesco's Must Make Meaningful Commitment to Industry, says NFU
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging Tesco to demonstrate exactly how it is delivering on its promises made in 2013 to improve relationships with suppliers, shorten supply chains and improve...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Purchases Still Down Despite Strong Shoulder Sales
UK - In the 12 weeks ended 24 May, pork sales were still down year-on-year....
29 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How to Replace, Reduce and Refine Antibiotics On Farm
ANALYSIS – Pressure is mounting on the animal health industry to reduce, replace and refine the usage of certain antimicrobial medicines, writes Michael Priestley....
26 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom MRSA Found in UK Pork: But Where Did it Come From?
ANALYSIS – A question mark still hangs over whether the strain of ‘super bug’ MRSA that was found recently in supermarket pork products is of UK origin or imported....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government to Release Huge Data Set to Improve Farming
UK - Vast data reserves could transform the world of food and farming in the single biggest government data giveaway the UK has ever seen, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
25 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Further Decline in UK Organic Pig Production
UK - New figures from Defra show a third consecutive annual decline in the number of organically farmed pigs in the UK in 2014....
23 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New UK Research into Improving Animal Health Announced
UK - 11 new research projects to improve animal health and welfare have been funded as part of the a funding call for the Animal Health and Welfare ERA-Net (ANIHWA) programme....
22 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Survey Shows Growing Number Back British Farming
UK - The public’s positive view of farmers has grown for a fourth year running. A new survey from OnePoll shows that 68 per cent of people in England and Wales share a favourable or very favourable view...
19 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom MRSA Found in Supermarket Pork Products
UK - Evidence of the 'superbug' bacteria Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was found in sausages and minced pork obtained from supermarkets, in a survey carried out earlier this year...
18 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Will Not Introduce EU New Animal Health Law
UK - In a surprise development at this week's European Union Farm Council meeting, the United Kingdom said it would not be signing up to a new 'Animal Health Law' agreed by Brussels and the European Parliament....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Single Issue Policy Making Threatening UK Farming Potential
UK - Single issue policy making at European and UK levels appears to be reducing the ability of British agriculture to achieve its objective of ‘producing more from less’, according to the Agricultural...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red Meat Export Drive for UK
UK - Exports have become the lifeblood of the red meat industry in the UK with new markets constantly being sought and developed....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Customers Want British Meat, says Sainsbury’s
UK - The key to success in foodservice is to source British meat — and make sure you tell your customers loud and clear, says the National Pig Association....
17 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Producer Share of Pork Prices Remain Stable
UK - In May, the share of the retail price received by producers remained level with the previous month at just below 35 per cent, as both farmgate and retail prices were stable, each moving by less than...
16 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Meat Trade Falls in April
UK - UK pork imports and exports both decreased by 7 per cent in April 2015 compared with a year earlier....
15 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Future Food Security Requires a New Food System
ANALYSIS - Increasing demand for food and changes in the way we live mean that we need to make some big changes in the food supply chain, according to David Evans in his report for the Temperton Fellowship....
11 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Industries Unite for Successful CCIR
UK - Livestock industries have agreed to work together to ensure the successful implementation of the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) across poultry,...
10 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New AHDB Branding Launched at Cereals
UK - New branding and a proposed new way of working for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) was formally launched at today’s Cereals event in Lincolnshire....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Global Pork Prices Falling
GLOBAL - Global pork prices were exceptionally high in 2014, at least outside the EU, whereas this year, it looks like the opposite will be true....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Improvements Made to Food Chain Information in Pig Sector
UK - Improvements are being made in the British pig sector to the way information on meat inspection is collected and communicated along the food chain and back to the producer....
09 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Changes to Two Scottish Disease Surveillance Centres
UK - Scotland’s Rural College has announced proposals for changes to the network of Veterinary Disease Surveillance Centres (DSCs) it runs in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government....
05 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Concerns Over Changes to Reporting of Veterinary Medicine Use
EU - Proposals have been put forward in Europe to increase the notification period before slaughter that veterinary medicines have been used on livestock....
04 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Call for Global Agreement on EU Inspection Rules
UK - A call has been made to the European Commission to take a lead on achieving a general global agreement for the acceptance of the European-wide visual meat inspection....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Industry Disease Charter Launched
UK - A new significant diseases charter has been launched by BPEX in the face of threats from challenges such as Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PEDv)....
03 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Northern Ireland Minister to Promote Pork Industry in China
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill is visiting Beijing on 1-5 June 2015, on a mission to support applications for the export of pork to China and to champion the north’s agri-food...
01 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cucumber Industry Could Aid Pig Disease Prevention
UK - Air sampling techniques for early detection of disease in the cucumber growing industry could help indoor pig farmers reduce disease spread....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Sectors to Have Say on Centre of Excellence
UK - The Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) is a step closer to becoming reality following confirmation that the bid has reached formal interview stage....
29 May 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Producers Losing Money During First Quarter 2015
UK - Latest estimates of the full cost of pig production from the UK's Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) confirm that producers were, on average, losing money during the first quarter...
 
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