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28 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Strategic Marketing is Way Forward for English Pig Producers
UK - The English pig industry has sent an unequivocal message to Government — keep out of decisions about how the pig levy is spent....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Urged to Reduce Arson Risk After 300 Pigs Die in Attack
UK - Following an arson attack which killed 300 pigs in East Yorkshire, farmers are being urged to take additional steps to reduce the risk of arson....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Smallholders - Have You Slap Marked Your Pigs?
UK - This time of year is a popular time for smallholders to slap mark their pigs before sending them to slaughter. However, it is important that when you do slap mark your pigs it is clear and legible....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Top Scholars for the Pig Industry
UK - The pig industry scholarship scheme, run by AHDB Pork and Harper Adams, is as popular as ever with eight firms taking part this year....
27 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Help Tackle Pig Disease in the UK
UK - The UK significant disease charter now covers some 40,000 sows across the country as part of the overall plan to tackle Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus should it arrive in the UK....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom It Is Time to Break Old Habits with Manure
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) experts are advising farmers to make better use of their slurry and manure to increase profitability and reduce their environmental impact....
26 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Last Call for Wormer Survey
UK - Livestock farmers wishing to complete an industry survey assessing how wormer products are bought and sold have less than a week to do so....
25 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Producers Agree With Levy Marketing Spend, Poll Shows
UK - A poll conducted by the UK's National Pig Association showed that producers appreciate the use of their levy for marketing, such as the pulled pork campaign earlier this year. ...
24 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Strong UK Production Continues
For the sixth month in a row, UK clean pig slaughterings rose by more than 3 per cent in July....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Real Welfare Bureau to Close
UK - Two thirds of Real Welfare assessments being done by vets are now being submitted either through the online portal or the app....
21 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Retail Sales Continue to Disappoint
UK - Despite a 4 per cent drop in the average retail price, the amount of pork purchased was down by a similar amount in the 12 weeks to 19 July, resulting in expenditure being down 8 per cent year-on-year,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Free Foot Dip Signs Available in UK
UK - Free foot dip signs are now available to pig producers to help reduce the risk of disease spread on pig units....
20 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Restaurants Sourcing More British Pork After New Labelling Rules
UK - European Union mandatory origin labelling rules for fresh and frozen meat, which came into force in April, have sparked a wave of interest among foodservice companies in sourcing pork from British...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Pea Variety Could Benefit Pig Protein Intake
UK - Scientists at the John Innes Centre have developed peas that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. ...
19 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ceva Appoints New Swine Product and Field Trial Officer
UK - Nigel Bennet has been appointed Product and Project Field Trial Officer for Swine at Ceva Animal Health. ...
17 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Working Together to Fight PEDv
UK - If PEDv hits the UK it could spell disaster for the pig industry so steps are being taken now to provide a co-ordinated response....
12 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Seminal Scottish Feed Mill Opens with Eye on Farmer Costs
UK, SCOTLAND – Scotland’s first new intake-to-product feed mill for many years opened last week, promising to run a tight ship to pass cost savings on to farms....
11 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Union Calls for Set Agricultural Wages Under General Law
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is calling for abolition of the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) and for agricultural worker’s pay and conditions to be determined under general employment law....
10 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Success for UK Pulled Pork Campaign
UK - Phase 1 of AHDB's pulled pork campaign has been successful, driving an additional £7.8 million worth of total fresh pork sales....
07 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farming Unions Call for Price Discussions with Ministers
UK - The UK’s four main farming unions are calling for the four UK farming ministers to hold a joint meeting with them to find solutions to the serious problems currently facing farmers....
04 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farming Unions Hold Urgent Summit Over Low Industry Prices
UK - The UK farming unions are to stage an urgent summit to discuss the problems facing the industry and particularly the crisis in the livestock and dairy sectors where many farmers are facing financial...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Industry Views Sought on PEDv
UK - Moves to make PEDv a notifiable disease have taken a step forward as Defra, together with industry organisations, is now seeking views on the proposal....
03 August 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Farmers Needed to Shed Light on Wormer Buying
UK - Pig farmers have their chance to help experts tackle the issue of wormer resistance this summer by completing a survey devised by a world leading animal health organisation....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHVLA Report: Neonatal Diarrhoea, Osteoporosis and Inclusion Body Rhinitis in UK Pigs
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has looked into neonatal diarrhoea due to rotaviral and clostridial enteritis, inclusion body rhinitis with and without systemic involvement,...
31 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Survey Finds Animal Welfare Tops Consumers’ Ethical Concerns
ANALYSIS - Three quarters of consumers in the UK put animal welfare at the top of the list when it comes to ethical issues for food companies....
30 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Exports to Far East Continue Growth
UK - Cranswick's exports to Far Eastern markets is continuing to grow, according to the the company's first quarter trading statement....
29 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government, Pig Industry to Launch Emerging Disease Plan
UK - On Monday 3 August, a new model that sees the Government and the pig industry work together to beat emerging animal diseases. ...
28 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Still Time to Nominate for David Black Pig Industry Award
UK - There is still time to nominate somebody to receive the David Black Award – the highest honour the pig industry can bestow....
27 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Escape Rat Rule For Now
UK – Farmers have more time to undertake rodenticide training thanks to farm assurance membership qualifying as ‘proof of competence’, an interim measure until 31 December 2017....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Prime Minister Pledges Support to Grow British Agriculture
WALES, UK - Plans to boost productivity and grow food and farming exports by more than £7 billion were announced recently by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, as he visited the Royal Welsh Show in Powys....
 
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