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16 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Sellers, Less Buyers at Present
UK - Although October and November are generally fairly good pig meat selling months at a time when volumes normally pick up, there seem to be more sellers than buyers at present and a significant lack...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Supports Porkstock 2017
UK - Cranswick, Headline Sponsors of Porkstock 2017, challenged students from Wayland Academy in Norfolk to design their own winning sausage flavours. ...
11 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Quorn Protein on Par with Animal Sources, Says Study
UK - Protein found in Quorn meat-free foods may be just as good for muscles as animal proteins, new research suggests....
09 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continuing on Downward Track
UK - Pig prices are unfortunately continuing on their relentless downward track with the SPP losing another 0.6p to stand at 160.44p and weekly contribution prices also drifting back by between 1p-3p/kg,...
05 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tiny Protein Offers Major Insight Into FMD Virus
UK - Scientists have identified that a tiny protein, which plays a major role in the replication of foot-and-mouth disease virus, demonstrates a greater level of genetic economy than previously reported....
02 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continue to Head South; SPP Now Stands at 161.04
UK - Although pig prices are continuing to head south and the SPP lost 1.29p this week and now stands at 161.04, this still compares favourably with 141.03 a year ago, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic...
25 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Values Remain on Downward Track
UK - With the SPP still on the drift losing another .59p this week to 162.33p and German prices falling by a further 4 cents, it will come as no surprise to report that pig values remain on a downward...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Campaign Aims to Tackle Decline in Sales
UK - A new pork advertising campaign designed to inspire consumers to make pork part of their midweek meal menu, will hit TV screens on Monday (25 September)....
22 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Online Training Tool Goes Live Next Week
UK - Pig Pro, the new training and development web-based tool for the pig industry, goes live on Monday – giving farmers a simpler and more flexible way to record staff skills....
21 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Requirements Trigger Permit Review
UK - New requirements for holders of an environmental permit mean the Environment Agency (EA) will be reviewing all existing permits over the next four years....
19 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Sow Productivity Continues to Rise
UK - In the 12 months ending June 2017, the productivity of the GB sow herd continued to increase, according to latest data from Agrosoft, writes Millie Askew, Senior Analyst at AHDB Pork....
18 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Prices Face Corrections Late Last Week
UK - All the signs were there earlier in the week that prices would be facing something of a correction today, and they did, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 15 September 2017....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Industry Calls for Urgent Action on Organic Derogations
UK - The NFU, NPA and stakeholders across the industry(1) are urging the European Commission to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry which are coming to an end on 31 December 2017....
15 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom England's Breeding Herd Steady; Fattening Pigs Up in June
UK - Defra figures from the 1 June Agricultural survey indicate that England’s pig herd increased modestly compared to the previous year, reaching almost 4.0 million head, writes Bethan Wilkins, AHDB...
14 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Positivity for Global UK Pig Meat Exports
UK - AHDB has just published its latest Brexit report outlining UK prospects for meat and dairy products in the global marketplace, reports Leo Colby, AHDB Pork Consultant....
12 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tulip Announces Investment in UK Pig Farming
UK - Easey Holdings Ltd is a family-owned pig farming operation consisting of four key divisions - breeding herds (sows), growing herds, a veterinary practice and a livestock transport business....
11 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Showing Return to Seasonal Pattern in 2017
UK - Following the volatility of recent years, 2017 has seen prime pig prices return to a more normal seasonal pattern, according to Iain Macdonald, Senior Economics Analyst with Quality Meat Scotland...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom SPP Continues to Drift Downwards
UK - The SPP continues to drift downwards albeit at a fairly slow rate dropping by .49p this week to 164.17p, reports Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 8 September....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom University Expert Calls for Brexit to Revolutionise Sustainable Farming
UK - Brexit should be used as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to end industrialised farming in the UK and make a radical shift towards more sustainable smallholdings and allotments, University of Sussex...
08 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Continued Inflation in Retail Pork Prices
UK - In the 12 weeks ended 13 August, volumes of fresh and frozen pork sold decreased by 5 per cent year-on-year, according to data provided by Kantar Worldpanel, writes Annie Linekar, AHDB Pork's trainee...
04 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom One Off Loads of Spot Pigs Prove Harder to Sell
UK - Although the SPP only fell by 0.49p to 164.17p, spot sellers found they were in a distinctly colder climate with most buyers already "full" with pigs from regulars and, as a result, one off loads...
31 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Prices Return to Downwards Trajectory
UK - Despite some uplift in the previous week, the EU-spec SPP resumed its decline in week ended 26 August, reports Bethan Wilkins, AHDB Pork analyst....
30 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S Midwest Road Trip
Last week went with two of my boys on a tour of the U.S Midwest. A few weeks ago we were in England and Europe, now my sons go to travel and see a different place, the countryside farmed by the families...
28 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Strong Start to Year for UK Meat Exports
UK - Exports of beef, lamb and pork from the UK have surpassed the £500 million mark for the first six months of 2017 – up 18 per cent year-on-year....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Seven Firms Sign Up to Pig Industry Scholarship
UK - Seven sponsoring companies have signed up to this year’s illustrious Pig Industry Scholarships....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Likely to be Linked to Hepatitis E in UK
UK - Pork products sold in a leading supermarket may have infected people in the United Kingdom with a form of hepatitis, according to a study by Public Health England....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Cull Quotes Move Up
UK - Although the SPP rose by 0.13p to 164.66p and the influential German producer price stood on at €1.70, EU prices may come under pressure in the weeks ahead, reports Peter Crichton in his "Traffic...
24 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Price Regains Some of Previous Weeks' Losses
UK - Following negative movements in the previous two weeks, the EU-spec SPP recovered some ground in week ended 19 August, gaining 0.13p to stand at 164.66p/kg. The current quote is almost 29p above year...
23 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Food Exports to China Climb Up 35%
UK - British food and drink exports saw record growth in the first half of this year, rising by 8.5 per cent on the same period last year, buoyed in part by a 35 per cent increase in exports to China....
21 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Steam Out of Pig Market in Past Few Weeks
UK - In his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 18 August, Peter Crichton reports that some of the steam has come out of the pig market in the past few weeks with extra pigs around as well as a slightly more...
 
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