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18 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom #PigKeepers campaign to prevent spread of ASF
Pig keepers are being reminded not to feed kitchen scraps to their animals to prevent outbreaks of African swine fever....
15 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Government considering controls on live animal exports
Defra confirms government ministers are looking into the issue of live export and are considering options of controlling live export of animals after Brexit. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rural pig farmer calls out misleading supermarket branding
Richard Baugh of Woodside Farm, Nottinghamshire, takes on Tesco in battle over misleading product branding. In an interview with the BBC, Mr Baugh explains the controversy....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red Tractor Assurance secures new five-year biofuels authorisation for combinable crops and sugar beet
The biofuels market for Red Tractor assured crops has been secured with the news that the European Commission will continue to recognise the scheme under the Renewable Energy Directive....
13 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 2018 – taking steps to a more sustainable future
With ongoing research indicating the severe impact of plastic pollution on land and in our oceans, 2018 brings with it the responsibility for developing the growth in recovery and reuse of waste plastic....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Animal sentience bill greeted with praise
The BVA and Green MP Caroline Lucas are among many who have welcomed the new law that ensures animal abusers are jailed for anything up to 5 years and animal sentience is reflected in domestic law. ...
07 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BVA congratulates Christine Middlemiss on appointment as next UK chief vet
Christine Middlemiss has been appointed as the UK's next Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO). She will take over from Nigel Gibbens who is stepping down at the end of February 2018 following 10 years in the...
06 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Organic derogation extension will provide much needed relief for pig and poultry farmers
The decision to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry for a further 12 months will provide much-needed certainty for the industry, the NFU and NPA said today after successful calls to the...
05 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 2018 rodenticide compliance for 11 farm assurance schemes
Eleven assurance schemes with combined memberships of 95,000 farm businesses will be compliant with the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime for 2018....
04 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Are consumers wilfully ignorant about animal welfare?
New study shows some consumers avoid the issue of animal welfare to prevent feelings of guilt whilst others trust farmers....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming industry urges EA to reconsider proposed permit charges
Farming organisations have joined forces to urge the Environment Agency to rethink proposed levels of environmental permit charge increases for the intensive pig and poultry sectors....
29 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Great gains for producers through Gilt Watch
Pig producers are being urged to sign up to AHDB Pork’s first Gilt Watch programme to share best practice and gain valuable insight into improving herd performance....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Industrial Strategy recognises importance of UK food production
On Monday (27 November), the NFU confirmed that the Industrial Strategy White Paper contains positive recognition that the British food and farming industry can play an even greater role in the country’s...
27 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Glyphosate decision welcomed by NFU
The decision to reauthorise the use of glyphosate for five years is welcome news and testament to the hard work of British farmers in lobbying MEPs over its safety and benefits, the NFU said today....
24 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK poised to ship trotters to China
The UK has been given the green light to ship pork products to China, AHDB announced yesterday....
23 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Theresa May jumps in to halt rows on animal sentience vote
The prime minister has attempted to alleviate tensions surrounding the UK Government’s position on animal sentience, following the Commons vote last week....
22 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 4
MINI SERIES part 4 – Opportunities: securing our future. Julie Girling MEP, Nick von Westenholz, Professor Janet Bainbridge and Professor Julie Fitzpatrick discuss the opportunities for innovation, trade,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 3
MINI SERIES part 3 – Working together. David Caffall, Mike Murray, Chris Laurence and David Calpin discuss how delegates can work together to ensure that the animal health sector gets the best deal out...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 2
MINI SERIES part 2 - Regulatory and political context. Nigel Gibbens, Professor Peter Borriello, Sue Hayman MP and Rick Clayton address the regulatory and political discussions happening right now, and...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?
MINI SERIES part 1 - Three weeks on from the NOAH conference: ‘Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?’, reflecting on the words of politicians, veterinarians and veterinary-associates, and...
21 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Low-cost animal disease diagnostics on the horizon
Two UK organisations have successfully secured funding to develop a low-cost animal disease diagnostic tool. ...
20 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock worrying costs farming sector £1.3million
The NFU is urging local authorities to take measures to prevent livestock worrying, with dog attacks becoming a growing concern for farmers....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New book provides fresh insight into the use of enzymes in swine feed
Feed additive enzymes are set to play a key role in shaping the future of pork production efficiency, according to the contributing authors of a newly published book....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Animal Welfare: bringing consumer attitudes to the supply chain
Last week, the Winterbotham Darby Animal Welfare Media Round Table took place in London’s Covent Garden – a bustling agricultural trade centre in its past. The event brought together a number of industry...
17 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Risks to UK welfare standards: Brexit Bill rejects animal sentience
MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of a crucial clause that would transfer the recognition of animal sentience into UK law post Brexit in an eight-hour parliamentary debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill....
16 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Bristol Vet School: revolutionising antimicrobial use on farms
Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way to inspire and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms and in veterinary prescribing practices....
15 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Schedule set for mandatory CCTV initiative in English abattoirs
Mandatory installation of CCTV and recording of all activities within slaughterhouses in England by Spring 2018, under a new legislative proposal announced by Defra....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU writes to Chancellor ahead of Autumn Budget Statement
With one week until the Autumn Budget Statement release, the NFU has written to Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to highlight the importance of British farming and the fiscal measures required to ensure it...
14 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 'Clock is ticking on Brexit'
Agribusiness 2018 saw Industry leaders calling for urgent government action to deliver against Brexit commitments if the agricultural industry is to succeed post-Brexit. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Piggery monitoring sparks Danish interest
Monitoring of piggeries in Britain has attracted interest from the Danes. Dr Sadie Douglas was asked to speak to producers about this system at the prestigious Annual Pig Congress at Herning, via live...
 
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