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18 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 29 workers killed on farms this year
To mark the start of Farm Safety Week (16-20 July) HSE has announced its latest report Great Britain 2017/2018 showing the annual fatal injuries in agriculture...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farm safety experts pledge to halve accidental deaths
UK – Farming is a dangerous occupation, but British and Irish rural industries workers are alert to this and will use Farm Safety Week 2018 to show how work practices are improving...
17 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU members share good practice during Farm Safety Week
Farmers are this week taking to social media to champion Farm Safety Week, highlighting one thing they will do to make their farm safer and encouraging others to do the same...
16 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom True dangers of farming shown in annual ag fatality figures
The agricultural industry still has the highest rate of fatal injury in Great Britain according to the latest statistics released today by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)...
13 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Public urged to help reduce fire risk as dry weather continues
With the spell of dry weather set to continue into next week in most parts, the NFU and ramblers are urging the public to be the eyes and ears of the countryside in a bid to prevent further wild fires...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK farming unions respond to Government Brexit white paper
Following the publication of the Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, the Presidents of the four UK farming unions have issued a joint statement...
12 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Defra: Review proposes radical changes to regulation of farming
A major simplification of the way we regulate farming has been proposed in an interim report published today by Dame Glenys Stacey, chair of the farm inspection and regulation review (FIRR)...
10 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU and Crimestoppers launch new Rural Crime Reporting Line
The NFU has today launched a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ready Meals – ready in minutes, but not ready for the future
Despite the rapid growth of interest in plant-based eating, Eating Better found that meat still dominates the ready meal aisles but the provenance and quality of the meat is often unclear...
05 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President writes to Prime Minister ahead of Chequers meeting
NFU President Minette Batters has written to the Prime Minister calling for clarity and consistency across Government for a Brexit that backs British food production...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New figures show continued focus on farm safety is needed
The NFU, together with other agricultural organisations, is continuing to work with farmers to focus on improving their health and safety on farm and making changes for the better, as new figures from...
04 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Agreement heralds development of new livestock traceability service
A new agreement has been signed between AHDB and Defra setting out how AHDB could develop a new multi-species livestock traceability service for England...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Still struggling with BPS applications?
The NFU is urging the RPA to further simplify the BPS application process, increase support to applicants and address ongoing communications failures, as a survey of NFU members’ shows that for the second...
03 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The world of opportunity: Early bird tickets take flight for OFC
The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) has launched its ticket sales for its 2019 event with a limited number of discounted early bird tickets available until 31st August 2018...
02 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Detect foot-and-mouth before it even hits your herd
New simple techniques created by scientists at The Pirbright Institute are able to detect the presence of foot-and-mouth disease virus from samples in the farm environment, even when susceptible animals...
29 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Going for gold: Why one company is setting their own standard for swine welfare in Europe
The Pig Site speaks to David Houghton and Susie White, Winterbotham Darby, about creating the first pan-European UKAS accredited swine welfare standard ...
28 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Time to update your soil health knowledge? Practical videos to boost your productivity
A new series of practical videos regarding #learningfromtheland have been published by Innovation for Agriculture to help farmers understand and improve soil health...
27 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British farmers are ‘better equipped than anyone’ to deliver high quality food
Secretary of State Michael Gove discusses British capacity to supply quality food products and a clean bill of health post-Brexit...
26 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Robotics Week 2018: new whitepaper now available on Agri-Tech
UK - In-depth reports and recommendations on key robotics sectors released as part of UK Robotics Week (21 – 29 June 2018)...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Make Red Tractor the flagship for British food, then shout about it
"The Government should capitalise on growing demand for safe, traceable food in international markets by using Red Tractor Assurance as a key selling point," says Jim Moseley, Red Tractor chief executive...
25 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President to underline importance of food to Secretary of State
NFU President Minette Batters will put British food and farming at the top of the agenda at a MP reception at the House of Commons today (25 June 2018)...
23 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Genesus global technical report: PCAI vs Traditional AI
No matter what catheter you use PCAI (Post Cervical AI) or Traditional AI (foam or spiral catheter) the reproduction success has different pieces to the puzzle....
21 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Impact of Carbon dioxide gas shortages on the British meat industry
Carbon dioxide gas shortages may affect the supply of meat and meat products to UK consumers as it is widely used in the meat processing industry...
20 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New-look Cereals delivers for whole farming sector
Visitors and exhibitors welcomed the far-reaching farmer-led changes at the Cereals Event last week, with plenty of cutting-edge technology and advice on offer...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Immediate action needed from Defra on Countryside Stewardship
NFU President Minette Batters, backed by the entire NFU Council, has today called for immediate bridging payments for agri-environment agreement holders and a rollover option for scheme renewals...
19 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK government minsters support rural businesses at royal highland show
UK - The UK Government will show its support for Scotland’s agriculture, food and farming sectors this week (from Thursday 21 June) when it takes part in the Royal Highland Show...
18 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Action not words needed to tackle farm output stagnation
Tackling the stagnation of Scottish farm productivity needs prompt action, not more words or further industry analysis, says the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW)...
15 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ukraine officials in fact-finding visit to AHDB
Food safety specialists from the Ukraine gained a valuable insight into the work of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) during a visit to its headquarters in Warwickshire this week....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Multi-million-pound boost for crop resilience
New funding to develop scientific breakthroughs in crop research and innovation ...
14 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom ANIZOME launches microbiome discovery platform for animal health and nutrition
ANIZOME™, the first company to offer a commercial therapeutic microbiome discovery platform dedicated to animal health and nutrition, is launched today...
 
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