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15 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How will UK agriculture respond to the new climate change report?
Today (15 November) the Climate Change Committee (CCC) has released its report which assesses the role of land use change in meeting climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit agreement reached by UK and EU
NFU President Minette Batters welcomed the important progress that was made yesterday (14 November) after the Cabinet gave its approval to the Withdrawal Agreement which has been agreed by both the UK...
09 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig & Poultry Fair wins national award
The Technical Events Team at Grandstand Stoneleigh Events were delighted to be awarded the organising team of the year at a prestigious event at London’s Honourable Artillery Company last week...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom World reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease celebrates 60th Anniversary
The world reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease (WRLFMD) marked 60 years of being the global centre of expertise in the diagnostics and surveillance of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) with a two-day...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 2019 Nuffield Farming Scholars announced
The Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust (NFST) has announced the appointment of the 2019 Nuffield Scholars, who are to commence their studies and travels in next year...
06 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Keep things simple and focused for success, says David Black winner
Keeping things simple and focused will help keep the British pig industry fit for the future says the winner of this year’s David Black Award, Mick Sloyan...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NOAH purpose expanded in new strategy
NOAH’s new 5 year strategy was outlined at the association’s 2018 Dinner in London on 30 October...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit and beyond: a strong future in animal health
Mixed emotions were felt at the 2018 NOAH Brexit conference on Tuesday last week (30 October) as animal health industry representatives gathered to discuss the post-Brexit future...
02 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom University of Missouri receives $7.2 million to continue swine research
The University of Missouri has received $7.229 million for continued operation of the National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC)...
01 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £5,000 environmental grant on offer to Midland farmers
UK - 1 November 2018: Farmers in the Midlands can apply for a £5,000 environmental grant to help fund management and infrastructure changes that will protect watercourses from pollution...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Poor demand continues to weigh on UK pig prices
During the week ending 27 October, the EU-spec SPP continued on a downward trend, as has been the case since the end of July ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Important pig building survey underway
AHDB has engaged BMG Research to conduct an in-depth survey of pig buildings. This will help the organisation gain insight into what pig housing is currently in use and what the future needs of the industry...
31 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Union hits road to determine future agricultural policy for Scotland
NFU Scotland is taking to the road as it seeks the views of its members on what a new agricultural policy for Scotland should include...
30 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red meat production pays price of extreme weather
The extreme weather of 2018 has made its mark on pork, beef and lamb production, according to AHDB’s latest Red Meat Outlooks...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmgate pig prices influenced by complex global factors
The current state of the pig meat market highlighted in the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) shows the complexity of international red meat trade...
29 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Direct cooling with stir fans and sprinklers
Although tunnel ventilated finishing houses are the most common choice for new construction, many curtain-sided, naturally ventilated buildings are still in use. The summer performance of these facilities...
24 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Former feedstuff processing ‘frees up’ 92,000 hectares of farmland
Each year some 650,000 tonnes of ‘former foodstuffs’, ranging from broken biscuits to unwanted pasta, is turned into valuable animal feed with an energy value equivalent to feed wheat from around almost...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit report shows bleak outcomes for animal health after leaving the EU
The UK could lose access to vital EU alerts on animal and plant pest and disease threats after Brexit according to report published by Lords Committee...
23 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Roadshows explore new solutions for balancing antibiotic use
Pig producers are invited to attend one of four roadshows looking at practical solutions to manage antibiotic use and maintain good animal health and welfare...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU sends Budget submission to the Chancellor
With less than a week until the Budget, the NFU has written to the Chancellor to call for measures that ensure British farm businesses are in the best position to be productive, profitable and progressive...
19 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Study finds gene-edited pigs resistant to billion dollar virus
Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world's most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code...
18 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Could a no-deal Brexit mean backtracking our welfare standards?
UK - Government must prioritise high welfare imports to avoid low-grade, low-welfare products arriving on our supermarket shelves...
16 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Fair funding to be granted to all farmers across the UK
UK - Independent panel will look at how funding supports the needs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...
11 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £30 million commitment to help UK farmers boost productivity
The UK government has committed £30 million for further rounds of the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (CPSGS), which helps farmers buy the equipment they need to boost productivity...
10 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK’s best livestock farmers to go head to head at English Winter Fair
UK - Just three weeks remain for livestock farmers to submit their entries to the 2018 English Winter Fair...
09 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Organic sector calls for clearer contingency measures as Brexit looms
UK - The Organic Trade Board (OTB) and the United Kingdom Organic Certifiers Group (UKOCG) are calling for a clear contingency plan to ensure the continued trade of organic produce with the EU in the event...
08 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Hundreds of pig carcasses destroyed after "dangerous" hygiene failings at UK meat plant
Hundreds of pig carcasses had to be destroyed after American officials discovered worrying hygiene failings at UK meat plants, the Bureau of Investigative Journalists can reveal...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom RUMA confirms it does not support ‘antibiotic-free’ product labelling
RUMA is re-stating its position that while it welcomes efforts to minimise antibiotic use through improved health and welfare, it does not support the use of “Antibiotic-free”, “Reared without antibiotics”...
05 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Expert panel warns that Brexit trade deals may be the biggest risk to high animal welfare
Future trade deals pose the highest threat to high farm animal welfare standards and protecting British farmers from being undercut by lower standard imports, according to an expert panel at the RSPCA...
01 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New research highlights the daily pressures on UK farmers
Farmers are among the UK’s hardest workers – but long hours and a lack of holidays threaten to undermine the health and wellbeing of many working in the industry, an exclusive Farmers Weekly survey...
 
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