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Pig Industry News: United Kingdom

25 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom South West Spring Regional to Continue Antibiotic Focus
UK - The final NPA spring regional meeting, which takes place in Exeter on Tuesday night, will continue the focus on antiobiotics, reports NPA's Alistair Driver. ...
24 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continue Upward Track
UK - Prices continue their upward track, with the SPP putting on another 1.11p to stand at 155.58p, and reports of spot pigs being traded as high as 165p in some parts of the country are continuing to...
18 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Bacon Range Launching at Taste of Grampian
SCOTLAND, UK - Visitors to this year’s Taste of Grampian food and drink festival at Thainstone on 3 June will have the opportunity to sample two exciting new bacon products which will be officially launched...
17 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom No Worries on Pig Price Front
UK - More of a stand on feeling in the air as we approach the Easter bank holiday weekend, but demand remains firm from end to end, so no real worries on the price front as far as producers are concerned,...
11 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continue Recent Upward Surge
UK - Pig prices have continued their recent surge with the SPP up by 1.43p to 153.13p, weekly contribution prices are also tending to improve and spot pigs remain in very short supply and it is quite...
07 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Business as Usual for Overseas Trade, Says QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - Despite the prevailing Brexit uncertainty, the next two years are expected to be pretty much “business as usual” for red meat overseas trade, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat...
05 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Map Highlights Real-time Parasite Risks in Local Areas
UK - Livestock farmers, vets and SQP’s will be able to get up to date parasite information in their local area thanks to the monitoring of worm, fluke and fly levels on 18 farms across the UK....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farming Needs to Justify Support Post-Brexit
UK - The UK farming sector must put forward a strong case for continued support from public funds once the UK leaves the EU or it might lose out. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom QMS Highlights Importance of Migrant Labour to Scottish Abattoirs
SCOTLAND, UK - The important role played by migrant labour in the Scottish red meat industry supply chain has been highlighted in the results of a survey of Scottish abattoir operators revealed on Monday,...
04 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom IFA and UK Farming Unions Meet to Discuss Brexit
UK - IFA President Joe Healy attended a meeting of UK farm leaders hosted by the Ulster Farmers’ Union in Co Down last week to discuss the implications of Brexit and to co-ordinate the approach of farm...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Prices Continue Remarkable Rally
UK - Prices are continuing their remarkable rally which has seen the SPP rise from 112p to 151.7p over the past 12 months or so, with further increases forecast, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic...
31 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Unions Say Govt Should Delay Complex Digital Tax Plans
UK - The UK’s four farming unions are calling on Government to delay the new Making Tax Digital scheme for farm businesses, many of whom will find it almost impossible to access....
30 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom QMS, FDF Launch New Poster to Highlight Careers in Red Meat Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - A new poster aimed at highlighting the careers available in the Scottish red meat industry has been launched today (29 March 2017) by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Food and Drink Federation...
28 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Strengthen After Weak Start to the Year
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmgate pig prices have strengthened following a period of downwards seasonal pressure in the early weeks of 2017, according to analysis by Quality Meat Scotland’s Economics Services...
27 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Another Positive Week for Sellers; Weekly Contribution Prices Also Up
UK - Another positive week for sellers with the SPP putting on 0.86p to stand at 151.04p and weekly contribution prices also rising by up to 3p/kg with most now between 150p – 158p/kg according to spec,...
20 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pigs Remain Short; Very Few Spot Pigs on Offer
UK - Another firm day for sellers with the SPP moving up by 0.24p to stand at 150.18p and although German prices have stood on, GB pigs remain short with very few spot pigs on offer, but where pigs were...
13 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ongoing Rise in Pig Prices Due to Lack of Supply
UK - The SPP has put on 0.35p to stand at 149.94p, German producer prices have risen €3 Cents, the Euro is up by 1.7 per cent to trade on Friday worth 87.41p, cull sows are +3p/kg and spot prices are...
09 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Collaboration Key to Successful Food Supply Chain Post-Brexit, Says NFU
UK - NFU Deputy President Minette Batters told an audience of policymakers within the UK food supply chain that the integrity of British produce must be the focus pre and post-Brexit....
07 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Demand Remains Firm Across the Board; Supplies Still on Tight Side
UK - With pig supplies still on the tight side and despite the SPP easing marginally in value by 0.22p to 149.59p, demand remains firm across the board and it was refreshing to see a modest rise in the...
03 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Importance of Farming as Employer to Influential Commons Committee Highlighted
UK - NFU Scotland has highlighted the importance of Scottish agriculture as an employer to an influential committee in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday, 1 March)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Danish Crown Purchases UK Foodservice Business
DENMARK - Foodservice has been part of Danish Crown’s business in the UK since 2014. Danish Crown has succeeded in establishing a stable base in and around London and Manchester and this is now being...
02 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Response to Farm Business Income Figures
UK - The latest Farm Business Income figures suggest that farmers are still feeling the impact of an unpredictable and volatile market place, the NFU said....
01 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Primary Pork Purchases Still in Decline, But Proccessed Products Popular
UK - Volumes of primary pork sold by UK retailers in the 12 weeks ending 29 January continued to be below year earlier levels, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. In contrast, added value...
24 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Gene-Edited Pigs Show Signs of Resistance to Major Viral Disease
UK - Scientists have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year....
23 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Antibiotic Resistance Remains High, Says EU Report
EU - Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Right Funds and Regulation are Vital for Farming’s Future, says Report
UK - A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest technologies....
22 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Trade and Investment Deals Post-Brexit in the Spotlight at NFU Conference
UK - A panel of experts at the NFU Conference considered a number of the unanswered questions on the country’s future position on international trade and investment post-Brexit....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Meat Supplies Fall in January
UK - While UK clean pig slaughterings in January were reported by Defra to be level with the calendar month in 2016, this was due to there being an extra working day in January 2017 compared with 2016....
21 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Producer Share of Pork Retail Price Remains Strong
UK - The share of pork retail prices received by producers remained healthy during January, at 40 per cent. This represented a small fall of less than half a percentage point on December....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Agriculture Delivers 7:1 Return on Investment
UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy....
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