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10 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Demand for UK Pigs Continues to Reflect Hot Weather
UK - Demand for UK pigs continues to reflect the weather (hot) and, although the SPP only moved up by 0.15p to stand at 162.43p, spot prices have continued to reach for the sky with bids generally between...
07 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom QMS Launches 'Do More With Pork' Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is this week launching a campaign to encourage shoppers to "Do More with Pork"....
06 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Popularity Rising in Foodservice
UK - The out-of-home food sector saw good growth in the year to March 2017, reports Stewart Bachelor, AHDB analyst....
05 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Retailers Encouraged to Support Scottish Food, Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - The opportunities to build a sustainable future for Scottish agriculture was the focus of discussions led by NFU Scotland with supermarket retailers at the Royal Highland Show....
04 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit 360: Farmers Urged to Take Stock Now
UK - With uncertainty over the future of agricultural policy, farm labour and exports, AHDB has urged farmers to concentrate on understanding their own business first in preparation for Brexit....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Extended Duration of Immunity for Suvaxyn Circo+MH RTU
UK - Suvaxyn Circo+MH RTU, the one shot bivalent vaccine from Zoetis that helps protect pigs against the effects of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo), has now been...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom CAAV Says Brexit Demands Leadership at Every Level
UK - Brexit will accelerate changes that have been under way in agriculture for decades, and the industry must look ahead and adapt quickly to make the most of potential opportunities....
03 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Slight Ease in UK Protein Prices During June W3
UK - The latest SPP has continued to recover from the dark days of spring 2016 when it stood at a mere 112p and is now valued at 50p/kg more, which is worth up to £40 per bacon pig sold, but two wrongs...
30 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Are People 'Rolling the Dice' When it Comes to Food Safety?
UK - A new study, conducted by a team of UK-based researchers led by the University of Liverpool known as the ENIGMA Project, has revealed the levels of bad behaviours in UK kitchens which increase the...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Conference: Policy Makers Must Follow WTO Rule Book
UK - The UK does not have a blank sheet of paper to redesign its agricultural trade and farm support policies post Brexit....
29 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom June Pig Market Trends Out Now
UK - The June edition of "Pig Market Trends (PMT)" is now available....
26 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Spot Bacon Remains in Extremely Short Supply
UK - The SPP continues to improve, rising by .21p to 161.91p; some weekly contribution prices stood on, with others up by a penny in places, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for...
22 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Food Citizenship Report: Building a Better Food System
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’....
21 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Slaughterings Pick Up Slightly in May
UK - UK production of pig meat was 74,300 tonnes in May, up 1 per cent compared to the same month in 2016, and the first year on year increase seen in 2017, writes Duncan Wyatt, lead analyst at AHDB....
20 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Better Supply Chain Communications to Play Vital Role in Post-Brexit Era
UK - While there will be tough and challenging times ahead there will also be opportunities in the post-Brexit era, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Merial challenges farm vets to walk 141 million steps for charity
Representatives from Merial Animal Health and a group of farm vets will walk a combined 70,500 miles, or 141 million steps, raising money for charity Farm Africa, as part of Merial’s #CALFMATTERS campaign...
19 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Slightly Negative Note: Cull Sow Prices Ease by a Penny
UK - Another positive day for sellers and prices firmer than the current Government is looking at present, with the SPP rising by 0.85p to stand at 161.70p compared with 119.43p twelve months ago, Peter...
15 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Supplies Still Suppressing UK Exports
UK - UK exports of fresh/frozen pork remained behind year earlier levels in April, at 18.6 thousand tonnes, writes Bethan Wilkins, AHDB analyst....
13 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Welcomes New Defra Secretary of State in Open Letter
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has congratulated Michael Gove MP, Defra Secretary of State....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Breakthrough Could Alleviate Human Antibiotics Time Bomb
UK - The discovery of an organism able to target harmful bacteria and leave ‘good’ bacteria intact in pigs could be poised to drive a long term change in how people with drug-resistant infections are...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Approaching Temporary Plateau
UK - Another positive day for sellers and, although prices are to some extent approaching a plateau for the time being, pig numbers remain tight and demand is firm, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Genesus and National Hog Farmer: Global Mega Producer Initiative.
At the WPX Genesus in conjunction with the National Hog Farmer launched the Global Mega Producer Initiative. The Initiative recognizes the Global Producers over 100,000 sows....
05 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continue on Upward Track
UK - Pig prices continue on their upward track, with the SPP breaching the 160p barrier and now standing at 160.10p, the German producer price rising by 1 Euro Cent and spot quotes at either firm stand...
01 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Releases Two New Valuable Data Publications
UK - Two new publications from AHDB Pork will be published in June and both provide a valuable source of information about the pig industry, reports Vikki Campbell, Acting Data and Analysis Manager at...
31 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The Perfect Pairing for Pork
SCOTLAND, UK - Specially Selected Pork has teamed up with popular Scottish gin producer, Indian Summer Gin, to demonstrate to visitors at this week’s Taste of Grampian festival how pork and gin can be...
29 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Traffic Lights: What Short Week?
UK - Pig prices are continuing on their upward track, with the SPP putting on a further .76p to stand at 159.21p and spot buyers were as keen as ever for a dwindling supply of spare pigs in the system,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Pork Starts Search for Pig Industry Hero
UK - The hunt is on to find one exceptional individual to receive the pig industry’s most prestigious award....
26 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Global Market Report: Genesus
The cull sow market does not get a lot of attention. Along with the cash hog market the price of cull sows has increased. We have doubled the price in the last few weeks. It is grilling season and the...
25 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scientists Develop New Device to Overcome Pig Genome Flaw
UK - Scientists at the University of Kent, working with colleagues from the genetics research industry[1], have developed a new genetic screening device and protocol that helps pig breeding....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Global Demand Helps to Strengthen European Pig Prices
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmgate prices for Scottish pigs are the strongest they have been since mid-2014 and 38 per cent higher than this time last year, according to the latest Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) analysis....
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