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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....
20 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Exporting Pig Trotters Could Swing Brexit Pendulum in UK Farmers Favour
UK - Tapping into the lucrative multi-million pound global pig trotters market could be a saving grace for UK agriculture post-Brexit, writes Chris McCullough....
17 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom FMD Crises to be Averted with Vaccination Strategy, Reveals Study
UK - Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research...
15 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom APHA Extends Free Carcase Collection Service in England
UK - More farmers now benefit from free carcase collection services where a veterinarian has recommended a post-mortem should be carried out for disease surveillance purposes....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Leading Vets Stress on Vitality of Robust Disease Surveillance Network
UK - With precautions against Avian Influenza further strengthened last week and reports of Schmallenberg Virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the devastating 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak...
14 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Range of Factors Influencing Prime Pig Prices
SCOTLAND, UK - Pig prices have eased back from a 26-month high of 151.9p/kg dwt in the final week of 2016, to below the 150p/kg mark at the beginning of February after five weeks of marginal declines....
13 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Meat Supply and Demand More or Less in Balance
UK - Although the SPP has dropped back a shade and now stands at 149.96p, supply and demand seem to be more or less in balance and prices today were of a “positive stand on” nature rather than a positive...
06 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Webinar to Focus on Meat Sectors' Preparation to Quit EU
UK - The outlook for the English beef, lamb and pork sectors as the UK prepares to quit the EU will be the focus of an AHDB webinar this month....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red Tractor Shows Leadership with e-Medicine Book Requirement
UK - Red Tractor pig producers will be required to use the electronic medicine book (e-MB) to record the total collated antibiotics they administer to their herds every three months....
03 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Meat Sales Still Rising, Unlike Pork
UK - The volume of bacon and added value products, such as sausages, sold by UK retailers in the 12 weeks ending 1 January (including the Christmas period) increased on the year, according to latest data...
01 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Work Starts on Huge Pig Farm in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Work has commenced on a new state of the art pig farm in Northern Ireland which is set to become one of the largest in the UK, writes Chris McCullough....
30 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Appoints New Head of Food and Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union has appointed a new Head of Food and Farming to lead its food chain and commodity areas....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Will US Pork Mountain Prove Insurmountable for UK Exports
UK - The latest United States forecasts anticipate that pig meat output will reach a record high this year, up by as much as 5 per cent on 2016 to nearly 12 million tonnes....
25 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit Presents Opportunities for British Agri-Science, Says MP
UK - Western markets are going through profound political change and Brexit offers an ideal opportunity for the UK to once again become a powerhouse of global technical innovation, according to George...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Inquiry Launched into Implications of Brexit on UK Agriculture
UK - The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has launched a new inquiry into the implications of Brexit on UK agriculture....
24 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK 2016 Pig Meat Production Increased Slightly
UK - The volume of pig meat produced in the UK during 2016 was the highest since 2000, according to the latest data from Defra...
23 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Pro to Make Recording Staff Skills Simple and Robust
UK - The AHDB is planning to launch a new training and development web-based tool for the pig industry later this year – providing farmers with a more simple and flexible way of recording staff skills....
18 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit
UK - In a major speech yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the government's key priorities for negotiating the exit from the European Union, but UK farming organisations pointed out...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Roller Coaster Year for UK Pork With More Uncertainty to Come?
UK - Last year 2016 was a year of highs and lows for the UK pork sector. In March prices fell to their lowest level since 2008. This was followed by 37 continuous weeks of price rises, the longest period...
16 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Gene Advance Could Boost Sperm Stocks From Prized Animals
UK - Gene-editing techniques could help to improve stocks of farmed pigs by boosting supplies of sperm from prized sires. Scientists have created male pigs that could be used as surrogates capable of producing...
12 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers, Smallholders Warned Not to Feed Kitchen Scraps to Animals
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs and poultry, even if they are being kept as pets....
09 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Semen Heads to India for Pork Quality Improvement
UK - Pig semen from the UK has been used for the first time in India to improve its breeding stock and produce better quality pork....
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