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04 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming industry urges EA to reconsider proposed permit charges
Farming organisations have joined forces to urge the Environment Agency to rethink proposed levels of environmental permit charge increases for the intensive pig and poultry sectors....
29 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Great gains for producers through Gilt Watch
Pig producers are being urged to sign up to AHDB Pork’s first Gilt Watch programme to share best practice and gain valuable insight into improving herd performance....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Industrial Strategy recognises importance of UK food production
On Monday (27 November), the NFU confirmed that the Industrial Strategy White Paper contains positive recognition that the British food and farming industry can play an even greater role in the country’s...
27 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Glyphosate decision welcomed by NFU
The decision to reauthorise the use of glyphosate for five years is welcome news and testament to the hard work of British farmers in lobbying MEPs over its safety and benefits, the NFU said today....
24 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK poised to ship trotters to China
The UK has been given the green light to ship pork products to China, AHDB announced yesterday....
23 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Theresa May jumps in to halt rows on animal sentience vote
The prime minister has attempted to alleviate tensions surrounding the UK Government’s position on animal sentience, following the Commons vote last week....
22 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 4
MINI SERIES part 4 – Opportunities: securing our future. Julie Girling MEP, Nick von Westenholz, Professor Janet Bainbridge and Professor Julie Fitzpatrick discuss the opportunities for innovation, trade,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 3
MINI SERIES part 3 – Working together. David Caffall, Mike Murray, Chris Laurence and David Calpin discuss how delegates can work together to ensure that the animal health sector gets the best deal out...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 2
MINI SERIES part 2 - Regulatory and political context. Nigel Gibbens, Professor Peter Borriello, Sue Hayman MP and Rick Clayton address the regulatory and political discussions happening right now, and...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?
MINI SERIES part 1 - Three weeks on from the NOAH conference: ‘Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?’, reflecting on the words of politicians, veterinarians and veterinary-associates, and...
21 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Low-cost animal disease diagnostics on the horizon
Two UK organisations have successfully secured funding to develop a low-cost animal disease diagnostic tool. ...
20 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock worrying costs farming sector £1.3million
The NFU is urging local authorities to take measures to prevent livestock worrying, with dog attacks becoming a growing concern for farmers....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Animal Welfare: bringing consumer attitudes to the supply chain
Last week, the Winterbotham Darby Animal Welfare Media Round Table took place in London’s Covent Garden – a bustling agricultural trade centre in its past. The event brought together a number of industry...
17 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Risks to UK welfare standards: Brexit Bill rejects animal sentience
MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of a crucial clause that would transfer the recognition of animal sentience into UK law post Brexit in an eight-hour parliamentary debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill....
16 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Bristol Vet School: revolutionising antimicrobial use on farms
Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way to inspire and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms and in veterinary prescribing practices....
15 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Schedule set for mandatory CCTV initiative in English abattoirs
Mandatory installation of CCTV and recording of all activities within slaughterhouses in England by Spring 2018, under a new legislative proposal announced by Defra....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU writes to Chancellor ahead of Autumn Budget Statement
With one week until the Autumn Budget Statement release, the NFU has written to Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to highlight the importance of British farming and the fiscal measures required to ensure it...
14 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 'Clock is ticking on Brexit'
Agribusiness 2018 saw Industry leaders calling for urgent government action to deliver against Brexit commitments if the agricultural industry is to succeed post-Brexit. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Piggery monitoring sparks Danish interest
Monitoring of piggeries in Britain has attracted interest from the Danes. Dr Sadie Douglas was asked to speak to producers about this system at the prestigious Annual Pig Congress at Herning, via live...
13 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farm-r develops trading platform to optimise machinery and labour efficiency
Farm-r, where machinery is traded through an online platform to capitalise on machinery efficiency, is urging farmers to look ahead and plan for capital use before Brexit takes control. ...
09 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom International climate conference celebrates work of British farmers
Twenty-three livestock farmers have been showcased in a brochure, British Livestock and Climate Change: Beyond Meat and Methane, highlighting how the agricultural sector is tackling climate change....
06 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom “We’re proud to produce your food”
The message from the British farming industry will be loud and clear during this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show in the City of London: We’re proud to produce your food....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU urges farmers to share best practice and reduce risk on farm
Last Wednesday (1st November) the NFU hosted a Safe and Healthy Farming for All Ages event in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to improve health and safety within the farming sector....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom RCVS releases new position statement on complementary and alternative medicines
On Thursday 2nd November, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council approved a new position statement on the veterinary use of complementary and alternative medicines, including homeopathy....
03 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Business Income shows major growth in 2017 survey of English farms
The survey results of Farm Business Income for 2016/17 were released by DEFRA on the 26th October as a further instalment of the initiative to monitor and evaluate Government and EU policies, and to inform...
02 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom David Black Award winner 2017: Farmers can’t afford to stand still
Succession planning, highly-skilled staff, new technology and improved genetics will help keep the British pig industry in good shape says the winner of this year’s David Black Award....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom MPP appoints new distributor for award-winning pen
The creators of a pioneering farrowing pen, which is challenging conventional farrowing systems across the globe, have announced the appointment of a new distributor....
30 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Profession-wide project formed to assess potential impact of Brexit
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) have joined forces with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on a project to assess...
27 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom RUMA task force announces new antibiotic usage targets
Immediately following the news that sales of antibiotics to treat and prevent disease in UK farm livestock have achieved a record low (27% reduction over the past two years) targets for further reducing,...
26 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom LAMMA 2019 to move to the NEC
LAMMA, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association, are set to move the UK’s largest agricultural machinery event to the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) as of January 2019....
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