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21 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Sales of Antibiotics for Animals Dropped 9 Per Cent Last Year
UK - Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report released this...
16 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Zoetis Vaccine Protects Against PCV2 and M. Hyo
UK - A new one-bottle, one-dose bivalent vaccine that helps protect pigs against the effects of both porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) is now available from Zoetis....
15 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Value of UK Pork Exports Growing
UK - The value of pork exported from the UK during September was up 16 per cent on the year, reaching £21.7 million....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Medics Urge More Action on Antibiotics in Farming
UK - Fifteen of the UK's most senior medics have called on the government to tackle "routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming", in a letter published in The Telegraph to mark the start of World Antibiotic...
11 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Seeking Pig Producer for AHDB Pork Board
UK - AHDB is looking for a pig producer and an independent member to join the board of AHDB Pork....
02 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom David Black Award for Vet Developing PEDv Protocols
UK - A partnership along the line in the pig sector from stockmen and farmers through to vets and workers in the abattoir is needed to meet the threats to the industry and build a sustainable future....
01 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red Tractor Proposes Antibiotic Revisions to Standard
UK - Red Tractor Assurance has opened an industry-wide consultation on changes to its farm standards which will be implemented in October 2017....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Fall in UK Farm Incomes Continues
UK - New Defra figures have shown a dramatic fall in farm incomes for the third consecutive year....
28 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Win a Year’s Online Bitesize CPD from Improve International at the London Vet Show
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International is offering six subscriptions each day to its popular Online Bitesize CPD training programme on its stand – D25 - at the London Vet Show. Visitors...
20 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Calls for Grocery Adjudicator Role to be Extended
UK - A Government review into the Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) should look at extending the role to cover more of the supply chain, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said....
19 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Government Launches Export Plan for UK Agricultural Produce
UK - The UK's Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has launched an ambitious new action plan to grow the UK's food and drink exports, bringing a £2.9 billion boost to the economy....
18 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Chief Veterinary Officer Highlights Official Vet Welfare Role
UK - The importance of the Official Veterinarian (OV) in safeguarding animal welfare and sharing best practice was highlighted in the address made by Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, at the annual...
17 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Herd Up in June
UK - Provisional Defra figures for the UK pig herd as at 1 June 2016 indicate a 2 per cent increase in total pig numbers, relative to the same point last year....
14 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Video Tutorial Now Available for The Electronic Medicine Book
UK - A step-by-step video guide to adding antibiotic usage into the electronic medicine booklet (eMB) has been produced by AHDB Pork for the UK pig industry....
12 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Study Finds Humans Have Selectively Bred Pigs for their Black Coat
UK - New research suggests the Polynesians, Europeans and the Chinese have had a penchant for black pigs because of the novelty of their colour. ...
11 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Producer Share of Retail Price Increasing as Pig Price Rises
UK - The producers’ share of retail pork prices has now been rising for six consecutive months, reaching 37 per cent during September. This was 1 per cent up on the previous month, and 2 per cent higher...
04 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Investigation Finds LA-MRSA in UK Pork
UK - The Guardian newspaper has reported findings of a livestock strain of MRSA in UK pork....
30 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Bigger Not Always Better in Quest for Sustainable Pork
UK - Striving to produce heavier pigs is not necessarily the answer to increasing pig productivity and farm profitability, an expert in pig genetics has warned....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom A New Way to Treat Swine Respiratory Disease - Part 4
GLOBAL - Actinobacillus Pleuropneumonia (App) is a bacteria which can cause severe respiratory disease in pigs. As one of the most dangerous pig killers, it is important that pig farmers have effective...
28 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Increase Recorded in English Pigs and Breeding Herds
UK - Defra figures from the 1 June English pig survey show a surprising increase in the total pig herd, with reported numbers up 2 per cent, to 3.9 million head....
23 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pulled Pork Campaign Brings In Millions of Pounds
UK - The second phase of a promotion campaign for pulled pork brought in £13 million for the industry, according to levy board AHDB Pork, which ran the campaign....
22 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Production Falls Back in August
UK - According to the latest figures released from Defra, UK clean pig slaughterings were back 3 per cent in August on the year earlier, to 901.6 thousand head....
20 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Production Costs Rising Again
UK - Having fallen through most of 2015, pig production costs rose in the second quarter of this year, according to latest estimates from AHDB Pork. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices – Down
US - The US hog industry is now hovering around breakeven with Hog Prices averaging about 61.50 cents/lb lean or 46c/ liveweight, writes Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics. ...
19 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Co-op Commits to 100 Per Cent British Bacon by May 2017
UK - UK retailer Co-op has extended its commitment to back UK farmers by pledging to sell only fresh bacon and lamb that is 100 per cent British by 1 May 2017....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing...
16 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
15 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmland Wildlife in Decline, but Union Says Intensification Not to Blame
UK - Over one in ten species assessed are under threat of disappearing altogether in the UK, according to a new 'State of Nature' report published by a number of organisations, including the RSPB, the...
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