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07 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Multi-million Pound Project to Examine Resilience of the UK Pig Industry
UK - More than £2 million has been awarded to scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, to lead the most comprehensive study of the British pig industry ever conducted....
05 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in UK Supermarket Chicken, Pork
UK – New research has found 24 per cent of chicken and pork samples tested positive for a type of E. coli that is resistant to the ‘critically important’ modern cephalosporin antibiotics, a level...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Percentage of British Pork Facings Dropped Back in July
UK - According to the latest Porkwatch data, the number of British pork facings in July 2016 was 1 per cent back, to 82 per cent, on the same period a year earlier, although it was 3 per cent up, to 79...
02 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Non-UK Labour Crucial for Scottish Red Meat Sector
Scotland’s farmers, crofters and meat processors have united to highlight the importance of non-UK labour to Scotland’s red meat sector....
01 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Northern Ireland Pig Herd Records Growth
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - As at June 2016, the total pig herd in Northern Ireland increased by four per cent on the previous year, to 595.1 thousand head....
30 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Scientists Develop New Inexpensive Test for FMD
UK - Scientists have found a new way of diagnosing foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) which is more cost effective and relies less on the use of small animals....
25 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Further Swine Dysentery Detected in Yorkshire
UK - Farmers have been warned to be vigilant and maintain high biosecurity standards after another case of Swine Dysentery was detected on a farm in Yorkshire....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rodenticide Webinars Help UK Farmers Get Up to Speed
UK - With the new rules on buying rodenticides due very shortly, AHDB is running two webinars explaining to farmers what they need to do....
22 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Producer Share of Pork Retail Price at 10-Month High
UK - The sustained recovery of UK pig prices since the spring has come at a time when retail pork prices have been fairly stable. As a result, the share of the retail price received by producers has risen...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Global Pork Prices Starting to Pick Up
GLOBAL - Having reached their lowest point for many years earlier in 2016, global pork export prices have started to pick up more recently....
19 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses...
18 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Funding Must be Spent on Agriculture, say UK Farming Unions
UK - The farming unions from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland say it is essential that all devolved governments guarantee that Treasury funds are spent on agriculture as announced....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Further Calls for Post-Brexit Revolution in British Farm Funding
UK - A new report released today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argues that farming in England needs to become more diverse to prove environmentally resilient and publicly accessible over...
17 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Exports Continue to Rise
UK - UK exports continued to increase into June, with fresh/frozen pork volumes up 26 per cent, to 18.4 thousand tonnes, on the year earlier....
16 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Treasury Confirms Agricultural Spending Will Remain Till 2020
UK - The UK Treasury has announced that agricultural spending will continue though to 2020....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Consultation Period on Brexit Now Open
UK - The consultation period is now open for National Farmers Union (NFU) members to voice what they think is needed from a future domestic agricultural policy for the British farming sector post-Brexit....
10 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit Offers Opportunity for UK Food Self-Sufficiency
UK - Yesterday (9 August) marks the day in the calendar where the British larder would run bare if we fed the nation only British food from January 1. ...
09 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Feed Production Up in the First Half of 2016
UK - Total GB compound pig feed production for the first half of 2016 totalled 916,000 tonnes, a slight increase (0.4 per cent) on the same point in 2015, according to latest data released by Defra....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Workshop Focuses on Importance of Playtime for Piglets
UK - The Pig Unit of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has recently held a special workshop focusing on the importance of playtime for piglets....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Summer Weather Does Little to Drive BBQ Meat Sales
UK - The long awaited summer heatwave finally hit in July, but did little to drive additional sales of Burgers & Sausages in the latest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the...
08 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Range of Factors Behind Rising Farmgate Pig Prices
UK - The UK pig price has enjoyed some strength over recent weeks, climbing to 131 p/kg dwt, an increase of 17 per cent since March, but is still 20 per cent short of 2014, according to the latest market...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ideas for Post-Brexit Farm Financing Could Benefit Pig Producers
UK - Landscape protection charity the National Trust has said that in the wake of the Brexit vote, the subsidy system that supports farmers should be fundamentally changed....
04 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Meat Wholesalers Not Interested in 'Business as Usual'
UK - The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) recently held a meeting with Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing, to discuss the fears and optimism of Brexit...
03 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Search for Scotland's Future Pig Farmers Underway
SCOTLAND, UK - The National Farmers Union in Scotland is teaming up with marketing co-op Scottish Pig Producers in a search for the pig farmers of tomorrow....
01 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom MSD Holds Industry Summit to Pioneer New Horizons in Preventative Healthcare
UK - An industry summit aimed at understanding current approaches to preventative healthcare in small animal practice – and opportunities for improvement – has been convened by MSD Animal Health (known...
29 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Trespass Warning for Pokémon Go Players
UK - The new mobile app Pokémon Go has become contagious, capturing the public's imagination, but a specialist in real estate and agricultural law has warned that players could find themselves breaking...
28 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU’s Largest Member Consultation on Brexit to get Underway
UK - An ‘options paper’ detailing the National Farmers Union’s ambitious vision for British agriculture post-Brexit has been agreed by its national Policy Board. This means the organisation can now...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom How Retailers are Reducing Waste in the Pork Chain
UK - Finding ways to limit retail waste has been identified as a key part of the battle in securing food supplies for the world’s growing population. In the second of a series of articles, Voice Of Sustainable...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Why Part-Time Pig Keeping Won’t Hog Your Schedule
UK - Post-doc research scientist, DEFRA consultant and prize-winning pig breeder Michaela Giles’s new book ‘The Commuter Pig Keeper’ explains how part-time pig keeping can be made to work. Based...
25 July 2016
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Producers Advised to Check Alarms Are in Working Order
UK - Pig producers are being urged to check that they have working alarm systems in place in their pig units as warmer summer temperatures could impact on their pigs' health and welfare....
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