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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....
24 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Recommends Downloading the New RB209 Today
UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions....
23 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Duo Set to Showcase Specially Selected Pork
SCOTLAND, UK - On the first Saturday of June, thousands of people will descend on Thainstone Mart to visit the Taste of Grampian event, in association with Specially Selected Pork, which celebrates the...
22 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Producers' Share of retail Price Up in April
UK - The share of pork retail prices received by producers increased by over one percentage point on the month in April, to 41.8 per cent. Furthermore, this remains the largest share received by producers...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continuing on Upward Track
UK - Prices are continuing on their upward track with no red ink in sight, although we have yet to scale the dizzy heights reached in November 2013 when the DAPP (now the SPP) hit 172.03p; cull sows were...
18 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tight Pork Supplies Limit Export Performance Once Again
UK - UK exports of fresh/frozen pork in March were 3 per cent lower on the year at 19,100 tonnes, according to the latest data from HMRC, reports Millie Askew, AHDB analyst....
17 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Commit to Scottish Pig Health Charter
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish pig farmers have united in their commitment to animal health and welfare by signing up to the Scottish Pig Health Charter....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Disappointment for Roasts; Sausage Sales Sizzle
UK - During the 12 weeks ended 24 April, primary pork volume sales were down just over 1 per cent compared to the previous year, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, writes Bethan Wilkins,...
15 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Prices Continuing to Move Ahead
UK - Although GB pig prices are continuing to move ahead, with the latest SPP rising by 1.29p to 157.82p, German producer prices have stood on and sow prices have slipped, writes Peter Crichton in his...
11 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom SPP Up for Tenth Consecutive Week
UK - The EU-spec SPP rose for the tenth consecutive week, to hit the highest level since August 2014 in the week ending 6 May, with shortages reported especially for the fresh market, reports Millie Askew,...
10 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB: Oriental Adventure for Quality British Meat
UK - Quality meat from Britain will be highlighted in Hong Kong and China this month at the food and hospitality trade shows Hofex and SIAL....
08 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Diversification: How to Brexit-Proof Your Business
So as everyone knows only too well by now, Brexit is happening, and for UK farmers, that will mean the end of the CAP....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Feed Production Down in Q1/2017
UK - GB pig compound feed production for the first quarter of 2017, was 4 per cent lower than the same period in 2016 at 442,000 tonnes, according to latest data published by Defra, writes Millie Askew,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Another Positive Day for Pig Sellers
UK - Another positive day for pig sellers with the SPP up by .37p to 156.53p and spot bacon also tending firmer with prices around 164p mark, and more in places, although German prices have hit something...
05 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Edible Insects Could Play Key Role in Cutting Harmful Emissions
UK - Eating insects instead of beef could help tackle climate change by reducing harmful emissions linked to livestock production, research suggests....
01 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom SPP Continues Remarkable 13-Month Rally
UK - The SPP has continued on its remarkable 13 month rally, which has seen it climb from the depths of 112p in March 2016 to its current position of 156.16p, following a further rise of .58p earlier...
27 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Production to Move Up Later This Year
UK - The current tight supply of pigs is expected to ease by the second half of 2017, with slaughterings expected to rise further in 2018, according to the latest forecasts from AHDB Pork by Bethan Wilkins,...
25 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom South West Spring Regional to Continue Antibiotic Focus
UK - The final NPA spring regional meeting, which takes place in Exeter on Tuesday night, will continue the focus on antiobiotics, reports NPA's Alistair Driver. ...
24 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continue Upward Track
UK - Prices continue their upward track, with the SPP putting on another 1.11p to stand at 155.58p, and reports of spot pigs being traded as high as 165p in some parts of the country are continuing to...
18 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Bacon Range Launching at Taste of Grampian
SCOTLAND, UK - Visitors to this year’s Taste of Grampian food and drink festival at Thainstone on 3 June will have the opportunity to sample two exciting new bacon products which will be officially launched...
17 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom No Worries on Pig Price Front
UK - More of a stand on feeling in the air as we approach the Easter bank holiday weekend, but demand remains firm from end to end, so no real worries on the price front as far as producers are concerned,...
11 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continue Recent Upward Surge
UK - Pig prices have continued their recent surge with the SPP up by 1.43p to 153.13p, weekly contribution prices are also tending to improve and spot pigs remain in very short supply and it is quite...
07 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Business as Usual for Overseas Trade, Says QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - Despite the prevailing Brexit uncertainty, the next two years are expected to be pretty much “business as usual” for red meat overseas trade, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat...
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