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08 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom RSPCA response to EFRA report The Future of Food, Farming and the Environment
UK - RSPCA’s Head of Public Affairs David Bowles said: “It’s encouraging that EFRA recognises the importance of farm animal welfare as a public good in UK agriculture policy post-Brexit...
07 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU responds to Efra report on the future of food and farming
UK - NFU President Minette Batters issues a response to the report from the Efra Select Committee ‘The Future of Food, Farming and the Environment’, ...
05 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU lifts the lid on the IPM toolbox at industry summit
The NFU will today (5 June 2018) hold its first Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Summit bringing together industry professionals, academics and arable farmers to discuss research and on-farm practicalities...
04 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pigs as universal flu vaccine models
Researchers at Pirbright, the University of Oxford and the National Institutes of Health, USA, have shown that pigs may be better candidates for flu vaccination trials as they better represent the human...
01 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Jim Long Pork Commentary: British Pig Fair report
Last week my wife Sarah and I travelled to Great Britain and attended the British Pig Fair, held every two years in Stoneleigh, England, near Coventry....
31 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming in small-scale spaces: what’s the story?
Hadlow College celebrates its 50th anniversary with Vision50 – looking into the future of farming and how robotics could aid with the changes the pig industry is facing...
30 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom George Eustice promises high trade standards for British farmers
The Government will not water down food safety and animal welfare standards in the pursuit of trade deals after Brexit, according to Defra minister George Eustice...
29 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK food and farming sector unites to set Brexit objectives for government
UK – Leaders of over 100 organisations from across the nation's food supply chain have put their names to a manifesto setting out the key principles that can help ensure Brexit is a success for the supply...
23 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom National UK BBQ Award winners announced by Q Guild of Butchers
The winners of the annual awards were announced at the national awards ceremony in Hertfordshire, England...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB’s Pork Yearbook goes digital
A popular AHDB publication for the pig industry has for the first time entered the digital era – providing readers with greater access to a wealth of resources...
22 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Huge opportunities for farmer-to-farmer learning this summer
UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer...
21 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Premium pig classes expected at Royal Bath & West Show
Charismatic and intelligent animals, pigs are a popular attraction at the Royal Bath & West Show. But they are not the easiest animals to exhibit, as there are usually many pigs in the ring at the same...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Far East holds export hopes for pork sector
The Asia-Pacific region continues to offer opportunities for the UK pork sector – but industry must continue to work hard to ensure UK products are at the top of the list for importers...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President highlights need for positive trading environment post-Brexit
The President of the NFU will today (Monday 21 May) underline the importance of an ambitious trade deal with the EU for UK agriculture...
18 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig immunology comes of age: killer T cell responses to influenza
Researchers from The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Oxford have generated tools that allow scientists to understand a vital area of the pig immune system...
17 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Innovation abounds at Pig & Poultry Fair
Pig and poultry producers see the use of new technology to improve performance as one of the greatest opportunities in the years ahead, and there was plenty on offer at the Pig & Poultry Fair...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tell-tail signs: 3D cameras alerting problem behaviours in pigs
A high-tech system involving 3D cameras could help UK farmers spot the early warning signs of tail biting in pigs – a health and welfare concern in affected pigs and a significant economic concern for...
16 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Buoyant mood among producers at Pig & Poultry Fair
Pig and poultry producers are fit and ready to embrace change, with a bright outlook ahead despite a few Brexit clouds on the horizon...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Fresh approach to controlling N and P emissions
UK pig producers can now use innovative soluble tannin-based ingredients in feed as an aid to improve performance, thereby reducing nitrogen and phosphorus excretion on farm...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK pig industry halves antibiotic usage in two years
Industry leaders have welcomed latest figures which show the pig industry reduced antibiotic usage in the UK by 28 per cent in 2017, bringing the total reduction in two years to more than 50 percent...
15 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock in Low Input Systems 2018
Following the growing success of previous events, the Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) would like to invite those from across the agricultural sector to attend this year’s Livestock in Low...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Leading students into the future of farming
As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Hadlow College has created an innovative Vision50 campaign to address the future of farming...
14 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU launches Science Farm education resources
The NFU has released two new resources for teachers to bring science lessons to life through farming as part of the NFU’s recently launched education strategy for the next generation of farmers and shoppers...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New guide highlights livestock opportunities for arable farmers
The numerous opportunities for collaboration between arable and livestock enterprises have been highlighted in a new guide issued by AHDB...
11 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom CCTV in English abattoirs now mandatory
Official Veterinarians will have unlimited access to footage within abattoirs based in England...
10 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU holds open-house briefing for MPs on its consultation response
Just hours after Defra’s ‘Health and Harmony’ consultation closed, the NFU briefed MPs on its proposals and galvanised political support for food production, trade and the farmed environment in a...
08 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British farmers should be the supplier of choice to the UK market, says NFU
The NFU has released its vision for a sustainable, profitable and progressive future for farm businesses in response to Defra’s consultation on a domestic agriculture policy which closes today...
03 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Opportunities abound at Pig & Poultry Fair 2018
The pig and poultry sectors have a buoyant future ahead of them, attracting many new entrants and expanding enterprises in recent years. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rise in farming incomes as highest productivity ever is recorded for the sector
Total farming income and productivity are on the rise, latest estimates for 2017 show...
02 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AB Agri named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces
AB Agri Limited has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces in the latest Great Place to Work survey...
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