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21 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Slaughterings Continue to Fall in July
UK - UK clean pig slaughterings fell by 4 per cent on the year in July to 828.5 thousand head, according to latest data from Defra, Millie Askew, Senior Analyst at AHDB Pork....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Imported Pork from Leading Supermarkets May Cause Hepatitis
UK - Pork products sold at a leading supermarket may have infected British shoppers with a virus that can cause liver failure and death, it has emerged....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom QMS Moves to Support Pork Industry Following Brechin Fire
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has been working closely with representatives of Tulip Ltd, Scottish Pig Producers (SSP) and Scotlean following the recent fire at the QPL Brechin pig processing...
18 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom QMS Highlights Health Benefits of Red Meat Through Video
UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has this week launched a new video highlighting the important role of beef, lamb and pork in a healthy diet....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red Tractor Standards Undergo Change
UK - Pig producers, representing 70 per cent of England’s pig herd, have been busy entering 2015 and 2016 antibiotic data into eMB over the last 12 months, but now Red Tractor has added eMB into the...
17 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Exports Drop Below 2016 Levels in June
UK - Following year-on-year growth during the previous month, UK pork exports faltered during June, Bethan Wilkins, AHDB Pork analyst....
14 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BVA Welcomes Mandatory CCTV in Slaughterhouses; 'Huge Win for Animal Welfare'
UK - The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in England is a huge win for animal health and welfare, following years of campaigning by the British Veterinary Association...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Mixed Dish as Far as Buyers, Sellers are Concerned
UK - Something of a mixed dish as far as buyers and sellers are concerned, with the SPP falling by .21p for the first time in 23 weeks, but its current value of 164.54p still makes a pleasant comparison...
08 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Feed Output Falls During H1/2017
UK - Millie Askew, Senior AHDB Pork Analyst, reports that in June, GB compound pig feed production decreased by 6 per cent on the year to 148,400 tonnes....
07 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom SPP Moves Up to Stand at 164.75p
UK - Although the SPP moved up another .32p to stand at 164.75p, a few more pigs seem to becoming available and spot buyers were slightly quieter than they have been in recent weeks, with most deals in...
03 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Meat Production in H2/2017 Lower Than Previously Expected?
UK - The "July Pig Meat Outlook" review is now available, assessing the accuracy of the UK pig meat production and trade forecasts produced in April, Bethan Wilkins, AHDB Pork analyst reports....
31 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Spot Quotes a Gnat's Crochet Easier Than Recently
UK - Although the SPP put on a further .23p this week to stand at 164.43p, spot quotes were a gnat’s crochet easier than recently, with most quotes in or around the 170p mark and a few more pigs coming...
27 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Event Sets Focus for Future R&D in UK Agriculture
UK - Research, development and knowledge exchange experts gathered to discuss priorities and develop lasting collaborative partnerships, to drive innovation and improvement in UK agriculture....
24 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom SPP Continues Long Running Rally
UK - Although some spot prices have eased back a shade, most stood on and the SPP continues its long-running rally, putting on a further .34p and now stands at 164.2p, and weekly contribution prices also...
21 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Progress and Changes in Tulip Ltd
UK - The recovery of Tulip Ltd is now three months ahead of schedule – the business has been in profit for some weeks now. Focus now moves to optimisation and competitiveness of the business. Today the...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Bacon Performing Well; Roasts Continue to Decline
UK - During the 12 weeks ended 18 June, the primary pork volume sales decreased by 3 per cent on a year-on-year basis, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. However, a 5 per cent increase...
20 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Slaughterings Down in June
UK - Millie Askew, Senior Analyst reports that at 845 thousand head, UK clean pig slaughterings in June were 2 per cent lower than in the same month in 2016, according to latest data from Defra....
19 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Successfully Completes 'More Together' Challenge
UK - Cranswick have raised over £13,500 for various local charities following their completion of the "More Together" charity initiative....
17 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Not Ready for Brexit's Impact on Food, Report Warns
UK - The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices on a Plateau?
UK - Although the SPP put on a significant 1.43p this week to stand at 163.86p, signs are emerging from the other side of the Channel that prices are levelling off, according to Peter Crichton in his...
13 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pork Exports Upturn in May
UK - In May, UK exports of fresh/frozen pork increased by 15 per cent on the year to 19.1 thousand tonnes, according to latest data from HMRC, reports Millie Askew, Senior Analyst at AHDB....
12 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Woodall’s Charcuterie Wins Coveted Good Pig Award
UK - Woodall’s Charcuterie has been awarded the prestigious Good Pig Award by the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards. The awards, organised by the world’s leading animal welfare organisation, Compassion...
11 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom HSA Commits to New Research, Development to Improve Welfare of Pigs at Slaughter
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) and the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) are jointly offering up to £400,000 of research funding for a project to develop a more humane...
10 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Demand for UK Pigs Continues to Reflect Hot Weather
UK - Demand for UK pigs continues to reflect the weather (hot) and, although the SPP only moved up by 0.15p to stand at 162.43p, spot prices have continued to reach for the sky with bids generally between...
07 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom QMS Launches 'Do More With Pork' Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is this week launching a campaign to encourage shoppers to "Do More with Pork"....
06 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Popularity Rising in Foodservice
UK - The out-of-home food sector saw good growth in the year to March 2017, reports Stewart Bachelor, AHDB analyst....
05 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Retailers Encouraged to Support Scottish Food, Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - The opportunities to build a sustainable future for Scottish agriculture was the focus of discussions led by NFU Scotland with supermarket retailers at the Royal Highland Show....
04 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit 360: Farmers Urged to Take Stock Now
UK - With uncertainty over the future of agricultural policy, farm labour and exports, AHDB has urged farmers to concentrate on understanding their own business first in preparation for Brexit....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Extended Duration of Immunity for Suvaxyn Circo+MH RTU
UK - Suvaxyn Circo+MH RTU, the one shot bivalent vaccine from Zoetis that helps protect pigs against the effects of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo), has now been...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom CAAV Says Brexit Demands Leadership at Every Level
UK - Brexit will accelerate changes that have been under way in agriculture for decades, and the industry must look ahead and adapt quickly to make the most of potential opportunities....
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