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Pig Industry News: United Kingdom

10 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ready Meals – ready in minutes, but not ready for the future
Despite the rapid growth of interest in plant-based eating, Eating Better found that meat still dominates the ready meal aisles but the provenance and quality of the meat is often unclear...
05 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President writes to Prime Minister ahead of Chequers meeting
NFU President Minette Batters has written to the Prime Minister calling for clarity and consistency across Government for a Brexit that backs British food production...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New figures show continued focus on farm safety is needed
The NFU, together with other agricultural organisations, is continuing to work with farmers to focus on improving their health and safety on farm and making changes for the better, as new figures from...
04 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Agreement heralds development of new livestock traceability service
A new agreement has been signed between AHDB and Defra setting out how AHDB could develop a new multi-species livestock traceability service for England...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Still struggling with BPS applications?
The NFU is urging the RPA to further simplify the BPS application process, increase support to applicants and address ongoing communications failures, as a survey of NFU members’ shows that for the second...
03 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The world of opportunity: Early bird tickets take flight for OFC
The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) has launched its ticket sales for its 2019 event with a limited number of discounted early bird tickets available until 31st August 2018...
02 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Detect foot-and-mouth before it even hits your herd
New simple techniques created by scientists at The Pirbright Institute are able to detect the presence of foot-and-mouth disease virus from samples in the farm environment, even when susceptible animals...
29 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Going for gold: Why one company is setting their own standard for swine welfare in Europe
The Pig Site speaks to David Houghton and Susie White, Winterbotham Darby, about creating the first pan-European UKAS accredited swine welfare standard ...
28 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Time to update your soil health knowledge? Practical videos to boost your productivity
A new series of practical videos regarding #learningfromtheland have been published by Innovation for Agriculture to help farmers understand and improve soil health...
27 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British farmers are ‘better equipped than anyone’ to deliver high quality food
Secretary of State Michael Gove discusses British capacity to supply quality food products and a clean bill of health post-Brexit...
26 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Robotics Week 2018: new whitepaper now available on Agri-Tech
UK - In-depth reports and recommendations on key robotics sectors released as part of UK Robotics Week (21 – 29 June 2018)...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Make Red Tractor the flagship for British food, then shout about it
"The Government should capitalise on growing demand for safe, traceable food in international markets by using Red Tractor Assurance as a key selling point," says Jim Moseley, Red Tractor chief executive...
25 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President to underline importance of food to Secretary of State
NFU President Minette Batters will put British food and farming at the top of the agenda at a MP reception at the House of Commons today (25 June 2018)...
23 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Genesus global technical report: PCAI vs Traditional AI
No matter what catheter you use PCAI (Post Cervical AI) or Traditional AI (foam or spiral catheter) the reproduction success has different pieces to the puzzle....
21 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Impact of Carbon dioxide gas shortages on the British meat industry
Carbon dioxide gas shortages may affect the supply of meat and meat products to UK consumers as it is widely used in the meat processing industry...
20 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New-look Cereals delivers for whole farming sector
Visitors and exhibitors welcomed the far-reaching farmer-led changes at the Cereals Event last week, with plenty of cutting-edge technology and advice on offer...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Immediate action needed from Defra on Countryside Stewardship
NFU President Minette Batters, backed by the entire NFU Council, has today called for immediate bridging payments for agri-environment agreement holders and a rollover option for scheme renewals...
19 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK government minsters support rural businesses at royal highland show
UK - The UK Government will show its support for Scotland’s agriculture, food and farming sectors this week (from Thursday 21 June) when it takes part in the Royal Highland Show...
18 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Action not words needed to tackle farm output stagnation
Tackling the stagnation of Scottish farm productivity needs prompt action, not more words or further industry analysis, says the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW)...
15 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ukraine officials in fact-finding visit to AHDB
Food safety specialists from the Ukraine gained a valuable insight into the work of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) during a visit to its headquarters in Warwickshire this week....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Multi-million-pound boost for crop resilience
New funding to develop scientific breakthroughs in crop research and innovation ...
14 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom ANIZOME launches microbiome discovery platform for animal health and nutrition
ANIZOME™, the first company to offer a commercial therapeutic microbiome discovery platform dedicated to animal health and nutrition, is launched today...
13 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU launches #YourHarvest to raise profile of arable sector
The NFU has today launched a new campaign to celebrate the contribution the arable sector makes to the nation’s economy, food supply and environment...
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...
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