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12 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PigSustain: assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry
In an interview with The Pig Site, Dr Mary Friel, Leeds University, discusses how the PigSustain initiative is assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry to ensure it is prepared for the future....
08 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NPA speaks out over sustainable antibiotic use claims
NPA chief executive, Zoe Davies, spoke out publicly against Lord Jim O’Neill after he claimed the NPA was discouraging reduced antibiotic use within the pig sector....
07 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Rodenticide resistance on the rise
Just when farmers are getting the hang of rodenticide stewardship rules, introduced mid-2016, a new study by Reading University confirms that rats in some parts of the country are resistant to some of...
06 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Public benefits of organic farming need formal recognition
The public benefits offered to the UK by organic agriculture need to be properly recognised and rewarded by government post-Brexit, according to leading organic certifier OF&G....
02 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Gilt Watch hosts first meeting in Warwickshire
Pig producers have been told retaining more young sows is vital to their overall herd performance and to improve financial gains...
31 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Facelift for the "Controlled Environment for Livestock" handbook
Farmers could reduce their feed and energy costs while improving growth rates, thanks to an updated handbook from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)...
30 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NPA urges government to shift focus to permanent EU labour supply
Any post-Brexit scheme to ensure a future supply of migrant labour in agriculture must encourage full-time workers to come and live in the UK, the NPA has told MPs...
26 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Environment Agency urged to delay charge proposals following consultation
The NFU is urging the Environment Agency to delay the introduction of changes to its charging regimes which could see significant increased costs for farming businesses....
23 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BVA’s seven farm assurance principles
To assist members of the veterinary profession and public to better understand farm assurance schemes on the basis of animal health and welfare, the British Veterinary Association has developed a farm...
22 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom #ColostrumIsGold campaign to slash antibiotic use
UK cattle, sheep and pig sectors are teaming up during February to promote the ‘liquid gold’ properties of colostrum in reducing the need for antibiotics in farm animals and improving their lifetime...
19 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB commits £5m to fix "fragmented" farming innovation pipeline
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board is committing £5m to fund Britain’s next generation of agricultural experts in an effort to overhaul the industry’s “fragmented” innovation and...
17 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom British Pork – the real deal for a tasty meal
The NPA has announced the winner of its competition to find a new slogan for the next banner campaign for Great British Pork....
15 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New and improved Countryside Stewardship offers open for applications
The Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for farmers and land managers to request 2018 application packs today (15 January). The new offers are introduced to help more farmers and land managers protect...
12 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Politics session divides predictions for farming futures post-Brexit
Secretary of state for Defra, the Right Honourable Michael Gove, makes promises for a greener, technology-inspired, welfare-friendly future for British farming, with the assurance that post-Brexit policy...
11 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU respond to 25-year Environment Plan
Farming and the environment must go hand-in-hand and producing quality, home-grown food is critical to the future of the country, the NFU said today....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New AHDB guides aid nutritional promotion of red meat
Guidance on exactly what health claims can be made about beef, lamb and pork have been compiled by AHDB to help retailers, processors and producers promote red meat....
10 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health appoints new head of Avian and Swine
David Strachan has been appointed head of the avian and swine business unit following Boehringer Ingelheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health. ...
08 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Targeting welfare in post-CAP farming subsidies
Specially targeted farm subsidies could improve animal welfare to meet the government’s ambitions for the highest quality food standards post-Brexit, claims the RSPCA. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Wealth of information for pig producers in AHDB report
A report by AHDB Pork which looks at the cost of pig meat production in all EU countries will prove valuable to pig producers in Britain – particularly in the face of Brexit....
05 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Safety first
Tim Papworth, a Norfolk farmer recognised for his contributions to charitable services, described the harrowing stories of UK farmers who have suffered injury whilst working. Presenting at the Oxford Farming...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB seeks Strategic Farm hosts
AHDB Pork is looking for four producers to be new Strategic Farm hosts, in an exciting development for 2018. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers encouraged to look beyond antibiotics
MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) is today asking farmers to look beyond antibiotics at a fringe event during the Oxford Farming Conference....
03 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom 46 farms now at heart of expanding AHDB Farm Excellence Network
Farmer-to-farmer learning is now at the heart of AHDB’s knowledge exchange work, with 46 farms across the country fully engaged in AHDB Farm Excellence activities....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK pig stud secures biggest ever export order to China
The UK has received its largest ever export order from China for frozen boar semen, in a deal which also involves training Chinese staff in artificial insemination (AI) and semen handling. Deerpark Pedigree...
02 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Red Tractor founder awarded CBE in New Year Honours list
David Clarke, a founding member of Red Tractor Assurance, has been honoured with a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President looks ahead to a busy 2018
In his New Year message to the UK, the NFU President, Meurig Raymond, describes the challenges and opportunities that 2018 brings to the agricultural industry....
22 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom ASF warning for catering businesses
Food businesses which supply human food repurposed as animal feed are being reminded to comply with Hygiene Regulations to prevent outbreaks of disease such as African swine fever, following the arrival...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More certainty for farmers needed as mid-term business confidence goes into the red
The NFU has called for more clarity and certainty from Government to ensure farm businesses can be profitable, productive and progressive post-Brexit....
20 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom CMA approve Tulip Ltd acquisition
The Competition & Markets Authority, last week, announced its approval of Tulip Ltd’s acquisition of pig producer, Easey Holdings Ltd, with no further action necessary. ...
19 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Nutriad releases 2017 Great Britain & Ireland 2017 Mycotoxin Survey
For many years multinational feed additives producer Nutriad has been analyzing crops across the world to determine mycotoxin contamination level, so it can better support local producers in their mycotoxin...
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