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22 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Food Citizenship Report: Building a Better Food System
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’....
21 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Slaughterings Pick Up Slightly in May
UK - UK production of pig meat was 74,300 tonnes in May, up 1 per cent compared to the same month in 2016, and the first year on year increase seen in 2017, writes Duncan Wyatt, lead analyst at AHDB....
20 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Better Supply Chain Communications to Play Vital Role in Post-Brexit Era
UK - While there will be tough and challenging times ahead there will also be opportunities in the post-Brexit era, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Merial challenges farm vets to walk 141 million steps for charity
Representatives from Merial Animal Health and a group of farm vets will walk a combined 70,500 miles, or 141 million steps, raising money for charity Farm Africa, as part of Merial’s #CALFMATTERS campaign...
19 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Slightly Negative Note: Cull Sow Prices Ease by a Penny
UK - Another positive day for sellers and prices firmer than the current Government is looking at present, with the SPP rising by 0.85p to stand at 161.70p compared with 119.43p twelve months ago, Peter...
15 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Supplies Still Suppressing UK Exports
UK - UK exports of fresh/frozen pork remained behind year earlier levels in April, at 18.6 thousand tonnes, writes Bethan Wilkins, AHDB analyst....
13 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Welcomes New Defra Secretary of State in Open Letter
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has congratulated Michael Gove MP, Defra Secretary of State....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Breakthrough Could Alleviate Human Antibiotics Time Bomb
UK - The discovery of an organism able to target harmful bacteria and leave ‘good’ bacteria intact in pigs could be poised to drive a long term change in how people with drug-resistant infections are...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Approaching Temporary Plateau
UK - Another positive day for sellers and, although prices are to some extent approaching a plateau for the time being, pig numbers remain tight and demand is firm, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Genesus and National Hog Farmer: Global Mega Producer Initiative.
At the WPX Genesus in conjunction with the National Hog Farmer launched the Global Mega Producer Initiative. The Initiative recognizes the Global Producers over 100,000 sows....
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,...
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