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Highly virulent Asian-American pig disease spreads to Europe

The highly virulent Asian-American Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus has spread to Europe. The disease is extremely infectious — a thimbleful of manure...


UK farmer confidence falling, according to new survey

Falling farmgate prices and market price volatility have contributed to a drop in farmer confidence, a new survey by the NFU has revealed. After th...


11 December 2014 | News,Pigs
British pig producers making quantum leap in biosecurity

British pig farmers have made a 'quantum leap' in their defences against foreign diseases this year, reports the National Pig Association. Most hav...


Home Secretary endorses agricultural crime initiative

Home Secretary Theresa May MP has praised an agricultural industry led crime initiative which brings farmers, auctioneers and the police together in a...


14 November 2014 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Visual imaging to help pork producers improve health

A consortium of academic and animal health industry partners in the UK, led by Zoetis Inc., is embarking on a 42-month project that will develop visua...


7 November 2014 | Agri Safety,News,Pigs
Staffordshire pig pen attracts worldwide customer base

A pioneering pig birthing pen designed and created by a Staffordshire farmer is now being sold across the globe, it has been revealed. Orders for t...


'Extremely worrying times' ahead for farmers, says NFU

With farmers facing significant challenges heading into the winter, the Government is being urged to come forward with proposals for how they intend t...


16 October 2014 | Finance,Market Reports,News,Pigs
EU pork faces tough times with health scares and Russian ban

The global pork market will likely begin to cool down as the buoyent market circumstances from the first three quarters are now disappearing. With ...


Who are the biggest meat consumers in the world?

Across the globe, meat is a staple food enjoyed by an array of countries and cultures. From tender chicken in traditional Spanish paellas to juicy sau...


Keeping up with the next generation of livestock farmers

The NFU has teamed up with Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) and Warwickshire Rural Hub to focus on the potential that precision agriculture has for th...


25 September 2014 | News,Pigs
Chinese award for pig welfare launched

Compassion in World Farming is helping to move animal welfare higher up the agenda in China with the launch of the Good Pig Production Awards. The...


Winter: Preparing livestock's seasonal housing needs

The days are shortening, harvest and autumn sowing is mostly done, so now is the time to turn your attention to the winter and your stock. You must as...


18 September 2014 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Sheep
Antibiotic usage in livestock

With the growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, antibiotics from the fluoroquinolone and 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporin groups ...


NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election

A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key mess...


16 September 2014 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Veterinary News
Pig industry introduces confidential reporting service

A confidential reporting service will be introduced to maintain animal welfare standards on British pig farms, the National Pig Association has reveal...



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22 December 2014
UK Boar Stud Operations Manager - Home-based
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18 December 2014
Indoor (pigs) Head of Department - Scotland Ref 317
Attractive remuneration package available for the right applicant including family housing situated 2 miles from the farm....

23 December 2014
LIVESTOCK AND MAINTENANCE MANAGER
You will be responsible for the free range pigs, sheep and chickens plus all the small animals on the farm trail....

10 December 2014
Nursery Staff required in Horsham (RH12)
They are based on a working farm, and have a huge garden and our very own farm school containing chickens, quails, rabbits, g...

15 December 2014
Farm Labourer Required
To work as part of a team producing horse bedding and other farm duties including pigs. No accommodation available, own trans...









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Rabobank China Pork Report

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Evidence of GMO harm in pig study

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A guide for pig keepers

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Estimating the impacts of PEDv in North ...

Estimating the impacts of PEDv in North ...

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General licence for the movement of pigs

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Exotic diseases of pigs, new regulations

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