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Home Secretary endorses agricultural crime initiative

Home Secretary endorses agricultural crime initiative
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...
14-11-2014 01:24 AM | 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...
07-11-2014 00:33 AM | 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...
30-10-2014 00:32 AM | Farmshops, News, Pigs, Products, Shows and Events
Support local farmers and butchers in Sausage Week, says FUW
The Farmers’ Union of Wales today called on people to support their local farmers and butchers by tucking into wonderful Welsh bangers during next wee...
'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...
16-10-2014 10:00 AM | 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 ...
09-10-2014 01:56 AM | Cattle, Market Reports, Meat Processing, News, Pigs, Sheep
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...
08-10-2014 01:46 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Sheep, Shows and Events
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...
25-09-2014 04:57 AM | 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...
25-09-2014 04:33 AM | News, Pigs
New portable nursery unit saves thousands of piglets
A portable nursery unit which will enable pig farmers to save thousands of surplus piglets has been launched by Suffolk-based Quality Equipment. Based...
19-09-2014 09:15 AM | Cattle, Housing and Storage, News, Pigs, Sheep
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...
18-09-2014 04:24 AM | 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...
16-09-2014 10:23 AM | Pigs, Veterinary News, Animal Health, 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...
A health check for your soil
Soil is the basic raw material of farming and fundamental to agricultural productivity. Traditionally soil health has been seen largely as a function ...
12-09-2014 08:45 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Renewables, Sheep
Combining solar and livestock farming: New guidance published
A new guidance published today expounds best practice in coupling conventional agriculture and ground-mounted solar electricity generation. The new...
Pig breeders warned over virus
Pig breeding companies are being urged to keep free from a virus that has had a devastating impact in the United States and Canada. As many as thre...
02-09-2014 03:47 AM | News, Pigs
Thompson's tip: Strong case for detergents
Cleaning and disinfection is core to the control of many diseases on the pig farm. However, pressure-washing alone will often leave a thin layer of b...
18-08-2014 04:59 AM | News, Pigs
New project to help pig producers select best mothers
Animal welfare scientists are helping Sainsbury’s identify ‘good mums’ for free farrowing systems on their pig farms. It is hoped the results will enc...
07-08-2014 15:57 PM | News, Pigs
Heatwave puts piggery ventilation systems under pressure
With temperatures recently hitting peaks of up to 32oC (90oF) inside piggeries, ventilation systems have been tested to their limits, says an environm...
05-08-2014 14:02 PM | News, Pigs
Thompson’s tip: Effects of heat stress
While the recent hot weather is welcomed by many, the effects of heat stress on pigs can be profound and can compound the effects of seasonal infertil...
01-08-2014 02:36 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Further reports of African Swine Fever in Europe
There have been three further reports of African Swine Fever (ASF) in domestic pigs in Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. In all three countries statutory ...
29-07-2014 05:20 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Government urged to act as MRSA found in British pig
The government is being called on to carry out a full MRSA survey of the UK pig industry to determine how widespread the superbug is after the first-e...
03-07-2014 10:20 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Porcine epidemic 'jeopardizing the livelihoods of farmers'
2014 has seen a devastating epidemic of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) in the USA, affecting more than 30 states and driving up the price of pork pr...
26-05-2014 02:03 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Pig welfare: EFSA updates its scientific advice
EFSA has published an opinion on the issue of tail docking in pigs. Tail docking is a procedure carried out to reduce the risk of tail biting, one of ...
21-05-2014 12:44 PM | News, Pigs, Slurry and Irrigation
New dawn for Landia’s Pig Slurry Pumps and Mixers
“After 21 years, one of our Landia slurry pumps actually got to see daylight” - so said Chris Carter at Strathyre Farm near Preston when his submersib...
21-05-2014 08:32 AM | Appointments, News, Pigs
National Pig Association appoints chief executive
Having urged its members to pay greater attention to succession planning, National Pig Association is putting its own house in order, by promoting gen...
19-05-2014 08:32 AM | News, Pigs
UK pork exports set new record
Pork exports were just under 18,200 tonnes for March, 13% up on the same month last year and the highest monthly figure since 1998, at a time when Bri...
15-05-2014 02:07 AM | News, Pigs
Evaluating changes to official controls in pig approved slaughterhouses
The FSA is funding new research in pig approved slaughterhouses to understand how the legislative changes that apply from 1 June 2014 are rolling out ...
08-05-2014 01:52 AM | News, Pigs
Worming pigs represents significant return on investment
Farmers are advised to undertake a routine worming programme to reduce any significant drops in performance caused by a worm burden. ABN’s National...
07-05-2014 01:04 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Disease causing pork shortages around the world, report says
Pork shortages will be a key concern in many countries in the coming months as the ongoing spread of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) in the Am...
02-05-2014 00:27 AM | News, Pigs, Market Reports
Thompson’s tip: Transport hygiene vital
The role of transport in the potential spread of diseases such as swine dysentery, and PED in the United States, emphasises the need to pay very close...
01-05-2014 00:34 AM | News, Pigs
Pig feeder exports to Japan top £250,000
Suffolk-based pig equipment company, Quality Equipment, has just notched up over £250,000 worth of high-tech exports to Japan. In the last two year...
23-04-2014 14:45 PM | News, Pigs
Efficiency improvements worth £220 million
There is still plenty of scope for pig farmers to improve their efficiency — that’s the message that national genetics company, ACMC, will be deliveri...
23-04-2014 13:31 PM | News, Pigs
‘Spy in the sty’ research yields big benefits
A product heralding a major breakthrough in pig management will be launched at the British Pig and Poultry Fair. The In-pen Voluntary Access Scale — a...
15-04-2014 01:48 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Wet winter causing explosion of worm cases in pig units
The wet and mild winter has been ideal for causing an explosion in the worm population on pig units, making it vital to deworm all pigs on units this ...
11-04-2014 02:15 AM | Finance, News, Pigs, Poultry, Sheep
£90m for centres of innovation: do pigs & poultry want their share?
The Government has made £90 million available for UK centres for innovation as part of its strategy to make UK farming more competitive, productive, r...
08-04-2014 06:39 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs
EFSA updates scientific advice on African swine fever
The risk that African swine fever is endemic in Georgia, Armenia and Russian Federation has increased from moderate to high since 2010, when EFSA carr...
04-04-2014 09:53 AM | Market Reports, News, Pigs
Thompson's Tip: Hospital pen management
The purpose of a hospital pen on the pig farm, as its name implies, is to provide a comfortable environment in which to treat ill pigs and give them a...
03-04-2014 06:04 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Producers urged to vaccinate against Swine Influenza
Following an announcement by the AHVLA at the end of 2013 regarding an increase in Swine Influenza diagnoses in the UK, Merial Animal Health is urging...
28-03-2014 10:47 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Anupco turns its focus on UK pig market
A new range of medicines and complementary feeds are available to the UK pig industry from an East Anglian-based company, Anupco, which has just turne...
27-03-2014 11:50 AM | News, Pigs
New trolley for weaners
With sows producing more pigs per litter and farms getting larger, moving and handling weaners can become time-consuming and stressful. In response to...
26-03-2014 15:33 PM | News, Pigs, Slurry and Irrigation
Landia’s New Cost-Saving Dry-Pit Slurry Pump installation
For the Pig Industry, Landia’s MPTK Liquid Slurry Pump is very easy to install in a dry pit, available as a complete pump and polyethylene (PE)-pit pa...
26-03-2014 03:43 AM | News, Pigs
Consultation: new rules for pig meat inspection
The Food Standards Agency has started a six-week consultation on new rules for pig meat inspections which come into force in June 2014. The new rul...
26-03-2014 03:13 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Porcine virus to cause shortfall in American hog market
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) has impacted about 60% of the US breeding herd, 28% of the Mexican herd and is beginning to develop in Canada, ...
19-03-2014 02:40 AM | Education, News, Pigs
Scholarships draw students into pig industry
Four students have won scholarships that should help them forge careers in the UK pig industry. The new BPEX Scholarships at Harper Adams Universit...
18-03-2014 02:56 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Europe asses control measures to prevent African swine flu spread
Artificial feeding of wild boar is increasing rather than reducing the spread of African swine fever (ASF) virus and fencing could be used as a contro...
13-03-2014 15:12 PM | News, Pigs, Slurry and Irrigation
Landia pumps and mixers go the distance at The Grosvenor Estate
Pumps and mixers from Landia UK, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014, are helping Grosvenor Farms to efficiently and effectively process...
12-03-2014 07:54 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Pig industry moves to red alert over transatlantic killer
The British pig industry is on red alert, in a bid to prevent a virulent pig disease from entering the country. Until more is known about transmis...
11-03-2014 03:58 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Property News, Sheep
What are the consequences for livestock farmers after the floods?
With much of the UK having seen record levels of rainfall and extensive flooding of pastures and crops, James Ingles, Head of Agriculture at Barenbrug...
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