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27 April 2015 | Market Reports,News,Pigs
2015 sees growth in pork production

Pork production is set to increase in 2015 due to forecasted lower feed prices and increased productivity according to the European Commission Short T...


17 April 2015 | Market Reports,News,Pigs
High-flying pork prices 'come back down to earth'

Pork prices are sharply lower, as robust global supply growth (driven by the US, Russia and Brazil) has outpaced rather subdued demand, dragging produ...


Environmental stress triggers costly pig disease

Scientists at The Royal Veterinary College demonstrate that environmental stress, including high temperatures and crowding, can cause Porcine CircoVir...


Livestock farmers urged to use safe grazing to prevent parasite problems this spring

Livestock farmers are urged to reduce pasture contamination by planning grazing and anthelmintic control in sheep and lambs now, to decrease the risk ...


Improving young stock performance

Livestock farmers can find out how to improve their young stock rearing at a farm walk hosted by Kevin and Ann Jones at Bryn Mawr, Northop, Flintshire...


Action needed to boost farmgate prices in period of 'extreme uncertainty', farm groups warn

There is a 'desperate need' to improve farmgate returns given low incomes and the uncertainty facing the industry over the coming years, the Farmers' ...


Farmers must not be penalised with late payments, NFU says

The RPA and Defra must remain fully focused on making BPS payments in December, the NFU said today. Despite numerous meetings with senior RPA and D...


Do not ignore the farming vote, unions urge party leaders

Leaders of political parties are being urged not to ignore the farming vote in the run up to the general election as NFU Scotland prepare to host a se...


Research into livestock health receives £2.7m boost

Research at The Roslin Institute to improve the health of livestock around the world has received a £2.7 million boost. Studies to understand virus...


Pig producers hoping for stabilisation after declining prices

Producers of prime pigs have found some degree of stability recently after a period of declining prices, according to the latest analysis by Quality M...


Serious disease threatening pig herds across UK, pork producers told

Pork producers in Wales are encouraged to attend an industry meeting to increase their knowledge of a potentially serious disease that is threatening ...


Role of agriculture being overlooked, claims FUW manifesto

The Farmers’ Union of Wales 2015 general election manifesto has highlighted the all-to-often overlooked central role agriculture plays in both rural a...


Conventional pigs receive 10 times more antibiotics than organic pigs

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics has reviewed statistics released by the Danish Food and Agriculture Minister, Dan Jørgensen, comparing antibiotic...


Livestock auctions go from strength to strength

Livestock auction marts continued to go from strength to strength in 2014. The latest sales figures for England and Wales, from the Livestock Auct...


MEPs challenge Commission over 'inhumane' pig slaughter

England’s Green MEPs have written to the EU Commission expressing their concerns at stunning they believe many pigs experience before slaughter. A...



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23 March 2015 | Pigs

UK butchers face difficulties to recruit...

Butchers in the UK are losing a generation through lack of training opportu...


3 March 2015 | Pigs

Shoppers urge retailers to stock British...

A new survey has found the majority of shoppers want supermarkets to sell p...


2 March 2015 | Pigs

Worrying increase in milk spots in pigs

A worrying increase in milk spot lesions in pigs slaughtered in England is ...


9 February 2015 | Pigs

MRSA found in pigs in England as human r...

Government scientists have reported the first-ever cases of livestock-assoc...


15 January 2015 | Pigs

Falling prices and horsegate legacy 'boo...

The British pig industry is seeing a surge in demand for pork after the hor...


5 January 2015 | Pigs

Pig and poultry farmers warned about dis...

Pig and poultry farmers in the UK have been warned to remain on alert as th...


22 December 2014 | Pigs

Highly virulent Asian-American pig disea...

The highly virulent Asian-American Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus has spr...


25 September 2014 | Pigs

New portable nursery unit saves thousand...

A portable nursery unit which will enable pig farmers to save thousands of ...


2 September 2014 | Pigs

Pig breeders warned over virus

Pig breeding companies are being urged to keep free from a virus that has h...


19 May 2014 | Pigs

UK pork exports set new record

Pork exports were just under 18,200 tonnes for March, 13% up on the same mo...


8 May 2014 | Pigs

Worming pigs represents significant retu...

Farmers are advised to undertake a routine worming programme to reduce any ...


1 February 2014 | Pigs

Pig farmers call on government to improv...

The National Pig Association is calling on Government to step up defences a...


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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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