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Shoppers confused about livestock medicine, report suggests

In a sign that the horsemeat scandal continues to affect consumer sentiment around food quality and safety, new consumer research published by the Nat...


Opportunities for red meat exports to China in spotlight

Future exports of beef and lamb to China could mirror the successful blueprint of pork and benefit the entire supply chain, according to EBLEX. Pet...


Last call for Spring Festival livestock entries

Once again the Royal Welsh Spring Festival, being held on 16-17 May, is gearing up to be the number one event for smallholding, gardening and sustaina...


UK butchers face difficulties to recruit as numbers fall

Butchers in the UK are losing a generation through lack of training opportunities, according to a new report. A report commissioned by EBLEX highli...


The Budget 2015: A Farmer's Budget?

“In the run up to the Budget 2015 most commentators were predicting that there would be very little by way of new announcements, and that it would be ...


19 March 2015 | News,Pigs,Property News
Controversial factory farm planning permission withdrawn

A controversial plan to built one of Britain's first 'factory farms' has been withdrawn following growing concerns about its impact. The applicatio...


Hogg prices being supported by tightening supplies in Europe

Despite the strength of sterling, Scottish producer prices for hoggs are being supported by a tightening of supplies in the UK and across the major Eu...


Young livestock farmer wins BASIS Best Farmer of the Year Award

BASIS graduate and self-employed Suffolk-based livestock farmer James Hamilton has won the BASIS ‘Best Farmer of the Year’ Award. James was selecte...


5 March 2015 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep
Keep dogs and livestock safe, urges NFU

The NFU has joined forces with The Kennel Club to make countryside dog walks safer and more stress free for both pet dogs and farm animals, by creatin...


3 March 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs
Shoppers urge retailers to stock British pork

A new survey has found the majority of shoppers want supermarkets to sell pork from British farms, despite a glut of cheap foreign pork caused by turm...


Worrying increase in milk spots in pigs

A worrying increase in milk spot lesions in pigs slaughtered in England is revealed in the latest survey data from the BPEX Pig Health Scheme. The...


Glasgow scientists tackle animal diseases with US counterparts

Scientists in Glasgow are working with colleagues at Kansas State University to tackle animal diseases caused by bunyaviruses. The University has r...


26 February 2015 | Finance,News,Pigs,Supermarkets
British pig industry 'being sold short by Brussels'

The British pig industry has made huge strides in professionalism — but in some areas it is being sold short by Brussels, National Pig Association cha...


Welsh farmers 'must recover funding' as NFU meets EU Commissioner

NFU Cymru officeholders met with the new EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, to discuss a number of key areas where he can help support Welsh agr...


Pig 'factory' plan thrown out

The decision this week to refuse permission for one of Britain's first industrial-style farms housing 25,000 pigs has been welcomed by campaigners. ...



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9 February 2015 | Pigs

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

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15 January 2015 | Pigs

Falling prices and horsegate legacy 'boo...

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19 May 2014 | Pigs

UK pork exports set new record

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8 May 2014 | Pigs

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