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Animal welfare failures will not be tolerated, says Welsh minister

Anyone failing in their duties to meet the health and welfare needs of their animals will be prosecuted, wherever possible, Welsh Deputy Minister for ...


26 May 2015 | News,Pigs,Shows and Events
National Pig Association awards first Lifetime Fellowship

The National Pig Association has awarded its first Lifetime Fellowship, in recognition of exceptional service to the British pig industry. The asso...


Need for animal welfare improvement in slaughterhouses, FSA says

The Food Standards Agency has completed a programme of unannounced inspections of all slaughterhouses in Britain, to ensure that the businesses are me...


Ket autumn livestock event date announced for 2015

Glyn Howatson, representing Wales, David Macarthur and Richard Henderson, Scotland and Philip Dawson England, comprise the line-up of judges announced...


11 May 2015 | News,Pigs
Do farmers understand temperature lift in a piggery?

Do farmers understand temperature lift in a piggery and its implications for the pigs? Tim Miller, environmental specialist with ARM Buildings sugg...


Pig specialists warn: 'turn away from micro-pig trend'

Britain’s leading professional pig specialists are urging the public not to support the current trend for keeping micro-pigs as fashion accessories—be...


Livestock producers 'bitterly disappointed' at waste disposal plans

Plans by St Merryn Foods to increase charges for processing beef and lamb have left beef livestock producers bitterly disappointed, the NFU said today...


Growth in global meat market

In 2014, the global meat market increased in volume by 3% as a result of growing demand from emerging markets. India was the leading growth market wi...


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...



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