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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. ...


'British beef to US and British poultry to China', Truss tells farmers

Getting quality British poultry products into China and securing a better deal for UK farmers from the EU were just a couple of topics discussed when ...


23 February 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs
NPA will tell MEPs why British pork is special

British pig farmers will lay claim to being the most forward-looking in Europe when they join MEPs for a British breakfast in Brussels on Thursday hos...


19 February 2015 | News,Pigs
New oedema vaccine for UK and Ireland

A new one-shot vaccine against oedema disease in piglets is being launched in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland by Hysolv Animal Health. ...


Put profits first, farmers urged

Farmers are being encouraged to think about their profits as a new report reveals they could be at risk. The latest Farm Business Income Forecast f...


MRSA detection in English pigs 'not surprising' says veterinary association

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) have issued a statement about the isolation of livestock-associated methicil...


10 February 2015 | News,Pigs
Thompson’s tip: Temperature control at weaning

Poor temperature control at weaning can be responsible for triggering many post-weaning disease problems in piglets, says ACMC veterinary consultant, ...


EU report reveals scale of antibiotic overuse in farming

A new EU report shows for the first time that farm animals account for about two thirds of all antibiotics used in 26 European countries. The joi...


MRSA found in pigs in England as human risk increases

Government scientists have reported the first-ever cases of livestock-associated MRSA in pigs in England. The finding comes just weeks after scient...


Livestock auctioneers confident about future

More than nine out of ten livestock auctioneers expect overall trade to be better or the same during 2015 compared to last year, according to a survey...


Farm income and confidence falling

Defra’s latest Farm Business Income forecasts predict a decline in the profitability of farming across the majority of farming sectors and serve as a ...


UK farmers face decline in profitability

Defra’s latest Farm Business Income forecasts predict a decline in the profitability of farming across the majority of farming sectors and serve as a ...



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24 February 2015
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