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18 April 2018 | Cattle,News,Pigs

A report has been released that sets out current state of the UK’s rarest breeds at risk of extinction, which includes Vaynol cows and British Lop pig...

British rare breed pigs and cattle at risk of being 'lost forever'

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17 April 2018 | Government,News,Pigs

European Union pig producers will be "well-placed to compete" if the US finds it harder to sell pork to China following an escalating trade dispute. ...

EU pig producers 'well-placed to compete' following US-China trade dispute

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12 April 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

A ban on live animal exports would be "remarkably shortsighted" given the uncertainty around a post-Brexit trade deal and agricultural tariffs, farmin...

Live export ban 'remarkably shortsighted given Brexit uncertainty', union warns

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11 April 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs,Produce

A complaint from vegan group Viva! on the AHDB Pork Midweek Meals campaign has not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority. The claim th...

Advertising Standards reject vegan complaint directed at pork advert

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11 April 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Products

A high-tech system involving 3D cameras could help UK farmers spot the early warning signs of tail biting in pigs. Tail biting is a health and wel...

High-tech 3D camera could help farmers spot tail biting in pigs

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Defra Secretary Michael Gove has launched a call for evidence for a potential ban on the live export of animals for slaughter once the UK leaves the E...

Ban on live animal exports for slaughter explored by Gove

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9 April 2018 | Husbandry,News,Pigs

The UK's leading pig association has reassured producers that the introduction of a new traceability system for livestock will not mean a move to indi...

New traceability system does not mean individual EID for pigs

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8 April 2018 | Government,Market Reports,News,Pigs

The EU pig industry may benefit from the looming trade war between the United States and China, according to AHDB Pork. In March, the US announced ...

EU pig industry may benefit from US-China trade dispute

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4 April 2018 | Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The development of a new Livestock Information Service to give farmers accurate information about animals and their movements has been announced by th...

New Livestock Information Service announced to champion farm-to-fork traceability

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2 April 2018 | Government,News,Pigs

The agricultural industry’s concerns over the Government’s post-Brexit immigration policy are shared across the national economy, according to a repor...

Farming industry’s labour concerns shared across whole economy, report shows

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26 March 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Pigs

A fire that ripped through a North Yorkshire farm killing over two-hundred pigs on the weekend is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault. ...

Electrical fault thought to be cause of farm fire that killed 246 pigs

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23 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Denmark will construct a 43.5 mile wall on its German border to keep out wild boars that can carry the deadly disease African swine fewer. The dise...

Denmark to build wall on German border to keep pig disease out

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23 March 2018 | Finance,News,Pigs

New environmental permit charges published by the Environment Agency will add "unjustified costs" to pig farming businesses, the industry has warned. ...

New environmental permit charges will add 'unjustified costs' for pig farmers

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17 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Supermarkets

The Co-op has announced it will sell all of its own-brand fresh pork from 100 percent outdoor pigs reared on RSPCA Assured farms. From July, the re...

Co-op bolsters welfare credentials by committing to 100 percent outdoor bred pork

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16 March 2018 | Government,News,Pigs

Brexit has "exacerbated an already deteriorating situation" regarding the ability of the pig industry to attract labour. The National Pig Associati...

Pig industry's ability to attract labour 'continues to deteriorate slowly'

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15 March 2018 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Rural Life,Sheep

Farmer's daughter and blog writer Heather Mackie has spoken at how "heart-breaking" it is to see vegan activists attack the farming industry without f...

Farmer's daughter slams 'heart-breaking' attacks on industry

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12 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The pig industry has called on Defra to simplify its draft statutory animal welfare code and reduce it in length. The National Pig Association (NPA...

Pig industry tells Defra to simplify new animal welfare codes

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9 March 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs,Produce

Mexico has the potential to "act like a springboard" into the wider region for British meat and dairy exports, in particular pork, according to AHDB. ...

Mexico could 'act like a springboard' into the region for British meat exports

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7 March 2018 | Finance,News,Pigs

The pig industry has called for continued support from the supply chain and consumers as forecasts show a further rise in income for the current finan...

Pig industry urges continued support as incomes rise

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Leaving the EU will be one of the “most defining political events” for the protection of UK animals, including livestock, according to a new report. ...

Brexit ‘most defining political event’ for protection of livestock

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27 February 2018 | Education,Meat Processing,News,Pigs

Keeping pigs on a rural Hampshire school farm to show children how food is produced is to return following vegan backlash which temporarily axed it. ...

Pig rearing to return to rural school following vegan backlash

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16 February 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Pigs

A farmer has been sentenced to eight weeks imprisonment after admitting the mistreatment of pigs at a farm in east Suffolk. 24-year-old Christopher...

Suffolk farmer sentenced to eight weeks in prison for mistreating pigs

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15 February 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs

Labour Party plans to move away from "intensive factory farming systems" has been labelled "too simplistic" by the pig industry. The Labour Party h...

Labour plans to phase out 'intensive factory farming' labelled 'too simplistic' by pig farmers

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8 February 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry

Antibiotic use on US farms is at least nine times higher than use on British farms, raising industry concerns over a possible free trade deal post-Bre...

US farm antibiotic use 'at least nine times higher' compared to British farms

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6 February 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Dairy,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry

MPs have decided to re-open an inquiry to investigate whether the labour situation faced by those working in agriculture has improved or deteriorated....

MPs re-open inquiry looking into labour needs in agriculture

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