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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Scheme to help monitor pig herd health relaunched​
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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Farmers are being invited to join a scheme which will give them access to post-mortem data on their pigs to help monitor the health of their herd and ...

Scheme to help monitor pig herd health relaunched​

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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry,Produce

A leading academic has issued a renewed warning that a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States could result in the UK being flooded with cheap, ...

'Cheap, lower-welfare food': Renewed warning over post-Brexit deal with US

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4 December 2018 | News,Pigs

Game of Thrones actor Jerome Flynn has launched a short film at the House of Commons in opposition to proposed plans to construct a large pig farm in ...

Games of Thrones actor leads protest against NI pig farm plan

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1 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Significant new powers granted to the UK and devolved nations post-Brexit could be used to introduce a ban on live exports. As the UK develops its ...

New UK powers could mean live export ban despite industry concern

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29 November 2018 | Meat,News,Pigs

The costs of pig meat production in 17 countries during 2017 are examined in a new report, which shows an 8% increase in cost of production. The re...

Report shows 8% increase in cost of pig meat production

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29 November 2018 | Meat,News,Pigs

A major advertisement campaign has seen sales of pork cuts increase by 16.5 percent, worth around £3.2 million. Early results show a significant nu...

Major advert campaign drives public to buy more pork

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26 November 2018 | Dairy,News,Pigs,Produce,Supermarkets

Any attempts to introduce 'Method of Production' labelling on meat and dairy products could potentially “mislead” consumers. Animal welfare groups ...

'Method of Production' labelling on meat could 'mislead' public

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26 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

Two men have pleaded guilty to animal cruelty offences after they were filmed kicking pigs in the face and head, often violently and repeatedly, in ov...

Two men plead guilty after being filmed violently abusing pigs

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20 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The Chief Veterinary Officer of the UK has warned hauliers of the risks of bringing African swine fever into the UK. Christine Middlemiss has writt...

Chief Vet warns hauliers of risk of bringing swine fever into UK

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19 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

A review of progress has been released which shows the farming industry's ambitions in reducing, refining and replacing antibiotic use on farm. Twe...

New report shows progress on reducing livestock antibiotic use

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16 November 2018 | News,Pigs,Shows and Events

Pig producers have been invited to enter their innovative ideas and examples of on-farm best practice in an annual Europe-wide contest. The 2019 Eu...

Pig producers urged to enter 2019 EU PiG Grand Prix

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15 November 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs

Animal welfare on EU farms remains inadequate as a new report finds Member States routinely tail dock pigs and ignore rules on long-distance livestock...

Member States frequently flout EU animal welfare laws, auditors warn

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9 November 2018 | News,Pigs,Produce,Shows and Events

Pork processors and exporters from the UK have arrived in Taiwan this week as part of a three-day mission to explore this new market. Eight delegat...

UK pork exporters look to Taiwan for new opportunities

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6 November 2018 | News,Pigs

Keeping things simple and focused will help keep the British pig industry fit for the future says the winner of this year’s David Black Award. The ...

Keep simple and focused to succeed, says David Black winner

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5 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The Belgian authorities are planning a cull of wild boar to prevent further spread of African swine fever (ASF). A total of 114 dead wild boars hav...

Belgian authorities planning wild boar cull

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2 November 2018 | Education,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs,Poultry

The pig and poultry sectors are on the lookout for two students to complete a 12 month paid scholarship placement, with both positions starting at £16...

Students wanted for paid placement in pig and poultry industry

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1 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Animal welfare is not compromised on farms which house more than 5,000 animals, according to a new study. The latest research – which has recently ...

Study suggests animal welfare is not compromised on large farms

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30 October 2018 | Housing and Equipment,News,Pigs

An important pig building survey is now underway to help gain an insight into what pig housing is currently in use and what future needs might be. ...

Major pig housing survey underway to inform future policies

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30 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

Three men from Lincolnshire have been charged after undercover footage showed them kicking pigs in the face and head, often violently and repeatedly, ...

Three men charged over pig abuse footage

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29 October 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Pigs,Sheep

The extreme weather of 2018 has made its mark on pork, beef and lamb production, according to a new report. For pork, in 2019 production is expecte...

Extreme weather of 2018 makes its mark on red meat production

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25 October 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs,Produce

Any trade agreement with the UK and US post-Brexit needs to be based on US production practices, a major American pig group has said. The National ...

UK and US trade deal 'needs to be based' on US pig standards

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24 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

A farmer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and banned from keeping livestock after being found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to two ...

Farmer sentenced to prison and banned from keeping livestock

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22 October 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The Belgium government has released €1m (£880m) for the culling of more than 4,000 commercial and domestic pigs in the African swine fever infected zo...

Belgium spends €1m on cull to stamp out swine fever

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16 October 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

China has suffered its most serious case of African swine fever yet, further damaging the country's cherished $1 trillion pig industry. A farm in t...

China suffers worst case of swine fever yet

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5 October 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

A total of 28 wild boar have been diagnosed with African swine fever inside Belgium’s 240 square mile Infected Zone. In a briefing seen by the Nati...

28 wild boar diagnosed with swine fever inside Belgium’s Infected Zone

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