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18 February 2019 | Meat,News,Pigs

A campaign to remove terms like ‘Pig out’, ‘Porker’ and ‘Eat like a Pig’ from the dictionary has been shortlisted for a major PR award. The AHDB ma...

Campaign to remove ‘pig out’ from dictionary shortlisted for award

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15 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

New figures show the use of antimicrobials for growth promotion has declined from 60 to 45 countries since the last round of data collection. The W...

45 countries still use animal growth promoters, report says

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14 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

A form of animal rights activism which is 'darker' and 'more insidious' is a 'serious concern' for pig producers, a leading industry figure has said. ...

'This darker form of animal rights activism is a serious concern'

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13 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The UK’s leading veterinary association is urging the government to put welfare 'at the heart' of any decision-making with regards to moving livestock...

'Increasing political appetite' to improve live animal transport

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12 February 2019 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Products,Sheep

Farmers have introduced a Tinder-style app, called Tudder, that lets them find breeding matches by viewing photos of livestock with details of locatio...

Tinder-style app 'Tudder' lets farmers choose livestock breeding matches

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11 February 2019 | Finance,Government,News,Pigs

The government could cause 'untold damage' to the British pig sector if it waives tariffs and checks on imports in the event of Brexit no deal. The...

Pig sector urges government to refrain from 'unfair' Brexit tariff regime

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7 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

It takes only one or two isolated animal welfare incidents on pig farms to put a 'blight' on the entire sector, according to the National Pig Associat...

Just one welfare incident can 'blight' entire pig sector, group says

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A new report released by AHDB presents a new insight into the potential impacts on trade in agricultural and horticultural goods once the UK leaves th...

New report looks at Brexit challenges across UK farming sectors

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1 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

Three men have pleaded guilty to animal cruelty offences after they were filmed kicking pigs in the face and head in over 100 incidents. The footag...

Three farm workers plead guilty to abusing pigs on farm

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30 January 2019 | News,Pigs

Europe's largest pork producer Danish Crown has announced that it will cut between 300 and 400 jobs, with most of them based in the UK. The move is...

Europe's largest pork producer cuts up to 400 UK jobs

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25 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs

The government has launched its 5-year action plan to set new targets on containing and controlling antimicrobial resistance in the farming industry. ...

5-year action plan to set new targets controlling antimicrobial resistance

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24 January 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

British pig producers have been encouraged to put up signs telling people not to feed the pigs due to risk of spreading African swine fever. With A...

Farmers to up ante with warnings to public on risks of feeding pigs

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22 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,NFU,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The Livestock Information Service has the potential to transform the livestock sector through greater transparency and data sharing, NFU President Min...

Livestock Information Service will 'transform' livestock sector, NFU President says

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18 January 2019 | Meat,News,Pigs

A new initiative which aims to raise the profile of Welsh pork and champion local pig producers will launch next week. Starting from January 21st t...

Farmers and suppliers to celebrate Welsh pork for one week

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17 January 2019 | News,Pigs,Poultry,Renewables and Environment

Pig and poultry farmers will soon be able to demonstrate compliance with new permitting rules using two new calculators, free of charge. The calcul...

New calculators available to help permitted pig and poultry farmers

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16 January 2019 | Meat,News,Pigs,Produce

A £2.5 million Midweek Meal campaign will see health focused adverts promoting pork appear during prime-time TV shows like Coronation Street, starting...

New £2.5m push to promote pork to show during prime-time TV

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10 January 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

More than 100 cases of African swine fever have now been recorded in China, 'significantly disrupting' the country's cherished pig industry. The ma...

'Significantly disrupting': More than 100 cases of swine fever recorded in China

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10 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Meat,News,Pigs,Sheep

Legislation is to be brought forward in Scotland this year requiring abattoirs to record on CCTV all areas where live animals are present. This is ...

Scotland to introduce compulsory CCTV in abattoirs

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3 January 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The introduction of a new harsher inspection regime for pig producers has been postponed following pressure from the sector. The Animal and Plant H...

New harsher inspection regime postponed following pig sector pressure

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2 January 2019 | Government,News,Pigs

Pig producers are urging MPs to back Theresa May’s Brexit agreement ahead of a critical rescheduled vote in mid-January. The prospects of the UK le...

Pig producers urge MPs to back May's Brexit deal as crucial vote looms

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18 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The UK pig industry has backed calls to improve stewardship of antimicrobials in global pork production in order to ensure a level playing field. T...

Pig producers back calls to improve global antibiotic stewardship

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17 December 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Scottish livestock farmers and crofters are facing mixed fortunes of farmgate prices as the festive season approaches. The farmgate price for prime...

Scottish livestock farmers face mixed fortunes in run up to Christmas

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17 December 2018 | News,Pigs,Rural Life

The pig industry network could be expanded to help provide mental health support for farmers in the face of political uncertainty growing vegan activi...

Pig industry network could be expanded to offer mental health support

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17 December 2018 | Government,News,Pigs

US farmers have criticised the EU for their “shameful” resistance to including agriculture in a potential free trade agreement. The National Pork P...

US farmers call out EU for 'shameful' resistance to agricultural trade

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13 December 2018 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Sheep

A new research project is aiming to improve production efficiency in the UK by enabling farmers to determine the optimum mature size for both beef cat...

Project to enable farmers to determine optimum size for livestock

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