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22 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry

Brexit will threaten new EU regulations on prohibiting the use of antibiotics in farming "at the altar of trade", according to an MEP. The new rule...

Brexit threatens ‘bold but essential’ EU rules on reducing farm antibiotics, warns MEP

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21 June 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world’s most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code. Tests with the virus ...

Scientists change genetic code of pigs to make them resist disease

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15 June 2018 | Government,News,Pigs,Produce

The government must dedicate more resources in promoting British food abroad and securing new trade deals, according to the National Pig Association (...

Dedicate more resources in promoting British, pig industry tells Defra

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A new government-funded project to be launched by Adam Henson at a popular agricultural show seeks to encourage young farmers in promoting the UK's na...

Project to encourage young farmers in promoting native breeds

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5 June 2018 | Education,Meat Processing,News,Pigs

Almost half a million more shoppers bought fresh British pork during the two phases of a new £3 million advertising campaign promoting the meat. Th...

Half a million more Brits buy fresh pork thanks to £3m advert campaign

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23 May 2018 | Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

An organisation which represents pig farmers has labelled undercover footage showing workers violently mistreating pigs at one of the UK's largest pig...

Footage showing abuse of pigs on Lincs farm 'abhorrent', NPA says

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21 May 2018 | Government,Market Reports,News,Pigs,Produce

The Asia-Pacific region continues to offer opportunities for the UK pork sector as an increased presence builds up to reap the rewards of overseas tra...

UK pork sector increases presence in Asia Pacific to reap export deals

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Latest figures released by Defra show the number of producers farming organically increased by almost 2% in 2017 - the first increase in at least six ...

Number of organic farmers rises by almost 2 percent in 2017

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17 May 2018 | Rural Crime,News,Pigs

A farmer has been left feeling "extreme distress" after around 65 of his pigs died due to suspected arson, police confirm. An investigation has bee...

Arson suspected as 65 pigs die in South Yorkshire farm fire

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15 May 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The pig industry has welcomed latest figures which show it has reduced antibiotic usage in the UK by 28 per cent in 2017, bringing the total reduction...

Pig industry reduces antibiotic use by 28 percent in 2017

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14 May 2018 | Arable,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The numerous opportunities for collaboration between arable and livestock enterprises have been highlighted in a new guide issued by AHDB. With bot...

New guide highlights livestock opportunities for arable farmers

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10 May 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs

The European Commission has dropped plans for a drastic reduction in permitted copper levels in piglet feed, with the UK pig industry calling it a "ma...

'Major win' for UK pig farmers as EU drops plan for drastic copper reductions

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4 May 2018 | News,Pigs,Produce,Supermarkets

Latest shelf watch figures have highlighted the "vast difference" in Sainsbury's and Asda's approach to sourcing British pork. It follows news of a...

'Vast difference' between Sainsbury's and Asda sourcing policy, farmers say

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26 April 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs

New research has shown that over 75% of pig farmers and agricultural professionals support overturning the current ban on feeding leftovers to pigs. ...

Farmers support lifting ban on feeding pigs with leftovers, research shows

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25 April 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

African swine fever (ASF) has been reported in wild boar in Hungary for the first time, raising concerns over the vast distances the deadly pig virus ...

UK pig industry highlights concerns as Hungary detects ASF for first time

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25 April 2018 | News,Pigs,Poultry,Shows and Events

Pig and poultry producers are looking forward to a bright couple of years ahead according to a new survey taken by 100 farmers. Canvassing the opin...

Survey shows pig and poultry farmers look forward to future with positivity

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23 April 2018 | Dairy,Government,News,Pigs,Produce

The European Union and Mexico have reached a new agreement on trade that has been described as a "very positive" step for the EU's agri-food sector. ...

EU calls new trade agreement with Mexico 'very positive' for farmers

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23 April 2018 | News,Pigs,Rural Life

There is a "real disconnect" between the farming industry and the media and both sides are to blame, according to a Countryfile director. BBC Count...

Countryfile director highlights disconnect between farmers and media

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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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