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8 August 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

A pig disease which was once unheard of in many countries is now re-emerging causing sales of vaccines to soar. Oedema disease, which had largely d...

Devastating pig disease once unheard of triggers vaccine sale surge

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8 August 2018 | Government,News,Pigs,Produce,Products

British farmers are set to benefit from a new market as Taiwan prepares to welcome British pork exports for the first time. Defra has announced tha...

£50m boost for farmers as Taiwan opens market for British pork

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7 August 2018 | Cattle,News,NFU,Pigs,Poultry,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

The government is taking more action to tackle ammonia emissions, with figures pinpointing the farming industry responsible for 88% of all emissions. ...

Guide and financial package for farmers to help reduce ammonia pollution

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30 July 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Food assurance scheme Red Tractor could increase the number of unannounced inspections following the release of undercover footage showing abuse at on...

Red Tractor could increase unannounced inspections following pig abuse footage

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23 July 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Researchers will study new methods to freeze pig eggs and embryos at a commercial viable level, which so far hasn’t been possible. Research funding...

New study to look at methods to freeze pig eggs and embryos

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19 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

A vegan activist who stole a pig from a farm in Leicestershire has been spared jail. 23-year-old Wesley Omar was, however, sentenced to a 12-month ...

Vegan activist spared jail after stealing pig from Leicestershire farm

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18 July 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The first quarter of 2018 saw the highest ever recorded diagnostic rate of the pig virus porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), latest ...

First quarter of 2018 sees record diagnostic rate of pig virus 'PRRS'

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17 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

Farmers saved thousands of pigs from a huge farmland blaze by creating fire blocks on the edges of their fields to stop it spreading. The fire star...

Farmers save thousands of pigs by creating fire blocks during blaze

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11 July 2018 | Meat,News,Pigs

The government has been told to intervene to make sure meat supplies do not dwindle in the event of another CO2 shortage. The British Meat Processo...

Meat industry tells government to intervene if CO2 shortage strikes again

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6 July 2018 | News,Pigs,Supermarkets

The pig industry has slammed Asda's "continued failure" to support British produce, as a survey shows the retailer's domestic offerings have drastical...

Pig industry slams Asda's 'continued failure' in stocking British

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3 July 2018 | Animal Health,Meat,News,Pigs,Supermarkets

The Co-operative's ‘higher welfare’ pig sourcing model has come into force today to bolster the retailer's animal welfare credentials. Consumers wi...

Co-op's 'higher welfare' pig sourcing model comes into force

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29 June 2018 | Meat,News,Pigs

A temporary derogation has been given to a Scottish pig plant due to a lack of CO2 supplies, and will see pigs processed south of the border in Englan...

Temporary derogation given to Scottish pig plant due to CO2 shortage

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26 June 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Scotland's biggest pig processor is set to close today due to the carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage hitting Europe caused by a major leak at an ammonia pl...

Scotland's biggest pig processor set to close today due to CO2 shortage

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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,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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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 | Agri Safety and 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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