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25 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Farmers have been reminded of the importance of biosecurity following the confirmation of four cases of Swine Dyesentery on UK pig farms. New cases...

Four cases of Swine Dyesentery confirmed on UK pig farms

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25 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

Around 3,000 piglets escaped an over-turned lorry in the US state of Illinois last week, according to local police. The incident occurred on Friday...

3,000 piglets loose after lorry over-turns in US

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22 March 2019 | News,Pigs

Last year's summer sustained heatwave appears to have taken its toll on UK pig herd performance, declining for the first time since 2010. Breeding ...

2018 heatwave takes toll on UK pig herd performance

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19 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Products

New technology that can detect the emotional state of pigs could lead to a tool that can monitor animals’ faces and alert farmers to any health and we...

3D tech which detects emotional state of pigs could benefit farmers

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16 March 2019 | Government,Meat,News,Pigs

The UK shipped a record number of pig meat around the world last year, worth just under £490m, further demonstrating the importance of non-EU countrie...

Importance of non-EU trade highlighted as UK ships record number of pig meat

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13 March 2019 | Government,News,Pigs

Defra is hoping for a quick resolution on the UK’s status for exporting animals and animal products to the EU in the event of a ‘no deal’, it has been...

Defra hoping for quick resolution to UK 'no deal' export status

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6 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

A farmer has been left 'frightened' and 'intimidated' after around two hundred vegan activists protested at her pig farm. Campaigners from Meat the...

Farmer left 'frightened and intimidated' following mass vegan protest

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5 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

The National Pig Association is liaising with the police and seeking legal advice after 200 vegan activists stormed a Lincolnshire pig farm. Campai...

Pig industry seeks legal action after mass protest at Lincs farm

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4 March 2019 | News,Pigs,Produce

British pig farmers have highlighted their 'thorough disappointment' to learn that a 'Great British' pork brand has been using imported ingredients. ...

'Great British' pork snack brand faces criticism after sourcing outside UK

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4 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

Around 200 vegan activists from across the UK who descended on a pig farm over the weekend caused the death of two piglets, the owner claims. Campa...

Farmer claims mass vegan protest caused death of two pigs

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27 February 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The Scottish pig industry are working together to fight a debilitating and costly disease first seen in herds in 1992, becoming the single most import...

Scottish pig industry unites to eradicate endemic disease

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26 February 2019 | News,Pigs,Produce,Supermarkets

More than 450 jobs are at risk at one of the UK's largest meat processing companies which supplies retailer Marks and Spencer. Tulip Ltd, which has...

Over 450 jobs at risk as major meat plant faces closure

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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,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,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,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,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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