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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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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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