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18 February 2017 | Meat,News,Pigs,Produce

UK pork exports are the highest they have ever been since 1999, according to new figures by AHDB Pork. In December, the volume of UK pig meat expor...

UK pig meat exports hit 17-year high in 2016

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15 February 2017 | News,Pigs,Produce

Pedigree Welsh Pork has been given given Traditional Specialities Guaranteed (TSG) status, which gives the brand legal protection. This is the firs...

Pedigree Welsh Pork awarded 'Traditional Specialities Guaranteed' status

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9 February 2017 | Market Reports,Meat,News,Pigs,Produce,Supermarkets

After years of steady decline, new figures show that bacon is coming back as a popular and versatile red meat. Over 40,000 tonnes of bacon were sol...

New figures show bacon sales are gaining ground, despite previous bad publicity

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8 February 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs,Poultry

Pig farmers have been warned pigs sharing premises where avian flu has been detected in poultry could be culled if they are found to be carrying the d...

Pigs sharing premises where bird flu has been found in poultry could be culled, Defra warns

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6 February 2017 | Government,News,Pigs,Rural Life

National Pig Association (NPA) has been asked to give evidence to MPs about the prospect of labour shortages in the agricultural sector. The Enviro...

National Pig Association to give evidence to MPs on labour shortages

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6 February 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

Red Tractor pig producers will be required to use the electronic medicine book (e-MB) to record the total collated antibiotics they administer to thei...

Red Tractor pig producers to use electronic medicine book for antibiotic recording purposes

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4 February 2017 | Government,News,Pigs

US pork industry leaders have 'applauded' the Trump administration for seeking closer trade relations with the UK, backed by a plea for talks between ...

US pork industry leaders applaud Trump for seeking closer trade ties with UK

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2 February 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

Firefighters have pumped water out of a flooded farm to save 900 trapped pigs in North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted a...

Firefighters save 900 trapped pigs from rising flooded water in North Yorkshire

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31 January 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

Antibiotic-free labels can be 'very misleading', the National Pig Association (NPA) has warned in a new briefing on the increasingly prominent topic. ...

Antibiotic-free labelling 'very misleading', says National Pig Association

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27 January 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The National Pig Association (NPA) has issued a strong response to media reports which have circulated suggesting pig farms are at the centre of a 'cr...

Pig industry reacts to tabloid claims of 'cruel horse hormone' treatment

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27 January 2017 | News,Pigs,Property News

A controversial farm in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland that will house 15,000 pigs has begun construction. Farmer Derek Hall wanted to construct a ...

Controversial 15,000-pig farm begins construction in Northern Ireland

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26 January 2017 | News,Pigs

Smart pig farming received the thumbs up from pig producers, industry opinion-formers and an independent innovation agency at a meeting in Staffordshi...

Smart pig farming worth £300k receives thumbs up from pig producers

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22 January 2017 | Animal Health,Education,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs

19 year-old student Loretta Holder has been awarded a scholarship to help achieve her dream of becoming an animal nutritionist for pigs. Despite a ...

Scholarship to help 19 year-old student help reach her dream

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20 January 2017 | Government,News,Pigs

The fundamental importance of EU labour to sectors like pig production must not be forgotten as the Government forges ahead with its Brexit plans, the...

'Without EU labour there will be no British pig industry as we know it,' farmers warn

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19 January 2017 | Market Reports,News,Pigs,Produce

The Asia-Pacific region could offer 'increasing opportunities' for UK pork exporters looking forward, AHDB Pork has said. The Asian middle class is...

UK pork exporters look to emerging middle class in the Far East for 'increasing opportunities'

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16 January 2017 | Government,News,Pigs

The National Pig Association (NPA) has been invited to Downing Street to outline its position ahead of crucial Government Brexit negotiations. The ...

National Pig Association invited to Downing Street to talk Brexit

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16 January 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

Twenty pigs have died due to a livestock lorry flipping over on its side on the A16. The incident happened on the 11 January, when extreme gale for...

Twenty pigs die after livestock lorry overturns on A16

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13 January 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Gene-editing techniques could help to improve stocks of farmed pigs by boosting supplies of sperm from prized sires. Scientists have created male p...

Pig gene advance could boost sperm stocks from prized animals

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6 January 2017 | News,Pigs,Renewables and Environment

The development of alternatives for on-farm disposal of fallen stock could be a 'significant benefit' to the industry as EU legislation is currently p...

Pig carcases could be disposed of via anaerobic digestion bringing 'significant benefits' to farms

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5 January 2017 | Government,News,Pigs

The UK pig sector should use its diversity to its advantage to gain a competitive edge in the global markets as a new post-Brexit world takes shape, a...

Pig sector urged to use its 'diversity' to gain competitive edge in global markets

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4 January 2017 | News,Pigs

Pig semen from the UK has been used for the first time in India to improve its breeding stock and produce better quality pork. The first ever shipm...

UK pig semen to improve pork quality in India

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31 December 2016 | Meat,News,Pigs,Produce,Supermarkets

Bacon sales have declined as shoppers choose fish over meat for their meals, industry data has suggested. Meat sales were down by £300m in 2016, a ...

Shoppers starting to shun pork, suggests industry data

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30 December 2016 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The AHDB Pork Focus Farm has achieved a 61% reduction in pre-weaning mortality just six months in. This result is being attributed to improvements ...

Focus Farm achieves 61 per cent in pre-weaning mortality reduction

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28 December 2016 | Appointments,News,Pigs

AHDB Board Member and AHDB Pork Sector Board chair Meryl Ward has decided not to put herself forward for re-appointment when her term of office comes ...

Meryl Ward to step down as AHDB Pork chairman

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20 December 2016 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

A European declaration to end surgical castration of pigs by 2018 is 'far from being met' according to research published in the Porcine Health Manage...

EU declaration to phase out farmed pig castration is 'behind schedule'

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