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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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15 December 2016 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Products

The National Pig Association (NPA) has written to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) to outline concerns about the potential EU ban on the use...

National Pig Association expresses concerns over potential zinc oxide ban

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15 December 2016 | Meat,News,Pigs

The producer share of retail pork prices has hit a 28-month high, increasing once again in November, by 1 per cent on the month, to 40%. This is th...

Producer share of retail pork prices hits 28 month high

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12 December 2016 | News,Pigs,Produce

Global travel and population diversification has influenced the types of foods British consumers eat, according to AHDB. It’s a long-term trend tha...

Pork losing out in rise of international cuisines, according to AHDB

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12 December 2016 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

A Lincolnshire farmer has been found guilty of eight offences relating to the welfare of his pigs. Mark Haynes (53) from Donington near Spalding, w...

Lincolnshire farmer guilty of failing to care for pigs

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8 December 2016 | News,Pigs,Products

A huge North American pig enterprise is using British technology to help it achieve world-class performance, through precision farming. Thomas Live...

World class US-pig enterprise invests in British technology

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7 December 2016 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Researchers from Ohio State University have found bacteria on a US pig farm that can withstand a crucial family of antibiotics. Carbapenems, as the...

Researchers find bacteria on US pig farm which can withstand 'crucial' antibiotics

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2 December 2016 | Meat,News,Pigs,Produce

AHDB Pork is proposing to spend an extra £1m on promoting British pork under a new three-year strategy for the sector, launched this week. The incr...

AHDB Pork proposes to spend extra £1m on promoting British pork

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1 December 2016 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Rural Life

Northern Ireland agriculture minister Michelle McIlveen has announced a £4million package of support for local livestock farmers. The funding is ex...

Northern Ireland announce £4m support package for livestock farmers

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24 November 2016 | News,Pigs,Property News

A 15,000 pig development in Northern Ireland has been given the green light by planners, ending months of high-profile opposition against it. Derek...

15,000-pig farm approved ending months of high-profile opposition against it

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21 November 2016 | Education,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs

Yorkshire will soon become one of the best places in Europe for pig research, thanks to significant investment from the University of Leeds and the go...

Yorkshire to be top place in Europe for pig research thanks to multi-million pound investment

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21 November 2016 | Meat,News,Pigs

Hull-based meat producer Cranswick has bought Dunbia Ballymena, a pork processor based in Northern Ireland, marking its third acquisition in two years...

Hull-based ​Cranswick buys Northern Ireland's pork-processor Dunbia

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19 November 2016 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The pork industry is urging producers to send in their 2015 on-farm antibiotic usage data, 'in any shape or form', before the end of the year, to help...

Pork industry urges producers to send 2015 antibiotics usage data before end of the year

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18 November 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Products

Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resis...

Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK at four-year low

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17 November 2016 | Arable,Cattle,News,Pigs,Sheep

A 10% reduction in sales of antibiotics for use in food-producing animals in the UK has been described as 'very encouraging' by RUMA, a group which pr...

Reduction in antibiotic sales 'encouraging' for farming industry

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16 November 2016 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Sheep,Shows and Events

Over 400 cattle, 150 pens of sheep and 46 pig pens have been entered to take part in the English Winter Fair at the Staffordshire County Showground on...

Big visitor numbers expected for English Winter Fair this weekend

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12 November 2016 | Market Reports,News,Pigs,Produce

The value of pork exported from the UK during September was up 16% on the year, reaching the value of £21.7 million, according to AHDB figures. Thi...

Value of UK pork exports grows, despite falling volumes

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10 November 2016 | Dairy,News,Pigs,Shows and Events

Northern Ireland has announced that applications to the Business Development Group (BDG) programme will reopen to dairy and pig farmers on 16 November...

Minister urges farmers to apply for Business Development Group programme before 16 November deadline

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10 November 2016 | Appointments,News,Pigs

AHDB is looking for a pig producer and an independent member to join the board of AHDB Pork. The successful applicants will become members in April...

AHDB looking for pig producer to join the board of AHDB Pork

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9 November 2016 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The pig industry has largely rejected proposals by the government to bring bovine TB regulations for pigs and other non-bovines into line with those i...

Pig industry rejects government proposals to bring bovine TB regulations for pigs

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7 November 2016 | Finance,News,Pigs

The farming sector has called on all partners in the pork supply chain to forge better working relationships to ensure a fairer distribution of profit...

Pork supply chain urged to forge better working relationships to ensure fair distribution of profits

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4 November 2016 | News,Pigs

A 2 million euro project to look at health and meat quality of pig farming in the EU has been launched. The project is made up of 19 organisations ...

Pig farming scheme aims to look at welfare and meat quality in EU

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3 November 2016 | Government,News,Pigs

Defra Secretary Andrea Leadsom has sought to reassure pig farmers their concerns will be fully taken on board as the UK carves out a new future outsid...

Leadsom seeks to reassure pig industry over Brexit concerns

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