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1 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Animal welfare is not compromised on farms which house more than 5,000 animals, according to a new study. The latest research – which has recently ...

Study suggests animal welfare is not compromised on large farms

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30 October 2018 | Housing and Equipment,News,Pigs

An important pig building survey is now underway to help gain an insight into what pig housing is currently in use and what future needs might be. ...

Major pig housing survey underway to inform future policies

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30 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

Three men from Lincolnshire have been charged after undercover footage showed them kicking pigs in the face and head, often violently and repeatedly, ...

Three men charged over pig abuse footage

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29 October 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Pigs,Sheep

The extreme weather of 2018 has made its mark on pork, beef and lamb production, according to a new report. For pork, in 2019 production is expecte...

Extreme weather of 2018 makes its mark on red meat production

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25 October 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs,Produce

Any trade agreement with the UK and US post-Brexit needs to be based on US production practices, a major American pig group has said. The National ...

UK and US trade deal 'needs to be based' on US pig standards

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24 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

A farmer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and banned from keeping livestock after being found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to two ...

Farmer sentenced to prison and banned from keeping livestock

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22 October 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The Belgium government has released €1m (£880m) for the culling of more than 4,000 commercial and domestic pigs in the African swine fever infected zo...

Belgium spends €1m on cull to stamp out swine fever

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16 October 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

China has suffered its most serious case of African swine fever yet, further damaging the country's cherished $1 trillion pig industry. A farm in t...

China suffers worst case of swine fever yet

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5 October 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

A total of 28 wild boar have been diagnosed with African swine fever inside Belgium’s 240 square mile Infected Zone. In a briefing seen by the Nati...

28 wild boar diagnosed with swine fever inside Belgium’s Infected Zone

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28 September 2018 | Government,News,Pigs

A Brexit ‘no deal’ could leave the UK pig industry facing a "disastrous situation" where exports to the EU are blocked but imports continue to flood i...

'No deal' Brexit could leave pig industry facing 'disastrous situation'

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26 September 2018 | Government,News,Pigs,Sheep

Any period where EU and UK imports and exports are paused and the uncertainty of not knowing when they might return could have "serious implications" ...

Potential pause in UK exports to EU alarms livestock farmers

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25 September 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales is reminding pig keepers it is illegal to feed catering waste and meat to their pigs as it risks introducing sw...

Pig keepers urged to avoid feeding food waste to their animals

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18 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

The risk of the African swine fever virus entering the UK remains at 'medium' following confirmation of the virus in wild boar in Belgium. The dead...

Risk of swine fever virus entering UK remains at 'medium'

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17 September 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

A new industry-wide campaign has commenced which aims to highlight the importance of vaccinations in helping protect animal health and welfare. The...

Industry-wide campaign reminds farmers that livestock #VaccinesWork

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

Eleven two-week old piglets have been stolen from a London farm, which now worries the animals won't survive on their own. Eleven Oxford Sandy and ...

Piglets stolen from London-based farm 'may not survive unless returned'

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14 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

African swine fever has now been confirmed in four wild boar in Belgium raising fears the deadly virus could pose a major threat to the UK. African...

UK pig industry on high alert as swine fever detected in Belgium

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5 September 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Vegan campaign group Viva! have been ordered to amend an advert which "misled" viewers into believing untruths about pig farming practices in the UK. ...

Vegan campaign group forced to change 'misleading' pig advert

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4 September 2018 | Animal Health,Meat,News,Pigs,Produce

The government has raised its assessment of the risk of products contaminated with African swine fever entering the UK from 'low' to 'medium'. Howe...

UK swine fever risk level raised following Europe outbreaks

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31 August 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Produce

An outbreak of the deadly pig disease African swine fever threatens to spread from China to other countries, according to the United Nations. The r...

Outbreak of African swine fever threatens to spread out of China, UN says

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28 August 2018 | Dairy,Finance,Meat,News,Pigs,Produce,Products,Supermarkets

Meat, vegetable and dairy prices are set to increase "at least" 5% due to the impact of the UK's sustained heatwave and extreme winter weather. Sum...

UK's extreme weather to trigger food price increase

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24 August 2018 | Government,Meat,News,Pigs

A ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario would "damage" the British pig industry, in particular its ability to export pork to the EU. The UK's leading pig indus...

'No deal' Brexit would 'damage' British pig industry

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22 August 2018 | News,Pigs

Eight pig producers from across Europe have won international awards for their innovation in pig production, including one British farmer. They are...

UK farmer joins seven pig producers in winning major innovation award

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22 August 2018 | Husbandry,News,Pigs,Renewables and Environment

Farmers must invest in newer, more efficient buildings in order to reduce their ammonia emissions, according to a leading farm group. The governmen...

Farmers told to invest in newer farm buildings to reduce emissions

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21 August 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Pig farmers and keepers have been reminded not to feed kitchen or catering waste to pigs to help prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in th...

Farmers reminded not to feed food waste to pigs following ASF in China

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21 August 2018 | News,Pigs

Two Kunekune pigs which were found severely injured in bad living conditions are now looking for a new farm to call home. Ava and Doris are two ful...

Two Kunekune pigs found mistreated now looking for new farm

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