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12 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The pig industry has called on Defra to simplify its draft statutory animal welfare code and reduce it in length. The National Pig Association (NPA...

Pig industry tells Defra to simplify new animal welfare codes

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9 March 2018 | Meat,News,Pigs,Produce

Mexico has the potential to "act like a springboard" into the wider region for British meat and dairy exports, in particular pork, according to AHDB. ...

Mexico could 'act like a springboard' into the region for British meat exports

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7 March 2018 | Finance,News,Pigs

The pig industry has called for continued support from the supply chain and consumers as forecasts show a further rise in income for the current finan...

Pig industry urges continued support as incomes rise

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Leaving the EU will be one of the “most defining political events” for the protection of UK animals, including livestock, according to a new report. ...

Brexit ‘most defining political event’ for protection of livestock

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27 February 2018 | Education,Meat,News,Pigs

Keeping pigs on a rural Hampshire school farm to show children how food is produced is to return following vegan backlash which temporarily axed it. ...

Pig rearing to return to rural school following vegan backlash

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16 February 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

A farmer has been sentenced to eight weeks imprisonment after admitting the mistreatment of pigs at a farm in east Suffolk. 24-year-old Christopher...

Suffolk farmer sentenced to eight weeks in prison for mistreating pigs

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15 February 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs

Labour Party plans to move away from "intensive factory farming systems" has been labelled "too simplistic" by the pig industry. The Labour Party h...

Labour plans to phase out 'intensive factory farming' labelled 'too simplistic' by pig farmers

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Antibiotic use on US farms is at least nine times higher than use on British farms, raising industry concerns over a possible free trade deal post-Bre...

US farm antibiotic use 'at least nine times higher' compared to British farms

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6 February 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Dairy,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry

MPs have decided to re-open an inquiry to investigate whether the labour situation faced by those working in agriculture has improved or deteriorated....

MPs re-open inquiry looking into labour needs in agriculture

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Total income from Scottish farming is estimated to have increased by £245 million in 2017, after a modest increase in 2016. The Scottish Government...

Total income from Scottish farming estimated to increase by £245m in 2017

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2 February 2018 | Feed and Forage,Forestry,News,Organic,Pigs,Poultry

A new EU-funded project has been launched to help organic pig and poultry farms achieve the goal of 100 percent use of local organic feed. Research...

Changes to EU organic regulation triggers ‘grow local’ research for feed

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2 February 2018 | Government,News,Pigs

A major farming organisation has urged the government to ensure a future supply of migrant labour in agriculture, and that any new scheme must encoura...

Government urged to shift focus to permanent EU labour supply to avoid 'looming crisis'

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29 January 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry

Welfare codes for pigs, laying hens, and meat chickens are being updated as part of a programme of government reforms to enhance animal welfare. Th...

Farmers to provide 'enriched environment' for livestock under new welfare plans

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29 January 2018 | Meat,News,Pigs,Produce

Improved pork sales contributed to shoppers spending £1bn more this Christmas than last year, according to new data. According to analysis by AHDB ...

Improved pork sales helps 2017 to a bumper Christmas

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28 January 2018 | Finance,News,NFU,Pigs,Poultry,Renewables and Environment

The Environment Agency has been urged to delay the introduction of changes to its charging regimes which could see significant increased costs for far...

Environment Agency charge proposals could have 'detrimental effect' on farmers

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25 January 2018 | Education,Meat,News,Pigs

Television presenter Piers Morgan has clashed with a vegan who backed a petition, attracting 35,000 signatures, to ban a school rearing pigs for meat....

Piers Morgan clashes with vegan who backed petition to stop school rearing pigs

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22 January 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Education,News,Pigs,Sheep

British farmers are using February to promote the "liquid gold" properties of colostrum in reducing the need for antibiotics in livestock and improvin...

Farmers to promote 'liquid gold' properties of colostrum in new antibiotic campaign

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19 January 2018 | Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Parliament is to discuss banning live exports in February, after a petition has gained enough signatories to trigger a debate. As of 19 January, th...

Parliament to debate in February the banning of live exports

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12 January 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Pigs,Poultry

Farmers and growers using irrigation are being encouraged by the NFU to respond to the Environment Agency's consultation on its strategic review of ch...

NFU holds 'significant concerns' over proposals for increased abstraction charges

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11 January 2018 | News,Pigs

A wild boar in the Forest of Dean has bitten off a dog-walker's finger, adding to a growing list of concerns surrounding the animal's public presence....

Wild boar which poses risk to farmed-pigs bites dog walker's finger off

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10 January 2018 | Meat,News,Pigs

A Welsh pork producer which specialises in cured meats has won a top award at the Food and Farming Awards ceremony hosted in the House of Commons. ...

Welsh farmers win top farming award for its cured meats

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9 January 2018 | Market Reports,News,Pigs,Produce,Supermarkets

Supermarkets and retailers are stocking an increased amount of fresh British pork thanks to efforts by a marketing campaign to boost home-grown sales....

Supermarkets stocking more British pork, shelf watch finds

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5 January 2018 | Government,Market Reports,Meat,News,Pigs

A report which looks at the cost of pig meat production in all EU countries could prove valuable to pig producers in Britain – particularly in the fac...

Pig industry report which compares UK to EU countries could be 'valuable' for Brexit

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3 January 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Market Reports,News,Pigs,Produce

The new year will bring many opportunities, chief among them being the challenge of negotiating a good Brexit deal for the pig industry and battling v...

Brexit and vegan activism 'challenges' for pig industry in 2018

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3 January 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,Market Reports,News,Pigs,Products

The UK has received its largest ever export order from China for frozen boar semen, in a deal which also involves training Chinese staff in artificial...

UK pig stud secures biggest ever export order to China

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