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7 September 2017 | Government,News,Pigs

The pig industry has expressed concern following the publication of a leaked document giving an insight into the Government’s current thinking on its ...

Pig industry 'alarmed' by leaked immigration documents

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29 August 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

An antibiotic pressure group has raised serious concerns over plans to build one of the UK’s biggest pig farms in Limavady in Northern Ireland. Aro...

Antibiotic group raises concerns over 'mega pig farm' in Northern Ireland

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Exports of beef, lamb and pork from the UK have surpassed the £500 million mark for the first six months of 2017 – up 18 per cent year-on-year. The...

Strong start to the year for UK meat exports as £500m mark is surpassed

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24 August 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Pigs

Criminals have stolen more than 200 piglets from a farm in the space of a month, according to the police. Police are investigating the series of th...

Thieves steal more than 200 piglets in space of one month

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23 August 2017 | Animal Health,Meat Processing,News,Pigs

The National Pig Association (NPA) has welcomed figures showing a decline in human Hepatitis E cases in England and Wales. Figures published by Pub...

Pig industry welcomes fall in Hepatitis E cases as imported pork linked to UK cases

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21 August 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Red Tractor has added 'eMB Pigs' into their pig standards for 2017, making it compulsory for producers to submit their quarterly total antibiotic usag...

Red Tractor standards change for pig producers

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17 August 2017 | Arable,Dairy,Finance,Government,Market Reports,News,Pigs,Sheep

Brexit will have important implications on UK agricultural commodity markets due to potentially significant changes to trade flows, according to a new...

Report paints uncertain future for British agriculture post-Brexit

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15 August 2017 | Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Produce,Sheep

A group of UK livestock industry representatives has called on the Government to start acting now to help secure new export outlets for the industry. ...

‘Tremendous opportunity’: Livestock group urges new Brexit export outlets

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14 August 2017 | News,Pigs,Property News,Rural Life

A company behind plans to build five pig units in Co Londonderry has defended the proposals amid letters and petitions against it. Causeway Coast a...

Protest letters sent to council before major pig farm decision

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12 August 2017 | News,Pigs,Produce

A new export deal with China will bring a £200 million boost to the UK food industry and support 1,500 jobs, farming minister George Eustice has annou...

£200m export boost will see UK pork processors trade with China

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The Government plans to install mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in England, with the veterinary industry calling it a ‘huge win’ for animal heal...

Mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses announced by Government

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4 August 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs

Defra will be raising the risk level of African Swine Fever following recent cases discovered in Romania the Czech Republic and Poland. The risk le...

Defra raises risk level of African Swine Fever following recent cases in Europe

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3 August 2017 | Market Reports,News,Pigs,Produce,Supermarkets

Supermarket imports of bacon have risen over the past year according to the latest Porkwatch survey by AHDB. The May survey, taken shortly after th...

Survey shows supermarket imports of bacon have risen over past year

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28 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Education,News,Pigs

The pig industry has produced some new materials urging the general public and farmers to do everything to keep African Swine Fever (ASF) out of the U...

"Don't bring it home!" Pig industry warns public about African Swine Fever

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20 July 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The pig industry has hit back at recent reports of the increasing number of 'mega farms' in the UK, saying they have 'excellent resources' to maintain...

Pig industry hits back at negative reporting of 'mega farms'

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20 July 2017 | Finance,Market Reports,News,Pigs

The producer share of retail pork prices has hit a high that hasn't been seen since 2009. The share of pork retail prices received by producers inc...

Producer share of retail pork prices hits new high

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19 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs

A West Yorkshire farmer has been fined for feeding sandwiches filled with meat to his pigs. Halifax council officers said the farmer broke legislat...

West Yorkshire farmer fined £4000 for feeding meat sandwiches to pigs

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18 July 2017 | Animal Health,Appointments,News,Pigs,Shows and Events

A Norfolk pig farmer has been crowned McDonald’s Outstanding Farmer of the Year because of his commitment to animal welfare. Robert Battersby, a pi...

Norfolk pig farmer wins McDonalds Farmer of the Year

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14 July 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Pigs

The appearance of a wild boar in Gloucester this week has sparked a debate over the animals and its affect on the UK domestic pig industry. In a Tw...

Wild boar in Gloucester reignites fears over effects on domestic pig industry

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12 July 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Defra is offering £400,000 of research funding for a project to help develop a more humane stunning method for pigs. The Humane Slaughter Associati...

Defra offers £400,000 to develop more humane stunning method for pigs

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The government has moved to dampen fears in the medicine and veterinary industries by saying they will continue to 'work closely' with the the Europea...

Livestock industry welcomes UK announcement to keep ties with European Medicines Agency

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6 July 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Produce,Sheep

Standards to help producers cut down on antibiotic use among livestock have been detailed on new Red Tractor farm standards ready for October. Ever...

Reducing antibiotics in livestock among Red Tractor standards for October

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26 June 2017 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,Government,News,Pigs

Pig industry leaders have warned of consequences to their sector after farmers were given five years to phase out the use of zinc oxide in pig feed. ...

Pig farmers given five years to phase out zinc oxide

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23 June 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs

Timetables relating to antibiotic use in farming have been announced by RUMA, a group which promotes responsible use of medicines in farm animals. ...

Antibiotic task force announces timetable to reduce dependency

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19 June 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could be a bigger cause of death than cancer by 2050, scientists have said. Scientists attended a meeting called by ...

Antimicrobial resistance could be more deadly than cancer by 2050, scientists say