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10 May 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs

The European Commission has dropped plans for a drastic reduction in permitted copper levels in piglet feed, with the UK pig industry calling it a "ma...

'Major win' for UK pig farmers as EU drops plan for drastic copper reductions

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4 May 2018 | News,Pigs,Produce,Supermarkets

Latest shelf watch figures have highlighted the "vast difference" in Sainsbury's and Asda's approach to sourcing British pork. It follows news of a...

'Vast difference' between Sainsbury's and Asda sourcing policy, farmers say

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26 April 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs

New research has shown that over 75% of pig farmers and agricultural professionals support overturning the current ban on feeding leftovers to pigs. ...

Farmers support lifting ban on feeding pigs with leftovers, research shows

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25 April 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

African swine fever (ASF) has been reported in wild boar in Hungary for the first time, raising concerns over the vast distances the deadly pig virus ...

UK pig industry highlights concerns as Hungary detects ASF for first time

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25 April 2018 | News,Pigs,Poultry,Shows and Events

Pig and poultry producers are looking forward to a bright couple of years ahead according to a new survey taken by 100 farmers. Canvassing the opin...

Survey shows pig and poultry farmers look forward to future with positivity

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23 April 2018 | Dairy,Government,News,Pigs,Produce

The European Union and Mexico have reached a new agreement on trade that has been described as a "very positive" step for the EU's agri-food sector. ...

EU calls new trade agreement with Mexico 'very positive' for farmers

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23 April 2018 | News,Pigs,Rural Life

There is a "real disconnect" between the farming industry and the media and both sides are to blame, according to a Countryfile director. BBC Count...

Countryfile director highlights disconnect between farmers and media

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18 April 2018 | Cattle,News,Pigs

A report has been released that sets out current state of the UK’s rarest breeds at risk of extinction, which includes Vaynol cows and British Lop pig...

British rare breed pigs and cattle at risk of being 'lost forever'

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17 April 2018 | Government,News,Pigs

European Union pig producers will be "well-placed to compete" if the US finds it harder to sell pork to China following an escalating trade dispute. ...

EU pig producers 'well-placed to compete' following US-China trade dispute

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11 April 2018 | Meat,News,Pigs,Produce

A complaint from vegan group Viva! on the AHDB Pork Midweek Meals campaign has not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority. The claim th...

Advertising Standards reject vegan complaint directed at pork advert

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11 April 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Products

A high-tech system involving 3D cameras could help UK farmers spot the early warning signs of tail biting in pigs. Tail biting is a health and wel...

High-tech 3D camera could help farmers spot tail biting in pigs

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9 April 2018 | Husbandry,News,Pigs

The UK's leading pig association has reassured producers that the introduction of a new traceability system for livestock will not mean a move to indi...

New traceability system does not mean individual EID for pigs

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8 April 2018 | Government,Market Reports,News,Pigs

The EU pig industry may benefit from the looming trade war between the United States and China, according to AHDB Pork. In March, the US announced ...

EU pig industry may benefit from US-China trade dispute

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2 April 2018 | Government,News,Pigs

The agricultural industry’s concerns over the Government’s post-Brexit immigration policy are shared across the national economy, according to a repor...

Farming industry’s labour concerns shared across whole economy, report shows

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26 March 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

A fire that ripped through a North Yorkshire farm killing over two-hundred pigs on the weekend is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault. ...

Electrical fault thought to be cause of farm fire that killed 246 pigs

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23 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Denmark will construct a 43.5 mile wall on its German border to keep out wild boars that can carry the deadly disease African swine fewer. The dise...

Denmark to build wall on German border to keep pig disease out

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23 March 2018 | Finance,News,Pigs

New environmental permit charges published by the Environment Agency will add "unjustified costs" to pig farming businesses, the industry has warned. ...

New environmental permit charges will add 'unjustified costs' for pig farmers

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17 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Supermarkets

The Co-op has announced it will sell all of its own-brand fresh pork from 100 percent outdoor pigs reared on RSPCA Assured farms. From July, the re...

Co-op bolsters welfare credentials by committing to 100 percent outdoor bred pork

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16 March 2018 | Government,News,Pigs

Brexit has "exacerbated an already deteriorating situation" regarding the ability of the pig industry to attract labour. The National Pig Associati...

Pig industry's ability to attract labour 'continues to deteriorate slowly'

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15 March 2018 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Rural Life,Sheep

Farmer's daughter and blog writer Heather Mackie has spoken at how "heart-breaking" it is to see vegan activists attack the farming industry without f...

Farmer's daughter slams 'heart-breaking' attacks on industry

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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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