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22 December 2017 | Meat,News,Pigs,Produce

UK pork sales have increased in volume and value in the 12 weeks to December 3, new figures have shown. Despite prices for pork products rising by ...

New figures show UK pork sales continue to rise

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21 December 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Following a rise in dirty animals being presented to abattoirs this winter, farmers are being reminded of the importance of sending clean livestock to...

Rise in dirty livestock presented to abattoirs during winter

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Pig keepers are being reminded not to feed kitchen scraps to their animals to prevent outbreaks of animal disease. The warning comes after the risk...

Pig keepers reminded not to feed kitchen waste to pigs due to disease risk

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14 December 2017 | Government,Meat,News,Pigs

A leading pig group has sent cook books to the Prime Minister, Michael Gove and David Davis in a bid to highlight the unique challenges facing the ind...

Pig group offers festive food for thought for May, Gove and Davis

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13 December 2017 | Finance,News,NFU,Pigs,Poultry

Poultry farmers’ ability to modernise, adapt and evolve their businesses could be curbed by huge increases in administrative costs, in proposed change...

Permit changes could curb innovation, farmers tell Environment Agency

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Farmers have challenged the credibility of proposals to ban the live export of livestock from the UK following Brexit. The subject of banning live ...

Farmers question credibility of proposals to ban live exports post-Brexit

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7 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has been accused of offering no plan to tackle the threat of migrant veterinary workers leaving post-Brexit. The Gover...

Gove accused of offering no plan to tackle Brexit 'vet vacuum'

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The overuse of antibiotics in farming has been highlighted as one of the biggest threats to human health, a UN report warns. It warned that antibi...

Overuse of antibiotics in farming 'one of the biggest threats' to human health

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4 December 2017 | Feed and Forage,News,NFU,Organic,Pigs,Poultry

The decision to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry for a further 12 months will provide "much-needed certainty" for the industry, farm...

Organic derogation extension will provide 'much needed relief' for farmers

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2 December 2017 | Finance,News,Pigs,Poultry

Farming organisations have joined forces to urge the Environment Agency to rethink proposed levels of environmental permit charge increases for the in...

Farmers to fight 'unjustified and unfair' proposed environmental permit charge increases

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1 December 2017 | News,Pigs,Produce,Shows and Events

The British pork industry took centre stage at one of the biggest food and hospitality shows in China last month. FHC China 2017, at the Shanghai N...

British pork industry takes centre stage at China's biggest food event

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30 November 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

Twenty-one pigs have been stolen from a farm in North Yorkshire, with each pig worth between £46-£68 each. North Yorkshire Police have now launched...

Twenty-one pigs stolen from North Yorkshire farm

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30 November 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,Husbandry,Meat,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

US farm antibiotic use is now more than twice as high per animal as it is in the UK, according to new analysis. Fresh analysis published by the foo...

British farmers' free trade worry as US farm antibiotic use 'twice as high' as UK

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23 November 2017 | Government,Market Reports,News,Pigs,Produce,Products

The UK has been given green light to ship pork products to its second largest market outside of the EU, China. One of the country’s largest food pr...

UK given green light to ship pork products to second largest market outside EU

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16 November 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

A pig industry group is looking to spearhead an industry-wide review of the UK pig industry’s strategy on Livestock Associated-MRSA (LA-MRSA). At a...

Pig industry group to spearhead new LA-MRSA strategy

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16 November 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of animal sentience into the EU (Withdrawal) Bill this week, with one group saying the move undermines Michael ...

MPs vote to reject inclusion of animal sentience in Withdrawal Bill

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14 November 2017 | News,Pigs,Produce

A statue commemorating a small Wiltshire town and its links with the the pork industry has been re-installed. A small bronze statue of two pigs was...

Statue commemorating small Wiltshire town's pork industry re-installed

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13 November 2017 | Appointments,News,Pigs

A pork promotional group which seeks to empower women in the industry and champion the consumption of pork has admitted it fears for its future due to...

Ladies in Pigs fear for future as exiting chairwoman admits it may fold

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CCTV recording will become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England next year as the government announces its plans to improve animal welfare in th...

CCTV to become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England next year

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9 November 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Any further 'unsubstantiated' restrictions in antibiotic use beyond those agreed under new antibiotic targets announced recently could make the proble...

Pig industry warns against further 'unsubstantiated' antibiotic reductions

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6 November 2017 | Meat,News,Pigs,Produce,Products,Supermarkets

Consumers often struggle to identify where their meat comes from due to a lack of transparency on produce, according to a new survey. The latest sh...

Consumers struggle to identify country of origin on meat, survey suggests

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3 November 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The National Pig Association has responded to a "misleading" article from The Guardian on the topic of antibiotic use in the pig industry. The Guar...

Pig group responds to 'misleading' Guardian article on antibiotics

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31 October 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Pig farmers concerned with reducing antibiotic use could learn from practises used in the poultry industry to promote herd health, according to an ani...

Pig industry urged to learn from poultry farmers in bid to cut antibiotic use

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31 October 2017 | Government,News,Pigs

The UK pig industry faces a labour crisis unless the Government takes steps to preserve access to EU workers after Brexit, a new survey has warned. ...

Pig industry urges 'low-skilled' EU labour to remain after Brexit or face labour crisis

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27 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Other Livestock,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Targets for further reducing, refining or replacing antibiotic use across the key livestock sectors have been announced. It follows news that sales...

Antibiotic taskforce announces new targets to reduce use in livestock

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