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There has been a 27 per cent drop in use of antibiotics in food-producing animals since 2014, according to new government figures. Sales of antibio...

'Record low': 27 per cent drop in use of antibiotics in livestock

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26 October 2017 | Meat,News,Pigs

Scientists have created genetically modified pigs that have a quarter less fat than normal pigs. Researchers from the UK and China used CRIPSR-Cas9...

Scientists create GM pigs with 24 per cent less fat

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26 October 2017 | News,Pigs,Property News

Animal rights activists are planning to halt the creation of an "essential" new pig farm in Northamptonshire by petition. Cranford Power wants to b...

Animal activists campaign against 'essential' pig farm

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25 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

An MP's bill to ban live export of animals for slaughter hopes to set out ways in which the UK can do so after Brexit. Former cabinet minister Ther...

Bill to ban live export of animals for slaughter passes first hurdle

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14 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

England's chief medical officer has warned of a "post-antibiotic apocalypse" as she urged world leaders to address the real threat of antibiotic resis...

UK curbs antibiotic use in farming amid 'post-antibiotic apocalypse' warning

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10 October 2017 | Government,News,Pigs

There are now just a few days left to fill in an EU labour survey, which will help the pig industry inform the Government on its post-Brexit labour po...

Deadline approaches to fill in EU labour survey for UK pig industry

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6 October 2017 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs

The pig industry has reacted with dismay after it was revealed that Prue Leith, host of Great British Bake Off, gave leftover cakes and bread to a nei...

Pig industry issues warning after GBBO's Prue Leith feeds leftover cakes to pig

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4 October 2017 | Cattle,Dairy,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

An article by Guardian writer and vegan campaigner George Monbiot has caused a stir on social media, after he said "the last argument for farming anim...

Social media criticises George Monbiot for anti-farming Guardian piece

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3 October 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

A couple who kept pigs and sheep in ‘horrific’ conditions at their East Sussex farm have been handed suspended jail terms. Dr John Penn, 76, and wi...

Couple banned from keeping animals after council investigates 'horrific' farm

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2 October 2017 | Government,News,Pigs,Produce

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has said British farmers will be able to sell more pigs' ears after Brexit. Mr Gove told a fringe meeting at the Conse...

British farmers will be able to sell more pigs' ears after Brexit, Gove states

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28 September 2017 | Government,News,Pigs

The pig industry has called on government to delay the introduction of new emissions levels, which is feared could unfairly penalise some pig farmers....

Pig industry calls on Defra to delay new emissions standards

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27 September 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Sheep

The Government has created a list of native farm animal breeds considered to be at particular risk of an outbreak of exotic disease. The list has b...

UK breeds at risk from exotic animal disease outbreaks

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25 September 2017 | Meat,News,Pigs,Produce

A new pork advertising campaign designed to inspire consumers to buy more pork will hit TV screens today as the industry worries about the meat's nega...

Pork TV campaign aims to tackle sales decline and negative image

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19 September 2017 | Government,News,Pigs

The British pig industry has asked farmers to fill in a survey to help inform the Government about post-Brexit immigration and labour policy - an issu...

British pig industry to help Government with post-Brexit labour policy

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18 September 2017 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News,Organic,Pigs,Poultry

The agricultural industry has urged the European Commission to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry which are coming to an end on Decemb...

Industry urges organic derogation extension or face 'major welfare concern'

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The UK’s veterinary body has highlighted the impact flooding could have on small holders and farmers following the UK's first storm of the season, Sto...

Vets highlight flood risk to livestock welfare following Storm Aileen

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14 September 2017 | Government,Market Reports,Meat,News,Pigs,Produce

Pig meat is the meat that offers the best potential for exports to non-EU markets, according to a new Brexit report looking at the UK's prospects for ...

Pig meat 'offers best potential' for exports to non-EU markets

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13 September 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

A farmer has taken to social media to express her horror when she found out that 178 of his pigs were stolen either last night or this morning. 178...

'Professional raid': 178 pigs stolen from farm in Cheshire

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12 September 2017 | Government,News,Pigs

The UK pig industry should "celebrate" the diversity of the production systems within it as one of its greatest strengths, according to the National P...

UK pig industry should 'celebrate' diversity of 'unique' production systems

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12 September 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Sheep,Shows and Events

North Ronaldsey and Dartmoor sheep grazing in Northumberland is the image that has taken joint top spot in the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) ...

Sheep grazing under the Milky Way in Northumberland wins photo competition

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The UK farming industry is uniting to support Red Tractor Week this September as an autumn campaign dedicated to promoting British food gets underway....

Red Tractor Week kicks off with aim to celebrate British produce

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11 September 2017 | Finance,Meat,News,Pigs

Danish-based pig processing company Tulip Ltd has announced its acquisition of UK-based pig producer Easey Holdings Ltd. Tulip has reached an agree...

'Investment in Britain farming': Danish-based Tulip acquires UK Easey Holdings

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9 September 2017 | News,Pigs,Produce,Supermarkets

UK supermarkets are stocking less British pork on shelves this year, according to figures by the AHDB which show a decline. According to the latest...

UK supermarkets stocking less British pork, undercover survey finds

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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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