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New figures indicate use of Colistin, an antibiotic of last resort which treats a number of bacterial infections in both humans and animals, fell sign...

Colistin use in pigs falls by 70 per cent

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1 June 2017 | Feed and Forage,News,Pigs,Poultry

The European Commission has officially approved insect protein for aquaculture feed, but an insect protein company has said more must be done to allow...

EU urged to introduce insect protein feed for pork and poultry industries

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1 June 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The government is being urged to adopt a 'proportionate' response to new long-term antibiotic targets, as the formal negotiation process gets underway...

Pig association wants 'proportionate approach' to new antibiotic targets

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24 May 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Scientists at the University of Kent have developed a new genetic screening device and protocol that helps pig breeding. Through her work, Dr Rebec...

Scientists develop new device to overcome pig 'genome flaw'

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24 May 2017 | Meat,News,Pigs,Produce

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued advice to consumers about cooking pork, following recent reports on the link between pork products and hepa...

Food Standards Agency issues advice to consumers following hepatitis E reports in pork

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22 May 2017 | Animal Health,Meat,News,Pigs

Tens of thousands of British people are being infected with a potentially deadly liver virus in pork produce mostly imported from Europe, say doctors....

Virus stemming from European pig farms infecting thousands of Brits a year, doctors say

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20 May 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs

The National Pig Association (NPA) is using its General Election manifesto to call for a 'fair and balanced' deal for British pig farmers from the nex...

Pig farmers urge next Government to notice UK's 'world-leading standards'

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8 May 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs

A document has been created that sheds new light on the differing animal welfare standards in place across the major pig producing countries of the wo...

Document released showing worldwide pig welfare policies

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8 May 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs

The UK pig industry could face delays in resuming exports to China unless the Government moves quickly to agree the conditions of post-Brexit export h...

UK pig industry faces post-Brexit Chinese export delays

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24 April 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Electronic medicine book 'eMB-Pigs' now covers around 60% of the pig herd in England a year after its launch, according to new figures. In total, 3...

Electronic medicine book for pigs now covers 60 per cent of England's herd

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21 April 2017 | Finance,Government,Market Reports,News,Pigs

The best and worst performing pig farms in the UK have highlighted a huge gap by new figures from the Farm Business Survey. The average pig farm in...

Gap between best and worst pig farms around £180,000, new figures show

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19 April 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The UK pig industry has said it is determined to maintain the current ‘very low’ levels of risk from Livestock Associated-MRSA (LA-MRSA) in pigs, afte...

'Very low' risk of LA-MRSA in UK pigs, industry states after BBC feature

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12 April 2017 | Husbandry,News,Pigs

Livestock conservation charity Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) has said the situation for iconic British pig breeds is 'extremely worrying' While...

Britain's iconic pig breeds face 'extremely worrying' decline, charity says

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7 April 2017 | News,Pigs,Produce

A new levy-funded campaign promoting pork is set to launch in the autumn, aiming to build on the success of the Pulled Pork campaign. Defra has jus...

Levy-funded campaign to promote pork set to launch in autumn

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3 April 2017 | Government,News,Pigs

Nine months on from the Brexit vote the British pig industry has found itself thriving, but there are worries amongst farmers that a possible free tra...

Brexit: UK pig industry worries about potential US free trade deal

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30 March 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs,Produce

The National Pig Association (NPA) has insisted the UK’s high animal welfare standards must not be lowered in pursuit of new trade deals and a post-Br...

UK animal welfare standards 'must not be lowered' in pursuit of new trade deals, pig industry says

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23 March 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

African swine fever is spreading slowly in the Baltic countries and Poland, according to the latest epidemiological data analysed by the European Food...

UK pig industry warns of feral boars as African swine fever spreads in the Baltics

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21 March 2017 | Finance,News,Pigs,Produce

The share of pork retail prices received by pig producers rose in February, averaging 40.5% - hitting its highest point in 31 months. According to ...

Pig producers share of retail price hits highest in 31 months

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19 March 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

An EU veterinary committee has reasserted its view that zinc oxide should be banned at therapeutic levels, following a review of its evidence. Afte...

UK pig industry slams EU committee's decision to stand by zinc oxide ban recommendation

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9 March 2017 | News,Pigs

On-farm best practice from across the major pig producing countries in Europe will be captured and disseminated via a new producer-led knowledge-shari...

Major pig producing countries in Europe to share knowledge in major drive to support competitiveness

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6 March 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

A new online tool has been developed to help farmers address the problem of pigs that continuously bite their tail. Known as tail-biting, it is see...

Tail-biting amongst pigs labelled 'widespread problem' as new tool launches to help combat it

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3 March 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The UK pig sector is making 'significant' strides in reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock, it has been announced. Figures released show at ...

UK pig sector applauds reduction in antibiotic use

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3 March 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The National Pig Association (NPA) has welcomed the findings of a report on animal welfare data covering nearly 5.5 million pigs over three years. ...

Animal welfare report which assessed over 5 million pigs labeled 'hugely positive' by the sector

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1 March 2017 | News,Pigs,Supermarkets

A survey which keeps an eye on the levels of British pork in supermarkets has noted that retailers are now importing considerably more bacon than a ye...

Don't buy British?: Retailers importing considerably more bacon than a year ago

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27 February 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs

UK animal genetics group Genus has entered into a strategic partnership with Irish pig breeder Hermitage. Under the deal, which is still subject to...

Irish-based pig breeder joins UK genetics group Genus

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