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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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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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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 and Rural Crime,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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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

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16 June 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Supermarkets

A new label on bacon informing consumers pigs have been ‘Raised Without Antibiotics’ has been launched in major retailers across the country. The p...

Antibiotic-free label on bacon must not be used as gimmick, pig industry says

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8 June 2017 | Market Reports,News,Pigs,Produce

Asia is an 'incredibly important' market for the pork sector and which has many 'lucrative opportunities' for meat producers. That was the overridi...

'Lucrative opportunities': Asia 'incredibly important' market for UK pork sector

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5 June 2017 | Education,News,Pigs,Shows and Events

A new opportunity exclusively for Wales YFC members has been launched to encourage the next generation of pig keepers. Following the success of Wal...

New opportunity launched for Wales YFC members to encourage pig farming

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5 June 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs

A pig veterinary organisation has adopted the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) list of 'critically important antibiotics' to help farmers reduce use ...

Pig Vet Society adopts 'critically important antibiotics' list

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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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