Pig news around the UK

29 May 2020



Scotland’s pork industry 'robust' despite Covid-19 crisis

27 May 2020

Other markets like US and Ireland have slowed

Public urged to buy British pork as low EU prices attract imports

26 May 2020

Farmers urge public to buy local pork

New British-made ASF vaccine protects '100% of pigs'

26 May 2020

Step closer in race to combat African swine fever

Views needed on swine fever insurance over fears of 'little uptake'

15 May 2020

NFU Mutual could potentially scrap the insurance

Welsh pig producers gain bespoke branded support

6 May 2020

Farmers will access promotional materials

Culling and carcass removal key to containing ASF, study shows

4 May 2020

Two effective tactics highlighted by researchers

Farmers welcome pulled pork campaign to help rebalance carcase

24 April 2020

Campaign urges consumers to eat pulled pork

Global pork production forecast to fall due to ASF and Covid-19

15 April 2020

Global pork production forecast revised down

Pigs and chickens 'not susceptible' to Covid-19

14 April 2020

Study says they don't pose a risk to humans

UK's native breeds could 'flourish' post-CAP, charity says

10 April 2020

Native breed conservation is 'public benefit '

UK pork exporters look to maximise opportunities in Vietnam

31 March 2020

Vietnam is a valuable market for British pork

UK researchers trial Covid-19 vaccines on pigs

27 March 2020

Pirbright begins testing new coronavirus vaccines

Poland confirms new case of African swine fever

27 March 2020

The farm lies 65km from the German border

UK pig herd at its largest for sixteen years

26 March 2020

Pig numbers highest since 2003

New livestock auction figures show strong support for red meat sector

23 March 2020

Strong trade throughout last year

Cost of UK pig meat production rises by 8 percent

16 March 2020

Cost of pig meat production up in 2018

Keep EU tariffs or risk undermining UK pork sector, farmers say

13 March 2020

Mishandling tariffs could 'undermine' UK pork

Pig numbers reach highest December levels since 2007

10 March 2020

Pig numbers as at Dec 2019 totalled 3.78m

Pig sector concerns rise as Commons' farrowing crate debate returns

9 March 2020

Producers are voicing their concerns to MPs

Pig causes farm fire after excreting pedometer

9 March 2020

Firefighters were called to 'save the bacon'

UK exported record levels of pork in 2019

3 March 2020

Pork exports passed half a billion mark

Fat levels in UK pork have dropped, research reveals

26 February 2020

Survey looks at nutrient content of UK pork

Chinese demand for pork offsets weak domestic consumption

25 February 2020

Driving this growth has been the ASF outbreak

UK pork exports to Mexico move closer after delegation visit

25 February 2020

UK pork promoted important Mexico market

Scientists map African swine fever virus genome

24 February 2020

Could help develop new ASF vaccines

Last chance to complete farrowing crate ban survey

20 February 2020

Today is last chance to have your say

New outbreak of swine dysentery in Suffolk

14 February 2020

Disease hits Suffolk wean-to-finish unit

UK pig sector to 'reduce use of soya where possible'

13 February 2020

It will continue to research other protein sources

More than 120 jobs to be lost at Tulip's Bodmin site

12 February 2020

UK meat firm announces job losses

New vaccine helps protect pigs against gastrointestinal disease

12 February 2020

MSD Animal Health has launched the product