Pig news around the UK

11 December 2019



Poland confirms swine fever in wild boar close to German border

5 December 2019

Germany is one of EU's biggest pig producers

Tories drop pledge to ban farrowing crates

2 December 2019

Sow farrowing crate pledge dropped

Pig producers may soon have access to new vaccine range

29 November 2019

Protection against diarrhoea and lung disease

Swine fever boosts Cranswick's profits to £47.6m

29 November 2019

Demand for meat boosts UK food company

New £11m centre to advance UK pig industry research

28 November 2019

The Leeds facility aims to boost pig productivity

Welsh farmer to attempt pigs-in-blankets world record

22 November 2019

Record for the most pigs-in-blankets made in one minute

British pig industry stalwart wins major award

19 November 2019

National Pig Association chairman wins award

Salmonella vaccine for pigs granted UK approval

12 November 2019

Salmonella vaccine available in UK-first

UK minister 'disappointed' in US refusal to drop EU tariffs

12 November 2019

Industry body highlights its 'grave concerns'

Man given custodial sentence after hiding dead pigs

4 November 2019

He failed to dispose of dead animals

Pork sector's labour shortage threatens Christmas treats

3 November 2019

Shortage of pigs-in-blankets is a possibility

OIE warns 'no countries are safe' from African swine fever

1 November 2019

Quarter of world's pigs could die from it

EU pig meat exports continue to grow

28 October 2019

ASF situation in China fuels demand

Two students needed for paid industry placement

25 October 2019

Feed firm is on the lookout for two students

Pig processor Tulip looks at closing 'unsustainable' Bodmin site

24 October 2019

The plant had experienced 'significant loss'

Six sites in UK to export pig trotters to China

24 October 2019

Approval described as 'huge win' for farmers

Major boost in Scotland's breeding sow numbers

21 October 2019

Pig sector grows to largest in almost 10 years

New pork training programme to increase industry skills

17 October 2019

It will improve pork handling skills and training

UK plant to export 50 tonnes of pork to China per week

15 October 2019

China is still suffering from African swine fever

Swine dysentery confirmed on Norfolk farm

14 October 2019

Latest disease outbreak hits Norfolk pig unit

Hundreds of pig farmers left without Red Tractor assessor

13 October 2019

300 pig farmers to find new assessor

US tariffs on EU pork will 'add unwelcome costs'

7 October 2019

US imposes tariffs on EU pork exports

China’s pig herd may reduce by 55% due to ASF

4 October 2019

African swine fever taking its toll on China

Sniffer dogs combat swine fever threat at UK borders

3 October 2019

Dogs used at border against threat of ASF

Major sausage producer claims UK pork supply under threat

3 October 2019

China's ASF problem affecting UK pork supply

Gene editing a 'key tool' in improving UK pig production

26 September 2019

It could help tackle disease and boost efficiency

Pig producers call for urgent review of 'damaging' no-deal tariffs

22 September 2019

Government urged to ditch tariff proposals

Over 1 in 10 pork sold has 'outdoor claim’ on package

19 September 2019

This equates to 92,000 tonnes of pig meat

African swine fever spreads to South Korea

17 September 2019

South Korea on high alert

Farmers call for urgency as ASF 'likely within a year'

16 September 2019

UK ASF outbreak 'expected within a year'