Pig news around the UK

22 September 2021

Pigs continue to back up on farms in large numbers

19 September 2021

Farmers fear worsening animal welfare crisis

Pig prices stabilise but further downward pressure 'expected'

16 September 2021

Little change in pig prices following sharp drop

UK beef and pork exporters gear up for major Chinese exhibition

13 September 2021

UK exports £150m worth of pork to China

Weekly pig prices see biggest decline in five years

10 September 2021

Comes amid staff shortages and rising costs

Pig producers 'quitting the industry' as losses mount

8 September 2021

Labour crisis and record costs impacting sector

Pig producers in significant loss-making situation, AHDB warns

3 September 2021

Sector sees worst financial situation on record

Mexico opens doors to UK pork in deal worth £50m

2 September 2021

Mexico gives green light to UK pork for first time

GB finished pig prices see further decline

1 September 2021

The EU-spec SPP falls to 158.70p per kg

Healthy pigs will 'end up destroyed' amid growing labour crisis

1 September 2021

Sector may see 'significant contraction' due to issue

New red meat report shows sector's £1bn value to economy

31 August 2021

Also highlights importance of external markets

Hardship fund for farmers impacted by closure of major pig plant

31 August 2021

Applications now open for £715k support scheme

Farms left with 70,000 surplus pigs amid labour crisis

29 August 2021

'We need access to skilled labour now'

Pig prices fall for third consecutive week amid staffing crisis

27 August 2021

GB pig prices slip again as crisis continues

AHDB’s popular Pig Health Scheme to return this autumn

26 August 2021

Free scheme comes back after pandemic hiatus

China and US help boost UK pork exports after Brexit

25 August 2021

Exports to non-EU countries are on the up

RSPCA Assured unveils shortlist in first ever pig and poultry awards

23 August 2021

Awards designed to recognise & reward farmers

Pig prices fall as farm backlog increases

20 August 2021

Pig prices declined again last week

Lack of suitable abattoirs 'key barrier' for native breeds

20 August 2021

Meat sells for premium but barriers remain

Applications now open for Pig Industry Scholarship scheme

12 August 2021

Firms can take on an agricultural student

NI pig producers encouraged to apply for Covid support

9 August 2021

£1.7m support package has been announced

Dominican Republic to cull 'thousands' of pigs after ASF cases

4 August 2021

African swine fever detected in 11 provinces

Finished pig prices rise again, latest figures show

29 July 2021

This is despite facing increasing headwinds

Defra rejects pig sector's plea for help amid record costs

29 July 2021

Farmers say response is 'extremely disappointing'

Grant helps Welsh pig producers make promo materials

27 July 2021

Pig farmers can promote their business

Pig producers 'face millions in extra costs' after crate ban

26 July 2021

Legislation on higher welfare pens 'inevitable'

Pig throughput rises as sheep and cattle numbers dip

23 July 2021

Pig throughput historically high for first half of 2021

Pig producers edging closer to major crisis, sector warns

23 July 2021

Staff shortages and backlogs hit production

New Red Tractor standards agreed after major consultation

20 July 2021

Scheme's new proposals seek to streamline standards

Registrations 'crucial' for rare breeds' survival, farmers told

20 July 2021

Shows and sales see second year of disruption

Ammonia trial saves pig sector an estimated £15.3m

20 July 2021

Trial shows sector is reducing ammonia emissions