Pig news around the UK

31 March 2020



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

Cranswick acquires Yorkshire pig farming business

11 February 2020

UK food firm acquires another business

Scientists find 'unexpected' number of AMR genes on pig farm

10 February 2020

Study highlights extent of AMR gene ‘pollution’

Greece hit with first case of African swine fever

7 February 2020

Authorities order 3km pig cull

Hundreds of people complain over C4's 'How to Steal Pigs'

4 February 2020

Ofcom has received over 370 complaints

Thirty pigs killed after falling into NI slurry pit

3 February 2020

Firefighters managed to rescue 25 pigs

NPA submits complaint to Ofcom over 'How to Steal Pigs'

31 January 2020

The pig group said the show was 'irresponsible'

UK and Australia to undertake simulated ASF exercise

30 January 2020

It hopes to bolster biosecurity measures

ASF in China impacting global meat trade patterns

30 January 2020

Pork exports from UK to China have doubled

Defra ponders farrowing crate ban despite NPA opposition

29 January 2020

Pig producers express alarm at possible ban

Co-op's bacon lines to cut levels of nitrates by 60%

28 January 2020

The retailer is reducing nitrites in its bacon lines

New ASF vaccine 'more effective' than previous ones

27 January 2020

New experimental vaccine shows promise