Monday, January 25, 2021
AHDB: December production of UK pig meat shows some recovery
In December, UK pig meat production totaled 86,500 tonnes, 9% more than in the previous year, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) said.
Monday, December 7, 2020
UK pig association chairman calls for strong support to ensure pig industry's future
The chairman of National Pig Association's (NPA; UK) Allied Industry Group has called for strong support of NPA from all sectors of the pig industry in the United Kingdom.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
UK pig farmers at risk of experiencing losses
Pig farmers in the United Kingdom are facing losses as the average cost of production is now at its highest level since 2013 while farmgate prices are under pressure.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Antibiotic use in UK pig industry falls 60% from 2015
Sales of antibiotics - those used to treat livestock breed for food production - in the United Kingdom have halved since 2014, according to RUMA's Targets Task Force Report 2020.
Monday, November 16, 2020
New Ukraine distributor for Topigs Norsvins' pig genetics
The Centre for Improvement of Animal Breeding (CIAB) has become the distributor for Topigs Norsvin's pig genetics for the Ukrainian market., Topigs Norsvin announced this month.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Nearly 60% of UK's pig meat last year comes from imports
Slightly under 60% of the United Kingdom's pig meat in 2019 was obtained through imports, said the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
AHDB: UK pig meat imports remain below last year's levels
The United Kingdom's pig meat exports in August were down both on the previous month and compared to the same month last year, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) said.
Monday, October 5, 2020
Pig farmers in Suffolk, UK, put on alert following new swine dysentery case
A fresh outbreak of swine dysentery at a pig farm in Suffolk, the United Kingdom, has led to a call to local farmers to comply with increased levels of biosecurity.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
30 UK pig farms needed for EU-backed project focusing on cost-effectiveness of biosecurity
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is seeking for 30 UK pig farms to join the EU-funded BIOPIGEE project that explores the cost-effectiveness of biosecurity.
Monday, September 21, 2020
UK pigmeat production dips; prices lower too but much higher than elsewhere in EU
The volume of pig meat leaving UK abattoirs for much of this year has been lower than year-ago levels, a contributory factor in the firmness of farmgate prices, according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Saturday, August 1, 2020
India's Punjab receives exotic imported pigs from UK
The animal husbandry department of Punjab, India has received 248 exotic pigs imported from the UK, which were to be originally sent to India's North East states, The Indian Express reported.
Friday, July 17, 2020
UK pig association addresses 'inaccurate' claims about pig production in Telegraph article
The UK's National Pig Association (NPA) took exception to what it said were inaccurate references to pig production in the UK contained in an article published in The Telegraph.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Ukrainian meat body reveals programme to revive local pig industry
Ukraine's Meat Industry Association, a union of 20 top meat processing companies, has unveiled a major investment project to reinvigorate the country's pig farming sector.
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Level of antibiotic use in UK pig industry remains unchanged in 2019
The level of antibiotic use in the UK pigs remained unchanged in 2019 despite significant disease challenges, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
UK to update pig ammonia emissions factors
To update pig ammonia emissions factors, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHBD) has declared a big project underway to measure the ammonia emissions from different pig buildings in the UK, New Food reported.

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