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Thursday, March 14, 2024
England, UK pig herd shrunk 10% in numbers last year
The total pig herd in England, the United Kingdom, declined by 10% in 2023, following a huge contraction of the breeding herd in 2022, Defra's December census for England showed.
Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Recommendations by researchers focus on disease risks posed by mixed pig/poultry farms in UK
Recommendations have been published by researchers from UK and Australian universities for the reduction of the disease risks posed to public health by intensive pig and poultry farms that are situated in close proximity to each other.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
UK pork imports in August increased as pig population dropped to record low
The United Kingdom's pork production continues to be impacted by the market conditions of the past two years as domestic supplies remain tight, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
Thursday, September 28, 2023
UK pig organisation supports expediting approval of precision breeding techniques in farmed animals
The United Kingdom's National Pig Association has backed calls for the UK government to speed up plans to allow the commercial use of precision breeding techniques in farmed animals.
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
UK's National Pig Association emphasise importance of small-, medium-sized abattoirs to pig industry
The United Kingdom's National Pig Association (NPA) has set out the case for how small and medium-sized abattoirs should be supported under Defra's new funding scheme.
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Sustainably-sourced soy key to UK pork production, says pig industry official
The United Kingdom's pig sector is constantly exploring alternative protein sources, but sustainably-sourced soy remains essential to pork production, National Pig Association (NPA) chief executive Lizzie Wilson told the BBC Farming Today p ...
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Pig association concerned about UK's preparedness for potential ASF outbreak
The National Pig Association (NPA) has raised concerns in the UK Parliament over the United Kingdom's lack of preparedness for an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in terms of the impact on the vital pork export market.
Monday, June 19, 2023
UK pig industry past target to cut antibiotic use
The United Kingdom's pig industry has surpassed a 30% reduction target in total antibiotic use set by the RUMA Targets Task Force for the period of 2020-2024.
Monday, April 10, 2023
UK pig association welcomes commitment to improve pork supply chain
The United Kingdom's National Pig Association (NPA) welcomed Defra's commitment to take action to repair what is widely seen as "a broken pork supply chain."
Monday, March 13, 2023
UK pig prices not slowing down, to delight of East Anglian pig farmers
Rising UK pig prices show "absolutely no sign of slowing down", said an industry group - bringing welcome relief to struggling East Anglian pig farmers.
Monday, March 6, 2023
Major Northern Ireland, UK pig producer charged for avoiding paying for water
One of the largest pig producers Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom, has been charged with dodging paying for water by diverting a domestic supply to one of its factories.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Seneca Valley Virus confirmed in pigs in England, UK
Five cases of Seneca Valley Virus (SVV) in pigs have been confirmed for the first time in the United Kingdom.
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
UK pig industry sees some positive signs in tight supplies, lower wheat prices
A tightening of supplies and lower wheat prices are leading to some optimism in the beleaguered UK pig industry, according to the chairman of the National Pig Association (NPA).
Thursday, December 29, 2022
UK pig organisation wants clarity on regulations affecting pork exports in event of ASF outbreak
The United Kingdom's National Pig Association (NPA) is seeking clarity on the regulations that would apply to UK pork exports should an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) occur.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
UK female breeding pig herd plunges to lowest level in more than two decades
The United Kingdom's female breeding pig herd has fallen by 14% to 343,000 head, the lowest level in more than 20 years.

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