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TODAY'S NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Weakest link quiz
October 30, 2014
To do this two-minute anonymous quiz, just click on the answer that is nearest to what happens on your unit. • Do the quiz • Results so far

Bovine TB in pigs — rare but disruptive
October 31, 2014
Producers are advised to do all they can to prevent bovine TB entering their pigs. It's nothing like on the scale of TB in cattle but it can be hugely disruptive for those who are affected.

Farming and Food Brief
October 31, 2014
The October issue of Defra's Farming and Food Brief is published today and contains the usual treasure chest of interesting stats.

Poor spot prospects
October 31, 2014
Spot prices are down to as low as 130p, but regulars will get more.

Yorkshire Farmers meeting
October 30, 2014
Yorkshire Farmers are holding a producer meeting at the Crown Hotel, Boroughbridge, on Wednesday, December 3, to discuss recent changes to farm assurance standards, antibiotic use requirements and services available at Yorkshire Farmers. Guest speakers:

Production will continue to grow next year
(despite those England census results)

October 30, 2014
Based on the significant fall in the United Kingdom breeding herd recorded in the Defra June survey, domestic pigmeat production in the coming months may grow more slowly than previously expected. Nevertheless, with productivity continuing to improve, forecasts suggest supplies will again be higher over the coming year, predict AHDB analysts.

Standstill Danes urged to scale up
October 30, 2014
The average size of finisher units in Denmark is still below 1,000 places and the industry's housing development had been at a virtual standstill for the last seven years, according to Claus Fertin, director of the Danish Pig Research Centre.

Cap update
October 30, 2014
Government's latest CAP update covers the following: Greening Basic Payment Scheme entitlements The National Reserve The Active Farmer rule The young farmer payment There's also more information about the CAP Information Service.

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