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TODAY'S NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

United States herd up 9 percent
Tuesday June 30, 2015
There has been a 9 percent rise in the United States pig herd since June last year, according to the department of agriculture's latest quarterly report. Between March and May this year pigs weaned were up 8 percent on a year earlier and producers weaned a record high average of 10.37 pigs a litter.

Who's who at AHDB Pork marketing
Tuesday June 30, 2015
There have been a lot of changes at AHDB Pork over the past year, particularly in the marketing department. Here's a run-down of the new team and how they put together the recent Pulled Pork campaign...

Could this be our first real barbecue week of the summer?
Monday, June 29, 2015
Demand from the fresh meat sector was better on Friday, possibly in anticipation of barbecue trade sparked by media speculation of an impending heatwave. But overall it was another difficult week, not helped by major slaughterhouse breakdowns, reports marketing group Thames Valley Cambac.

Why the German price will go even lower
Monday June 29, 2015
Even though comparably low numbers of pigs are coming forward for slaughter in Germany at present, it's more than the market can comfortable accommodate in its current depressed state, which explains recent falls in price.

Do farmers still leave baby daughters out on the hill?
Monday June 29, 2015
A well-known Lincolnshire farmer, Gwenda Bell, once said, with some bitterness, that if you're born a girl in a Lincolnshire farming family, you should should count yourself lucky if you're not left out on the hillside overnight. But is that true today?

Farmer responds to pig plan critics
Monday June 29, 2015
Northern Ireland farmer Derek Hall has explained why he wants to build a large pig unit on a on a greenfield site in County Antrim. "Hundreds of homes have been developed almost up to the boundary of our farm. My plan is to build on land that is in a much less densely populated area. This would allow me to move 85 percent of my pigs away from the farm and refurbish the existing pig houses, which will greatly reduce odour."

The National Pig Association is the representative trade association for British commercial pig producers
and is allied to the NFU and represents the pig interests of NFU members.
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