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24th Jul 2019

HealthWelfare

Why the pig industry uses farrowing crates


The UK pig industry is well-known for taking a proactive approach to welfare across the wide variety of production systems we have, particularly when it comes to farrowing.

24th Jul 2019

HealthWelfare

New case of swine dysentery confirmed in East Yorkshire


Swine dysentery has been confirmed on a finisher unit in East Yorkshire, as the worrying spread of the disease continues. 

24th Jul 2019

Brussels

Members Area alert - animal rights activity


There is a new post in the Member's Area regarding the latest incursions onto pig farms - with a surprising twist.

24th Jul 2019

NPANews

Forum latest - work on pig farm wanted


The latest post on the forum is from an Italian who has lived in England for nine years and wants to continue his career working with pigs. 

23rd Jul 2019

Westminster

NPA sets out pig sector priorities for Boris


The NPA has set out its five priorities for new Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he takes the helm at a critical time for the country – and the pig industry.

22nd Jul 2019

Prices

UK pork exports reached record levels in May


UK pork exports soared to record levels in May, thanks largely to increased volumes heading to China. 

22nd Jul 2019

HealthWelfare

17,000 pigs culled on Bulgarian pig farm due to ASF


A total of 17,000 pigs were due to be culled on a pig farm in Bulgaria due to an outbreak of African swine fever. 

20th Jul 2019

Brussels

Skilled workforce holds the key to farming's future


Calls for future farm funding to be targeted at improving the skills of the agricultural workforce have been welcomed by the Skills Leadership Group (SLG).

20th Jul 2019

NPANews

Forum latest - What the hell is happening?


The latest post on the forum notes that the 'job has gone into decline again'. 

19th Jul 2019

Prices

The Tough Sell


A fairly forgettable week as far as pig trading is concerned, and although the SPP managed to put on 0.56p, the picture in Europe is of further price reductions. 

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