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29th Aug 2016


Increase recorded in Northern Ireland pig herd

Pig numbers in Northern Ireland are rising, driven mainly by an increase in fattening pig volumes...

28th Aug 2016


Farmers urged to sign up to disease charter following recent Swine Dysentery cases

AHDB Pork and the National Pig Association have issued a timely reminder about the importance of signing up...

26th Aug 2016


RUMA has it - alliance confirms leadership role in setting 'meaningful' AMR targets

The Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) alliance is taking on a leadership role...

23rd Aug 2016


Another case of Swine Dysentery detected in Yorkshire

Farmers have been warned to be vigilant and maintain high biosecurity standards...

22nd Aug 2016


Next stage of CCIR abattoir data project to start in September

Trials of the next stage of an initiative aimed at improving the flow of pig health information collected at abattoirs...

22nd Aug 2016


Pig slaughterings up in July but too early to draw conclusions

UK pig clean pig slaughterings rose by 6 per cent year-on-year in July to 891,200 head, the latest figures...

22nd Aug 2016


WTO sends 'strong signals' to Russia on EU exports - but will Kremlin take any notice?

Russia and its combative president Vladamir Putin are not known for taking notice of 'strong signals' from global bodies informing them they are in breach of some international rule or other.

21st Aug 2016


Pigs will become more like the wine business, predicts food pundit

"And so another part of Britain's pig-rearing tradition goes," reports broadcaster and food critic Jay Rayner in a five-page spread in today's Observer Food Monthly magazine.

8th Aug 2016


Another case of African Swine Fever found on Polish farm

Another case of African swine fever has been detected on a farm in Poland. 

28th Jul 2016


New animal movement rules go live

From yesterday until summer 2017, Government's new system for registering land on which livestock is kept will be rolled out. Defra will start contacting livestock keepers to help them move to the new arrangements.