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11th Oct 2019


Pig farmers wanted for biosecurity research

PhD student Cennydd Jones, from Aberystwyth University, is looking for pig farmers to take part in important research on biosecurity. 

10th Oct 2019


300 Red Tractor pig members to transferred to new certification body

Around 300 Red Tractor members will be transferred to a new certification body after SAI Global gave notice to stop operating the pigs scheme.

10th Oct 2019


Environment Agency clarifies position on covering slurry stores

The Environment Agency has finally clarified the position on the requirement for farmers to cover slurry stores by February 2021. 

9th Oct 2019


New developments for Livestock Information Service

AHDB has created a new company called Livestock Information Limited (LI Ltd) to manage the design and implementation of the Livestock Information Service.

8th Oct 2019


NPA warns of perfect storm after Government rejects tariff pleas

The NPA has warned of a ‘perfect storm’ for UK pork production after the Government rejected its calls to review damaging no deal import tariff plans.

7th Oct 2019


'Rebellion' protests to target meat sector

A series of protests targeting the meat industry are planned this week, as part of the wider Extinction Rebellion protests.

4th Oct 2019


Congratulations to the 2019 Farmers Weekly Pig Farmers of the Year

Norfolk outdoor pig producers North Farm Livestock has been named as 2019 Farmers Weekly Pig Farmers of the Year. 

3rd Oct 2019


US imposes new tariffs on EU pork exports

The Trump administration has imposed a new tariff of 25% on pork products from the EU as the trade dispute between the US and EU escalates.

3rd Oct 2019


Defra showcases sniffer dogs at Heathrow in ASF crackdown

Defra appears to be stepping its efforts to keep African swine fever (ASF) out of the country, including the use of sniffer dogs at Heathrow Airport.

2nd Oct 2019


Changes to Red Tractor pigs scheme

Red Tractor has introduced two ‘mid-cycle changes’ in its pig standards from October 1.