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New online training tool Pig Pro goes live next week

21 September 2017

Pig Pro, the new training and development web-based tool for the pig industry, goes live on Monday – giving farmers a simpler and more flexible way to record staff skills.

New requirements trigger permit review

21 September 2017

New requirements for holders of an environmental permit mean the Environment Agency (EA) will be reviewing all existing permits over the next four years.

GB pig prices ease further

20 September 2017

The EU-spec SPP fell once again in week ended 16 September, down 0.59p to stand at 162.33p/kg.

Behind the headlines of Meat-free

20 September 2017

As the media intensifies coverage on the growth of diets featuring less meat which has given rise to the term flexitarian, has this impacted the meat category as much as it may have first been thought?

CETA agreement between the EU and Canada comes into force

20 September 2017

The date of 21 September represents the start of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Producer share of retail price remains high in August

20 September 2017

The share of the pork retail price received by producers in August decreased by 0.1 percentage points on the month to 43.9%.

Fall in UK pig slaughterings largely ended in August

20 September 2017

At 895.5 thousand head, UK clean pig slaughterings were down just 0.2% on year earlier values in August, according to the latest data from Defra. This takes year to date (January – August) throughputs up to 6.8 million head, 3% lower than in the equivalent period of 2016.

GB sow productivity continues to rise

18 September 2017

In the 12 months ending June 2017, the productivity of the GB sow herd continued to increase, according to latest data from Agrosoft.

England’s breeding herd steady but fattening pigs up in June

15 September 2017

Defra figures from the 1 June Agricultural survey indicate that England’s pig herd increased modestly compared to the previous year, reaching almost 4.0 million head.

AHDB stockperson training group attends SPACE

14 September 2017

Members of a stockperson training group have taken their studies overseas to learn more about global livestock industries at a major agricultural show in France.