29 December 2016
Just six months in, the AHDB Pork Focus Farm has achieved a 61% reduction in pre-weaning mortality.
28 December 2016
AHDB Board Member and AHDB Pork Sector Board chair Meryl Ward has decided not to put herself forward for re-appointment when her term of office comes to an end in March 2017.
07 December 2016
Previously only available electronically, the AHDB Pork Ventilating Pig Buildings guide is now available in hard copy format, and can be ordered from the AHDB Pork website.
01 December 2016
Closing the productivity gap between English and EU pig producers and a new focus on pork as a midweek meal solution are two underpinning themes of AHDB Pork’s three year strategy published for consultation today (1 December).
18 November 2016
AHDB Pork is urging producers to send in their 2015 on-farm antibiotic usage data, in any shape or form, before the end of the year, to help the industry set realistic reduction targets this spring.
09 November 2016
AHDB is looking for a pig producer and an independent member to join the board of AHDB Pork.
08 November 2016
EU PIG is a four-year €2m project to look at health management, precision production, animal welfare and meat quality made up of a consortium of 19 organisations from all across Europe and led by AHDB.
02 November 2016
Improving pig health will pay dividends for the British pig industry – but there is some way to go, says the winner of this year’s David Black Award.
12 October 2016
A step-by-step video guide to adding antibiotic usage into eMB has been produced by AHDB Pork and is available on YouTube.
28 September 2016
A second Focus Farm open meeting will be held on Monday 17 October, at Mid Yorkshire Golf Club from 15:30pm.
27 September 2016
Jonathan Benjamin ‘JB’ Gill was today announced as the ambassador for British Sausage Week 2016, the annual sausage celebration which rewards those bangers with the X factor.
26 September 2016
The pig industry holds a real attraction for Emma Slater, which is why she is now working for AHDB Pork as environment and buildings officer.
22 September 2016
David Goodier, AHDB Pork’s Focus Farm host in Lancashire, will be taking part in a webinar on Monday 3 October from 4:00pm – 5:00pm.
21 September 2016
Pulled Pork Phase II gave the industry a £13million boost according to figures just released.
09 September 2016
Changes are taking place at the British Pig health Scheme, but producers who use the service should see no difference.
26 August 2016
Another case of Swine Dysentery has been diagnosed on a farm in Yorkshire, initially by clinical sign and confirmed by tests.
22 August 2016
Trials of the Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) post-mortem condition cards and training of meat inspectors will commence in late September to help standardise and streamline the quality of data.
12 August 2016
The highly successful pig industry scholarship scheme is now open to recruit students for its fourth year.
11 August 2016
Animal welfare is at the core of Claire Barber’s life and has been since she was a small girl.
11 August 2016
Aspiring cooks are increasingly turning online for recipe inspiration, according to a new survey by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
07 July 2016
Over 50 producers and allied industry representatives attended the first AHDB Pork Focus Farm meeting. Delegates visited the host unit, spent time discussing what they had seen, and then suggested changes they would like to see implemented, with the aim of coming back together in October to review the farm’s progress.
30 June 2016
A delegation from China was taken round a pig unit in Lincolnshire so the members could see for themselves high-welfare production.
30 June 2016
A new senior marcomms manager has been appointed for AHDB Pork as maternity cover for Helen Brothwell.
29 June 2016
Post-EU referendum opportunities for meat exports have been brought into focus by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
24 June 2016
Lucy Coyne finds antimicrobials fascinating so has joined AHDB Pork to keep working on them!
24 June 2016
Commenting on the vote to leave, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s Chief Executive, Jane King, said:
23 June 2016
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is inviting applications for a slice of £1 million in funding for postgraduate studentships.
20 June 2016
East Anglian pig producers and farmers in the region are being encouraged to attend an AHDB Pork meeting, titled ‘Maintaining water quality in East Anglia’; with the view of helping secure the future of outdoor pig production.
16 June 2016
A high-level delegation from the Punjab government has paid a visit to the UK to assess British pig production and genetics as the Indian state intends to develop its burgeoning pig sector.
13 June 2016
Fighting ‘invisible’ diseases and pathogen challenges can be a tall order if uninformed and pig producers could be inadvertently wasting valuable time and money treating conditions ‘in the dark’.
10 June 2016
AHDB Pork is offering bespoke on-farm workshops for pig farm managers and stockpeople wanting to learn more about their responsibilities under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, particularly how to avoid non-compliances.
01 June 2016
The pig industry is once again seeking one of its own to receive the highest honour it can bestow.
24 May 2016
The latest publication from AHDB Pork is playing the numbers game by taking a look at the figures which sum up the industry over the last year.
20 May 2016
AHDB Pork is launching a first-of-its-kind initiative for English pig producers and allied industry. The Focus Farm is centred on ‘hands-on’ involvement and aims to improve physical and financial pig performance.
19 May 2016
In response to the O’Neill Review on Antimicrobial Resistance final report, published today (19 May 2016), the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has announced it is setting up a ‘task force’ to look at how meaningful targets can be developed to replace, reduce and refine antibiotic use in UK agriculture.
12 May 2016
AHDB Pork has launched ‘Think BioRisk’, an interactive app, at this year’s British Pig & Poultry Fair.
09 May 2016
Attracting the best students to the pig industry then retaining them is vital for the future of pig farming.
04 May 2016
A new series of regional forums is being organised by AHDB Pork and this time they are all open meetings.
03 May 2016
AHDB Pork has confirmed that the 12 offal conditions to be monitored at the abattoir under the new Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) programme have been agreed.
20 April 2016
An electronic medicine book for pigs (eMB-Pigs) is now available for all UK pig producers, in light of the need to collect accurate on-farm antibiotic usage data.
15 April 2016
Keith Fisher, AHDB master butcher advisor, retires from the levy board after dedicating over 40 years to the meat industry.
15 April 2016
AHDB Pork, the levy funded body which represents the interests of pig farmers and producers in England, has for the first time been shortlisted for a prestigious Marketing Week award in the Market Disruptor category.
06 April 2016
New guidance to help pig producers comply with legislation is to be drawn up by the Pig Health and Welfare Council (PHWC).
18 March 2016
Focus on producing more litters per sow and improving uniformity in finisher pigs when they go for sale, producers are advised.
10 March 2016
The scholarship scheme aimed at attracting and retaining the best young brains in the pig industry has attracted another seven students.
02 March 2016
A report issued today by AHDB Pork has revealed the price farmers and pig producers are receiving for their pigs has fallen by a third in a little over two years and should this trend continue it is feared many will be forced to leave the industry.
01 March 2016
A new pig building ventilation guide is available for producers to download from the AHDB Pork website and hard copies will be available on request.
29 February 2016
The challenge of tail-biting is one with which the industry has been grappling for years with no solution found.
25 February 2016
A series of regional meetings for pig producers, focused on practical ways to manage input costs, are being run by AHDB Pork during March.
24 February 2016
A new AHDB Pork knowledge exchange (KE) manager has been appointed for the south of England to cover for Kate Mellor who is on maternity leave.
23 February 2016
Isotope testing of pork and pork products for their origin is being stepped up by AHDB Pork from once a quarter to monthly.
17 February 2016
Pig producers coping with low prices are urged to make sure they stick to a strict culling policy and remove non-productive sows.
04 February 2016
Christine Walsh has been appointed Managing Director of Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Ltd (MLCSL), the commercially trading wholly-owned subsidiary of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), with effect from 1 February 2016.
02 February 2016
A major consultation is being launched on the future of the Pig Industry Professional Register (PIPR).
25 January 2016
A major investment in a double burst of Pulled Pork promotion – worth £2.7 million – is set to bring value to the whole industry again this year.
15 January 2016
Bespoke on-farm workshops from AHDB Pork are helping farm managers and stockpeople learn more about their responsibilities under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, particularly how to avoid non-compliances and fines.
14 January 2016
An exciting new project pulling together the best the pig industry has to offer across the EU has been launched.
14 January 2016
Following its success in 2015, the Pulled Pork advertising campaign will return to television screens next month.
12 January 2016
The latest cost of production report, produced by AHDB Pork, showed a fall of nearly 16 per cent in 2014, to £1.39/kg.
11 January 2016
The impact of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) on the livestock sector’s global competitiveness will be in the spotlight next month.