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Jenny Waddington

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AHDB Pork Levy Payer Communications


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British pork in spotlight in Shanghai

01 December 2017

The pork supply chain and quality British pork took centre stage at one of the biggest food and hospitality shows in China last month.

Great gains for producers through Gilt Watch

29 November 2017

Pig producers are being urged to sign up to AHDB Pork’s first Gilt Watch programme to share best practice and gain valuable insight into improving herd performance.

UK poised to ship trotters to China

23 November 2017

The UK has been given green light to ship pork products to China, AHDB has announced today (23 November).

Field team back to full strength

17 November 2017

AHDB Pork’s field team is back to full strength after appointing Mike Shattock as the new Knowledge Exchange (KE) Manager for the south of England.

AHDB Pork strengthens its team with new recruit

10 November 2017

AHDB Pork has strengthened its team by appointing new recruit Sam Crocker as Knowledge Transfer Officer.

Shropshire cyclist wins sizzling ‘Services to Bacon award

07 November 2017

Shropshire cyclist, Steve Grice has been presented with an award for his ‘Services to Bacon’ in thanks for his meaty reviews of the best butties across the Midlands.

Farmers can’t afford to stand still, says David Black winner

01 November 2017

Succession planning, highly-skilled staff, new technology and improved genetics will help keep the British pig industry in good shape says the winner of this year’s David Black Award.

First European pig production ‘best practice’ winners announced

26 October 2017

Eight pig producers from across Europe will showcase best practice in pig production as winners of the first Grand Prix contest run by the EU Pig Innovation Group (EU PiG).

Unlocking the lifetime potential of young sows

18 October 2017

Pig producers can find out how to unlock the lifetime potential of gilts, at a series of four meetings starting this month.

Record-breaking Anuga for AHDB Exports

16 October 2017

A record number of meat exporters joined AHDB at Anuga, the world’s biggest food trade fair, in Cologne, Germany last week (7-11 October).


12 October 2017

To develop management skills in farming, AHDB has opened applications for a Professional Manager Development Scheme (PMDS) course, which will start in January 2018.

Pork campaign aims to tackle sales decline

22 September 2017

A new pork advertising campaign designed to inspire consumers to make pork part of their midweek meal menu, will hit TV screens on Monday (25 September).

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.

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.

Seven firms sign up to Pig Industry Scholarship

25 August 2017

Seven sponsoring companies have signed up to this year’s illustrious Pig Industry Scholarships

Red Tractor standards are changing

17 August 2017

Pig producers, representing 70% of England’s pig herd, have been busy entering 2015 and 2016 antibiotic data into eMB over the last 12 months, but now Red Tractor have added eMB into the pig standards for 2017.

Policy makers must follow the WTO rule book

29 June 2017

The UK does not have a blank sheet of paper to redesign its agricultural trade and farm support policies post Brexit.

Pig Industry Scholarship looking for sponsors

20 June 2017

The hugely successful Pig Industry Scholarship is looking to recruit new sponsors for its fifth year.

Pig industry facts and figures at your fingertips

12 June 2017

Two new publications from AHDB Pork are due out shortly and both provide a valuable source of information about the pig industry. 

Pigs 2022 explores big issues facing the pork industry

08 June 2017

Asia is an incredibly important market for the pork sector and there are many lucrative opportunities for meat producers

Search starts for hero of the pig industry

25 May 2017

The hunt is on to find one exceptional individual to receive the pig industry’s most prestigious award.

Oriental adventure for Quality British Meat

09 May 2017

Quality meat from Britain will be highlighted in Hong Kong and China this month at the food and hospitality trade shows Hofex and SIAL.

Quality Pork from Britain on its way to the USA

09 May 2017

A selection of top quality pork cuts from Britain will be heading to America for the country’s largest annual foodservice trade show.

New appointment to spearhead AHDBs exports work

08 May 2017

AHDB has appointed Dr Phil Hadley to the new post of International Market Development Director.

Hundreds submit antibiotic data to eMB-Pigs in its first year

21 April 2017

eMB-Pigs now covers around 60% of the pig herd in England, a year after its launch.

New Chairman for AHDB Pork board

12 April 2017

A new chairman has been appointed to AHDB Pork to replace Meryl Ward who has completed her term of office.

Pig Grand Prix launch

09 March 2017

NEW knowledge exchange platform launched to support European pig producers.

New Board Members for AHDB Pork

24 February 2017

Four new members have been appointed to the AHDB Pork board to replace members whose terms of office end on 31 March 2017.

Leaders needed to shape the future

02 February 2017

People with a passion for agriculture are being urged to step forward and make a difference by applying for a role on the AHDB Board.

Log on for the latest outlook for your sector

01 February 2017

The outlook for the English beef, lamb and pork sectors as the UK prepares to quit the EU will be the focus of an AHDB webinar this month.

Pig Pro tool to make recording staff skills simple and robust

19 January 2017

A new training and development web-based tool for the pig industry will be launched by AHDB later this year – providing farmers with a more simple and flexible way of recording staff skills.

Two new Board Members sought for AHDB

18 January 2017

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is currently seeking applications for two positions on its Board. 

UK pig semen to improve pork quality in India

04 January 2017

Pig semen from the UK has been used for the first time in India to improve its breeding stock and produce better quality pork.