Pig/Poultry

Another case of bird flu confirmed in Devon

Another case of bird flu confirmed in Devon

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 – bird flu – was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Cullompton in...

August 8, 2022

US scientists restore organ function in dead pigs

US scientists restore organ function in dead pigs

Researchers from Yale University in the US have successfully restored cellular and organ function in pigs a full hour after...

August 4, 2022

British pork to be exported to Chile for the first time

British pork to be exported to Chile for the first time

British pork is set to be exported to Chile this month to fulfil the first commercial order since market access...

August 2, 2022

Cranswick records revenue increase of 7.6% in second quarter results

Cranswick records revenue increase of 7.6% in second quarter results

Cranswick Country Foods has revealed a revenue increase of 7.6% in its first quarter results for 2022. UK revenue across...

August 2, 2022

Burgers and sausage rolls prove to be ‘lovely jubilee’

Burgers and sausage rolls prove to be ‘lovely jubilee’

Burgers stole the crown at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with around 50% more sold during the celebrations than in an...

July 16, 2022

NFU Scotland calls for border control inspections for ASF

NFU Scotland calls for border control inspections for ASF

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland has welcomed the decision by the UK government to increase the risk status of...

July 13, 2022

Bird flu may now be ‘endemic’ in Europe

Bird flu may now be ‘endemic’ in Europe

Around 5,300 detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus, also known as bird flu, were reported in poultry, captive...

July 8, 2022

DAERA issues advice amid concern about potential bird flu

DAERA issues advice amid concern about potential bird flu

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland is encouraging the public not to pick up...

July 7, 2022

NPA calls for improved border controls to tackle ASF

NPA calls for improved border controls to tackle ASF

The National Pig Association (NPA) has called on the Prime Minister to take action to improve the UK’s border controls,...

July 6, 2022

Mexico visits UK to explore trade opportunities for pork

Mexico visits UK to explore trade opportunities for pork

Three senior executives from one of the largest meat processors in Mexico visited London last week to learn more about...

June 28, 2022

Overall decrease recorded in use of antimicrobials – WOAH

Overall decrease recorded in use of antimicrobials – WOAH

The use of antimicrobials in animals across the world has shown an overall decrease of 27% between 2016 and 2018,...

June 27, 2022

Potential foot and mouth case in UK a ‘concern’ for Irish farmers

Potential foot and mouth case in UK a ‘concern’ for Irish farmers

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that a suspected case of foot and mouth disease on a pig farm...

June 24, 2022

NFU welcomes new taskforce to tackle avian influenza

NFU welcomes new taskforce to tackle avian influenza

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) poultry board chair James Mottershead said that after the largest avian influenza (bird flu) outbreak...

June 20, 2022

UK’s top scientists join forces to battle bird flu outbreaks

UK’s top scientists join forces to battle bird flu outbreaks

Some of the UK’s top scientists are to set to join forces in a major new research consortium in the...

June 20, 2022

NFU Scotland calls for proper border checks on imported pigmeat

NFU Scotland calls for proper border checks on imported pigmeat

The spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) into a new area of Europe has sparked fresh calls from NFU Scotland...

June 7, 2022

FAO: Wheat and poultry price indexes rose in May

FAO: Wheat and poultry price indexes rose in May

The price of wheat and poultry rose in May this year (2022), despite a modest decline in world food commodity...

June 3, 2022

New bird flu case on Shropshire turkey farm

New bird flu case on Shropshire turkey farm

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on a turkey farm near Ludlow, Shropshire, by the Department for Environment,...

June 2, 2022

Pesticide users: Deadline to register details approaching

Pesticide users: Deadline to register details approaching

Farmers that use professional Plant Protection Products (PPPs) and adjuvants are being reminded that the deadline to register their details...

May 27, 2022