Pig/Poultry

Yorkshire Pig ‘high priority’ on rare breed watchlist

Yorkshire Pig ‘high priority’ on rare breed watchlist

The Large White Pig, commonly known as the Yorkshire Pig, has been added to the highest priority category of the...

April 18, 2022

Red meat exports to US almost double in January

Red meat exports to US almost double in January

America imported more than £3 million worth of red meat from the UK in January – almost double the amount...

April 11, 2022

NI pig sector faces an ‘unsustainable future’

NI pig sector faces an ‘unsustainable future’

Embattled pig farmers are facing a crisis in the sector as rising costs and supply chain disruptions are causing huge...

April 9, 2022

Pork marketing campaign reaches over 75% of the UK

Pork marketing campaign reaches over 75% of the UK

A marketing campaign on the benefits of switching to pork dishes, has been labelled a success by the AHDB. The...

April 9, 2022

Bird flu confirmed in Cambridgeshire and Devon

Bird flu confirmed in Cambridgeshire and Devon

Two new outbreaks of avian influenza (bird flu) have been confirmed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

April 7, 2022

New post-mortem TB test will identify infection quicker

New post-mortem TB test will identify infection quicker

A new test to identify tuberculosis (TB) infection quicker in animals post mortem has been rolled out in Great Britain,...

March 30, 2022

Bird flu: Poultry keepers in Suffolk told to take urgent action

Bird flu: Poultry keepers in Suffolk told to take urgent action

The UK’s chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss has today (Wednesday, March 23) urged poultry keepers in Suffolk to step up...

March 23, 2022

Cabinet Secretary hears of deepening crisis in Scottish pig sector

Cabinet Secretary hears of deepening crisis in Scottish pig sector

Leading Scottish pig farmer Jamie Wyllie welcomed Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Mairi Gougeon on his farm yesterday as...

March 17, 2022

Porc from Wales Week labelled a success by HCC

Porc from Wales Week labelled a success by HCC

One week dedicated to Porc from Wales has generated an influx of interest and new support for the product. Porc...

March 12, 2022

Bird flu confirmed at premises in Aberdeenshire

Bird flu confirmed at premises in Aberdeenshire

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 – bird flu – has today (Friday, March 11) been confirmed in a backyard...

March 11, 2022

Two US events to showcase UK red meat and dairy

Two US events to showcase UK red meat and dairy

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will be showcasing UK red meat and dairy at two events in the...

March 8, 2022

Irish duck and Hollywood stars – the journey from Emyvale

Irish duck and Hollywood stars – the journey from Emyvale

Silver Hill Irish premium duck is a familiar name to many who are fond of a nice peking duck dish,...

February 26, 2022

McDonald’s called on to ensure US suppliers move to crate-free pork production

McDonald’s called on to ensure US suppliers move to crate-free pork production

A shareholder in McDonald’s in the US has called on the company to ensure that all its US suppliers move...

February 22, 2022

Public perception among top concerns for UK farmers – report

Public perception among top concerns for UK farmers – report

Public perception is a major concern for UK farmers, according to AgriWebb’s 2022 State of the Farmer report. The report...

February 17, 2022

N2 Applied announces partnership with the National Pig Centre

N2 Applied announces partnership with the National Pig Centre

N2 Applied, the European agricultural technology business, has announced a partnership with the UK’s National Pig Centre that will see...

February 12, 2022

Poultry companies fined after employee sustained life-changing crush injuries

Poultry companies fined after employee sustained life-changing crush injuries

Two Northern Ireland (NI) poultry companies have been prosecuted for health and safety failings that resulted in an employee receiving...

February 11, 2022

Prentis to review Supply Chain Fairness in pig sector

Prentis to review Supply Chain Fairness in pig sector

Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Victoria Prentis has today (Thursday, February 10)...

February 10, 2022

Bird flu confirmed in backyard Fermanagh flock

Bird flu confirmed in backyard Fermanagh flock

A case of bird flu that was suspected in a backyard flock in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh last week has been...

February 8, 2022