Pig/Poultry

Chinese vets invited to inspect Northern plants to expedite pork exports

Chinese vets invited to inspect Northern plants to expedite pork exports

Chinese vets have been invited to visit and inspect Northern Ireland pork plants in an effort to speed up access...

January 22, 2015

Is carcase cooling a disposal technology option for the pig sector?

Is carcase cooling a disposal technology option for the pig sector?

Chilling fallen stock on pig units could lead to improved management, reduced disease risk and potential cost savings in the...

January 20, 2015

Pig farmers spent €27m to comply with EU regulations which didn’t increase productivity

Pig farmers spent €27m to comply with EU regulations which didn’t increase productivity

Irish pig farmers spent €27.7m to comply with loose dry sow housing regulations, but the investment has not generated increased...

January 19, 2015

Northern poultry farmers to get free campylobacter test kits

Northern poultry farmers to get free campylobacter test kits

A new scheme offering free campylobacter testing kits is being offered to independent poultry farmers in Northern Ireland. The initiative,...

November 20, 2014

Bird flu found on Yorkshire farm

Bird flu found on Yorkshire farm

Avian influenza or Bird flu has been detected on a farm in the UK, according to the latest reports from the...

November 17, 2014

Heated pork markets slowly cooling down

Heated pork markets slowly cooling down

The global pork market will likely cool down in Q4 2014, as the buoyant market circumstances from the first three...

November 11, 2014

Poultry production grows, despite competition

Poultry production grows, despite competition

Poultry meat production keeps on increasing, in spite of the higher availability of other meats, according to the latest EU research....

October 11, 2014

Use of NI pork label by retailers welcomed

Use of NI pork label by retailers welcomed

The Ulster Farmers’ Union welcomed major retailers Tesco and Lidl show of support for local pork as both retailers roll...

October 5, 2014

Northern pig producers introduce DNA testing

Northern pig producers introduce DNA testing

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) in conjunction with Pig ReGen and the Ulster Pork and Bacon Forum have agreed to...

September 17, 2014

Selecting sows for high welfare production systems

Selecting sows for high welfare production systems

Animal welfare scientists at the Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and Newcastle University are helping Sainsbury’s identify ‘good mums’ for free...

August 24, 2014

Rapeseed improvements for livestock identified

Rapeseed improvements for livestock identified

Ways to improve the nutritional value of rapeseed and meal for non-ruminant livestock have been explored as part of a...

July 18, 2014

EU asks WTO to rule on Russian pork import restrictions

EU asks WTO to rule on Russian pork import restrictions

The EU has requested the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to rule over a dispute concerning the Russian ban on imports...

June 30, 2014