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Tributes paid following tragic death of former ploughing champion

Tributes paid following tragic death of former ploughing champion

Tributes have been paid from both sides of the Irish Sea following the death of a multiple world ploughing champion...

May 6, 2020

Vegan protesters take pig from Northern Ireland farm

Vegan protesters take pig from Northern Ireland farm

Animal rights protesters have claimed to have taken a pig from a Northern Ireland farm this morning (Tuesday, January 14)....

January 14, 2020

How to Steal Pigs: Mitsubishi distances itself from controversial documentary

How to Steal Pigs: Mitsubishi distances itself from controversial documentary

4X4 manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors has distanced itself from a controversial Channel 4 documentary set to air this week titled ‘How to Steal...

January 12, 2020

NPA weighing up legal action after 200 vegan activists storm pig farm

NPA weighing up legal action after 200 vegan activists storm pig farm

The National Pig Association has said it is seeking legal advice after around 200 vegan protestors targetted a Lincolnshire pig farm...

March 5, 2019

Nuffield scholar urges farmers to consider viability without antibiotics

Nuffield scholar urges farmers to consider viability without antibiotics

A Nuffield scholar with a specialism in the pork industry has urged policymakers to encourage ‘optimisation’ of antibiotics rather than...

December 16, 2018

No-Deal Brexit: It could be easier to export to China than the EU

No-Deal Brexit: It could be easier to export to China than the EU

A ‘No-Deal’ Brexit could make trading pork products with the EU more difficult than shipping to further flung locations such...

August 24, 2018

David Black Award nominations deadline looming

David Black Award nominations deadline looming

The deadline for making nominations for the 2018 David Black Award is fast approaching with just 10 days left to...

August 22, 2018

NPA: Newer high-tech farm infrastructure could tackle agricultural ammonia

NPA: Newer high-tech farm infrastructure could tackle agricultural ammonia

The UK’s pig sector body has told the Government that newer, more efficient buildings could be the key to reducing...

August 21, 2018

UK launches fact-finding mission for British pork exports to Mexico

UK launches fact-finding mission for British pork exports to Mexico

Opportunities for exporting pork to Mexico will be explored when the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) arrives in the...

August 17, 2018

Just a few days left to nominate for the 2018 Chris Brant Award

Just a few days left to nominate for the 2018 Chris Brant Award

There are just a few days left to make your nomination for this year’s National Pig Association (NPA) Chris Brant...

July 24, 2018

Wild boar working group to weigh up feral pig population control

Wild boar working group to weigh up feral pig population control

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Pork Board has agreed to fund a working group to oversee improved control of...

July 23, 2018

Zinc oxide ban could increase antibiotic reliance

Zinc oxide ban could increase antibiotic reliance

A ban on therapeutic zinc oxide use could increase pig sector reliance on antibiotics at a time when pressure is mounting for...

March 15, 2018

‘Green’ farm subsidies could include better housing and intact tail payments

‘Green’ farm subsidies could include better housing and intact tail payments

Payments for intact tails and better housing could be made as part of new ‘green’ farm subsidies planned for the...

March 8, 2018

Irish team ‘shines’ at European ploughing championships

Irish team ‘shines’ at European ploughing championships

Jer Coakley from Cork and Dan Donnelly from Wexford did their country proud at the European Ploughing Federation (EPF) championship...

August 21, 2017

Irish ploughing team departs for Europe-wide competition

Irish ploughing team departs for Europe-wide competition

Two members of the Irish ploughing team – Jer Coakley from Cork and Dan Donnelly from Wexford – departed for...

August 16, 2017