Pig

Tesco announces £10m support for UK pig industry

Tesco announces £10m support for UK pig industry

Tesco has today (Monday, May 16) announced funding of £10 million for its UK pig farmers, as the pork industry...

May 16, 2022

UK Pig Industry Welfare Training platform launched

UK Pig Industry Welfare Training platform launched

A welfare training platform for the pigs sector has been launched by the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) today,...

March 1, 2022

On-the-job training opportunity for entry-level pig stockpeople

On-the-job training opportunity for entry-level pig stockpeople

An on-the-job training programme has been created for people of all ages looking to enter the pig industry. The programme...

November 23, 2021

Pig industry protest Conservatives in Manchester

Pig industry protest Conservatives in Manchester

‘What do we want? Butchers; When do we want them? Now.’ This is one of chants echoed by members of...

October 4, 2021

Info sought following road collision involving pig

Info sought following road collision involving pig

Information has been sought in relation to a pig that was involved in a road traffic collision in Co. Down...

July 5, 2021

3 more cases of African swine fever in German wild boars

3 more cases of African swine fever in German wild boars

Three more cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been detected in wild boars in Germany. According to Reuters, the...

October 5, 2020

Best-practice tips for pig management – for May

Best-practice tips for pig management – for May

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland has issued best-practice pig management tips – for...

May 4, 2017

Pig shows up at US polling station – not the first time an animal has turned up unexpectedly!

Pig shows up at US polling station – not the first time an animal has turned up unexpectedly!

This week at the New Hampshire in the US, a pig showed up at a polling station where voters were deciding...

February 10, 2016

Drop in Chinese pig herd will impact entire global market – Rabobank

Drop in Chinese pig herd will impact entire global market – Rabobank

The drop in the Chinese pig herd will impact the entire global pork market from now and into 2016, according...

August 19, 2015

Pork producers hit by weak demand and strong supplies

Pork producers hit by weak demand and strong supplies

The global pork industry has been searching for stability during the first quarter of 2015, according to Rabobank’s latest Pork Quarterly...

May 7, 2015

Environmental stress triggers PCVAD disease in pigs

Environmental stress triggers PCVAD disease in pigs

Stress makes pigs more likely to suffer from Porcine CircoVirus Associated Disease (PCVAD) symptoms, according to the results of a...

April 12, 2015

Hogan acknowledges problems in pigmeat sector

Hogan acknowledges problems in pigmeat sector

The substantial drop in pigmeat prices over the last number of months has been acknowledged by the European Commissioner for...

January 28, 2015

Are pharmabiotics the future for livestock?

Are pharmabiotics the future for livestock?

Professor Colin Hill, who heads up the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at the University of Cork, told the recent St David’s...

January 26, 2015

Global compound feed output on the rise

Global compound feed output on the rise

Global compound animal feed production increased by 2.1% last year, according to a December 2014 agri-business survey carried out by...

January 26, 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

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

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