Pig sector “edging closer to a major crisis”

National Pig Association chief executive Zoe Davies has warned that farms will see serious problems in “a matter of weeks” if the government does not act to address staff shortages.

ASF confirmed in domestic pigs in Germany for the first time

Two farms in the Brandenburg region in east Germany, close to the Polish border, have been affected by the outbreak.

Winner of this year’s British Charcuterie Live Awards named

The British Charcuterie Live Awards, first launched in 2018, are national, annual and independent. They were created to promote quality, variety and understanding of British Charcuterie.

Crate ban by 2027 “unrealistic” warns NPA

The European Commission is currently assessing the feasibility of a ban on cages in farming, including farrowing crates, by 2027.

New UK reference farm puts focus on grower and finisher pigs

Cargill has introduced a new reference farm in the UK to carry out research projects on grower and finisher pigs.

Heat stress in pigs: how big of an issue will it be this year?

Although we’ve only just started to see the sun, heat stress can prove a problem even when the sun is not out. Lallemand’s Hannah Elliott explains the risk factors, signs and how to minimise the impact through nutritional management.

Pig producers urged to check ventilation systems as temperatures rise

With temperature and humidity levels creeping up, it is crucial for pig producers to make sure ventilation is in good working order to prevent heat stress.

Expanding market opportunities for hybrid rye growers

Under the UK’s new Agricultural Bill and the upcoming ELMS scheme, farmers are likely to be rewarded for lowering their emissions but will ideally aim to deliver this without comprising yields. With a 45% reduction in nitrogen requirement compared with a second wheat and a significant saving on herbicide and fungicide inputs, hybrid rye could help achieve this.

Sausage wars: What does the outcome of G7 mean for farmers?

“Give and take” will be needed to overcome growing tensions over the Northern Ireland protocol and avoid a trade war, as growing tensions between the UK and the EU cast a shadow over G7.

Latest figures show eleventh week of rising pig prices

AHDB have confirmed that prices for finished pigs continued to rise in week ending 29th of May. The eleventh week in a row to see a price rise, but industry margins remain tight.

Farrowing crates and new innovations: What’s next for the pig sector?

Jane Jordan explores some of the latest updates for the pig sector, including whether the farrowing crate can survive growing pressure from the welfare lobby; an innovative in-hut creep feeder; and a new intradermal multi-valent vaccine.

Far East helps bolster red meat exports in challenging year

Asia and the Middle East have helped boost red meat exports from the UK in what has been an incredibly challenging start to the year, AHDB says.

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