African swine fever: Significant rise in cases last year

2023 saw a fivefold increase in outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in EU domestic pigs compared to the previous year, a new Efsa report shows.

Navigating changing ventilation requirements

With the British Pig and Poultry Fair underway at the Birmingham NEC, John Lack, business development manager at Hydor has discussed how the business can help farmers navigate changing ventilation requirements to maintain healthy animals.

New product launch as company embraces change and continuing quality

Hysolv Ltd, which is showcasing a new product in its disinfectant range at the upcoming Pig & Poultry Fair, has announced a new managing director and communications manager, heralding a new chapter for the company.

Livestock farmers invited to British Pig & Poultry Fair next week

Livestock farmers have been invited to attend the British Pig & Poultry Fair next week. This free event offers a two-day packed event of forums, networking, expert advice and new products. 

New piglet starter feed launches in zinc-free era

Cargill UK has launched a new range of starter feed diets, Neopigg Shield, to promote gut health, the immune system and disease resistance in piglets.

SNEAK PREVIEW: Unseen ‘Piggly Squat’ clip from Clarkson’s Farm season 3

With the first 4 episodes of Clarkson’s farm series 3 airing tomorrow (Friday 3rd May), Amazon Prime has granted Farmers Guide users a sneak preview of Jeremy and Lisa’s new arrivals happily settling into life on Diddly Squat Farm, Oxfordshire.

Jeremy Clarkson talks about his ‘sad’ experience ahead of show’s new season  

Jeremy Clarkson has opened up about his experience of becoming a pig farmer, ahead of the new season of Clarkson’s Farm, set to air in May.

Pig industry questions Defra’s plans to change food labelling rules 

Pig industry representatives have voiced their concerns following Defra’s plans for changes to food labelling regulations. According to the National Pig Association, the proposal may have “significant implications” for the pork supply chain.

Calls to protect UK borders from “grave threat” of illegal meat

The National Pig Association (NPA) is calling on the main political parties to protect the borders from diseases such as African swine fever (ASF), as more than 65 tonnes of illegal meat have been seized at the port of Dover since September 2022.

Pig price inches up after 16 weeks’ decline

The EU-spec SPP increased by 0.11p to 211.47p/kg after 16 consecutive weeks in decline.

AHDB levy rate increase approved by ministers

Levy rate increases proposed by the AHDB for the Beef and Lamb, Cereals and Oilseeds, Dairy and Pork sectors have received approval from ministers at Defra and the Devolved Administrations.

King’s speech: Concern over live export ban

A bill to ban live exports for slaughter and fattening has been included in the government’s programme for the new parliamentary session.

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