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Appeal as pig sector sets out its election manifesto

November 19, 2019

Britain’s pig farmers have warned the next UK Government that it must ensure the country’s ability to produce high-quality pork products isn’t fatally undermined by double standards being applied to post-Brexit trade deals.

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Stronger actions needed to sniff out swine fever

October 8, 2019

The devastating impact of African swine fever (ASF) on pork production in China continues to send shock waves around the world, alerting pig farmers everywhere to the enormous threat posed by the disease once it arrives in a new country.

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Funding for piglet vaccine

November 17, 2018

An €800,000 funding award to enable Scottish and Swedish researchers to advance the development of a vaccine to protect piglets against a potentially devastating infection has been warmly welcomed by pig industry leaders.

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Up biosecurity to cut antimicrobials

November 10, 2018

Taking simple steps to improve biosecurity and welfare on pig farms can significantly reduce the amount of antimicrobials farmers have to administer, say scientists.

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3D cameras to save pigs’ tails

April 14, 2018

A new high-tech solution to the problem of tail biting in pigs has been devised by Scottish scientists and could become an alternative to the controversial last-resort practice of tail docking.

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