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.
Scottish pork will soon be exported to China on a weekly basis from Quality Pork Limited (QPL) in Brechin.
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.
No-deal Brexit tariff proposals for pork could force UK farmers out of business, the National Pig Association (NPA) has warned.
An outbreak of the virus which has taken only 12 months to wipe out almost half of China’s pig herd – the equivalent of the EU’s entire production – is likely to occur in the UK within a year, a UK Government minister has admitted.
A new guide for people who are considering becoming small-scale pig keepers has been produced by AHDB, the National Pig Association and the British Pig Association.
Pigs are famously happy creatures – and never more so when they are sharing the company of others.
Facial recognition technology to detect pigs’ emotions, especially pain and stress, is the subject of new trials.
Scotland’s pig industry has embarked on a united programme to eradicate an endemic disease which is currently costing the industry £3 million a year at a UK level.
Police officers have launched a search for a missing toy pig's owner after it was discovered on the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.
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.
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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Focusing on the UK’s reputation for excellent animal welfare will help pig and poultry producers respond to the opportunities and challenges created by Brexit, according to sector experts.
Choosing to house pigs at maximum stocking densities in indoor herds has no impact on pig performance, scientists have discovered.
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.
A commitment to making use of new technology and improving efficiency is a key part of the business philosophy of 25-year-old Lynn Argo, who is making her mark on the pig industry.
The largest order yet of frozen boar semen from the UK to China is set for export later this month.
Farmers, crofters and pig keepers have been reminded not to feed kitchen scraps to pigs.
Nearly 30% of pig businesses have seen workers leave since the EU referendum, according to a survey by the National Pig Association (NPA).
Having Russia as a close neighbour is proving a real challenge for Finland’s farmers as it depended on the Soviet nation as a vital customer for exported farm produce.
Scottish pig farmers being forced to send their pigs south of the border for slaughter as a result of the Brechin abattoir fire will not loose out on Specially Selected Pork status, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has confirmed.
The number of Scottish pigs that can be transported to English slaughterhouses in the wake of the Brechin abattoir fire has been boosted to 12,000 a week following a Department of Transport extension to drivers’ hours.
A Nairnshire farming family has hailed a move into pig production as a valuable addition to its business enterprise.
Pig farmers are getting the highest share of the retail pork price in eight years, according to AHDB.
The National Pig Association (NPA) has used its general election manifesto to call for a "fair and balanced" deal for Britain's pig farmers.
Almost every commercial pig herd in Scotland is now covered by the Scottish Pig Health Charter.
Firefighters battled for nine hours yesterday to get a blaze at a Moray pig farm under control.
The British pig industry has welcomed the findings of one of the world's largest reports on animal welfare - covering nearly 5.5million pigs over the last three years.
Young farmers looking to establish their own enterprise have been urged to consider a move into pig production.
Pig farmers are invited to a series of industry meetings in Aberdeenshire later this month.
A computer game which allows farm staff to learn how to tail dock piglets without having to touch an animal is helping Denmark's efforts to improve herd health and reduce piglet mortality.