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Growing concerns over African swine fever

As African swine fever continues to spread westwards from Russia, UK pig keepers are becoming understandably concerned by the threat that the disease poses to the domestic pig industry. African swine fever (ASF) is a particularly nasty disease and whilst … Continue reading

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Pig welfare still a major problem in the EU

Last month a pig farm in Congleton, Cheshire had its RSPCA Freedom Food approval rescinded after shocking video footage emerged of the pigs living conditions on the farm in question. Pictures taken on hidden cameras by investigators from the Hillside … Continue reading

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PEDV – A Potentially Devastating Problem for UK Pig Keepers

It has been well publicised in various reports, articles and even the occasional TV feature, that UK pig farmers are struggling to make a living in the face of record high feed prices, restrictive EU legislation and cheap foreign pork … Continue reading

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