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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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Launch of PigPeopleUK

@PigPeopleUK was established at the end of July 2014 to act as an accessible, Twitter based hub for all pig farmers in the United Kingdom. The primary aim of @PigPeopleUK is to provide a platform from which to distribute up-to-date … Continue reading

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Penchant for all things porcine

“What is it with you and pigs!?” This was the very reasonable question that my wife posed to me the other week as I proudly displayed yet another newspaper article that I had had published regarding the British pig industry. … Continue reading

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Back to reality

It’s the start of a new year and its back to reality after the Christmas break; ie. being very busy! I have been rather active on the writing front over the last couple of weeks, with a deadline fast approaching … 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Last month a pig farm in Congleton, Cheshire had its RSPCA Freedom Food approval rescinded after shocking video footage emerged of the pigs living conditions on the farm in question.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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Positive signs for the UK pig industry

Recent figures suggest that this year is starting to look like a more positive period for UK pig farmers, many of whom are eager to move on from the torrid experiences they suffered in 2012. Last year provided an incredibly … 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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