• NPA waits for Brussels on exit scheme
    Monday, 15 May, 2000
    NATIONAL Pig Association officials are hoping to get consent from the EU Commission for proposed changes to the industrys restructuring scheme which aims to help those producers getting out of pigs.

  • Pig business faces labour shortage
    Monday, 15 May, 2000
    THE pig industry is facing a shortage of skilled labour, according to the National Centre for Pig Industry Training.

  • Mixed reaction to bi-annual Pig Fair
    Monday, 15 May, 2000
    THE decision by RASE to hold the Pig & Poultry Fair as a bi-annual event in the future has met a mixed response from exhibitors.

  • PIC freezes gilt prices
    Monday, 15 May, 2000
    PIG breeder PIC has frozen the cost of replacement gilts to encourage producers to invest.

  • Bleak pig prospects in the west
    Monday, 15 May, 2000
    ECONOMISTS from Exeter University suggest pig producers prospects have only increased marginally, and those farming in the extreme corners of Great Britain are likely to come under more pressure.

  • Outdoor threat to intensive pig men
    Monday, 15 May, 2000
    CONCERN is growing that a rapid expansion of outdoor herds could undermine the pig market and put intensive producers margins at risk, warn advisers.

  • Pig processing must restructure – Sloyan
    Thursday, 11 May, 2000
    PIG producers who have struggled to restructure their businesses are unlikely to benefit fully unless the processing sector follows suit.

  • Pig business backs xenophobic ads
    Wednesday, 10 May, 2000
    BRITISH pig industry representatives have defended a controversial advertising campaign which has enraged Continental competitors.

  • MLC pigmeat ads xenophobic
    Wednesday, 10 May, 2000
    A HARD-HITTING campaign which implies that British farmers produce the safest and most welfare-friendly pigmeat has been branded xenophobic.

  • City farm plan for Winnie’s offspring
    Wednesday, 10 May, 2000
    PIG farmers hope to breed from Winnie – the pig who spent three months with them during a vigil in London – and send her offspring to city farms.

  • Minister launches pigmeat campaign
    Tuesday, 09 May, 2000
    JUNIOR agriculture minister Joyce Quin has unveiled a 4.6 million campaign aimed at boosting sales of British pigmeat and easing pressure on producers.

  • Farmers lose out on poultry boom
    Tuesday, 09 May, 2000
    BRITISH producers are likely to lose out on a predicted surge in chicken and turkey sales over the next decade, according to a report to be released on Wednesday (10 May).

  • Concrete block replaces Winnie
    Tuesday, 09 May, 2000
    PIG farmers have dumped two-and-a-half tonne concrete block containing a sow stall outside the Houses of Parliament as they end their three-month vigil.