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UK sow herd shrinking as pig sector left to flounder

The UK pig herd dropped by 22,000 breeding sows last year in response to the multi-faceted crisis currently gripping the sector. Industry leaders are warning they expect numbers to continue…


Analysis: How livestock auctions fit in today's meat markets

There is a certain nostalgia associated with trading livestock at a live mart – it is, after all, a system that has operated well for more than 200 years. But…


Land in your area 2021: South-east England

Sales in the South East started 2021 relatively slowly while the UK was in lockdown. The marketplace became more active during the summer months and into the second half of…


Mince demand brings optimism on cull cows

Farmers are following trade closely this month to gauge whether a rising cull cow market is set to break more records or merely tick along. Trade opened the year 29p/kg…

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