Meryl Ward has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for her work on pig welfare.
Andrew Cheale, who has died aged 77, was an Essex lad who left school to farm and become a wholesale butcher and a leading exporter of pork and beef.
NPA Chris Brant Award winner announced
The winner of this year's NPA Chris Brant Award is Jonathan French, key accounts manager for national feed compounder BOCM PAULS in the south of England. The award is presented annually to someone who goes the extra mile for the British industry.
JSRís top tips to combat summer infertility
Itís an age old problem, when the summer temperatures rise, fertility in pigs (and many other mammals) declines. It's natureís way of limiting the number of offspring produced in the winter when the temperature is cold and food is in shorter supply.
Every lot was sold
A large company of buyers attended Mike Sheldon's pig unit dispersal sale on June 8, which was conducted jointly by auctioneers Peter Crichton and Will Abbott.
Waste food campaign poses disease threat warns NPA
The NPA has warned that recycling human food by feeding it to pigs must take place only under strictly-controlled conditions, otherwise there is a risk of outbreaks of notifiable diseases, such as foot-and-mouth, classical swine fever and African swine fever.
JSR study reveals heavier pigs can be profitable
A recent trial conducted by JSR Genetics has revealed itís possible to take pigs to heavier weights without having a negative impact on profit margins.
C&D practices under spotlight in online workshop
BPEX is asking pig producers to check their cleaning and disinfection (C&D) routine at its next BPEX Live online workshop on Monday, June 24 at 7.00pm.
Plan now to avoid reduced production
Seasonal infertility is one of the most common challenges faced by pig producers during the summer and autumn period. Itís a natural phenomenon that remains common within todayís modern farming systems in general and outdoor units in particular
Reduce worms, not your profit
Now's the time to be thinking of worming your pig herd, reminds ABNís national pig specialist, Ian Watson, who warns of the cost implications of harbouring a worm burden.
Accolade for East Riding Farm Services
East Riding Farm Services (ERFS), the Driffield-based farm supply business with customers the entire length of Great Britain, as well as overseas, has been granted a Royal Warrant.
Nuffield Scholarship deadline approaching
Nuffield Farming Scholarships are encouraging prospective scholars to apply for the life-changing opportunity, as the July 31st deadline for applications approaches.
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