Access to the Pig Health Scheme (PHS) will cease in May, AHDB has announced.
The levy body announced in November that it will no longer be funding the scheme, which feeds back pig health data collected at selected abattoirs to producers, beyond 2022. This was part of a review of all of AHDB’s services following the Shape the Future vote and in anticipation of a reduction in pork levy income this year.
The final assessments took place on December 13 and access to historical reports via Pig Hub will cease on May 3, 2023.
The Food Standard Agency’s Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) initiative also feeds back data to producers. However, some vets and producers are unhappy at the decision to cease funding for the PHS, which they say provides valuable to data to producers on pig disease in a way that CCIR does not.
AHDB says any producers with questions or concerns about the scheme should get in touch via: [email protected]