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Pig health scheme returns this autumn

AHDB’s popular Pig Health Scheme has returned this autumn with an enhanced benchmarking feature, following a coronavirus-enforced hiatus.

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Processors warn over shortage of carbon dioxide

An ongoing shortage of carbon dioxide could cause havoc to the pig and poultry supply chain, meat processors have warned.

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Better performance with improved egg production

New performance standards for Hendrix Genetics Layers promise longer cycles, improved productivity and more sustainable egg production.

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Ammonia trial cuts emissions and saves sector £15.3m

An ammonia monitoring trial has saved pig producers an estimated £15.3m by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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British pork takes centre stage in China

High-quality UK pork was showcased at Asia’s largest food and beverage show – as pig industry leaders continue to seek inroads into the valuable Chinese market.

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Elanco offers free E.coli tests on piglets

Free diagnostic testing is being offered by animal health company Elanco to tackle Post Weaning Diarrhoea (PWD) in piglets.

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Stay vigilant for bird flu, producers warned

Poultry producers are being warned to remain vigilant following the lifting of heightened biosecurity measures imposed last winter due to avian flu.

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Pig industry posts further reductions in antibiotics

Pig producers used fewer antibiotics last year – with the amount prescribed falling by 5% on UK farms in 2020 – a total reduction of 62% since 2015.

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Study identifies genomic pathway could produce heavier eggs

Egg weights in laying hens can be increased by a new approach to analyse and target birds with specific genes for selected breeding, suggests a study.

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Protect people and poultry from red mite

Egg producers are being reminded of the risk to worker welfare as the summer red mite season draws near.

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