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Better records and analysis help boost pig margins

February 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Livestock

Producers unable to influence national feed costs or pig prices should focus on performance statistics they can control to boost margins.

Summit to discuss crop protection concerns

February 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Crops

Concerns over the impact of increasing restrictions on crop protection saw industry leaders hold a summit meeting at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

Impact of free trade on pig industry

February 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Livestock

Changing trade in pigmeat will be a hot topic at this year’s AHDB Outlook conference – due to take place on 12 February at One Great George Street, London.

Pig swill campaigners ‘underestimate health risks’

February 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Livestock

Celebrity campaigners championing the use of swill as an environmentally-friendly food source for pigs are underestimating the disease risks which saw the practice banned, say vets at the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

Action needed to avert yellow rust epidemic

February 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Crops

Cereal crops could face a yellow rust epidemic this spring unless early action is taken, says agronomy firm Hutchinsons.

Time to rebalance maize silages this winter

February 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Livestock

With high levels of starch and good rumen degradability, this year’s maize silages have provided a valuable boost to rations. But improvements in starch degradability through the winter as maize grains soften in the clamp could tip the balance of many rations towards acidosis.

EBLEX focuses on sustainable sheep diets

February 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Livestock

Further reducing the ‘soya footprint’ of English sheep production is the aim of two research projects which have been commissioned by EBLEX.

Annual BPEX survey now online

February 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Livestock

The annual confidence survey commissioned by BPEX is now being sent out to people across the pig industry – providing a snapshot of the level of confidence in the industry and a chance to comment on the work of BPEX.

Call for all livestock to be stunned before slaughter

February 15, 2014 by  
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The RSPCA has renewed its call for all animals to be stunned before slaughter, saying slaughter methods should be labelled on meat products if that is not the case.

New conservation course follows CAP reform

February 15, 2014 by  
Filed under News & Business

BASIS and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) have announced a revised Conservation Management Course to reflect recent changes in farming practice and new greening measures following CAP reform.

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