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‘Farms of the future’ set to reach net zero
A Nottinghamshire pig producer has joined a pioneering programme that will see retailer M&S work with farmers to decarbonise its meat supply chain and reach net zero by 2040. Wold Farm, which supplies M&S pork through Cranswick, is one of seven farming enterprises taking part in the seven-year Farm... Read more
Hybrid rye brings benefits to pig and poultry rations
Hybrid rye is increasingly being seen as bringing significant benefits to pig and poultry rations as well as having major agronomic benefits for growers with its low nitrogen requirement and tolerance to increasingly frequent drought conditions. The earlier advantages seen when rye is fed to pigs are now being... Read more
Key appointment for expanded poultry team
Lallemand Animal Nutrition has expanded its monogastric team by appointing a new poultry sales manager with a wealth of industry experience. Antonia Chittock brings more than 13 years of poultry expertise to the team. She started her career at AB Agri as a feed sales trainee and progressing to... Read more
Free test helps tackle cause of post-weaning diarrhoea
Pig producers are being encouraged to reach out to their vets to perform free diagnostics if they are concerned about post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD). Elanco is funding veterinary testing for the F4 and F18 strains of E.coli – both of which are a common causes of PWD and have shown to be present on... Read more
Flagship industry event opens door to success
Innovation and collaboration will be the focus of this year’s British Pig & Poultry Fair – helping producers secure a low carbon future. New technologies and advice on disease management and alternative proteins will also be among the topics at the two-day event, which takes place on 15-16 May... Read more
Stocksbridge pigs claim Winter Fair double title
The Berry family scooped the interbreed pig championship once again with the Stocksbridge herd at last month’s English Winter Fair. Having won last year with a purebred Pietrain, this year they took the honours with a ¾ Pietrain x Large White, which was also crowned in the interbreed pairs... Read more
Pig industry stalwart receives lifetime achievement award
Pig industry stalwart Hugh Crabtree has won the 2023 David Black Award for his contribution to the sector over 40 years. Mr Crabtree has dedicated his career to improving the welfare and economic production of the industry. He co-founded Farmex – a market leader in ventilation systems for pig... Read more
Pig levy hike ‘vital’ for producers
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board has defended proposals for a 20% hike in the pork levy – arguing that it is vital to deliver value for money to producers. Announced in October, the planned increase would be the first for more than 20 years. It follows a challenging... Read more
Poultry producers pile on pressure for egg sector inquiry
Farm leaders have called for a poultry meat supply chain inquiry after Defra announced an review aimed at ensuring a fairer market for the egg sector. The NFU said a Defra investigation should also be launched into the broiler sector because poultry producers face similar challenges to egg producers... Read more
Producers make great strides in reducing antibiotics usage
Pig and poultry producers are at the forefront of efforts to reduce antibiotics in UK livestock production, confirm the latest figures. UK livestock sectors continue to make positive progress towards  antibiotic use targets for the years 2021-2024 – with some sectors reaching goals early, according to the RUMA Targets... Read more