Is Now a Good Time to Become a Pig Farmer?

Is Now a Good Time to Become a Pig Farmer?

Pig farming is a time-honoured enterprise in the UK that dates back thousands of years. However, the industry certainly sees its ups and downs. For those considering this path, is now a good time to become a pig farmer? There’s a lot of uncertainty just at the moment, as May’s stepping down as PM and […]

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6 Characteristics of a Quality Pig Farm Building

6 Characteristics of a Quality Pig Farm Building

As a UK pig farmer, it is your responsibility to provide the animals in your care with adequate shelter – pig housing. However, not all housing solutions are created equal. Aging pig housing filled with antiquated systems can actually result in lost vigour and reduced size, as well as increasing the stress placed on your […]

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5 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Pig Feed

5 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Pig Feed

Freedom from hunger and thirst is one of the so-called “five freedoms” on which compassionate livestock care is based. As a UK pig farmer, it is your responsibility to ensure that the animals in your care receive adequate nutrition that supports health and vigour, as well as a constant supply of fresh water. Of course, […]

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What to Look for in Pig Housing Flooring Mats

What to Look for in Pig Housing Flooring Mats

Pig housing in the UK has to meet fairly rigid requirements as animal welfare is a key part of the industry’s focus. As such, your farm has to be designed with a minimum amount of floor space for individual pigs, and according to their weight or focus. As an example, boars need 6m2 while sows […]

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What to Look for in Pig Housing Feeding Systems

What to Look for in Pig Housing Feeding Systems

The UK requirements for pig farming and animal welfare are some of the highest in the world. Though this can make it quite challenging for the modern UK pig farmer, there are more and more makers of optimal housing and equipment to help. One area of ongoing concern and challenge is feeding and watering the […]

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Latest Details on Brexit and the Pig Industry

Latest Details on Brexit and the Pig Industry

In early 2018, National Pig Association (NPA) senior policy advisor Ed Barker reported a long list of updates on the impact of Brexit on the UK pig industry. What he indicated was significant and included such relevant and key details as: Formal negotiations on a UK-EU trade deal are slated to continue through December of […]

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Improvements in Pig Welfare Related to Brexit

Improvements in Pig Welfare Related to Brexit

It is impossible for anyone in the UK, as well as other parts of the globe, to ignore the realities of Brexit. It will happen and MPs along with scores of lobbyists are meeting to work out the many, many details. For those in agriculture, and particularly pig producers, things can seem a bit overwhelming. […]

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