1. Agriland RSS

    Changes to zinc use in pig feed discussed at seminars

    Written by Breifne O'Brien from Agriland “There will be challenges but also great opportunities in the coming months for Irish pig farmers, given the upcoming changes in EU legislation surrounding zinc oxide (ZnO) use in pig feed, but farmers need to act now.” These were the closing remarks...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Former UK Chief Veterinary Officer wins David Black award for 2021

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Prof. Jim Scudamore has been awarded the David Black Award 2021 in recognition of his invaluable contribution to the pig industry over the past 20 years. The prestigious award was presented by the Lord Benyon, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at...
  3. The Agrarian

    Strain B1.1.529

    Thought I'd make a start on what could be big news, depending on current spread and whether it evades vaccine immunity. Thoughts and information here please...
  4. Pan mixer

    Cull Boar and sow prices

    I booked some into the main place in the country that takes these today. Fortunately it is not too far away. Three weeks ahead price; Boars 5p per kg, sows 15p. I may unbook them.
  5. D

    Red tractor traceability.

    Now a thought has occurred to me. We currently are rt assured for cereals and beef. Therefore following the red tractor strapline that it’s traceable would it be reasonable to ask them to trace all the commodities I sell and make sure they are been sold to the consumer as red tractor assured...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    Disruptions to animal protein industries will continue but growth opportunities will emerge says Rabobank

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business Global meat producers face a leadership test as the disruptions affecting food markets pose challenges but also bring opportunities to drive long-term growth, according to Rabobank’s latest annual Global Animal Protein Outlook. The report, which which...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Rabobank: Markets expected to settle in 2022, but drivers of recent change remain

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland While it is expected that markets will settle somewhat in 2022, many drivers of recent change will remain, according to Rabobank. Global meat producers face a leadership test as the disruptions affecting food markets pose challenges but also bring...
  8. B

    Brexit & Borders

    "Vote Conservative & take back control of our borders", what a load of bullsh!t that turned out to be, yesterday over 1000 migrants crossed the channel in boats just so the Tories can bus them to the nearest Holiday Inn, can you imagine what the prats in the Tory party would be screaming if...
  9. D

    Food shortage in China

    Bad news for the Chinese Which is bad news for us all. https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/02/economy/china-food-supply-covid-vegetables-intl-hnk/index.html
  10. Chae1

    Food shortages being kept quiet?

    Has the media been told to stop reporting food shortages? Has anyone else noticed a shortage of food items in restaurants and shops recently? Maybe its just me being stupid. Not essential by any means! But shortages I have noticed and on my mind are walkers ready salted crisps and diet...
  11. kiwi pom

    NZ - UK trade deal.

    Will it make much difference?
  12. Kevtherev

    Agriculture as we know it

    Reading media reports and Facebook posts about tree planting and alternatives to meat on a daily basis. Vegan and save the earth types gathering huge momentum as every week goes on. Are we facing what can only be described as a farming endangerment? Could we as a switched on farming group on...
  13. C


    13 PROBLEMS WITH PORK 1) A pig is a real garbage gut. It will eat anything including urine, excrement, dirt, decaying animal flesh, maggots, or decaying vegetables. They will even eat the cancerous growths off other pigs or animals. 2) The meat and fat of a pig absorbs toxins like a sponge...
  14. Sonoftheheir

    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    A Couple of weeks ago the news was reporting that up to 100,000 Pigs would have to be destroyed due to foreign labour shortage. Has it happened yet?
  15. Farm Business RSS

    Anpario maintains sales and profit levels in first half of year

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Anpario plc the independent manufacturer of natural sustainable animal feed additives for animal health, nutrition and biosecurity has announced its results for the six months to 30 June 2021. Sales revenue at actual exchange rates was down just 1...
  16. B

    4 day week

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-58403087 Scotland proposes 4 day week Thank goodness for that, who’s going to explain to the livestock, could be more than a few unhappy milking cows around.
  17. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Manage pig feed hygiene and gut health to reduce summer mortality risk

    As many vets will be aware, the risk of sudden death in finisher pigs increases in the summer months and can be a particular challenge on units with a liquid feeding system. In higher temperatures, pigs’ feeding habits are less consistent and microorganisms develop more rapidly, reducing feed...
  18. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Will Chinese maize support feature for a consecutive season?

    In the last twelve months, maize markets (Chicago - nearby) have undergone quite a change. From August Chicago maize futures (nearby) climbed 151% to briefly peak at the $7.70/bsl mark ($304.2/t) in May 2021. As we know Chinese purchases have supported the gains. But, if we look forward a couple...
  19. Farm Business RSS

    Global meat production to rise 13% by 2030

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business Global meat production is projected to continue growing by 13% over the coming decade, according to the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook to 2030. The overall increase is led by poultry production, which is set to rise by 17% by 2030, due to...