Pigs

Did you know that 45% of pig farmers say
they are experiencing the effects of climate change now?

We’ve listed the fact sheets and case studies we feel would be most relevant to your work below.  You can see a full list of our resources here and it may also be useful for you to use our Interactive UK map to get up to date information and advice for your region.

'Pigs and the Environment' is a report comissioned by BPEX to investigate how the English pig industry can tackle the climate change challenge in the most effective way.

A massive 63% of pig farmers report that they are doing something to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their farm.

Are you part of the growing community that’s taking action?

Read our factsheet on pigs by clicking here.

Pigs - Blogs

  • Fri, 03/03/2017 - 10:38
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    The National Pig Association has welcomed the findings of a report on objective animal welfare data covering nearly 5.5 million pigs over three years. AHDB’s Real Welfare report is the culmination of a partnership between farmers and vets,...
  • Tue, 28/02/2017 - 15:16
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    Take-home messages Rapeseed meal could entirely replace soya bean meal in finisher pig diets Proportions of rapeseed meal in a diet could be lifted to 25% without it impacting on an animal’s performance Could be an opportunity for feed...
  • Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:09
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    City & Guilds has updated its Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines Certificate of Competence to reflect the growing awareness around the UK livestock sector of the need to respond to the antibiotic challenge. This qualification, which is open to...
  • Tue, 07/02/2017 - 10:10
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    Presentation by Mike Ellis and Caleb Shull, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, and Aaron Gaines, The Maschhoffs, Illinois, USA, during the VII CLANA Congress (Latin American College of Animal Nutrition), Mexico, October 2016....
  • Mon, 06/02/2017 - 10:18
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    Red Tractor pig producers will be required to use the electronic medicine book (e-MB) to record the total collated antibiotics they administer to their herds every three months. The pig industry has shown its support for the move which will help the...

Pigs - Case Studies

Stephen Frankel specialises in producing meat from high-husbandry rare breeds on his farm Carhart Mill near Wadebridge, Cornwall. An advocate of the...
Andrew Ingram, a farmer from Oxfordshire, installed one of the first on-farm solar PV systems in England. Importantly he was one of the first of a...
WheatJulian Hasler, grows Wheat, OSR and spring barley and also raises outdoor pigs at his farm in Gloucestershire.  He recognises that water...