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

  • Tue, 14/02/2017 - 10:09
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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 - 09:10
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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 - 09:18
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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...
  • Mon, 16/01/2017 - 06:40
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    Gene-editing techniques could help to improve stocks of farmed pigs by boosting supplies of sperm from prized sires. Scientists have created male pigs that could be used as surrogates capable of producing sperm that contains the genetic blueprint of...
  • Tue, 10/01/2017 - 09:54
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    Just six months in, the AHDB Pork Focus Farm has achieved a 61 per cent reduction in pre-weaning mortality. This improvement is attributed to better farrowing house management, staff training and the use of ultra-high frequency ear tags to...

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...