Larkmead News - Pigs

BPEX BODY CONDITION SCORING & BEST PRACTICE FARROWING MANAGEMENT TRIALS

BODY CONDITION SCORING: BPEX is looking for pig producers interested in taking part in field trials to investigate the associations between indicators of sow metabolic status at key lifetime...

BEWARE OF THE INCREASED RISK OF ERGOT IN 2014 CEREAL CROPS USED FOR PIG FEED

Feed compounders should be aware of the problem and reject cereals containing above a threshold number of ergots in a sample. It is worth reminding pig producers who are home-mixing feed to...

NEW VETERINARY VACCINOLOGY NETWORK TO HELP TACKLE ANIMAL DISEASE THREAT

  BBSRC has funded a new multidisciplinary network of veterinary vaccinology experts to help in the fight against animal diseases, some of which have the potential to spread to humans. The UK...

KAT ASHMAN APPOINTED NEW BPEX KT MANAGER FOR THE SOUTH EAST

Congratulations to Kate Ashman, who has been appointed BPEX Knowledge Transfer Manager for the South East. Kate, who will be taking up her position on 1 October, comes from a farming background...

BPEX CONFIRMS THE END OF DAPP

The BPEX board has confirmed that the final Deadweight Average Pig Price (DAPP) will be published on Wednesday, October 1, for the week ending Saturday, September 27, 2014. - See more at: http://...

NEW RED TRACTOR SCHEME RULES FROM OCTOBER 2014

Red Tractor has published a "What Has Changed" leaflet that lists changes to the organisation's pig scheme that producers will need to meet from October 2014.   Full story at www.pig-world.co.uk/...

BPEX TO FUND PEDV TESTING IN DIARRHOEA OUTBREAKS

BPEX is to fund PCR testing of faeces or intestinal contents from outbreaks of diarrhoea in any age of pig on premises in England and Wales to increase the chances of early detection of PEDv.  The...

THE VALUE OF THE BPHS DATA IS IN YOUR HANDS!

Pig Producer Survey - The Future of Abattoir Pig Health Monitoring 3 July 2014 BPEX is trying to determine next steps for the BPEX Pig Health Scheme which currently provides health data to pig...

SWINE DYSENTERY REPORTED IN EAST ANGLIA

Swine dysentery (Brachyspira hyodysenteriae) has been diagnosed in East Anglia for the first time in two years. The case, which was identified follwing tests at the AHVLA's Bury St Edmunds site,...