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Pig Industry Fights Back - 11 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Lower mortality and more pigs finished per sow per year have given the British pig industry a boost, but it still remains one of the highest cost producers according to the latest BPEX publication.
WCRF Makes A Pigs Ear of Claims - 27 November 2008
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Claims that people are cutting down on eating processed meat such as bacon because of cancer fears have been rubbished by pig industry body BPEX.
MHS Strike May Hit Livestock Farms - 25 November 2008
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Livestock farmers have been warned there could be disruption next week as Meat Hygiene Service staff belonging to UNISON have given notice of a three day strike from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 December.
Outlook on Challenging Future - 19 November 2008
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Outlook is a word often associated with uncertain weather conditions, but this yearís Outlook Conference is looking at an extremely variable and challenging future for the meat and livestock industry.
Unique Pig Project A Huge Success - 14 November 2008
Friday, 14 November 2008
A unique £1.5 million project involving national mass vaccination of pigs Ė something that has never been tried before in the UK Ė is proving a resounding success.
Meat Labelling - Could Do Better? - 11 November 2008
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
New guidance from the Food Standards Agency on labelling the country of origin of meat is a step in the right direction say two of Britainís leading meat bodies.
Real Time View Of Feed Wheat Price - 7 November 2008
Friday, 7 November 2008
A new section on feed grain prices - vital for producers - has just been added to the BPEX website.
Reception For Chinese Delegation - 5 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
A top level Chinese delegation will be attending a reception, sponsored by BPEX, at the worldís biggest specialised livestock event.
David Black Winner 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Ian Campbell, MBE, is a modest man and says of himself he hasnít done badly for a chocolate salesman!
Citation (19.00KB)
Ian Campbell Takes Top Award - 30 October 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Ian Campbell, MBE, is a modest man and says of himself he hasnít done badly for a chocolate salesman!
Feed Market Commentary on BPEX Website
Thursday, 9 October 2008
The UK wheat area for harvest 2008 is estimated at 2.07M ha some 13% above the area in 2007. International grain prices fell sharply last week with nearby CBOT wheat futures prices falling $28/t with abundant global wheat supplies and a firm US Dollar also weighing on prices. Find out more by clicking the link below....
Thanks A Million! - 2 October 2008
Thursday, 2 October 2008
The vaccine voucher scheme being run by BPEX has now hit the million mark in less than six months.

Nuffield Pig Study Group Meeting - 3rd and 4th October 2008
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
The 3rd Nuffield Pig Study Group meeting is to be held in London on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October 2008. Previous meetings have been a great success and are continuing with the same format using the Farmerís Club for a conference and evening dinner.
Invite (25.00KB)
Programme (27.50KB)
MP Janet Dean Visits Martin Baker
Monday, 29 September 2008
Press Release
MP Janet Dean Farm Visit (95.54KB)
A Perfect Pie Heralds Spectacular Return of The BPEX Regional Roadshow Tour For Butchers
Friday, 26 September 2008
Butchers in the East of England have kicked started the new season of regional roadshows in style with over 60 products entered for evaluation.
Pork For Butchers
Targeting Pork Quality - 11 September 2008
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Excellent pork eating quality is one of the main drivers for consumers and a consistently high quality product is essential to keep them coming back for more.
Ready For A Challenge? - 5 September 2008
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
Picking up ideas from abroad and applying them here is a tried and tested way of taking the British pig industry forward.
Sow's Ear or Silk Purse? - 4 September 2008
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Sow prices are currently running at almost double the level they were at this time last year due to increased demand for manufacturing meat.
Chance to Win £125 Voucher - 1 September 2008
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
Fancy a voucher worth £125 for a Red Letter Day? Then sign up as a new entrant to the pig industry professional development scheme.

Another Success in China - 22 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
News that the opening of the Chinese market to English pig meat has moved a step closer is a great boost for the industry says BPEX.
Soya Alternative Sought For Pigs - 21 August 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
A research project has just started looking at creating a win-win situation for the British pig industry by cutting costs and lessening environmental impact.

£300,000 Boost For Pig Skill Training - 13 August 2008
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
BPEX has set out its stall to help the British pig industry boost its skill levels with grant applications worth more than £300,000 in the pipeline to a range of Regional Development Authorities (RDA)
Pig Industry Goes For Gold in Beijing - 7 August 2008
Thursday, 7 August 2008
As the Olympics get underway in China, there is good news for the UK pig industry. From today (Thursday 7 August) the Peoples Republic of China has lifted all the restrictions on imports of livestock and meat from the UK, which have been in place since the Foot and Mouth outbreak last year.
Action to Improve Productivity - 4 August 2008
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
The latest in a comprehensive series of practical tips for pig keepers have just been published by BPEX.
Pig Project Into The Millions - 30 July 2008
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
More than a million piglets have so far been vaccinated as part of a BPEX research project into PCV2.
Train to Gain - 24 July 2008
Thursday, 24 July 2008
The first season of meetings for the BPEX Devon and Cornwall training group has gone with a bang.
First North Meeting For Young NPA Members - 24 July 2008
Thursday, 24 July 2008
The first meeting for young National Pig Association (NPA) members in the North-East was well attended at the Ramada Hotel on the outskirts of York. The recent event gave young producers and allied industry workers the chance to get together and share their views and ideas.
Pigs Are Worth It Marketing Campaign Summary Overview
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
See the whole range of marketing campaign activity undertaken since July 2007, in this pictorial information leaflet.

If you are unable to download, pls call 01908 844247 for a copy.
Marketing Campaign Update - dec 08 (473.91KB)
Pigs Are Worth it
Successful Season For Producer Clubs - 18 July 2008
Friday, 18 July 2008
This seasonís East Anglian pig producer groups, funded by BPEX, came to a close recently with a successful farm walk.
Mamma Mia! Here we go again! - 18 July 2008
Friday, 18 July 2008
How can you resist the BPEX Pig Health Scheme especially now youíve got the chance to get it for free?
Rapidly Rising Exporks! - 14 July 2008
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Exports of British pork are booming showing a year-on-year rise of more than 20%.
FAWC Letter and Response to Scottish Minister re Pig Welfare Comparisons - 11 July 2008
Friday, 11 July 2008
FAWC letter and response to scottish minister re pig welfare comparisons
FAWC Letter (45.72KB)
FAWC Letter Response (26.12KB)
Welcome to the Pig Industry - 10 July 2008
Thursday, 10 July 2008
BPEX held their second Introduction to the Pig Industry day at Retford, Nottinghamshire recently.
Where There's Muck... - 9 July 2008
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
Producers know the importance of what goes into their pigs, but what comes out the other end is taking on an increasing value.
Is The Government Buying British? - 8 July 2008
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
New report says quality should be at the heart of public sector food procurement
Pigs Are Worth it - Slashed Ad
Friday, 4 July 2008
Copy of Slashed Advert - as featured in the trade press during July 2008
Starburst Slashed Advert (3.38MB)
Pigs Are Worth it
Meat Trades Journal Pork Campaign Update
Friday, 4 July 2008
Meat Trades Journal carried a wrap around 4 page pork feature on the Pigs Are Worth it campaign. The front page was a mock front cover featuring the 'Slashed' ad with a campaign update in the centre two pages and a QSM advert on the reverse
MTJ 4 July pork feature (6.53MB)
Pigs Are Worth It
Pig Industry View of the World - 26 June 2008
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Confidence levels in the British pig industry have, unsurprisingly, fallen according to the results of the latest survey by BPEX Ltd.
Getting To Grips With IPPC - 25 June 2008
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Are the conditions being set for IPPC permits way off kilter? Thatís certainly the view of many pig producers who are bewildered by the inconsistent advice they are receiving from the Environment Agency (EA).
Vaccine Voucher Scheme Takes Off - 20 June 2008
Friday, 20 June 2008
The BPEX PCV2 vaccine project has been a runaway success with applications for the scheme covering more than 250,000 sows.
Oxford Benchmarkers Improve Productivity - 17 June 2008
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Oxford pig club members, who benchmark their production figures on a quarterly basis, carried out their first year-on-year check and discovered they had all made great improvements to their levels of production.
Ask the Experts on the BPEX Site - 17 June 2008
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Got a burning question to ask BPEX? Then go to "Ask BPEX", which is now live on the BPEX website.
Cash for Training - 16 June 2008
Monday, 16 June 2008
BPEX Ltd has just secured funding from Yorkshire Forward to help with staff development in the Yorkshire and Humber pig industry. The funding will provide support to the industry whilst they continue to build on existing skills and knowledge.
Butchers Product Evaluation National Champion
Sunday, 15 June 2008
A DPS featured in the June issue of Food Trader to highlight the crowning of the National Champion for the recent series of Butchers Product Evaluation Roadshows plus detail the dates and venues of the forthcoming roadshows which start in September 2008
Food Trader June 08 DPS (588.86KB)
Get to the Fact of the Matter - 12 June 2008
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Getting a quart into a pint pot is never easy but the latest edition of A Pocketful of Meat Facts achieves just that.
It's Not About How Good You Are, It's About How Good You Want to be - 11 June 2008
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
The new man at the helm of the Pig Veterinary Society is Derek Armstrong. Derek, 48, took over from Jill Thomson, at the Spring Meeting of the PVS, in Edinburgh.
Pig Industry Honour Up For Grabs - 11 June 2008
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
The pig industry is in crisis and there are many people out there going above and beyond the call of duty to fight for its survival.

David Black Award 2008
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
The British pig industry is full of people who have made a major and sustained contribution but also who tend to hide their lights under a bushel.

Nomination Form 2008 (23.21KB)
Nomination Form 2008 (Word) (135.50KB)
Previous David Black Winners (15.71KB)
The 2008 Pfizer Trainee-of-the-Year Award
Friday, 6 June 2008
This award is open to all pig unit personnel in the United Kingdom who can demonstrate they are embracing training opportunities to further their career and improve performance on their pig unit.
The 2008 Pfizer Trainee-of-the-Year Award (201.04KB)
Don't Leave Data Gathering Dust - 4 June 2008
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
A wealth of data is available to pig producers to help improve production and herd health which will, in turn, help improve cost of production.

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