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Linked Up Online - 16 December 2011
Friday, 16 December 2011
Communication throughout the supply chain is essential to prevent the spread of swine dysentery.
Pork Life
Friday, 16 December 2011
An article by Men's Health
Pork Life Article (1.95MB)
BPEX LIVE Presentations Now Available Online
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Defend against disease: don't break the chain presentations now available to download.
Free manure testing workshop for farmers, growers and consultants
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Eurofins, the leading food and agricultural testing laboratory group, is hosting a FREE practical workshop for farmers, growers and consultants on Tuesday 13 December 2011.
BPEX LIVE Online to Discuss the Current Risk of Swine Dysentery - 12 December
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Pig vets from Garth Partnership in Yorkshire will review the current risk of swine dysentery. Live online, they will open the discussion on how each part of the supply chain can strengthen its defence against this damaging disease.
Andrew Saunders Joins BPEX Board - 21 November 2011
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
BPEX has welcomed Andrew Saunders as another new board member, following the departure of John Hughes who has retired.
The Pig Industry is in Good Hands - 18 November 2011
Friday, 18 November 2011
The BPEX Professional Manager Development Scheme (PMDS) is back for 2012 with 10 bright, enthusiastic pig unit managers and owners due to begin in January.
Make an extra £1 per pig - 14 November 2011
Monday, 14 November 2011
A healthy pig can earn producers £1 more than a disease-challenged one because it can use the same feed more effectively.
BPEX Live: Lessons on Pig Health
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Pig producers from across the UK took part in the first BPEX Live interactive online workshop with Dr. Luke Minion, who spoke to attendees live from Minnesota. He explained how his region’s pig health improvement measures could be applied to the UK market.
Livestock Managers Join Forces For Better Business - 9 November 2011
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
The pig, beef, lamb and dairy sectors are joining forces for a series of one-day management training sessions in Yorkshire, starting next week.
BPEX LIVE Online to Discuss Health - 8 November 2011
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
The first BPEX LIVE online workshop will provide practical advice for pig producers on managing a high health production system.
More pigs in the box mean better returns - 7 November 2011
Monday, 7 November 2011
Pig producers can improve returns by aiming for at least 85% of finished pigs to meet the top grade specifications on their abattoir contract.
British Pig Industry Still Behind - 4 November 2011
Friday, 4 November 2011
The latest detailed analysis of the GB pig industry’s competitive position has just been published by BPEX.
David Black 2011 Winner - 2 November 2011
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Communication, communication, communication – that’s where the future success of the pig industry lies according to the winner of this year’s David Black Award, Paul Toplis.
Rock On! Noddy Holder Honours The Most Legendary British Bangers - 1 November 2011
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Sausages top the charts as one of the nation’s best loved foods and yesterday, rock legend Noddy Holder has given three ‘Legendary British Bangers’ his Gold Disc of approval.
Illegally Produced Pork May Hit UK - 1 November 2011
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
The majority of EU countries are likely to miss the deadline to meet new pig welfare legislation, raising the spectre of illegally produced pork entering the UK according to a report published by BPEX.
Pig Producers Strengthen Disease Defences - 31 October 2011
Monday, 31 October 2011
More than a third of producers said they were going to review their defences against pig disease, following the 2TS Focus on Health conferences.
2TS Focus on Health - October 2011 - Presentations Now Available to Download
Thursday, 20 October 2011
It was another great turnout in Cirencester, Stowmarket and Wetherby for the 2TS Focus on Health conferences. View all the presentations by clicking the link below.
New Export Website Launched by EBLEX and BPEX - 20 October 2011
Thursday, 20 October 2011
A new website for prospective international customers has been launched by the EBLEX and BPEX Export Department.
BPEX Research Head Appointed - 19 October 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Derek Armstrong has been confirmed as the new head of Research and Development for BPEX.
Top Five For Pig Health - 18 October 2011
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
A ‘top five’ of farm services that will be available to every pig farm signing up to BPEX’s new national pig health scheme, was revealed at this week’s ‘Two Tonne Sow’ Focus on Health conferences.
Register for 2TS Health conferences - 3 October 2011
Monday, 3 October 2011
Register now to secure one of the remaining spaces at this month’s Two-Tonne Sow Focus on Health conferences which will help tackle the physical and financial cost of pig disease.

Electronic Pig Movements - 30 September 2011
Friday, 30 September 2011
From tomorrow, the electronic recording of pig movements will be written into legislation. There will be a transitional period of six months for the phasing out of the paper-based forms and adjustment to online eAML2 forms.
UK Production Cost Lags Behind - 26 September 2011
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
The latest report on cost of production across Europe and further afield shows the UK is still in a comparatively poor position.
Pork Still Top Performer - 22 September 2011
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Retail pork prices rose by 3.1% in July, according to the RPI index, compared with a year ago says the latest BPEX quarterly category report.
New Project Manager For BPEX - 20 September 2011
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Helen Clarke has been appointed to take over as the BPEX Veterinary Projects Manager.
Stick to Plan For Sow Culling Policy - 19 September 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
Direct income from cull sows should not be a major factor in determining sow culling policies, says BPEX in its new culling management guidelines. It should only account for around 2% of total sales income.
Conference Seeks Answers to Pig Health Challenges - 16 September 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
Tackling the physical and financial cost of pig disease is the focus of this autumn’s Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) conferences.
Pig Industry Holds its Breath - 15 September 2011
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Latest figures from Defra shows the British pig industry is holding its breath waiting to see which way the markets will go, according to BPEX.
West to Cover the South - 6 September 2011
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
A new Knowledge Transfer (KT) Manager has been appointed by BPEX to cover the South of England.
New Board Members For BPEX - 5 September 2011
Monday, 5 September 2011
Two new members have recently been appointed to the BPEX board of directors.
Training For Better Pig Profitability 31 August 2011
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
The deadline is drawing near for pig managers who want to join the 2012 BPEX Professional Manager Development Scheme (PMDS). Applications must be in by 5pm on 16 September 2011.
Project to Help Cut Reliance on Soya - 30 August 2011
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
A major project is investigating how distillers’ dried grains with solubles (DDGS) can help reduce the livestock industry’s reliance on imported proteins including soya.
Chinese Seek Deal For British Pigs - 26 August 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
British pigs are still the tops, particularly with the Chinese who are looking to buy new breeding stock.
Vision for future of pig industry - 25 August 2011
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Improved pig health and welfare could easily be worth as much as £25 million a year to the British industry.

'Walk the Line' abattoir visit - 22 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
Pig producers will have the chance to visit an abattoir to experience the post-farmgate process from lairage to final packed product, when Vion’s Malton abattoir opens its doors on 14th September 2011.
Red Tractor Caters For Twice As Many - 16 August 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
The number of catering butchers using the Red Tractor logo has doubled in the last year according to BPEX Foodservice Sector Manager Tony Goodger.
Chefs Safari Supper - 9 August 2011
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
More than 50 chefs were treated to some original pork menus during a safari supper organised by BPEX.
Top Award is on Offer - 8 August 2011
Monday, 8 August 2011
Time is running out to nominate someone in the pig industry for the prestigious David Black Award.
On-farm pilots for better pig health - 8 August 2011
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
New biosecurity measures will be put in place on pig units in three pilot projects just given the go ahead, as part of the national BPEX Pig Health Improvement Project (PHIP).
Pig leadership awards - South - 29 July 2011
Friday, 29 July 2011
Ten pig unit supervisors received leadership awards at the end of the first BPEX leadership programme for the South.
Cool sows to improve farrowing rate - 27 July 2011
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
New research from the University of Leeds has shown that farrowing rates are reduced when average daily temperature rises above 18°C. These are the initial findings on factors that contribute to seasonal infertility in outdoor sows – published in a new BPEX 2TS Research into Action factsheet.

Get involved in the Olympics - 27 July 2011
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
There’s only a year to go until the 20212 Olympics get under way and pig farmers have a great chance to get involved through supply partnerships into the Games’ catering contractors.
Electronic movement official this autumn - 26 July 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
From the beginning of October this year, the electronic recording of pig movements will be written into legislation.

Controlling Boar Taint in Pork - 15 July 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
Advice on controlling boar taint in pork has just been published as part of BPEX’s Target Pork Quality factsheet series.
Stockman Training Awards - 8 July 2011
Friday, 8 July 2011
The first BPEX Stockman Development Programmes concluded this week in the East and North with two presentation evenings.
Pork Growth Continues - 1 July 2011
Friday, 1 July 2011
The latest BPEX quarterly report on the market for pork and pork products, shows overall household expenditure was down, mostly due to promotions by retailers.
Pig Industry in Figures - 30 June 2011
Thursday, 30 June 2011
As the pig industry goes through turbulent times, top quality information is needed on which to base sound business decisions.
Call For More Sausages For Schools - 29 June 2011
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
BPEX is calling for a review of how often sausages are served in schools following a survey which showed parents believe children would be more likely to eat a school meal if pork sausages were on the menu.
China Opens to British Pork - 28 June 2011
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
The Chinese market is finally opening to British pork after years of negotiations.
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