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Marketing Boost at BPEX - 19 December 2014
Friday, 19 December 2014
The BPEX marketing team is starting to take shape with the appointment of two new members of staff.
Producers Review Sow Nutrition Following Events - 16 December 2014
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
The impact of sow nutrition on piglet quality was highlighted at the BPEX Regional Producer Events and it set producers thinking.
Suffolk Producer Joins BPEX Board - 12 December 2014
Friday, 12 December 2014
Suffolk pig producer Simon Watchorn has been appointed by The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to be a member of the BPEX board.
Scholarship Success Continues - 9 December 2014
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
The pig scholarship scheme facilitated by BPEX in conjunction with Harper Adams University is going from strength to strength.
Pig Herd Performance Improving - 5 December 2014
Friday, 5 December 2014
The latest figures from the annual Interpig report show the physical performance of the British pig herd is still improving.
Centre of Excellence Moves Forward - 4 December 2014
Thursday, 4 December 2014
Plans to create a monogastric centre of excellence serving the pig and poultry industries have taken another step forward.
Countdown begins to AHDB Outlook Conference 2015 - 24 November 2014
Monday, 24 November 2014
The 2015 Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference will be held at One Great George Street in Westminster on Wednesday February 11.
Help Keep Disease Out of the UK - 13 November 2014
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Keeping African Swine Fever (ASF) out of Britain must be a top priority for the industry and government alike.
Inspiration From the Irish on Pig Housing - 12 November 2014
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
English producers have returned from a BPEX-led visit to Ireland with new ideas on pig housing and ventilation, with some now planning to invest in new sheds.
Pulling Pork Into the Spotlight - 10 November 2014
Monday, 10 November 2014
BPEX is launching a new pork promotion campaign in the Spring and details of what is happening will be outlined at the Regional Producer events.
Practical Training on Offer from BPEX - 7 November 2014
Friday, 7 November 2014
Everything from pig welfare and interpreting records to waste management and staff supervision are covered in the Pig Technical Managers Scheme being run by BPEX.
Identifying Pig Industry Priorities - 6 November 2014
Thursday, 6 November 2014
A series of regional forums has been held by BPEX looking to identify burning industry issues that need to be addressed.
LIPs Wins Pig Industry Top Honour - 4 November 2014
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
When Glenda Montgomery heard a load of pig farmers on a coach moaning about poor prices she put up with it for as long as she could, then stood up and berated them for whingeing.
Join the BPEX Trial Programme - 30 October 2014
Thursday, 30 October 2014
BPEX is launching a new trial programme later this year and is looking for pig producers and organisations willing to participate.
Certificates of Competence Relaunched - 28 October 2014
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
The Certificate of Competence in pig husbandry skills has been overhauled to make it even more practical and relevant to everyday production.
Trichinella Testing Introduced - 28 October 2014
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
A new testing regime comes in at the end of this month as part of EU control on trichinella.
Make Space Work Hard! - 24 October 2014
Friday, 24 October 2014
Buildings are one of the most expensive fixed assets on a pig unit so it is vital to get as many kg of pig meat sold per square metre.
BPEX Appoints Field Trials Co-ordinator - 24 October 2014
Friday, 24 October 2014
A field trials co-ordinator has been appointed by BPEX as part of the restructuring of the organisation.
Centre of Excellence Grant Bid Submitted - 23 October 2014
Thursday, 23 October 2014
The first vital step has been taken in setting up a pig and poultry centre of excellence in the UK.
Moving into the Philippines - 21 October 2014
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Business could be booming between Britain and the Philippines following a mission organised by BPEX and UK Trade and Industry.
Pig Industry Tackles Antibiotic Use - 20 October 2014
Monday, 20 October 2014
The use of antibiotics in UK pig production came under the spotlight at a workshop attended by representatives from across the industry.
Chilled Fallen Stock on Pig Units Could Offer Better Management and Biosecurity - 14 October 2014
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Chilling fallen stock on pig units could lead to improved management, reduced disease risk and potential cost savings in the supply chain, according to research funded by BPEX, the National Fallen Stock Company (NFSCo) and the Foodchain and Biomass Renewables Association (Fabra).
Oral Fluid Sampling Research Proves Positive - 10 October 2014
Friday, 10 October 2014
Oral fluid sampling will offer UK pig producers a stress-free way to monitor herd disease levels, using cotton rope for pigs to chew.
World Class Centre for Pigs and Poultry - 7 October 2014
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
The pig and poultry industries have joined forces to draw up a concept note for the creation of world-class centre of excellence.
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Soil Management Added to Pig App - 7 October 2014
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Four new video clips on soil management for outdoor pig units have been added to the BPEX Practical Pig App and website.
Take Biosecurity Seriously! - 6 October 2014
Monday, 6 October 2014
If PEDv or ASF were to hit this country and close our export markets it could cost producers as much as 30p per kg almost overnight.
DAPP Has Ceased - 6 October 2014
Monday, 6 October 2014
The Deadweight Average Pig Price (DAPP) has been discontinued and all those currently receiving SMS will be migrated this week to receive the Standard Pig Price (SPP) instead.
Helping to Build the Pig Industry - 2 October 2014
Thursday, 2 October 2014
BPEX is enhancing its service to the industry by the appointment of Thomas Burling in the role of environment and buildings business support.
Plant Breeder Calls For Pig Industry Input - 29 September 2019
Monday, 29 September 2014
Breeding cereals specifically for pig production will be the focus of a meeting to be held in November.
BPEX Announces 2014 Rodent Control Workshop Dates - 25 September 2014
Thursday, 25 September 2014
BPEX has announced a series of dates throughout the autumn period for its rodent control workshops.
New Vet Team Manager for BPEX - 23 September 2014
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
BPEX is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Smith as the new veterinary team manager.
BPEX Pig Health Scheme (BPHS) to stay until 2015 - 22 September 2014
Monday, 22 September 2014
It has been confirmed that the BPEX Pig Health Scheme (BPHS) will be operating in abattoirs until summer 2015.
First-hand Experience of PEDv - 10 September 2014
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
US pig producer Harold Lee will be highlighting the devastation caused by PEDv at a series of biosecurity seminars being run by BPEX.
Updated Online Meat Industry Statistics Published - 3 September 2014
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
An updated online library of facts and figures about the meat industry available free to levy payers and industry stakeholders has been published by EBLEX and BPEX.
New Cost of Production Figures Published - 2 September 2014
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
The latest AHDB/BPEX estimates of the cost of pig production have now been published.
Disease Preparedness Stepped Up - 29 August 2014
Friday, 29 August 2014
Good progress is being made with the work to improve the country’s preparedness for exotic and emerging disease such as ASF and PEDv.
Pig Industry Biosecurity Seminars - 28 August 2014
Thursday, 28 August 2014
BPEX is holding a series of biosecurity seminars as the industry faces ever growing threats from African Swine Fever and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea.
New Staff For BPEX - 14 August 2014
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Two new Knowledge Transfer Managers have been appointed by BPEX following existing members of staff moving to take up new roles.
AHDB Seeks Pig Producer for BPEX Board - 13 August 2014
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
A pig producer is being sought to join the BPEX board to play a part in determining the English pig industry strategy.
Save on Feed Without Affecting Pig Growth - 7 August 2014
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Precision feeding pigs can reduce the amount of lysine needed by 25% and reduce feed costs by more than 8%, without affecting growth.
Good Soil Management Practice Guide Now Available - 1 August 2014
Friday, 1 August 2014
BPEX’s ‘Good Soil Management Practice – A Guide For Outdoor Pig Keeping’ is now available for producers to order.
Vets Wanted to Test Real Welfare App - 30 July 2014
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
A few more vets are still being sought to test the Real Welfare smartphone app which is now out in the field being tested and is now proving its worth.
BPEX Export Drive Gathers Pace - 29 July 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
BPEX is stepping up its export drive with visits to Hong Kong, India and the Philippines in the next few weeks.
BPEX Work Endorsed in FSA Report - 29 July 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
The isotope system for tracing pork developed by BPEX has been endorsed in a study carried out by the Food Standards Agency, launched today.
DAPP to Cease in September - 22 July 2014
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
The BPEX Board has confirmed the date the Deadweight Average Pig Price (DAPP) will cease to be published will be Wednesday 1 October, for the week ended Saturday 27 September 2014.
Still Time to Nominate - 4 July 2014
Friday, 4 July 2014
There is still time to nominate somebody to receive the pig industry’s highest honour, the David Black Award.

BPEX Innovation Conference highlights the benefits of precision feeding - 4 July 2014
Friday, 4 July 2014
Meeting the exact nutrient requirements of sows and finishers through bespoke feed rations was the focus of two keynote speakers at this year’s BPEX Innovation Conference.

Changes and Opportunities at BPEX - 3 July 2014
Thursday, 3 July 2014
There have been some changes in responsibility for BPEX personnel which take effect in the autumn.
BPEX Launches Standard Pig Price - 1 July 2014
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
The new GB Standard Pig Price (SPP) is to be launched tomorrow (Jul 2) by BPEX.
Pig Scholarship Doubles Intake - 1 July 2014
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
The number of Pig Industry Scholarships, facilitated by BPEX and Harper Adams, has doubled this year with eight companies now offering scholarships.
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