Pig World is a monthly magazine for the UK’s pig industry. It is the magazine of the National Pig Association and provides news, comment and analysis, as well as prices and market information from both home and abroad. Practical advice for maintaining a successful business as well as features on best practice and innovation are also included.
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
AHDB is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. Our purpose is to inspire our farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We equip the industry with easy to use, practical know-how which they can apply straight away to make better decisions and improve their performance. Established in 2008 and classified as a Non-Departmental Public Body, it supports the following industries: meat and livestock (cattle, sheep and pigs) in England; horticulture, milk and potatoes in Great Britain; and cereals and oilseeds in the UK. AHDB’s remit covers 72 % of total UK agricultural output. Further information on AHDB can be found at www.ahdb.org.uk
National Pig Association
The NPA is the single voice of the British pig industry we represent commercial pig producers and their Allied Industry trades. No other industry body is able to lobby on behalf of commercial pig producers to Government, processors, retailers and caterers. We use every opportunity to promote British pork and will fight on behalf of our members wherever the need arises. We also offer one to one support to our producer members on all aspects of their businesses, contact can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
British Pig Assocation
The British Pig Association was founded in 1884. It is the official breed society, maintaining the herd books for the Berkshire, British Landrace, British Saddleback, Duroc, Gloucestershire Old Spot, Hampshire, Large Black, Large White, Mangalitza, Middle White, Oxford Sandy and Black, Tamworth and Welsh pig breeds.
With the majority of the breeds having less than 500 sows, one of the Association’s main tasks is to record the birth of all pedigree pig litters, with the objective not only of increasing numbers but also monitoring genetic diversity and geographical spread of bloodlines and genetics within each breed.
The Association also represents the interest of pedigree breeders to government, has developed a pedigree pork scheme to assist members with the marketing of their pork and support pig classes at agricultural shows.
Pig Veterinary Society
The Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) is a specialist division of the British Veterinary Association. The membership of PVS includes veterinary surgeons and scientists who work in the pig sector, and the Society aims to assist its members in their professional lives by ensuring they have access to the latest information with regards pig health and production. PVS also represents the membership at a national level, making sure that pig welfare is a priority considering the latest research with regards health and management on farm.