Contents tagged with diet

13 June 2019

Is the meaning of 'health' evolving? We explore how health is increasingly subjective, how the supply chain is reacting to these changing needs, as well as opportunities for the future.

24 May 2019

How eating pork contributes to good health and well-being

24 May 2019

We all know lamb tastes great - but did you know it's good for you, too?

21 May 2019

Medics suggesting hospitals should stop serving sausages and bacon have misunderstood the IARC report

16 July 2019

Share the facts about red meat and nutrition with these useful graphics and messages

9 October 2018

Vegans make up 2% of the population but interest in plant-based foods extends beyond this group

13 August 2018

Lifetime productivity is not related to backfat alone, but overall fitness. Body mass is important, gilts should be fed a diet that creates both fat and lean meat deposition. Where gilts have a high growth rate, or problems have been an issue, feed intake should be restricted to 80–90% of appetite

13 August 2018

At weaning, piglets experience multiple challenges: stress of leaving the sow, mixing with other pigs, establishing a new 'pecking order', new environment, change of diet and a health challenge. Daily liveweight gain, which can be 300g/day prior to weaning can be reduced to 200g/day

26 November 2018

Poor feed and straw quality can present a risk to the physical performance of breeding and finishing herds. Reducing the risk of Mycotoxins in straw is key. There is much research on mycotoxins and their effect on animal health however, little is known about their chronic effects at low levels.

12 March 2019

This report examines health from the consumer’s perspective and picks out the challenges and opportunities in meeting the needs of the modern consumer. It is the first in a series of ‘focus on’ reports the team is producing.

4 June 2019

Is free-from here to stay?

4 June 2019

Should the meat industry be concerned about flexitarians?