The Pendle Pig

UK and US Receive Major Funding Boost to Animal Health and Disease Research, the Pendle Pig Comments


Hapton, Lancashire -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/02/2015 -- UK Hog Roasting Company, The Pendle Pig, have recently commented on the news that the UK and US are set to receive further funding for animal health and disease research, which should improve animals well beings and the safety of the meat.

The funding comes from five jointly-funded research awards, which has drawn over £2.3 million from UK funding and $2.3 million from US funding. The funding is in support of 'high impact diseases and animal health issues' which makes use of the animal health and disease and veterinary immune reagents programme which is a collaboration between the two countries.

NIFA director, Sonny Ramaswamy said, 'These grants enable an international research partnership that looks to control the spread of pathogens, ensuring we can effectively reduce the health risks and environmental impacts on foot production worldwide.'

The money for the UK has been provided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council with the US funding provided by the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The deputy chief executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Steve Visscher, said, 'A growing world population means that safe and secure food supplies are going to become more and more important in the years to come. The scale of such challenges require increased international collaboration, and this partnership of co-investment between BBSRC and NIFA will allow world-leading researchers in both countries to work together to combat livestock diseases and safeguard food supplies.'

Often commenting on industry news, a spokesperson for The Pendle Pig said, 'The funding will be a huge benefit to the US and the UK, and it's the funding that's been needed for years. The health of live stock is incredibly important to avoid a crisis, and it should improve the quality of farming throughout the country, and the US.

We only use the finest organic pigs for our hog roasts, and we believe the quality will continue to improve as advancements are made in research and technology.'

About The Pendle Pig
The Pendle Pig is a leading UK Hog Roasting Company, offering catering and machine hire throughout Lancashire and surrounding areas. Areas covered includes Accrington, Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Clitheroe, Lancaster and Leeds to name just a few.

The prices are competitive and meals can be tailored to accommodate for small or large parties. Hog Roasting is ideal for events such as birthday parties, weddings, Christmas parties, business events, and any other form of social gathering which has the prospect of eating food.

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