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Russia hints (again) at partial end to food import ban
Friday May 22, 2015
Moscow made new suggestions this week that it is considering a partial easing of its ban on European Union food imports, to allow Hungary, Cyprus and Greece to resume access to its market.

The trouble with Eurobarometers
Friday May 21, 2015
The European Commission plans to conduct a Eurobarometer survey on animal welfare later this year. The trouble with such surveys is they suffer from self-selection bias, where like-minded individuals select themselves into a group and cause "non-probability" sampling — that is to say, sampling that does not give all individuals in the population an equal chance of being selected.

Novel virus in blood plasma implicated in PEDv epidemic
Thursday May 21, 2015
A novel virus called Mammalian Orthoreovirus 3 (MRV3) may have been the cause — or at least a contributory factor — of the PEDv epidemic in the United States. Researchers have found it in 37 percent of faecal samples and 80 percent of blood plasma samples taken from 11 PEDv-infected pig units.

Field trials officer wanted
Thursday May 21, 2015
Ceva Animal Health is advertising for a field trials officer who will be responsible for developing and overseeing product support on farms, implementating field trials and providingcustomer support to both veterinary practices and pig producers.

Origin rules require pig-keepers to answer new eAML2 questions
Wednesday May 20, 2015
Europe's new rules on country of origin labelling mean from next week eAML2 declarations must show the origin of slaughter pigs.

NPA urges Cameron to sort out planning blockages to help next generation reduce imports bill
Wednesday May 20, 2015
NPA chairman Richard Lister has written to the Prime Minister on the subject of family succession in the British pig industry. He's told David Cameron that producers welcome several measures by the Government that will help them hand over to the next generation of farmers in a timely and financially secure manner.

Eastern Pig Contractors dispersal sale
Wednesday May 20, 2015
Peter Crichton reports a good turnout of buyers from a wide area including Yorkshire at his dispersal sale of indoor pig equipment and farm machinery at Martlesham, near Ipswich. The sale arose due to the decision of the Johnson family to convert the remainder of their pig finishing site to industrial/commercial units after many years of indifferent income from pig rearing and finishing.

The National Pig Association is the representative trade association for British commercial pig producers
and is allied to the NFU and represents the pig interests of NFU members.
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