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Autumn Regionals underway in Exeter today - still time to book your place!

2nd Oct 2019 / By Alistair Driver

The NPA Autumn Regional meetings get underway in Exeter today.

The first of four meetings takes place at Exeter Racecourse. The meeting is due to start at approximately 5.30pm with a hot buffet, following George Veterinary Group Pig Fair.

There is a lot to discuss. NPA members who attend will hear from the NPA team about on a number of vitally important topics, including: 

  • The new pig welfare code
  • Brexit and preparing for a no deal  
  • The latest on African swine fever
  • Animal rights activism 
  • Environmental regulations

There will also be an update on the market and AHDB's current activities by the levy body's Duncan Wyatt. 

NPA chief executive Zoe Davies said: “With so much to discuss at the moment, the Autumn Regionals offer a great opportunity for us to explain some of the detail on the big issues of the day, from the new welfare Code to a no deal Brexit, but also to hear your views.

"So book your place now!”

The NPA will be running the usual one-hour surgeries prior to the meetings. You can book a one-to-one slot with NPA staff should you wish to discuss something specific with them.

To book your slot and let us know if you intend to the meetings please email or telephone on 02476 858780.

Remaining regional dates

South Central - Tuesday, October 15, Newbury Rugby Club, 6.30pm.

Speakers: Making yourself heard in Westminster – Ed Barker, NPA; AHDB update - Duncan Wyatt.

East - Tuesday, October 22, Diss Rugby Club, 6.30pm.

Speakers: Salmonella in pigs - Susanna Williamson, APHA; AHDB update - Bethan Wilkins.

North - Tuesday, October 29, Sandburn Hall Hotel, York, 6.30pm.

Speakers: Swine Dysentery - Duncan Berkshire, Bishopton Vets; AHDB update - Bethan Wilkins.

All meetings start with a hot buffet.