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NPA POSITION STATEMENTS AND BRIEFINGS

The NPA covers a wide range of topics that directly affect pig producers and the allied industries. Below are some of the briefings we have prepared to keep members and other interested stakeholders up to date with the hot topics of the day.

RECENT CONSULTATION RESPONSES 

The NPA has recently submitted responses to a raft of Government consultations on various subjects. Some of these responses are available below, while others are available in the Members' Area and Members Hot Topics sections of the website. 

NPA response to Defra gene editing consultation (March, 2021)


NPA response to Defra consultation on proposals to help eradicate TB in England (see Members' Area, March 29 entry)


Letter accompanying NPA response to Red Tractor standards consultation (March 2021)


NPA response to Cabinet Office consultation on transforming public procurement (March, 2021)


NPA response to the Welsh Government Consultation (March, 2021)


NPA submission to EFRA inquiry into moving animals across borders (March 2021)


NPA response to the Defra consultation on improvements to animal welfare in transport (February 2021)


NPA submission to EFRA inquiry into Brexit delays (February, 2021)


NPA response to EFRA inquiry into Brexit delays – supplementary evidence on import checks (March 21)


NPA response to consultation on the proposed White-tailed Eagle release in Norfolk (February, 2021)


NPA response to consultation on the AHDB change programme and strategy (January 2021)


NPA submission to EFRA inquiry into COVID-19 and food supply (January 21)


 

TOPIC BRIEFINGS

BREXIT AND POLITICS


NPA briefing on Trade and Agriculture Commission report (April 21)


NPA Agriculture Bill Briefing 


NPA Food Security Briefing


 

 

ANIMAL WELFARE

Farrowing crates briefing (updated February 21)


Slatted floors briefing


Tail docking briefing 


Welfare in the British pig industry briefing


Piglet euthanasia briefing


Stunning of pigs with carbon dioxide 


Castration briefing


Weaning age briefing


Tooth reduction briefing


 

AFRICAN SWINE FEVER/FERAL BOAR CONTROL

African swine fever briefing 


Feral wild boar briefing


NPA position on feeding waste food to pigs 


 

PIG HEALTH AND ANTIBIOTICS

Pig Industry Antibiotic Stewardship Programme (updated version)


Antibiotic Stewardship Programme (original May 2016 version)


LA-MRSA briefing (updated May 21)


Use of antibiotics for prophylaxis in pigs


Antibiotic use in pigs briefing


Hepatitis E briefing


Colistin briefing


Salmonella briefing 



 

ENVIRONMENT, HOUSING AND PLANNING

Soya briefing 


Efeca Soya Certification Options briefing (explains how supply chain works)


Larger-scale farms


Planning guidance 




LABELLING 

Policy briefing on production systems


Antibiotic Labelling Briefing


Country of Origin Labelling


Method of Production labelling 


 

Useful external websites 

Pork provenance website - website explaining the different methods and labels of pig production


This is British farming video - levy-funded video showcasing different systems of pig production


 

INDUSTRY ISSUES AND ADVICE

NPA Imports Protocol 


Movement Q&As


 

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any queries about the above NPA Position Statements and Briefings, please contact