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9th Mar 2017

Westminster

Antibiotic usage falling faster in agriculture than human medicine


Use of antibiotics is falling more quickly in agriculture than in human medicine, Junior Health Minister Nicola Blackwood has revealed.

8th Mar 2017

Westminster

Budget reaction: National Insurance rises to hit farming sector


Higher National Insurance contributions announced in today’s Budget will hit farmers, self-employed farm workers and contractors. 

8th Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

NPA producer group asks Red Tractor for more time to enter eMB-Pigs data


The NPA producer group has called on the Red Tractor pork board to give producers more time to enter data onto eMB-Pigs. 

8th Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

APHA extends free carcase collection service in North East


The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has extended its free carcase collection services in north east England.

7th Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

RUMA hits out at 'disappointing' Soil Association antibiotic claims


RUMA has expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ over the tone of a new fundraising campaign launched by the Soil Association.

7th Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

Eustice interview - Government considering post-Brexit animal health and welfare grants


George Eustice has confirmed the Government is considering providing grants to invest in farm infrastructure under a new domestic farm policy.

6th Mar 2017

NPANews

Forum, Members and Events section updates


Upates have been posted today on the open Forum, Members and Events sections of the website. 

6th Mar 2017

Brussels

Zinc oxide - update on future of piglet feed product


Pig producers have been reminded that zinc oxide is still permitted at therapeutic doses in piglet feed, despite the uncertainty over its future.

6th Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

New online tool launched to help address tail-biting


A new online tool has been developed to help pig farmers address the problem of tail-biting. 

5th Mar 2017

Prices

Supplies tight, demand remains firm - Peter Crichton commentary


With pig supplies still on the tight side and, despite the SPP easing marginally in value by 0.22p to 149.59p, demand remains firm across the board.

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