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3rd Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

Antibiotic usage in piglet feed halves in three years


The use of prescribed antibiotics administered in feed for young pigs has halved over the past three years, figures released by RUMA suggest.

3rd Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

eMB-Pigs hits 50% mark - but more data needed


Antibiotic data representing more than half the 2015 UK pig herd has now been loaded onto the eMB-Pigs database.   

3rd Mar 2017

NPANews

BMPA to audit lorry washing facilities after complaints


The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has commissioned an audit to gauge levels of compliance with its pork scheme’s lorry washing rules.

3rd Mar 2017

NPANews

The term 'unskilled labour' does a great disservice to our migrant workforce - Zoe on labour debate


In her latest Pig World column, Zoe Davies outlines the NPA's recent activity on Brexit and sets the record straight on 'unskilled labour'. 

3rd Mar 2017

Prices

Danish Crowns makes UK foodservice acquisition


Danish Crown has increased its presence in the UK foodservice sector, with the acquisition of Leivers Brothers in the Midlands.

2nd Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

NPA welcomes 'ground-breaking' Real Welfare report for pigs 


The NPA has welcomed the findings of a ground-breaking report on animal welfare data covering nearly 5.5 million pigs over three years.

2nd Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

Gene editing project creates PRRS resistant pig


Pigs that may be protected from the PRRS virus have been produced following a collaborative project between Genus and the Roslin Institute.

1st Mar 2017

Brussels

NPA welcomes report confirming 'very low risk' posed by LA-MRSA


The NPA has welcomed an assessment by the FSA confirming that the risk of foodborne-illness from Livestock-Associated (LA) MRSA is 'very low'.

1st Mar 2017

Brussels

Big hike forecast in pig farm incomes for 2016/17


Average income on specialist pig farms is forcecast to more than double to £57,000 in 2016/17 on the back of vastly improved pig prices.

1st Mar 2017

NPANews

Young farmers join the Co-op's leadership training scheme


Two young pig farmers from the south of England have secured places on a prestigious training scheme run by the Co-operative.

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