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22nd Dec 2016

NPANews

Animal rights activity - update


We have received details of suspected animal rights activity over the Christmas period and into the New Year. 

21st Dec 2016

PlanningHousing

Environment Agency grants permit for proposed Foston pig development


Midland Pig Producers is considering its options, after the Environment Agency granted the company a permit for a proposed largescale pig farm at Foston, in Derbyshire.

21st Dec 2016

Environment

eMB-Pigs entries reach 8 million mark


Data covering more than 8 million pigs across nearly 800 sites has been entered onto the eMB-Pigs system so far, the latest figures show.

21st Dec 2016

NPANews

Forum update - the drive for lean meat and eating quality


The latest entry onto the NPA forum covers two hot topics - declining pork consumption and tail-biting. 

20th Dec 2016

HealthWelfare

Report rejects calls for compulsory CCTV in Welsh slaughterhouses


A report commissioned by the Welsh Government has recommended that CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales.

 

19th Dec 2016

Environment

Advice for pig farmers caught up in bird flu restrictions


A number of pig units have been caught up in restrictions imposed in Lincolnshire, following confirmation of bird flu in the county.  

19th Dec 2016

NPANews

Brexit - the big issues for pig farmers


The political landscape changed in 2016, as Brexit became a reality. NPA has produced a briefing outlining the implications for the pig sector. 

16th Dec 2016

HealthWelfare

Defra announces new TB compensation rates for pigs


Defra has revealed plans for new TB compensation rates for pigs, including £250 for a gilt or sow and £350 for a boar.

16th Dec 2016

NPANews

Forum update - AHDB Pork response


AHDB Pork has responded on the NPA Forum to questions over its role in the development of new pork products. 

16th Dec 2016

HealthWelfare

Reminder - changes to animal transport authorisations


APHA is reminding animal transporters that the process for renewal of type 1 transporter authorisations has changed.

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