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15th Jan 2019

Brussels

NPA urges MPs to avoid 'No Deal' catastrophe


The NPA has reminded MPs of the potentially catastrophic implications of a Brexit ‘No Deal’ for the pig sector, ahead of a potentially defining Brexit vote today.

14th Jan 2019

Environment

NPA welcomes Defra commitment to working with industry on Clean Air strategy


Farmers will face new restrictions on the storage and use of fertilisers and manure, under the Government’s new Clean Air strategy, which was published today.

14th Jan 2019

HealthWelfare

New responsible antibiotic use guidelines published


The Pig Health and Welfare Council (PHWC) has recently published a set of guidelines on responsible use of antibiotics.

11th Jan 2019

NPANews

Members urged to prepare for digital VAT switch


NPA chairman Richard Lister recently attended a meeting at which the Government’s plans for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT were discussed.

11th Jan 2019

Brussels

Ed's Brexit round-up - a year of unknowns


Welcome to 2019 – a year of unknowns. In Ed's latest summary of the state of play with Brexit, he tries to unpick what might happen next week. 

10th Jan 2019

NPANews

Members' Forum - discussing tail docking and castration


The latest posts on the NPA Members' Forum discusss the issues of tail docking and castration. 

9th Jan 2019

HealthWelfare

PED detected for first time in Canada


A new case of the deadly pig disease porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) has been detected in Canada. 

9th Jan 2019

Brussels

China's battle to contain ASF


China will struggle to contain of African swine fever in 2019, with more than 100 cases have now been recorded across 23 provinces in China. 

8th Jan 2019

NPANews

New farm safety campaigns aims to reduce fatalities


The Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) has launched its safety campaign for 2019, which is intended to take a step towards halving farm fatalities by the end of 2023.

8th Jan 2019

HealthWelfare

Tackling Tail Biting - understanding the risks


In the latest article in the Tackling Tail Biting series, AHDB has outlined AHDB the steps to take once you’ve identified the warning signs on farm. 

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