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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.

15th Dec 2016

HealthWelfare

NPA seeks answers from VMD on potential zinc oxide ban


The NPA has written to the VMD to outline its significant concerns about the potential EU ban on the use of zinc oxide in veterinary products.

15th Dec 2016

Environment

Members update - animal rights activity


We have received more details of suspected animal rights activity and would like to issue a reminder to members. 

15th Dec 2016

NPANews

Forum update - product development


The recent article outlining the latest retail consumption figures for British pork has prompted a response on the forum. 

14th Dec 2016

HealthWelfare

Antibiotic data - why it is time for producers to take ownership


The NPA's senior policy advisor Georgina Crayford explains why producers need to take ownership of recording their antibiotic usage data. 

14th Dec 2016

Prices

Retail pork spending decline continues despite higher bacon and sausage sales


Retail spending on all major pork cuts declined during the autumn as consumers continued to switch to beef and lamb and retail prices remained low.

 

 

fresh and frozen pork was 14 per cent down during the autumn, compared with last year, due to lower sales volume and prices. 

13th Dec 2016

HealthWelfare

NPA to fight recommendation for EU zinc oxide feed ban


The NPA has vowed to fight a recommendation by EU veterinary experts for a ban on the use of zinc oxide in animal feed.

13th Dec 2016

Brussels

Government recognises important role of pig industry - Brexit Minister


A key Minister in the Brexit negotiations has reassured the pig sector the Government recognises the important contribution it makes to the UK economy.

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