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30th Jul 2018


RUMA updates livestock antibiotic target progress

RUMA has released a half-year summary of the UK farming industry’s progress towards achieving 2020 targets for antibiotic use. 

30th Jul 2018


Members Area Update

Update in the members area relating to the latest expose

28th Jul 2018


Take the heat off me

Although the recent heatwave may be waving goodbye fairly soon, it has played havoc with pig producers throughout the country.

27th Jul 2018


Defra publishes new guide for reducing ammonia emissions

Defra has published a new guide setting out the steps farmers, advisors and contractors can take to reduce ammonia emissions and help improve air quality.  

27th Jul 2018


Still time to get your Chris Brant nomination in!

There is still time - just - to make your nomination for this year’s NPA Chris Brant Award, which will be presented at the National Pig Awards in November.

26th Jul 2018


Major development in the veterinary sector

An interesting development in the veterinary sector. VetPartners has announced the acquisition of the Origin group. 

25th Jul 2018


Let us know your thoughts on air quality consultation

Defra is currently consulting on plans to improve air quality which could include new regulations on spreading fertiliser, livestock housing and slurry storage. 

23rd Jul 2018


BVA graphic misses 'hugely positive' points on pig welfare - PVS

The Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) has distanced itself from an infographic published by the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

21st Jul 2018


NPA responds to calls for return of feeding waste to pigs

The pig sector is actively debating the question of whether we could begin feeding heat treated food waste to pigs again, the NPA said.

21st Jul 2018


AHDB agrees to fund to feral wild boar working group

AHDB’s Pork Board has agreed to fund a working group to oversee a project aimed at delivering improved control of the British feral wild boar population.