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4th Aug 2017

Brussels

Farming organisations call for Brexit transition period


A coalition of UK farming organisations, including NPA, have called for a transition period to ease the impact on the industry of leaving the EU. 

4th Aug 2017

Westminster

Ed's Brexit Round Up!


This week has seen quieter week due to parliamentary recess, however a few issues of note for members

3rd Aug 2017

HealthWelfare

Defra levels up risk rating of ASF as new cases found


Defra will be raising the risk level of African Swine Fever from ‘very low’ to ‘low’ following recent cases discovered in Romania the Czech Republic and Poland. 

The tool that Defra uses to measure risk uses a number of factors such as trade with the country, distribution of disease and confidence in controls by the country affected.

3rd Aug 2017

NPANews

Industry giant signals intention to stand down in 2018


Mick Sloyan, AHDB Pork strategy director has decided after 40 years to make a career and lifestyle change and step down from his current role with effect from July 2018.

3rd Aug 2017

PlanningHousing

Update in Members Area


We have posted an important notice in the member’s area about a change to the Red Tractor guidance in the new standards effective from Oct 2017. 

3rd Aug 2017

Prices

Porkwatch survey confirms Co-op's backing for British pork


Despite the hugely positive steps taken by the Co-op to source British pigmeat, supermarket imports of bacon have risen over the past year.

2nd Aug 2017

HealthWelfare

ASF UK pig industry's biggest exotic disease concern


The risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) entering the UK pig population has been identified as number one exotic diseases concern for the industry.

1st Aug 2017

HealthWelfare

African Swine Fever continues its deadly spread


African Swine Fever continues its deadly spread

African Swine Fever has been identified for the first time in Romania, in domestic pigs on a backyard holding. Whilst the source is stated as unknown, humans are most likely to be the cause as many of these European countries struggle to express the importance of not feeding swill to back yard pig keepers.

1st Aug 2017

HealthWelfare

Report highlights below average UK farm antibiotic use


UK farm animal use of antibiotics is comparatively low against many of its European neighbours, according to a European report.

31st Jul 2017

NPANews

Last day for Chris Brant nominations


Today is the last day to get your Chris Brant Award nomination in. 

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