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30th Nov 2016


Message of support for well-known industry figure

AHDB Pork chairman Meryl Ward has issued a message of support for well-known pig industry consultant Gerry Brent. 

30th Nov 2016


Diary dates - spring NPA regional meetings announced

Get your 2017 diaries out - we have got the dates of the NPA's 2017 spring regional meetings. 

29th Nov 2016


Livestock sector stresses need for post-Brexit EU access

A group of 18 organisations representing the UK livestock sector have called for the Government to prioritise tariff-free access to the EU, post-Brexit. 

28th Nov 2016


NPA raises animal rights concerns in Sunday Times article

A Sunday newspaper has shone the spotlight on the tactics being deployed by the militant ‘Save’ movement, which has increasingly targeted the pig sector in recent months.

25th Nov 2016


AHDB Pork publishes new eMB-Pigs user guide

AHDB Pork has published a new user guide showing farmers the ins and outs of uploading data onto the eMB-Pigs database.  

24th Nov 2016


Antibiotics advice for farmers and vets

World Antibiotics Awareness Week (Nov 14-20) generated a mix of common sense advice and discussion... and utter nonsense. 

23rd Nov 2016


Proposal for 15,000-pig unit gets the go ahead in Northern Ireland

A proposal for a new farm to house 15,000 pigs in Northern Ireland has finally got the go ahead after a long planning battle.  

23rd Nov 2016


Importers take note - NPA updates Imports Protocol

The NPA has published a revised Imports Protocol, bringing it up-to-date with new disease threats and making it easier to follow.

23rd Nov 2016


VARSS report - more good news for the pig industry

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has corrected a mistake in the recent VARSS report - and it brings more good news for the pig industry. 

23rd Nov 2016


Groceries Code Adjudicator consultation - your views

The Government is currently consulting on whether to extend the powers of the Groceries Code Adjudicator. We want to hear your views.