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3rd Oct 2016

HealthWelfare

NPA responds to sensationalist LA-MRSA claims


The NPA has responded to claims in the Guardian the UK is on the brink of another food scandal after meat produced from British pigs was shown to be infected with a livestock strain of MRSA.

3rd Oct 2016

Brussels

May gives more clarity on Brexit but questions for pig industry remain


 Prime Minister Theresa May has provided more clarity on what Brexit will actually mean.

1st Oct 2016

Environment

Rules on purchasing rodenticides change today


From today, October 1, farmers are reminded that the rules governing the purchase of rodenticides are changing.

29th Sep 2016

Environment

CAP replacement should incentivise animal health and welfare standards - BVA


The BVA is calling on the Government to use future farm support payments to incentivise public goods such as improving animal health and welfare.

28th Sep 2016

Prices

X Factor star turned farmer to front British Sausage Week


The pig industry has a new ambassador for British Sausage Week 2016 - a former X Factor star turned farmer. 

27th Sep 2016

Prices

Russia appeals WTO ruling over pigmeat import ban


Russia, as had been widely anticipated, has appealed against the recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling on its import ban on live pigs, fresh pork and other pig products from the EU.

27th Sep 2016

Prices

Defra reports 'surprising' increase in English pig herd


The English pig herd grew by 2% to 3.9 million head in the year to June 2016, with the breeding herd increasing by the same percentage

26th Sep 2016

Brussels

David Owers makes Brexit case for pig farmers in TV appearance


NPA member David Owers made an excellent case for the UK pig industry’s voice to be heard in Brexit negotiations in a television appearance on Sunday.

26th Sep 2016

HealthWelfare

eMB-Pigs now a formal requirement for most Scottish producers


The vast majority of Scottish pig producers are now formally required to electronically record antibiotic usage on farm.

24th Sep 2016

NPANews

Look out for David Owers on the Sunday Politics show


It should be well worth watching the BBC Sunday Politics show on Sunday morning (11am).