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16th Nov 2018

HealthWelfare

Hauliers urged to take action to reduce risk of ASF reaching the UK


Defra Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss has written to hauliers warning them of the risks of bringing African swine fever into the UK.

16th Nov 2018

Westminster

Gove staying at Defra - reports


Defra Secretary Michael Gove is staying at Defra, according to the latest reports.

16th Nov 2018

Westminster

Ed's Brexit round-up - Withdrawal Agreement special!


Well this has been a week that was...

15th Nov 2018

Brussels

Forum entry - thoughts and queries on Brexit Agreement


"I believe the main reason farmers voted to leave the EU was to get rid of red tape but alas its not happening."

15th Nov 2018

HealthWelfare

Georgina explains reasons behind industry tail docking concerns


NPA senior policy Georgina Crayford has highlighted pig industry concerns over Defra’s approach to tail docking in a BBC interview.

15th Nov 2018

Brussels

Brexit deal - what happens next?


On Wednesday night, Theresa May appeared to have made some tentative progress on a Brexit deal. But things quickly started to unravel on Thursday morning. 

15th Nov 2018

Brussels

NPA response to Withdrawal Agreement


The NPA has welcomed the key elements of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and has urged MPs to back it to avoid a potentially catastrophic ‘no deal’ for the pig sector.

14th Nov 2018

Westminster

Complacent Defra not ready for Brexit - PAC


'Complacent' Defra faces enormous challenges in the lead-up to Brexit and still does not know which scenario it is preparing for. 

14th Nov 2018

HealthWelfare

Soil Association revises organic standards


The Soil Association has revised its organic standards, including a number relating to pig production.

13th Nov 2018

HealthWelfare

FSA survey confirms levels of AMR E.coli in UK retail meat remain low


Levels of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) in pork and beef remain low, a comprehensive FSA survey has confirmed.

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