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9th Mar 2018

NPANews

13,000 certifications under Rodenticide scheme


Around 13,000 users of professional-use-only rat baits have been awarded approved certification under the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

8th Mar 2018

HealthWelfare

Why you might get paid for intact tails after we leave the EU


Farmers could be rewarded for producing pigs with intact and bite-free tails, under Michael Gove's plans to incentivise better welfare on farms.

7th Mar 2018

HealthWelfare

Georgina talking antibiotics in Northern Ireland tonight


NPA senior policy advisor Georgina Crayford will outline the pig industry's approach to the antibiotic challenge when she addresses a conference in Armagh tonight. 

7th Mar 2018

Prices

A welcome return to profitability - NPA responds to farm income forecasts


The NPA has called for continued support from the supply chain and retailers as Defra forecasts a further rise in income in the current financial year.

6th Mar 2018

HealthWelfare

FSA announces review of meat cutting plants


The FSA and FSS have announced details of a major review of hygiene controls in meat processing and storage sites in the UK. 

6th Mar 2018

Brussels

Zoe: 'Updated TB guidance makes me fear for those under restriction'


In her latest Pig World column, NPA chief executive Zoe Davies explains why she now fears for any pig producers under TB restriction. 

5th Mar 2018

NPANews

NPA chair invites Shadow Defra Secretary to his farm


NPA chairman Richard Lister has invited Shadow Defra Secretary Sue Hayman to his farm to discuss the realities of commercial pig farming.

5th Mar 2018

NPANews

Defra survey records 3% rise in English pig herd


The English pig herd grew by 3% last year to reach its highest level for nine years, according to Defra's December Pigs survey.

3rd Mar 2018

Prices

Baby it's Cold Outside


The recent spell of arctic weather conditions has played havoc with the pig market and also put farmers and hauliers under pressure.

2nd Mar 2018

NPANews

Welfare code consultation - members' views wanted


Members' views are wanted to inform the NPA's response to Defra's consultation on new statutory welfare codes for pigs. 

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