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10th Feb 2017

Brussels

Remembering Tara Palmer Tomkinson and Winnie the Pig


A tribute has been paid to Tara Palmer Tomkinson, who some might have forgotten played her part in the industry fightback against low prices around the turn of the Century. 

9th Feb 2017

Environment

NVZ designations - update from Defra


Defra is re-sending NVZ designation notices to farmers it believes did not receive them in the initial tranches of letters sent out. 

9th Feb 2017

Prices

Bacon sales recovery in final quarter of 2016


Bacon sales increased by 6 per cent year-on-year in the final 12 weeks of last year, with over 40,000 tonnes of bacon sold by GB retailers.

8th Feb 2017

Westminster

'We want highly motivated, good people coming into pig farming, wherever they are from' - Zoe briefs MPs


The NPA's Zoe Davies made a powerful case for retaining access to permanent, unskilled labour post-Brexit, when she gave evidence to MPs on Tuesday.

8th Feb 2017

Brussels

BVA and BVNA launch campaign in support of 'team vet'


A campaign to champion the value of the UK veterinary team has been launched today by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA).

8th Feb 2017

HealthWelfare

APHA extends free carcase collection service


The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has extended its free carcase collection service for diagnostic post mortem examinations in England.

7th Feb 2017

HealthWelfare

Pigs could be culled on farms affected with avian flu


Producers have been warned pigs sharing premises where avian flu has been detected in poultry could be culled if they are found to be carrying the disease.

7th Feb 2017

Brussels

NPA spells out Brexit priorities to House of Lords inquiry


The NPA has laid out its priorities on trade, access to labour and a future domestic farm policy in a submission to a House of Lords inquiry into Brexit.

6th Feb 2017

HealthWelfare

Reducing antibiotic use comes with a cost - Nuffield blog


Prevention is always better than cure but reducing antibiotic usage should not be seen as an opportunity to cut costs on farm.

6th Feb 2017

NPANews

Red Tractor confirms eMB-Pigs requirement 


Red Tractor has confirmed members of the pork scheme will be required to use the electronic medicine book (eMB-Pigs) to record antibiotics usage. 

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