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15th Dec 2017

Prices

Blue Christmas


Nothing particularly good to report as far as pig prices are concerned. The SPP continues its downward drift losing another 0.62p.

15th Dec 2017

NPANews

Ed's Brexit round-up


The NPA's Ed Barker summarises the major Brexit developments in another busy week. 

15th Dec 2017

HealthWelfare

Brussels sets in motion plans to address tail biting  


Member states have been asked to provide an action plan outlining how they intend to tackle the problem of tail biting in pigs.

14th Dec 2017

Prices

FSA failing to deliver data from abattoirs


Potentially valuable data gathered from Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspections at abattoirs is not being passed back to producers, it has emerged.

14th Dec 2017

Prices

Tulip-Easey deal given green light by competition authorities


Tulip’s acquisition of Easey Holdings has been approved by the Competition & Markets Authority, with no further action necessary.

14th Dec 2017

Brussels

Forum entry - future of LIPs


AHDB strategy Mick Sloyan has posted an entry on the forum in response to comments about the levy body's support for Ladies in Pigs. 

13th Dec 2017

NPANews

NPA offers festive food for thought for PM and other key politicians


It has not been an easy year for Theresa May and her colleagues, what with Brexit and various other political challenges.

12th Dec 2017

HealthWelfare

Defra introduces animal sentience requirement in draft Bill


Defra has published a draft Bill on animal welfare that sets a requirement for the Government to treat animals as sentient beings. 

12th Dec 2017

Environment

EA extends controversial charges consultation


The Environment Agency has extended the consultation on controversial new charging proposals by two weeks.  

11th Dec 2017

HealthWelfare

Prime time warning on food imports as ASF threat grows


The risk to the national pig herd from African Swine Fever (ASF) was highlighted to the wider public during a BBC Countryfile programme on Sunday.

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