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17th Mar 2017

Brussels

Farmers gain access to pest controller rat bait


A rat bait widely used by professional pest controllers is now being made available to farmers certified under the rodenticide stewardship scheme.

16th Mar 2017

Brussels

Meadow Quality announce death of Colin Wooldridge


Meadow Quality have announced the death of Colin Wooldridge, a well-known and respected character in the pig industry.

16th Mar 2017

Brussels

Food and drink supply chain seeks assurances on UK-Ireland trade


The UK food and drink supply chain has come together to call on the Government to make an early agreement on future trade with the Republic of Ireland. 

15th Mar 2017

Westminster

NI u-turn could lead to further attacks on self-employed farmers - NFU Mutual


Philip Hammond’s u-turn on increasing NI contributions for self-employed people will come as a ‘huge relief’ to the majority of farmers who are self-employed.

15th Mar 2017

NPANews

NPA spring regionals - reserve your place now


The NPA's spring regional meetings are fast approaching. If you haven't reserved your place already, now is a good time to do so. 

14th Mar 2017

Brussels

VMD backs NPA position on 10-year transition if zinc oxide banned


The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is backing the NPA’s calls for a 10-year transition period, if zinc oxide is banned in piglet feed.

14th Mar 2017

PlanningHousing

Farmers urged to get planning applications in early ahead of fee hikes


Farmers are being urged to get planning applications in early, ahead of a 20% increase in planning fees from this summer.

13th Mar 2017

Prices

Groceries Adjudicator wants to hear from direct supermarket suppliers


The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) is inviting businesses that supply retailers direct to two roundtable meetings during the spring.

10th Mar 2017

Prices

Peter Crichton commentary -  Up, up and away 


The SPP has put on 0.35p to stand at 149.94p, German producer prices have risen 3 Euro Cents, the Euro is up by 1.7% to trade on Friday worth 87.41p.

10th Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

Red Tractor agrees to give producers more time to enter eMB-Pigs data


The Red Tractor pigs board has accepted a request by the NPA producer group to allow more time for scheme members to submit data onto the eMB-Pigs database.

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