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2nd Nov 2018


You've Got Your Troubles

A bit of a 'glass half empty' day with very little in the way of positive news to report although we should be thankful for small mercies. 

2nd Nov 2018


It's official - size doesn't matter when it comes to animal welfare

The size of a farm is irrelevant when it comes animal welfare, new research has found.

1st Nov 2018


Is your business ready for African swine fever?

NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has urged producers to ensure they are ready for African swine fever (ASF) if the virus hits the UK pig herd.

31st Oct 2018


Belgian authorities planning wild boar cull

The Belgian authorities are planning a cull of wild boar to prevent further spread of African swine fever (ASF).

30th Oct 2018


AHDB building survey underway - have your say

AHDB has engaged BMG Research to conduct an in-depth survey of pig buildings.

29th Oct 2018


MLCSL sale to Hallmark expected to go ahead in next few months

AHDB has announced that it hopes to complete the sale MLCSL to Hallmark Veterinary Compliance Services within the next few months.

27th Oct 2018


Nothing has changed...

Very much a case of 'as you were' with prices remaining at generally similar levels and the influential German producer price holding at €1.36. 

26th Oct 2018


MEPs vote to restrict preventative use of antibiotics on farms

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed proposals to restrict preventative antibiotic use on farms in a bid to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

25th Oct 2018


NPA urges Government to keep biosecurity guard up after we leave the EU

The NPA has expressed serious concerns about the potentially heightened risk of animal disease incursion in the event of a Brexit ‘no deal’.

24th Oct 2018


NPA welcomes VARSS report showing further progress on antibiotic use

Sales of antibiotics for use in food-producing animals dropped by 18% between 2016 and 2017 to reach a new low of 37 mg/kg, official Government figures show.