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13th Feb 2017

HealthWelfare

City & Guilds champions responsible antibiotic usage 


The importance of using antibiotics responsibly on farms is being championed by leading skills development body, City & Guilds. 

13th Feb 2017

NPANews

Animal rights activity - update and guidance


We have issued some comprehensive guidance for members on dealing with the growing animal rights focus on the pig sector. 

10th Feb 2017

Prices

Peter Crichton commentary - a 'positive stand on' rather than a 'positive pee off'


Although the SPP has dropped back a shade and now stands at 149.96p, supply and demand seem to be more or less in balance. 

10th Feb 2017

Brussels

Antibiotic data from nearly 15m pigs recorded on eMB-Pigs


Data covering nearly 15 million pigs has now been entered onto the eMB-Pigs database, as coverage increased signicantly in the early part of 2017.

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.

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