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6th Oct 2016

Brussels

Cheap food policy must not take precedence over food security, NPA tells Leadsom


The NPA has written to Andrea Leadsom to lay out its Brexit priorities and seek assurances a cheap food agenda will not take priority over the need for the UK to build its self-sufficiency in food.

6th Oct 2016

HealthWelfare

African swine fever spreading further in eastern Europe


African swine fever (ASF) is continuing to cause problems across eastern Europe, with new cases identified in four countries in the past fortnight including the first ever cases in Moldova.

5th Oct 2016

HealthWelfare

Scientists offer reassurance on discovery of LA-MRSA in pork


The finding of livestock-associated MRSA in samples of pork sold in supermarkets should not be seen as a significant public health risk, according to experts in the field.

4th Oct 2016

Brussels

Post-Brexit UK to be an 'exemplar' for animal health and welfare standards - Leadsom


Defra Ministers have outlined their desire to make high food safety and animal health and welfare standards a unique selling point of UK livestock in the post-Brexit world.

4th Oct 2016

NPANews

Brexit, the market and more to be discussed at SW NPA regional meeting tonight


South West NPA members are reminded that they will have the chance to discuss all the big issues facing the sector, including Brexit and the market outlook, at a regional meeting tonight.

3rd Oct 2016

HealthWelfare

NPA responds to sensationalist LA-MRSA claims


The NPA has responded to claims in the Guardian the UK is on the brink of another food scandal after meat produced from British pigs was shown to be infected with a livestock strain of MRSA.

3rd Oct 2016

Brussels

May gives more clarity on Brexit but questions for pig industry remain


 Prime Minister Theresa May has provided more clarity on what Brexit will actually mean.

1st Oct 2016

Environment

Rules on purchasing rodenticides change today


From today, October 1, farmers are reminded that the rules governing the purchase of rodenticides are changing.

29th Sep 2016

Environment

CAP replacement should incentivise animal health and welfare standards - BVA


The BVA is calling on the Government to use future farm support payments to incentivise public goods such as improving animal health and welfare.

28th Sep 2016

Prices

X Factor star turned farmer to front British Sausage Week


The pig industry has a new ambassador for British Sausage Week 2016 - a former X Factor star turned farmer. 

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