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15th Nov 2018

HealthWelfare

Georgina explains reasons behind industry tail docking concerns


NPA senior policy Georgina Crayford has highlighted pig industry concerns over Defra’s approach to tail docking in a BBC interview.

15th Nov 2018

Brussels

Brexit deal - what happens next?


On Wednesday night, Theresa May appeared to have made some tentative progress on a Brexit deal. But things quickly started to unravel on Thursday morning. 

15th Nov 2018

Brussels

NPA response to Withdrawal Agreement


The NPA has welcomed the key elements of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and has urged MPs to back it to avoid a potentially catastrophic ‘no deal’ for the pig sector.

14th Nov 2018

Westminster

Complacent Defra not ready for Brexit - PAC


'Complacent' Defra faces enormous challenges in the lead-up to Brexit and still does not know which scenario it is preparing for. 

14th Nov 2018

HealthWelfare

Soil Association revises organic standards


The Soil Association has revised its organic standards, including a number relating to pig production.

13th Nov 2018

HealthWelfare

FSA survey confirms levels of AMR E.coli in UK retail meat remain low


Levels of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) in pork and beef remain low, a comprehensive FSA survey has confirmed.

13th Nov 2018

NPANews

NPA urges caution on 'Method of Production' labelling


The National Pig Association (NPA) has urged caution on calls to introduce ‘Method of Production’ labelling on meat and dairy products.

12th Nov 2018

HealthWelfare

ASF virus detected in pig feed in China


Pig feed in China has become contaminated with ASF virus, sparking further fears about its potential spread across the country. 

12th Nov 2018

NPANews

Relief available for new buildings, conversions and renovations


Farmers constructing new buildings or renovating or converting old ones should will be eligible for tax relief under a recent change of policy.

10th Nov 2018

Prices

I would rather be a hammer than a nail


Unfortunately, UK pigmeat values are continuing to be hammered by low global prices and indifferent demand.

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