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11th Oct 2016

HealthWelfare

Emergence of FMD-like disease in Canada prompts warnings for UK importers


An emerging pig disease that resembles foot-and-mouth has been detected in Canada, prompting further warnings about the potential threat it poses to the UK pig herd.

11th Oct 2016

HealthWelfare

Why 'antibiotic free' could be a dangerous USP


NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has warned that the concept of ‘antibiotic free’ meat could have dangerous unintended consequences if it was mishandled.

10th Oct 2016

NPANews

Reminder - NPA South Central meeting tonight


The South Central NPA regional meeting will take place at Newbury Rugby Club tonight (Monday, October 10).

9th Oct 2016

NPANews

Vote now to chose the NPA AIG member of the year


You can vote now to select the NPA Allied Industry Group member of the year, ahead of Pig World's National Pig Awards in November.

9th Oct 2016

NPANews

Does free farrowing miss the point?


Stephen Hall asks some interesting questions about free farrowing on the NPA forum.  

8th Oct 2016

Prices

Is the EU reference price comparison duping British farmers?


AHDB Pork has revealed it is working to develop more accurate international price comparisons in response to claims the current system is duping British farmers.

7th Oct 2016

Prices

UK pig producers enjoying higher share of retail pot as prices continue to rise


UK pig prices are continuing to rise, helping producers secure a higher percentage of the retail pork price.

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.

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