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22nd Feb 2019


AHDB workshops to focus on business resilience

A series of AHDB workshops starting next week in Newport will aim to help pig businesses improve their resilience. 

21st Feb 2019


African swine fever confirmed in Vietnam

African swine fever (ASF) has been detected in Vietnam for the first time, with eight outbreaks reported in two northern provinces. 

20th Feb 2019


Defra publishes no deal guidance for exporters and importers

Defra has published new guidance to ensure the import and export trade in animals and animal products can continue in the event of a Brexit no deal.

20th Feb 2019


Why Gove fears for farming in a Brexit no deal

OK, so most of it wasn't new, but Micheal Gove's analysis of how farming could be affected by a Brexit no deal is worth repeating. 

20th Feb 2019


CMA analysis puts Sainsbury's-Asda merger in doubt

The Sainsbury’s-Asda merger is in doubt after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) warned the deal could lead to a worse experience for shoppers.

19th Feb 2019


Gove rules out tariff-free import access in event of no deal

Michael Gove has announced that the Government will introduce ‘specific and robust protections for farming’ in its post-Brexit tariff-regime.

19th Feb 2019


Batters calls for Brexit food standards commission

Minette Batters is calling for a new commission of food and farming experts to help uphold the high standards of British food production post-Brexit.

18th Feb 2019


15,000 pigs culled as Classical swine fever hits Japan

More than 15,000 pigs have been culled after Classical swine fever was discovered in Japan. 

16th Feb 2019


We Will Rise Again

After last week’s increase in German pig prices, it was good to see that on this side of the Channel we may be following the same upward track soon.

15th Feb 2019


Arrests made as part of Belgium ASF investigation

Arrests have been made in connection with the judicial investigation into the discovery of African swine fever (ASF) in Belgium, in September.