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12th Jul 2017

HealthWelfare

NPA responds to EFSA Hepatitis E opinion


The NPA has stressed that the risk of Hepatitis E infection from thoroughly cooked pork remains low in response to EFSA's latest opinion on the virus.

11th Jul 2017

HealthWelfare

Defra and HSA to fund research into pig stunning methods


The NPA has responsed to news that funding is being made available for research into alternatives to carbon dioxide (CO2) to stun pigs. 

11th Jul 2017

Westminster

Early Day Motion backs British pig welfare standards


An Commons Early Day Motion (EDM) highlighting the need to maintain British farm animal welfare standards after we leave the EU has been tabled.

11th Jul 2017

NPANews

Forum entry - Chris Brant didn't do apathy


Richard Longthorp, chair of the Chris Brant Award judging panel, has reminded members there is still time to get your nomination in. 

11th Jul 2017

NPANews

Members area updates


Two new posts have been added to the members' area. 

11th Jul 2017

Brussels

Red Tractor vets must be PVS members from October 1


Members of the Red Tractor pigs scheme have been reminded that all vets registered under the scheme must be members of the PVS from October 1.

10th Jul 2017

HealthWelfare

NPA urges vigilance after rise in PEDv cases in Canada


The NPA has urged anyone involved in importing pigs to be vigilant following news that PEDv is again circulating in Canada.

10th Jul 2017

HealthWelfare

VMD praises pig industry efforts to reduce antibiotic use


The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has praised the efforts being taken by the pig industry to reduce its antibiotic usage.

10th Jul 2017

HealthWelfare

AHDB Pork guide to environmental enrichment


AHDB has published a guide to help producers provide the best environmental enrichment within a wide variety of housing and systems. 

7th Jul 2017

Prices

Reach for the Sky


Demand for UK pigs continues to reflect the weather (hot) and, although the SPP only moved up by 0.15p to stand at 162.43p, spot prices have continued to reach for the sky.

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