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30th Jan 2020

HealthWelfare

UK and Australia join forces in African swine fever exercise


The UK and the New South Wales government in Australia will collaborate this week on a joint, simulated exercise to practice biosecurity measures in the event of an ASF outbreak. 

29th Jan 2020

Westminster

Agriculture Bill briefing - the good and where it could be improved


The NPA's Ed Barker has put together a detailed briefing on the era-defining Agriculture Bill, published earlier this month. 

29th Jan 2020

NPANews

Members' Area post - farm incursions latest


In a new post in the Members' Area, Lizzie Wilson has some advice for producers, following the latest farm incursion.

28th Jan 2020

HealthWelfare

Theresa Villiers confirms desire to phase out farrowing crates


Defra Secretary Theresa Villiers has confirmed that the Government is looking to phase out the use of farrowing crates on pig farms.

28th Jan 2020

NPANews

Food standards rally to take place in Westminster


Farmers from across the country will head to Westminster at the end of March to make a 'rallying call' to Government on post-Brexit food standards. 

27th Jan 2020

NPANews

Co-op cuts nitrite levels by 60% on all its bacon lines


The Co-op is reducing the amount of nitrites used in its own-label British bacon range by 60% in a significant move for the retailer. 

27th Jan 2020

HealthWelfare

NPA joins coalition in calling for legal protection for UK farm standards


An impressive coalition of organisations has called for the Government to enshrine its commitment to protect post-Brexit UK farm standards in law.

24th Jan 2020

Prices

Retail pork sales continuing worrying downward trend


GB retail pigmeat sales continued to decline in the last three months of 2019, with primary fresh and frozen pork and bacon seeing big reductions. 

23rd Jan 2020

HealthWelfare

African swine fever nears German border


African swine fever (ASF) is getting worryingly close to the German border, he German Ministry of Agriculture revealed on Wednesday.

22nd Jan 2020

Prices

USDA forecasts reduction in global pork production


The USDA is forecasting a 9% reduction in pork production to 96.4 million tonnes in 2020, as China and much of Asia continues to battle with African swine fever (ASF).