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24th Dec 2016

HealthWelfare

Livestock sectors to set antibiotic objectives


The UK livestock sectors will define objectives to reduce, refine and replace antibiotic use over the coming months.

23rd Dec 2016

NPANews

Meryl Ward to stand down as AHDB Pork chair


Lincolnshire farmer Meryl Ward has announced she will be standing down as chair of AHDB Pork at the end of March in order to concentrate on her business. 

22nd Dec 2016

Prices

Pig price continues to rise in run-up to Christmas


The UK pig price continued its upward curve in the run up to Christmas, although the latest increase was the smallest for some time. 

22nd Dec 2016

NPANews

Animal rights activity - update


We have received details of suspected animal rights activity over the Christmas period and into the New Year. 

21st Dec 2016

PlanningHousing

Environment Agency grants permit for proposed Foston pig development


Midland Pig Producers is considering its options, after the Environment Agency granted the company a permit for a proposed largescale pig farm at Foston, in Derbyshire.

21st Dec 2016

Environment

eMB-Pigs entries reach 8 million mark


Data covering more than 8 million pigs across nearly 800 sites has been entered onto the eMB-Pigs system so far, the latest figures show.

21st Dec 2016

NPANews

Forum update - the drive for lean meat and eating quality


The latest entry onto the NPA forum covers two hot topics - declining pork consumption and tail-biting. 

20th Dec 2016

HealthWelfare

Report rejects calls for compulsory CCTV in Welsh slaughterhouses


A report commissioned by the Welsh Government has recommended that CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales.

 

19th Dec 2016

Environment

Advice for pig farmers caught up in bird flu restrictions


A number of pig units have been caught up in restrictions imposed in Lincolnshire, following confirmation of bird flu in the county.  

19th Dec 2016

NPANews

Brexit - the big issues for pig farmers


The political landscape changed in 2016, as Brexit became a reality. NPA has produced a briefing outlining the implications for the pig sector. 

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