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14th Mar 2017

Brussels

VMD backs NPA position on 10-year transition if zinc oxide banned


The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is backing the NPA’s calls for a 10-year transition period, if zinc oxide is banned in piglet feed.

14th Mar 2017

PlanningHousing

Farmers urged to get planning applications in early ahead of fee hikes


Farmers are being urged to get planning applications in early, ahead of a 20% increase in planning fees from this summer.

13th Mar 2017

Prices

Groceries Adjudicator wants to hear from direct supermarket suppliers


The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) is inviting businesses that supply retailers direct to two roundtable meetings during the spring.

10th Mar 2017

Prices

Peter Crichton commentary -  Up, up and away 


The SPP has put on 0.35p to stand at 149.94p, German producer prices have risen 3 Euro Cents, the Euro is up by 1.7% to trade on Friday worth 87.41p.

10th Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

Red Tractor agrees to give producers more time to enter eMB-Pigs data


The Red Tractor pigs board has accepted a request by the NPA producer group to allow more time for scheme members to submit data onto the eMB-Pigs database.

10th Mar 2017

Brussels

EU PiG Grand Prix launched


On-farm best practice from across the major pig producing countries in Europe will be captured and disseminated via a new knowledge-sharing project.

9th Mar 2017

Brussels

Prime cuts to China boost pork market outlook


Rising sales of prime cuts to China are just one reason to be optimistic about the pork marketplace, according to AHDB Pork strategy director Mick Sloyan.

9th Mar 2017

Westminster

Antibiotic usage falling faster in agriculture than human medicine


Use of antibiotics is falling more quickly in agriculture than in human medicine, Junior Health Minister Nicola Blackwood has revealed.

8th Mar 2017

Westminster

Budget reaction: National Insurance rises to hit farming sector


Higher National Insurance contributions announced in today’s Budget will hit farmers, self-employed farm workers and contractors. 

8th Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

NPA producer group asks Red Tractor for more time to enter eMB-Pigs data


The NPA producer group has called on the Red Tractor pork board to give producers more time to enter data onto eMB-Pigs. 

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