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21st May 2020

HealthWelfare

100% of pigs protected from African swine fever in Pirbright vaccine trial


A study at the Pirbright Institute has shown that 100% of pigs immunised were protected from a lethal dose of ASF virus.

21st May 2020

HealthWelfare

Cranswick confirms deaths of three employees from COVID-19


Cranswick has confirmed the deaths of three members of staff from COVID-19 at its sliced meat factory at Wombwell, in Barnsley.

20th May 2020

Brussels

MPs urged to safeguard British farmers as Trade Bill enters Commons


MPs are being urged to back a trade policy that safeguards British farmers and food production, as the Trade Bill begins its passage in the House of Commons today.

19th May 2020

HealthWelfare

Victory for NPA as Government drops plans to slash pork import tariffs


Following intense lobbying from the NPA, the Government has dropped its damaging plans to slash tariffs on imports of pork products from the start of next year.

18th May 2020

Prices

Producers urged to plan ahead in case of COVID-19 disruption


Pig producers have been urged to plan ahead and ensure they have at least a week's space in reserve, following disruption to the pig supply chain.

18th May 2020

HealthWelfare

Webinar alert: 'Zero zinc' - how the Danes are cutting zinc oxide usage


Biomin is hosting a webinar on Wednesday at 1pm looking at how Denmark is looking to replace zinc oxide in piglet diets. 

15th May 2020

Brussels

Ed's Brexit round-up - will food standards be protected?


The last few days has seen a flurry of activity around the Agriculture Bill, which has returned to Parliament and completed its stages in the Commons on Wednesday.

15th May 2020

Prices

How COVID-19 is affecting the EU pork market


NPA senior policy adviser Rebecca Veale summarises the impact of COVID-19 on pig prices across Europe.

14th May 2020

NPANews

NPA seeking views on African swine fever insurance


The NPA is urgently seeking views from members about African swine fever (ASF) insurance.

14th May 2020

HealthWelfare

NPA members urged to take part in survey on PPE supplies


NPA members are being encouraged to complete an online NFU survey to gauge the current disruption to the usual supply of face masks and other PPE in agriculture.