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6th Mar 2020

Brussels

New RUMA leadership team announced


Catherine (Cat) McLaughlin, the NFU's chief animal health and welfare adviser, has been appointed as the new chair of the RUMA alliance.

5th Mar 2020

NPANews

AHDB research highlights uncertainty behind lack of investment in pig buildings


An industry survey by AHDB has highlighted a general lack of investment in pig buildings and infrastructure and provided insight into the reasons behind it. 

5th Mar 2020

HealthWelfare

Chinese researchers hail 'promising' ASF vaccine breakthrough


Researchers in China have welcomed what they describe as 'very promising' progress in the search for a vaccine to protect against African swine fever (ASF). 

4th Mar 2020

Brussels

Bid to ban farrowing crates through Agriculture Bill rejected


An attempt by a Labour MP to insert an amendment into the Agriculture Bill banning farrowing crates has been rejected, as the Bill continues its path through parliament.

3rd Mar 2020

HealthWelfare

Coronavirus to slow recovery of Chinese pig herd, says Rabobank


Global pork supplies will decline further this year as coronavirus delays the process of restocking the Chinese pig herd, Rabobank has predicted.

2nd Mar 2020

HealthWelfare

New Pig Welfare Code comes into force - please read!


All pig producers are being urged to download and read the new Pig Welfare Code for England, which came into force on March 1.

2nd Mar 2020

HealthWelfare

Farmers sought to take part in animal welfare survey


Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is launching a survey to understand more about how farmers and members of the public view animal welfare. 

2nd Mar 2020

Prices

Supplies tight, demand 'steady side of good' - TVC


Supplies remain tight and demand is 'on the steady side of good', although Coronavirus continues to cast a shadow, according to Thames Valley Cambac. 

28th Feb 2020

HealthWelfare

Coronavirus needs putting in context. We also need to be ready for staff shortages


NPA chief executive Zoe Davies puts the Corobavirus outbreak into context and issues useful advice about potential staffing issues.

28th Feb 2020

Prices

Russian Roulette


Although UK pig prices have remained virtually becalmed at 162.73p, over the Channel, EU mainland prices have in many cases been rising.