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3rd Feb 2020


RUMA welcomes 'helpful' new antibiotic categorisation advice

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published helpful new advice on the risk categorisation of antibiotics for use in animals. 

30th Jan 2020


NPA submits complaint to Ofcom over 'How to Steal Pigs' programme

NPA has submitted a formal complaint to Ofcom regarding the Channel 4 programme ‘How to Steal People and Influence People’. 

30th Jan 2020


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


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. 

28th Jan 2020


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


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


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


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


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


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.