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24th Jul 2019

Westminster

Theresa Villiers replaces Michael Gove at Defra


Former Norhern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has replaced Michael Gove as Defra Secretary. 

24th Jul 2019

HealthWelfare

Why the pig industry uses farrowing crates


The UK pig industry is well-known for taking a proactive approach to welfare across the wide variety of production systems we have, particularly when it comes to farrowing.

23rd Jul 2019

Westminster

NPA sets out pig sector priorities for Boris


The NPA has set out its five priorities for new Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he takes the helm at a critical time for the country – and the pig industry.

22nd Jul 2019

Prices

UK pork exports reached record levels in May


UK pork exports soared to record levels in May, thanks largely to increased volumes heading to China. 

22nd Jul 2019

HealthWelfare

17,000 pigs culled on Bulgarian pig farm due to ASF


A total of 17,000 pigs were due to be culled on a pig farm in Bulgaria due to an outbreak of African swine fever. 

20th Jul 2019

Brussels

Skilled workforce holds the key to farming's future


Calls for future farm funding to be targeted at improving the skills of the agricultural workforce have been welcomed by the Skills Leadership Group (SLG).

18th Jul 2019

HealthWelfare

NPA calls for more resource to help keep ASF out of the UK


NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has called for more resources to be allocated to surveillance at ports and airports to help keep ASF out of the country.

17th Jul 2019

HealthWelfare

Pig classes cancelled at Driffield Show


There will be no pig classes at today's Driffield Show due to concerns over swine dysentery. 

16th Jul 2019

HealthWelfare

ASF outbreak could cost industry £85m, Government predicts


An ASF outbreak could cost the UK pig industry £85 million, according to Government estimates, although the NPA believes the figure could be even higher.

12th Jul 2019

HealthWelfare

Another case of swine dysentery confirmed in North Yorkshire


Another case of swine dysentery has been confirmed on a pig farm in North Yorkshire.