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31st Jan 2019


NPA welcomes One Health antibiotic report

The NPA has welcomed the publication of a new Government report that brings together data on the levels of antibiotic use in humans and animals.

30th Jan 2019


NPA publishes comprehensive African swine fever briefing

The NPA has published a comprehensive new briefing on African swine fever (ASF), covering everything from the history of the virus to the possible routes of infection.

30th Jan 2019


Danish Crown to cut up to 400 jobs

Danish Crown has announced jt will be cutting up to 400 jobs across the group, as its UK arm, Tulip, continues to under-perform.

In an announcement on Wednesday, the Danish meat giant said it was now intensifying the group’s cost-savings programme and would be looking to reduce its total costs by 350 million DKK (£41m) this financial year.

30th Jan 2019


Meetings offer chance to air post-Brexit labour concerns

Those connected to the pig industry with concerns over labour supply after we leave the EU are urged to attend a series of roundtable meetings. 

29th Jan 2019


Catch up with AHDB water webinar

An AHDB Pork webinar discussed how to approach water quality, supply and medication on your unit last week. 

28th Jan 2019


Welcome end-of-year rise in fresh and frozen pork sales

Retails sales volumes of fresh and frozen primary pork recorded a 4% increase year-on-year during the 12 weeks ending December 30.

25th Jan 2019


Growing concern that ASF could reach France

There is growing concern that African swine fever (ASF) will spread into France, according to APHA's latest ASF briefing.

24th Jan 2019


Government AMR plan praises pig sector approach

The NPA has welcomed a new cross-departmental Government AMR action plan, which endorses the approach taken by the UK pig sector so far. 

23rd Jan 2019


NPA urges producers to warn public about the risk of feeding pigs

The NPA is urging all producers to put up signage telling people not to feed the pigs due to risk of spreading disease.

23rd Jan 2019


2018 slaughterings the highest since 2000

UK pig farmers delivered a 3% increase in pigmeat production in 2017, while slaughterings were up by 2.5%, AHDB figures show.