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30th Oct 2018


AHDB building survey underway - have your say

AHDB has engaged BMG Research to conduct an in-depth survey of pig buildings.

29th Oct 2018


MLCSL sale to Hallmark expected to go ahead in next few months

AHDB has announced that it hopes to complete the sale MLCSL to Hallmark Veterinary Compliance Services within the next few months.

26th Oct 2018


MEPs vote to restrict preventative use of antibiotics on farms

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed proposals to restrict preventative antibiotic use on farms in a bid to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

25th Oct 2018


NPA urges Government to keep biosecurity guard up after we leave the EU

The NPA has expressed serious concerns about the potentially heightened risk of animal disease incursion in the event of a Brexit ‘no deal’.

24th Oct 2018


NPA welcomes VARSS report showing further progress on antibiotic use

Sales of antibiotics for use in food-producing animals dropped by 18% between 2016 and 2017 to reach a new low of 37 mg/kg, official Government figures show.

24th Oct 2018


'I could not be clearer' - Eustice offers reassurance on post-Brexit import standards

Farming Minister George Eustice has sought to reassure the pig and poultry sectors over the Government’s position on post-Brexit food import standards. 

23rd Oct 2018


MPs call for Government commitment on antibiotic use in post-Brexit imports

A committee of MPs has called on the Government to commit to requiring post-Brexit imports of meat and dairy products to meet our standards of antibiotic use on farms.

22nd Oct 2018


African swine fever detected in southern China for first time

African swine fever (ASF) has been detected in southern China for the first time, prompting fears that the virus is ‘already everywhere’.

19th Oct 2018


Belgium Government releases €1m for ASF cull

The Belgium government has released approximately €1m to reimburse farmers for the culling of more than 4,000 pigs in the (ASF) infected zone. 

19th Oct 2018


Next year NPA will celebrate two tempestuous decades

NPA will be celebrating  its 20th anniversary next year, with a bumper publication that will time-trawl two tempestuous decades.