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12th Sep 2018

Westminster

Agriculture Bill offers opportunities for the pig sector - NPA


The NPA has welcomed the publication of the Agriculture Bill, setting out the framework for a significant shift in farm policy after we leave the EU.

12th Sep 2018

Westminster

Agriculture Bill sets out post-Brexit farm policy


Defra Secretary Michael Gove will publish the Agriculture Bill Today, setting out a post-Brexit framework for agriculture policy in England.

10th Sep 2018

Brussels

Red Tractor to introduce 'modular standards' in major shake-up


Red Tractor has announced plans for the biggest shake-up in the assurance scheme’s 19-year history in a bid to turn it into the ‘flagship of British food and farming’.

10th Sep 2018

Brussels

Why we need greater awareness of LA-MRSA in the pig industry


Prevalence of LA-MRSA is believed to be low in the UK pig, but there is a need for greater awareness of the problem within the industry.

7th Sep 2018

HealthWelfare

Chinese ASF cases rise to 13 as UN holds emergency meeting


Thirteen cases of African swine fever (ASF) have now been confirmed in China, including four on Thursday and eight since Sunday. 

7th Sep 2018

NPANews

Taiwan port export certificates now available


The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has annoucned that the new certificate for the export of pig meat to Taiwan is now available. 

6th Sep 2018

Brussels

NPA highlights need for permanent EU labour, after SAWS announcement


The NPA has stressed the need for the Government to recognise the importance of permanent EU labour after we leave the EU. 

3rd Sep 2018

HealthWelfare

ASF risk levels raised following Romania outbreaks


The risk of products contaminated with the African swine virus (ASF) entering the UK has been raised from 'low' to 'medium'.

3rd Sep 2018

HealthWelfare

China imposes transport restrictions after sixth ASF outbreak confirmed


China has imposed new transport restrictions after the authorities confirmed a sixth case of African swine fever (ASF).

29th Aug 2018

HealthWelfare

Movement products likely to be cause of ASF spread in China - FAO


Movement of products, rather than pigs, is likely to be responsible for the spread of African swine fever in China, according to the UN FAO.