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23rd Aug 2018


No Deal scenario would damage pig industry

A ‘No Deal’ scenario would have a negative impact on the UK pig sector, damaging in particular the industry’s ability to export pork to the EU, according to the NPA.

21st Aug 2018


China confirms third case of African swine fever

A third case of African swine fever has been confirmed in China, as fears grow that the virus could spread widely among the world’s largest pig herd.

21st Aug 2018


Investment in new buildings holds key to reducing ammonia emissions - NPA

The key to reducing ammonia emissions and improving air quality on pig farms is to promote investment in newer, more efficient buildings, according to the NPA.

20th Aug 2018


China steps up ASF surveillance after two outbreaks confirmed

The Chinese authorities are undertaking a major surveillance programme following the confirmation of two ASF cases in different parts of the country.

17th Aug 2018


Second ASF case detected in China

A second case of African swine fever (ASF) has been detected in China, prompting fears the virus could already be widespread across the country.

16th Aug 2018


NPA's Georgina Crayford explains use of CO2 stunning in pigs

NPA senior policy advisor Georgina Crayford has explained why CO2 stunning currently represents the best option available for the pig sector.

16th Aug 2018


EA issues slurry guidance for exceptional weather

The Environment Agency has published new guidance on managing slurry to help prevent agricultural pollution in exceptional weather. 

13th Aug 2018


VMD suspends veterinary products containing DEA

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has suspended products for food-producing animals that contain the excipient diethanolamine (DEA).

9th Aug 2018


NPA joins forces with other organisations to seek sustainable soya sourcing

The NPA is working with other organisations to try and ensure a sustainable future supply of soya to the UK livestock industry.

8th Aug 2018


NPA convenes important meeting on tail biting

NPA chief executive Zoe Davies will attend a meeting today involving Defra, APHA, pig producers, vets, scientific experts and AHDB to discuss tail biting.