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20th Jun 2018


NPA welcomes PRRS gene editing PRRS breakthrough

The NPA has welcomed a scientific breakthrough that could in the future protect pigs against, one of the world's most damaging pig diseases. 

19th Jun 2018


EU ban on prophylactic use of antibiotics in groups confirmed

The EU ban on prophylactic use of antibiotics in groups of animals has been confirmed following discussions between the main decision making bodies in Brussels.

19th Jun 2018


Treasury seeking views on red diesel

The Treasury has issued a call for evidence on the use of red diesel to better understand barriers to a move to cleaner alternative sources of power.

18th Jun 2018


AHDB renews lab partnership to fight food fraud

AHDB is renewing its partnership North Yorkshire laboratory to help battle fraud in the pork supply chain. 

15th Jun 2018


Defra aiming to publish Agriculture Bill next month

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has told MPs the Department is planning to publish the Agriculture next month. 

14th Jun 2018


CMO praises pig industry's antibiotic progress

The Government’s Chief Medical Officer has praised the UK pig sector for the progress it has made in reducing antibiotic usage but has stressed the job is still only ‘half done’.

14th Jun 2018


Pig producers urged to take part in sustainability research project

Researchers from Newcastle University are looking for volunteers to take part in a research project on sustainability in pig production across Europe.

13th Jun 2018


NPA calls for more resource to promote British food

The NPA has called on the Government to dedicate more funding and resource to promoting British food abroad and securing trade deals.

12th Jun 2018


IfA workshop to explore antibiotic issue

Innovation in Agriculture (IfA) is hosting a free workshop this month to explain what antibiotic resistance means and why there is a need to reduce use antibiotics.

11th Jun 2018


The NPA's post-Brexit vision for the UK pig sector - in summary

In its response to Defra’s Command paper on the future of food, farming and the environment, the NPA has set out a long- term vision for the pig sector.