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27th Nov 2017


Webinar tonight to explain permitting changes

AHDB and the Environment Agency (EA) are hosting a webinar tonight to explain how changes to environmental permitting could affect pig producers.

27th Nov 2017


MPs highlight concerns of pig sector over EU labour

A cross-party group of MPs has reiterated the NPA's concerns over future access to EU labour during a parliamentary reception. 

24th Nov 2017


Ed's Brexit round-up

This week was one of great interest, not because of what has happened, but because of what could happen as Brexit issues begin to unfold.

24th Nov 2017


UK pork plants given green light for Chinese trotter exports

Three major UK pork plants have been given green light to start shipping trotters to China.

23rd Nov 2017


Gove - Government committed to highest standards of animal welfare

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has insisted the Government remains committed to the very highest standards of animal welfare. 

22nd Nov 2017


PM intervenes in animal sentience furore

NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has called for balance in the reaction to the vote on recognising animal sentience in UK law post Brexit.

21st Nov 2017


AHDB publishes new guidance for taking water samples

AHDB has published two new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for taking water samples. 

20th Nov 2017


BVA expresses concern at animal sentience vote

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has expressed concern after MPs rejected recognition of animal sentience into UK law post Brexit. 

16th Nov 2017


NPA to spearhead new LA-MRSA strategy

The NPA is looking to spearhead an industry-wide review of the UK pig industry’s strategy on Livestock Associated-MRSA (LA-MRSA).

15th Nov 2017


Too simplistic to equate systems to antibiotic use

It is too simplistic to link production system to antibiotic use to, the NPA’s Georgina Crayford told a conference on antibiotics in livestock.