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16th Oct 2017

HealthWelfare

NPA will continue to explore post-Brexit zinc oxide options  


The NPA will continue to explore the options for using zinc oxide in piglet diets in the UK after we leave the EU, the association’s Georgina Crayford said.

14th Oct 2017

HealthWelfare

RUMA responds to CMO 'antibiotic apocalypse' comments


RUMA has outlined the approach taken by UK agriculture to antibiotic use after England’s chief medical officer warned of a possible 'post-antibiotic apocalypse'.

13th Oct 2017

Brussels

Have you seen this pink (Brussels-funded) pork bus?


A pink bus trying to promote EU pork has been spotted roaming some of our major cities.

13th Oct 2017

Brussels

Parish calls for fair Brexit trade deals for farmers


Neil Parish, chair of the EFRA Committee has called on the Government to ensure future trade deals do not disadvantage UK farmers.

12th Oct 2017

Brussels

Government response to Brexit welfare report 'disappointingly thin'


The Government’s response to a report calling for protection for UK farmers from lower standard food imports is ‘disappointingly thin’, says the NPA.

12th Oct 2017

NPANews

Rising straw prices becoming a real concern for farmers


As pig prices continue to move in the wrong direction – the SPP fell another 1.5p last week  – the cost of straw is going the other way.

11th Oct 2017

Brussels

NPA urges caution over report suggesting Brexit boost for pig sector


The NPA has urged caution in reading too much into a new report that suggests Brexit will boost pig farm incomes.

10th Oct 2017

HealthWelfare

African Swine Fever vaccine breakthrough?


Researchers in Australia and the US have uncovered genetic data they believe may contain the key to developing a vaccine for ASF.

4th Oct 2017

NPANews

Educating the medics on antibiotic use in pigs


A group of high-profile medics, including Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies, visited a pig farm recently to learn about antibiotic use in the sector. 

3rd Oct 2017

NPANews

NPA responds to Michael Gove comments on pigs' ears to China


The NPA has responded to the suggestion by Defra Secretary Michael Gove that Brexit could open the doors to sales of pigs' ears to China.