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14th Mar 2018


Wayland to move all sows outdoors

Wayland Farms will be moving all its sows outdoors within the next 18 months.

13th Mar 2018


Defra increases staff numbers to deliver Brexit

Defra has taken on an extra 1,200 staff to work on Brexit, reversing years of declining staff numbers.

13th Mar 2018


NPA outlines why we need continued access to EU labour post-Brexit

Brexit has simply exacerbated an already deteriorating situation regarding the ability of the pig sector to attract labour, the NPA has told MPs. 

12th Mar 2018


NPA responds to calls for compulsory production system labelling

The NPA has outlined why it could not support any move towards compulsory labelling of system of production without two significant concerns being addressed.

12th Mar 2018


AHDB to transfer meat classification business to HallMark

AHDB is in advanced talks with private business HallMark Veterinary Compliance Services about taking over its commercial meat classification subsidiary.

9th Mar 2018


NPA calls on Defra to simplify draft pig welfare code

The NPA has called on Defra to simplify its draft statutory animal welfare code and reduce it in length.

9th Mar 2018


Adjudicator survey open to direct supermarket suppliers

Companies that supply supermarkets directly are being asked to complete the Groceries Code Adjudicator's latest annual survey. 

9th Mar 2018


13,000 certifications under Rodenticide scheme

Around 13,000 users of professional-use-only rat baits have been awarded approved certification under the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

8th Mar 2018


Why you might get paid for intact tails after we leave the EU

Farmers could be rewarded for producing pigs with intact and bite-free tails, under Michael Gove's plans to incentivise better welfare on farms.

7th Mar 2018


Georgina talking antibiotics in Northern Ireland tonight

NPA senior policy advisor Georgina Crayford will outline the pig industry's approach to the antibiotic challenge when she addresses a conference in Armagh tonight.