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19th May 2017


Conservative manifesto - what clues does it hold for the future?

There were plenty of points of interest for the pig industry in the Conservative manifesto, launched yesterday in Halifax by Prime Minister Theresa May. 

19th May 2017


UK livestock industry facing new guidelines for 'critically important antibiotics'

The UK livestock industry is being asked to reduce use of certain categories of antibiotics deemed to be 'critically important'.

18th May 2017


NPA election manifesto calls for 'Fair Deal for the British Pig Industry'

The National Pig Association (NPA) is using its General Election manifesto to call for a fair and balanced deal for British pig farmers.

17th May 2017


Lib Dems would introduce a National Food Strategy

The Liberal Democrats would introduce a National Food Strategy to promote the production and consumption of healthy, sustainable and affordable food.

16th May 2017


Labour pledges to support agriculture in Brexit trade negotiations

A Labour Government would ensure British farmers were not disadvantaged in Brexit trade negotiations, according to the Party's election manifesto. 

12th May 2017


BVA launches 7-point antibiotic plan poster

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched a new poster outlining a 7-point plan for responsible use of antibiotics by veterinary practices.

11th May 2017


The leaked Labour manifesto - what it has in store for farming

A Labour Government would scrap the badger cull, ban neonicotinoids and use reconfigured funding streams to promote ‘cruelty free animal husbandry’. 

10th May 2017


Article outlines concerns over prospect of a post-Brexit 'cheap food agenda'

In an article published by the Guardian, farmer Edward Barker has articulated the concerns of many in the industry over the prospect of a ‘cheap food agenda'.

9th May 2017


AHDB makes new appointment to spearhead export drive

AHDB has appointed Phil Hadley to the new post of international market development director in a bid to reinforce its export drive.

8th May 2017


New Chinese export certificates clouded by TB - Zoe Davies comment

In her latest monthly Pig World column, NPA chief executive Zoe Davies highlights the pros and cons of pre-election 'purdah'.