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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'. 

8th May 2017


Comparing welfare standards across the world

The NPA has put together a document that sheds light on the differing animal welfare standards in place across the major pig producing countries of the world. 

5th May 2017


UK needs to act fast to avoid post-Brexit Chinese export delays

The UK pig industry could face delays in resuming exports to China unless the Government moves quickly, AHDB strategy director Mick Sloyan has warned.

4th May 2017


BVA highlights importance of vets in Brexit health and welfare drive

The BVA has stressed the importance of vets in achieving the UK Government’s post-Brexit vision for high animal welfare and food safety standards.

3rd May 2017


House of Lords committee echoes NPA concerns over Brexit

The NPA has welcomed a comprehensive Parliamentary report into the implications of Brexit for agriculture that echoes virtually all its major concerns.