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17th Mar 2017

Brussels

Farmers gain access to pest controller rat bait


A rat bait widely used by professional pest controllers is now being made available to farmers certified under the rodenticide stewardship scheme.

16th Mar 2017

Brussels

Food and drink supply chain seeks assurances on UK-Ireland trade


The UK food and drink supply chain has come together to call on the Government to make an early agreement on future trade with the Republic of Ireland. 

15th Mar 2017

Westminster

NI u-turn could lead to further attacks on self-employed farmers - NFU Mutual


Philip Hammond’s u-turn on increasing NI contributions for self-employed people will come as a ‘huge relief’ to the majority of farmers who are self-employed.

14th Mar 2017

Brussels

VMD backs NPA position on 10-year transition if zinc oxide banned


The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is backing the NPA’s calls for a 10-year transition period, if zinc oxide is banned in piglet feed.

10th Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

Red Tractor agrees to give producers more time to enter eMB-Pigs data


The Red Tractor pigs board has accepted a request by the NPA producer group to allow more time for scheme members to submit data onto the eMB-Pigs database.

9th Mar 2017

Brussels

Prime cuts to China boost pork market outlook


Rising sales of prime cuts to China are just one reason to be optimistic about the pork marketplace, according to AHDB Pork strategy director Mick Sloyan.

9th Mar 2017

Westminster

Antibiotic usage falling faster in agriculture than human medicine


Use of antibiotics is falling more quickly in agriculture than in human medicine, Junior Health Minister Nicola Blackwood has revealed.

7th Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

RUMA hits out at 'disappointing' Soil Association antibiotic claims


RUMA has expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ over the tone of a new fundraising campaign launched by the Soil Association.

7th Mar 2017

HealthWelfare

Eustice interview - Government considering post-Brexit animal health and welfare grants


George Eustice has confirmed the Government is considering providing grants to invest in farm infrastructure under a new domestic farm policy.

6th Mar 2017

Brussels

Zinc oxide - update on future of piglet feed product


Pig producers have been reminded that zinc oxide is still permitted at therapeutic doses in piglet feed, despite the uncertainty over its future.