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8th Feb 2017

HealthWelfare

APHA extends free carcase collection service


The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has extended its free carcase collection service for diagnostic post mortem examinations in England.

7th Feb 2017

HealthWelfare

Pigs could be culled on farms affected with avian flu


Producers have been warned pigs sharing premises where avian flu has been detected in poultry could be culled if they are found to be carrying the disease.

7th Feb 2017

Brussels

NPA spells out Brexit priorities to House of Lords inquiry


The NPA has laid out its priorities on trade, access to labour and a future domestic farm policy in a submission to a House of Lords inquiry into Brexit.

6th Feb 2017

HealthWelfare

Reducing antibiotic use comes with a cost - Nuffield blog


Prevention is always better than cure but reducing antibiotic usage should not be seen as an opportunity to cut costs on farm.

6th Feb 2017

NPANews

Red Tractor confirms eMB-Pigs requirement 


Red Tractor has confirmed members of the pork scheme will be required to use the electronic medicine book (eMB-Pigs) to record antibiotics usage. 

4th Feb 2017

Westminster

NPA chief executive to give evidence to MPs on labour shortages


NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has been asked to give evidence to MPs about the prospect of labour shortages in the agricultural sector.

3rd Feb 2017

Prices

US pork producers welcome Trump UK free trade comments


US pork industry leaders have 'applauded' the Trump administration for seeking closer trade relations with the UK.

2nd Feb 2017

HealthWelfare

Lab testing to cease at Bury St Edmunds


The NPA has expressed concern at the implications of a move to stop laboratory testing at a key Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA) facility in Suffolk.

2nd Feb 2017

Brussels

UK Government highlights 'significant negative impact' of zinc oxide ban


The UK Government has highlighted the 'significant negative impact on pig production' that would result from the removal of zinc oxide from piglet diets. 

31st Jan 2017

HealthWelfare

Antibiotic-free labelling 'very misleading'


Antibiotic-free labels can be 'very misleading', the NPA has warned in a new briefing on the increasingly prominent topic.