National Pig Association - The voice of the British pig industry

Pig World logo

Home > News


8th Feb 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.