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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. 

27th Jan 2017


NPA puts the record straight over use of PMSG in pigs

The NPA has written to national newspapers that printed misleading stories over the links between the PMSG hormone and British meat.  

27th Jan 2017


Retailers stocking less British pigmeat, survey shows

The proportion of British pork on supermarket shelves fell across the board towards the end of 2016, with Asda’s performance in particular branded 'dreadful' by NPA.

26th Jan 2017


NPA responds to media articles on horse blood

The NPA has issued a response to the media stories suggesting British pig farms are at the centre of a ‘cruel horse hormone torture scandal’.

25th Jan 2017


New eMB-Pigs help video published

AHDB Pork has published a new video offering guidance on uploading antibiotics data to the eMB-Pigs database.