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12th Dec 2017

HealthWelfare

Defra introduces animal sentience requirement in draft Bill


Defra has published a draft Bill on animal welfare that sets a requirement for the Government to treat animals as sentient beings. 

12th Dec 2017

Environment

EA extends controversial charges consultation


The Environment Agency has extended the consultation on controversial new charging proposals by two weeks.  

11th Dec 2017

HealthWelfare

Prime time warning on food imports as ASF threat grows


The risk to the national pig herd from African Swine Fever (ASF) was highlighted to the wider public during a BBC Countryfile programme on Sunday.

8th Dec 2017

HealthWelfare

Young NPA debates next steps in reducing antibiotic use


Some of the pig industry’s brightest young minds debated the next steps in the drive to reduce and refine antibiotic use on Thursday.

8th Dec 2017

HealthWelfare

Progress made in developing new livestock traceability system


NPA chief executive Zoe Davies is working with Defra and other industry stakeholders to design a future livestock traceability system to replace eAML2.

6th Dec 2017

HealthWelfare

Well-known academic honoured for contribution to pig welfare


Professor Sandra Edwards has been recognised for her ‘immense contribution’ to pig farming and animal welfare. 

6th Dec 2017

Prices

Global pork price on downward trend


While the average global pork export price peaked in the third quarter of 2017, it has now begun a downward trend.

6th Dec 2017

HealthWelfare

RUMA announces new director general


Former AHDB director of Knowledge Exchange Chris Lloyd has been announced as the new secretary general of the Responsible Use of Medicines (RUMA) alliance. 

6th Dec 2017

NPANews

We must make sure Brexit is a success for pig producers 


NPA’s east region has its first candidate for Producer Group’s New Year election. Online polling booths open Monday January 22, by the way.

6th Dec 2017

NPANews

Zoetis vet stands for election to Allied Industry Group 


Allied trades are now fielding eight candidates in the NPA elections. Latest to toss her high-achiever hat in the ring is Zoetis' Laura Hancox.