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13th Dec 2016


NPA to fight recommendation for EU zinc oxide feed ban

The NPA has vowed to fight a recommendation by EU veterinary experts for a ban on the use of zinc oxide in animal feed.

13th Dec 2016


Government recognises important role of pig industry - Brexit Minister

A key Minister in the Brexit negotiations has reassured the pig sector the Government recognises the important contribution it makes to the UK economy.

12th Dec 2016


Share your knowledge on tail-biting and loose farrowing

Farmers are being asked to share their views on two issues of growing importance to the pig industry. 

8th Dec 2016


Pig price continues to rise as UK-EU gap widens

The UK pig price continues to rise, despite a slight strenghthening of the pound and falling EU pig prices.  

8th Dec 2016


Antibiotic briefings updated

We have updated our antibiotic briefings in light of recent developments.  

7th Dec 2016


Contribution of migrant labour recognised in Food and Farming Awards

The contribution made by migrant labour to the UK agricultural economy has been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony.

5th Dec 2016


Proposed Red Tractor changes - what they mean for farmers

Pig World has taken a detailed look at what the proposed changes to Red Tractor standards will mean for producers. 

3rd Dec 2016


Hands up and a huge apology - Soil Association chief executive attempts to repair damage

The Soil Association's chief executive has issued a 'huge apology' over a tweet that suggested conventional farmers were 'abusing' animals. 

2nd Dec 2016


New NVZ designations for England announced

Defra has announced details of new Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) designations that will apply in England between 2017 and 2020. 

2nd Dec 2016


Single Market access prospects grow - but at a cost

Brexit Secretary David Davis has revealed the Government might be prepared to pay to access the Single Market, after we leave the EU.