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29th Sep 2016


CAP replacement should incentivise animal health and welfare standards - BVA

The BVA is calling on the Government to use future farm support payments to incentivise public goods such as improving animal health and welfare.

27th Sep 2016


Russia appeals WTO ruling over pigmeat import ban

Russia, as had been widely anticipated, has appealed against the recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling on its import ban on live pigs, fresh pork and other pig products from the EU.

26th Sep 2016


eMB-Pigs now a formal requirement for most Scottish producers

The vast majority of Scottish pig producers are now formally required to electronically record antibiotic usage on farm.

22nd Sep 2016


Upton pig farm application approved despite mass opposition

Plans for a new pig farm in Lincolnshire have been approved, despite mass opposition from local residents and animal rights campaigners determined to stop it.

21st Sep 2016


AHDB pork campaign generates millions for industry

The second phase of AHDB Pork’s Pulled Pork campaign generated an extra £13 million for the pig industry, according to figures just released.

21st Sep 2016


NPA urges caution on calls for welfare labelling

The NPA has urged caution in response to calls from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for mandatory method of production labelling on meat and dairy products.

19th Sep 2016


Access to capital will be key to achieving antibiotic reduction - RUMA

The alliance coordinating the livestock industry’s efforts to reduce usage of antibiotics has stressed the industry will need access to capital to achieve this.

17th Sep 2016


Co-op to move to 100 per cent British bacon

The Co-op will source all its bacon from Britain as part of a major commitment to home-produced food that will also see it move to 100% British lamb.

16th Sep 2016


O'Neill response - Government outlines plans to address AMR

The Government has confirmed its commitment to setting targets for antibiotic usage across the livestock sectors and to introducing tougher regulation on veterinary medicines.

14th Sep 2016


FAO announces steps to address AMR on a global scale

A new drive to address the problems associated with antibiotic usage in livestock on a global scale has been announced.