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2nd May 2017


NFU lays out its election priorities

The NFU has set out five key policy challenges for prospective parliamentary candidates to adopt to Back British Farming ahead of the General Election.

2nd May 2017


Elanco launches new PWD vaccine

Elanco Animal Health has launched a new vaccine in the UK and Ireland that it describes as a ‘major breakthrough’ in the fight against PWD.

30th Apr 2017


Looking to export? Workshop to be held in Birmingham this week

A workshop providing guidance for companies looking to move into export markets will be held in Birmingham this week.

27th Apr 2017


MPs warn of labour crisis unless urgent action is taken  

A committee of MPs has warned current labour shortages across the agricultural sector could become a crisis unless urgent measures are taken.

25th Apr 2017


Asda and Tesco lead retail trend towards more bacon imports

Asda and Tesco have significantly increased the volume of imported bacon on their shelves as overall volumes of British bacon on retail shelves fall back year-on-year.

24th Apr 2017


Farmers' views sought in survey on planning process

Farmers' views are being sought as the NFU carries out a survey on the planning application process in England.

21st Apr 2017


eMB-Pigs uptake hits 60% mark one year after launch

One year after its launch, data representing around 60% of the pig herd in England has been uploaded onto the eMB-Pigs database.

21st Apr 2017


Primary pork sales decline again

Volumes of primary pork sold by UK retailers continues to fall year-on-year, although this was partly countered in the most recent quarter by an increase in value.

20th Apr 2017


New figures highlight huge gap between best and worst performing pig farms

New figures published this week have highlighted the huge gap between the best and worst performing pig farms.

19th Apr 2017


Research funding boost to aid livestock industry

Two major research institutions have announced significant funding boosts that will help protect UK livestock against damaging diseases.