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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.

18th Apr 2017


NPA to bang the drum for members during election campaign

The NPA will call for all parties to deliver a fair deal for pig farmers from the Brexit negotiations ahead of the June General Election.

17th Apr 2017


NPA responds to Countryfile feature on LA-MRSA in Denmark

The NPA has highlighted the UK pig industry’s determination to maintain the current ‘very low’ levels of risk from LA-MRSA in pigs in this country.

16th Apr 2017


Red Tractor announces May member meeting dates

Red Tractor has announced it will be holding events across England to engage with members on areas it has been working over the last few years.

14th Apr 2017


60 countries at risk from tainted Brazilian imports, new data shows

Sixty countries, including the US, Canada and some EU nations, are at risk of importing meat from the companies at the centre of the Brazilian meat scandal. 

14th Apr 2017


RBST calls for consumer support as native species decline

The Gloucestershire Old Spot is one of seven native pig breeds in decline prompting calls from RBST for consumer support. 

13th Apr 2017


NPA chief exec interviewed on LA-MRSA for Countryfile

NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has been interviewed about LA-MSRA for a feature due to be aired on BBC’s Countryfile programme on Sunday night.