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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. 

13th Apr 2017


Outdoor improvements drive GB herd productivity rise

The productivity of the GB breeding pig herd increased by almost half a pig weaned per sow in 2016, driven largely by improvements in outdoor herds.

12th Apr 2017


Mike Sheldon takes over as chair of AHDB Pork

Red Tractor chairman Mike Sheldon has been appointed as the new chairman of AHDB Pork, replacing Meryl Ward, whose two-year term finished at the end of March.

12th Apr 2017


EU pig prices soar on the back of tight supplies and strong demand

The average EU pig price has gained almost €9 over the past four weeks to stand at more than €33/100kg above the price of a year ago.

11th Apr 2017


If you haven't already, now is the time to start - producers urged to embrace eMB-Pigs 

Red Tractor pig producers are reminded that antibiotic data from this quarter, ending June 30, will need to be uploaded onto the eMB-Pigs database.

10th Apr 2017


Growth of US and Canadian herds could put pressure on EU exports

The US and Canadian pig herds are growing, with EU exports set to come under under pressure as a result later this year.