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24th Feb 2017


AMR report highlights need for action - RUMA

A report showing bacteria found in humans, animals and food continues to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials highlights the need for action. 

23rd Feb 2017


PIC signs agreement to join forces with Hermitage

PIC is set to acquire the genetic rights of Hermitage in a move that will see the pig breeding companies enter into a new strategic partnership.

22nd Feb 2017


FSA responds to contaminated meat claims

The FSA has sought to reassure consumers that the meat they eat is safe, following recent media reports claiming 'contaminated meat' is entering the food chain.

21st Feb 2017


NFU seeks Brexit clarity from Leadsom

NFU president Meurig Raymond sought clarity from Andrea Leadsom on what Brexit will mean for UK farmers on the opening day of the NFU's conference. 

21st Feb 2017


'I doubt UK farmers know what's coming' - Brexit concerns voiced

Farmers have been warned profitability could be badly affected if the UK fails to secure a trade deal with the EU at the point we leave the union. 

20th Feb 2017


Defra publishes avian flu guidance for pig producers

Defra has published guidance for pig farmers clarifying how their businesses are affected by avian flu restrictions in place across the country. 

17th Feb 2017


EU-Canada deal will not compromise production standards - Commission

The European Commission has insisted the new EU-Canada global trade deal will not compromise the EU’s standards of production.

17th Feb 2017


Industry urged to continue responsible rodenticide use

The farmimg industry has been warned it must continue to to demonstrate responsible use of rodenticide products in order to avoid further restrictions.

16th Feb 2017


Full transcript of NPA EFRA hearing published

The full transcript of NPA chief executive Zoe Davies' evidence session evidence session to MPs on the EFRA Committee is now available online.

15th Feb 2017


Commission grants special status to Welsh pigs

Pork from traditionally reared Pedigree Welsh Pigs has been granted Traditional Specialities Guaranteed (TSG) status by the European Commission.