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22nd Dec 2016

Prices

Pig price continues to rise in run-up to Christmas


The UK pig price continued its upward curve in the run up to Christmas, although the latest increase was the smallest for some time. 

22nd Dec 2016

NPANews

Animal rights activity - update


We have received details of suspected animal rights activity over the Christmas period and into the New Year. 

21st Dec 2016

PlanningHousing

Environment Agency grants permit for proposed Foston pig development


Midland Pig Producers is considering its options, after the Environment Agency granted the company a permit for a proposed largescale pig farm at Foston, in Derbyshire.

21st Dec 2016

Environment

eMB-Pigs entries reach 8 million mark


Data covering more than 8 million pigs across nearly 800 sites has been entered onto the eMB-Pigs system so far, the latest figures show.

20th Dec 2016

HealthWelfare

Report rejects calls for compulsory CCTV in Welsh slaughterhouses


A report commissioned by the Welsh Government has recommended that CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales.

 

19th Dec 2016

Environment

Advice for pig farmers caught up in bird flu restrictions


A number of pig units have been caught up in restrictions imposed in Lincolnshire, following confirmation of bird flu in the county.  

19th Dec 2016

NPANews

Brexit - the big issues for pig farmers


The political landscape changed in 2016, as Brexit became a reality. NPA has produced a briefing outlining the implications for the pig sector. 

16th Dec 2016

HealthWelfare

Defra announces new TB compensation rates for pigs


Defra has revealed plans for new TB compensation rates for pigs, including £250 for a gilt or sow and £350 for a boar.

16th Dec 2016

HealthWelfare

Reminder - changes to animal transport authorisations


APHA is reminding animal transporters that the process for renewal of type 1 transporter authorisations has changed.

15th Dec 2016

HealthWelfare

NPA seeks answers from VMD on potential zinc oxide ban


The NPA has written to the VMD to outline its significant concerns about the potential EU ban on the use of zinc oxide in veterinary products.