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1st Dec 2016


Pig and poultry industries issue Brexit labour warning to Government

The NPA has joined forces with poultry industry organisations to warn the Government of the huge potential impact of restricting access to migrant labour after we leave the EU.

1st Dec 2016


Urgent call to enter antibiotic usage data by the end of the year

AHDB Pork has issued an urgent plea to any producers who have not done so yet to enter antibiotic usage data onto the eMB-Pigs database by the end of the year.

30th Nov 2016


A new idea to help businesses targeted by activists

As the pig industry faces a permanent threat of unwelcome incursions by activists, NPA is suggesting businesses consider a small investment that could make a big difference.

29th Nov 2016


Livestock sector stresses need for post-Brexit EU access

A group of 18 organisations representing the UK livestock sector have called for the Government to prioritise tariff-free access to the EU, post-Brexit. 

28th Nov 2016


NPA raises animal rights concerns in Sunday Times article

A Sunday newspaper has shone the spotlight on the tactics being deployed by the militant ‘Save’ movement, which has increasingly targeted the pig sector in recent months.

25th Nov 2016


AHDB Pork publishes new eMB-Pigs user guide

AHDB Pork has published a new user guide showing farmers the ins and outs of uploading data onto the eMB-Pigs database.  

24th Nov 2016


Antibiotics advice for farmers and vets

World Antibiotics Awareness Week (Nov 14-20) generated a mix of common sense advice and discussion... and utter nonsense. 

23rd Nov 2016


Proposal for 15,000-pig unit gets the go ahead in Northern Ireland

A proposal for a new farm to house 15,000 pigs in Northern Ireland has finally got the go ahead after a long planning battle.  

23rd Nov 2016


Importers take note - NPA updates Imports Protocol

The NPA has published a revised Imports Protocol, bringing it up-to-date with new disease threats and making it easier to follow.

23rd Nov 2016


VARSS report - more good news for the pig industry

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has corrected a mistake in the recent VARSS report - and it brings more good news for the pig industry.