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17th Oct 2016


Deputy chief vet praises NPA antibiotic stance

The Government’s deputy chief vet has praised the NPA for its ‘proactive’ response to the antibiotics issue.

16th Oct 2016


NPA's Georgina Crayford awarded Nuffield scholarship

Georgina will use the scholarship to consider how farmers could address the antibiotics issue. 

15th Oct 2016


Antibiotic usage on pig farms - an explanation

The NPA's senior policy adviser responds on behalf of the industry to some of the claims being made around antibiotic usage on pig farms. 

14th Oct 2016


Camarthen Ham granted EU protected name status

Camarthen Ham has been granted protected name status by the European Commission, joining the likes of Melton Mowbray pork pies and Welsh beef on the list.

13th Oct 2016


AHDB Pork issues further guidance on eMB-Pigs

AHDB has produced a step-by-step video to adding antibiotic usage into eMB-Pigs and will be hosting a webinar next week to offer further guidance.

12th Oct 2016


Another pig unit development given green light despite welfare opposition

Another proposed pig unit has been given the go ahead despite opposition from local residents and animal welfare campaigners.

11th Oct 2016


Emergence of FMD-like disease in Canada prompts warnings for UK importers

An emerging pig disease that resembles foot-and-mouth has been detected in Canada, prompting further warnings about the potential threat it poses to the UK pig herd.

11th Oct 2016


Why 'antibiotic free' could be a dangerous USP

NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has warned that the concept of ‘antibiotic free’ meat could have dangerous unintended consequences if it was mishandled.

9th Oct 2016


Does free farrowing miss the point?

Stephen Hall asks some interesting questions about free farrowing on the NPA forum.  

8th Oct 2016


Is the EU reference price comparison duping British farmers?

AHDB Pork has revealed it is working to develop more accurate international price comparisons in response to claims the current system is duping British farmers.