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11th Oct 2016

HealthWelfare

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

HealthWelfare

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

NPANews

Does free farrowing miss the point?


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

8th Oct 2016

Prices

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.

7th Oct 2016

Prices

UK pig producers enjoying higher share of retail pot as prices continue to rise


UK pig prices are continuing to rise, helping producers secure a higher percentage of the retail pork price.

6th Oct 2016

Brussels

Cheap food policy must not take precedence over food security, NPA tells Leadsom


The NPA has written to Andrea Leadsom to lay out its Brexit priorities and seek assurances a cheap food agenda will not take priority over the need for the UK to build its self-sufficiency in food.

6th Oct 2016

HealthWelfare

African swine fever spreading further in eastern Europe


African swine fever (ASF) is continuing to cause problems across eastern Europe, with new cases identified in four countries in the past fortnight including the first ever cases in Moldova.

5th Oct 2016

HealthWelfare

Scientists offer reassurance on discovery of LA-MRSA in pork


The finding of livestock-associated MRSA in samples of pork sold in supermarkets should not be seen as a significant public health risk, according to experts in the field.

4th Oct 2016

Brussels

Post-Brexit UK to be an 'exemplar' for animal health and welfare standards - Leadsom


Defra Ministers have outlined their desire to make high food safety and animal health and welfare standards a unique selling point of UK livestock in the post-Brexit world.

4th Oct 2016

NPANews

Brexit, the market and more to be discussed at SW NPA regional meeting tonight


South West NPA members are reminded that they will have the chance to discuss all the big issues facing the sector, including Brexit and the market outlook, at a regional meeting tonight.