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3rd Oct 2016


NPA responds to sensationalist LA-MRSA claims

The NPA has responded to claims in the Guardian the UK is on the brink of another food scandal after meat produced from British pigs was shown to be infected with a livestock strain of MRSA.

3rd Oct 2016


May gives more clarity on Brexit but questions for pig industry remain

 Prime Minister Theresa May has provided more clarity on what Brexit will actually mean.

1st Oct 2016


Rules on purchasing rodenticides change today

From today, October 1, farmers are reminded that the rules governing the purchase of rodenticides are changing.

29th Sep 2016


CAP replacement should incentivise animal health and welfare standards - BVA

The BVA is calling on the Government to use future farm support payments to incentivise public goods such as improving animal health and welfare.

28th Sep 2016


X Factor star turned farmer to front British Sausage Week

The pig industry has a new ambassador for British Sausage Week 2016 - a former X Factor star turned farmer. 

27th Sep 2016


Russia appeals WTO ruling over pigmeat import ban

Russia, as had been widely anticipated, has appealed against the recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling on its import ban on live pigs, fresh pork and other pig products from the EU.

27th Sep 2016


Defra reports 'surprising' increase in English pig herd

The English pig herd grew by 2% to 3.9 million head in the year to June 2016, with the breeding herd increasing by the same percentage

26th Sep 2016


eMB-Pigs now a formal requirement for most Scottish producers

The vast majority of Scottish pig producers are now formally required to electronically record antibiotic usage on farm.

23rd Sep 2016


Tightening of EU supplies boosts UK pig price prospects

The prospect of improved UK prices being sustained over the coming months have been boosted by new figures showing a decline in the EU pig herd.

22nd Sep 2016


Upton pig farm application approved despite mass opposition

Plans for a new pig farm in Lincolnshire have been approved, despite mass opposition from local residents and animal rights campaigners determined to stop it.