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30th Jul 2021

NPANews

Second tranche of COVID compensation made available to NI pig producers


A further £1.6 million COVID-19 compensation scheme for eligible pig producers has opened in Northern Ireland. 

29th Jul 2021

NPANews

Defra issues updated guidance for 'reasonable excuse' exemptions from self-isolation


Defra has issued updated guidance setting out the details around 'reasonable excuse' exemptions from self-isolation that will apply until August 16.

29th Jul 2021

HealthWelfare

NPA welcomes new UK-wide AMR surveillance programme


The NPA has welcomed a new £19.2 million Government programme to improve the detection and tracking of foodborne and antimicrobial resistant pathogens.

29th Jul 2021

NPANews

Staff shortages starting to affect throughput


Last week's estimated slaughter levels were well down on the pevious week and year-on-year as the staff shortage crisis appears to be having an impact. 

28th Jul 2021

Westminster

Defra response to NPA request for support 'extremely disappointing'


Defra has once again rejected the NPA’s request for a COVID compensation scheme for the English pig sector, claiming it would ‘not be appropriate’.

28th Jul 2021

NPANews

Defra to hold webinar on new Export Health Certificates (EHCs)


Defra will be holding a further webinar for traders on August 4 to answer questions on the new Export Health Certificates (EHCs).

27th Jul 2021

NPANews

Mental health charity expands East Anglian network


A leading rural mental health charity, YANA – You Are Not Alone – is spreading its network across East Anglia. 

26th Jul 2021

HealthWelfare

New benchmarking feature for eMB


eMB has a new benchmarking feature to enable you a to see whether your unit(s) falls in the top 5% or 10% of antibiotic users for your holding type.

26th Jul 2021

Brussels

An update on the state of the pig market around the EU


The NPA's Rebecca Veale joined a Copa meeting on July 23 to discuss the current market situation and give an update on the latest from the UK.

23rd Jul 2021

NPANews

Jury still out on Government quarantine announcement - and more action needed on labour!


The Government has announced that food workers will be exempt from isolation rules, although the NPA has said it is still unclear how this will operate in practice.