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Pig producers could have access to zinc oxide longer than expected

The National Pig Association has welcomed an announcement from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate but stressed that the industry must continue preparations for a future without zinc oxide products.

‘Dire’ situation as welfare cull reaches at least 30,000 pigs

The National Pig Association is calling for everyone in the supply chain to take responsibility.

ASF: Union warns of dire consequences unless action is taken on pork imports

African swine fever is spreading across Germany and has also been found in Belgium, Romania and Poland.

Plans to immediately ban farrowing crates rejected by MPs

The debate on farrowing crates has been ongoing for some time, with several dates for a ban having been proposed, despite producers’ concerns over the cost implications of the change to practice.

RABI responds to crisis in pig sector

Responding to the current crisis in the British pig industry, leading farming charity, RABI, has announced the immediate availability of additional support to those affected.

Government to take action on pig crisis

Following weeks of growing tension, which saw farmers protesting at the Conservative Party Conference, the government has announced plans to help alleviate the crisis. 

Farmers protest as Boris Johnson accused of failing to take action on staffing crisis

Following weeks of mounting concern and frustration, pig farmers have taken to the streets to protest, gathering outside the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on 4th October to highlight the current sector crisis.

Butchery visas needed to avoid pig industry “meltdown”, NPA says

The National Pig Association says it is “extremely disappointed” by the lack of measures to protect the pig sector amid labour shortages, as the likelihood of a welfare cull rises.

Relief as short-term deal allows CO2 production to restart

The government has made an agreement with CF Fertilisers, to allow it to reopen one of its plants amid soaring gas prices, following concerns over imminent food shortages.

Producers must keep PRRS on their radar

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is the most important and costly disease on UK pig farms, affecting the performance of sows, sucklers, weaners, growers and finishers. Therefore, it is important producers are aware of the prevalence of this disease and have a detailed control programme in place.

Boost for British pork as £50m trade deal announced

British farmers and food producers are set to benefit from access to a valuable new market, as Mexico has now officially opened its doors to British pork for the first time. British exporters can now tap into this brand-new market, which boasts high demand for high quality pork meat.

Staff shortages leading to crisis in the pig sector

Perfectly healthy pigs will end up being destroyed and wasted unless the Government takes urgent action to alleviate crippling staff shortages, NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has warned.

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