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United States pork production will increase next year
Monday May 30, 106
Increased farrowings and continued strong growth in litter sizes will drive United States pork production up around 2.6 percent next year, intensifying international competition for export markets >>

China releases more frozen pork
Monday May 30, 2016
In an effort to alleviate its current shortage of pork — caused by poor prices, disease and new environmental rules — China's ministry of commerce has released 150,000 tonnes of frozen pork from state reserves in 12 regions, since December >>

United States shoppers getting more picky over provenance
Monday May 30, 2016
Shoppers are becoming increasingly aware of their rights when buying meat. This is highlighted by a study in the States where they make clear they want to know (a) how the animal was farmed, (b) where it was raised, and (c) what it was fed >>

France poised to try mandatory origin labelling of processed meats
Sunday May 29, 2016
If Brussels gives the green light, France plans a trial of origin labelling of milk and meat in processed products. A European Commission decision is expected mid-June, and France would then run the trial until the end of 2018. British pig producers will watch progress with interest, as they too would like to see processed meats subject to mandatory country of origin labelling, to help shoppers choose British bacon, ham and gammon >>

Hungary cuts VAT on pork
Sunday May 29, 2016
Hungary is in the process of reversing falls in consumption of pork by cutting VAT from 27 percent to 5 percent. Hungarian pork consumption fell from 37.6kg per capita in 1991 to 24.9kg in 2014. Despite a new promotion programnme and £4m investment in the country's Spar pork processing plant at Bicske, the Hungarian pork sector remains very fragile and suffers from underinvestment >>

Brussels calls for urgent cutback in farm use of danger list antimicrobial
Saturday May 28, 2016
Farmers must cut the use of the antibiotic colistin in animals by two-thirds and restrict its use to last resort only, in order to slow-down the spread of antimicrobial resistance, regulators at the European Medicine Agency said this week. The agency's Antimicrobial Advice Ad Hoc Expert Group describes 1mg or lower as the desirable level, saying places like Denmark and the Netherlands have already achieved this goal, while Spain and Italy have far higher consumption >>

The National Pig Association is the representative trade association for British commercial pig producers
and is allied to the NFU and represents the pig interests of NFU members.
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