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TODAY'S NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Pork imports disrupted, so British pigs pulled forward
Monday July 6, 2015
Trade has benefitted a little from disruption at the Channel ports preventing imported pigmeat coming into the country, reports marketing group Thames Valley Cambac.

MEPs want 30 percent reduction in food waste
Sunday July 5, 2015
By the end of this year, the European Commission should propose a binding target to cut food waste by 30 percent by 2025, covering the retail, hospitality, household and manufacturing sectors, say MEPs in a non-binding resolution.

Exports continued to fall
Saturday July 4, 2015
United Kingdom pork exports continued to fall in April, down 7 percent, as the continuing strength of the pound reduced competitiveness against European Union pork on international markets.

Better demand expected today
Friday July 3, 2015
Some of the big players will be taking full numbers of contract pigs for next week, so spot pigs are expected to move forward a penny or so today.

Smaller herd — more pigs
Friday July 3, 2015
English pig-keepers are now producing more pork than at any time since 2000. The Bpex Yearbook for 2014-2015 records a 15g improvement in daily liveweight gain and a feed conversion improvement of 0.11.

Shoulder helped pull us out of a mess
Friday July 3, 2015
Pork sales were down, year-on-year, in the 12 weeks to May 24, as shoppers switched to heavily-promoted chicken and lamb. Pork shoulder joints were the only cut to record an increase in either value or volume sales, driven by the industry's recent Pulled Pork campaign.

Brussels to report on unfair foodchain practices
Thursday July 2, 2015
Brussels will publish a report on unfair trading practices in the first half of next year, European Union farm chief Phil Hogan announced this week, amid growing calls for legislation to boost farmers' bargaining power along the food supply chain.

European Union food safety warnings climb 25 percent
Thursday July 2, 2015
The number of food safety alerts transmitted via the European Union's rapid alert system for food and feed rose 25 percent last year, compared to the previous year.

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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