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TODAY'S NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Production will continue to grow next year
(despite those England census results)

October 30, 2014
Based on the significant fall in the United Kingdom breeding herd recorded in the Defra June survey, domestic pigmeat production in the coming months may grow more slowly than previously expected. Nevertheless, with productivity continuing to improve, forecasts suggest supplies will again be higher over the coming year, predict AHDB analysts.

Standstill Danes urged to scale up
October 30, 2014
The average size of finisher units in Denmark is still below 1,000 places and the industry's housing development had been at a virtual standstill for the last seven years, according to Claus Fertin, director of the Danish Pig Research Centre.

Cap update
October 30, 2014
Government's latest CAP update covers the following: Greening Basic Payment Scheme entitlements The National Reserve The Active Farmer rule The young farmer payment There's also more information about the CAP Information Service.

Danes research whether pigs can be produced without any antibiotics
October 30, 2014
Five Danish producers are to take part in a trial to produce pigs for slaughter without using any antibiotics. The trial will involve one integrated production unit and a number of finisher farms.

Largest-ever GM study
October 30, 2014
International scientists will launch the largest and most comprehensive long-term experiment ever conducted on genetically modified foods and health risks at an event in London on November 11.

Business as usual ... price erosion and bureaucratic meddling
October 29, 2014
What does NPA Producer Group actually do? Producers thinking of putting their names forward for election, might be grateful for an answer to this question, so we asked current members for their thoughts on the big issues facing the industry over the next few years.

MPs hear the bald facts
October 29, 2014
Support for tail-docking came from an unexpected source yesterday, when NPA chief executive Zoe Davies gave evidence to MPs on an all-party parliamentary group for pigs and poultry.

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