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Asda is Porkwatch villain on British pork
Sunday June 26, 2016
Asda has made a rotten start towards fulfilling its April pledge to increase British fresh pork to 80 percent by next year. May's Porkwatch results show its shelf-facings for British pork are down over 20 percent compared to March, to a low of 45 percent. This compares highly unfavourably with Tesco, which is up 5 percent to 65 percent compared to March. Overall, retailers are down 3 percent on pork compared to March, and down 6 percent compared to a year ago >>

How confident are you now?
Saturday June 25, 2016
This morning, are you more or less confident about the future of the British pig industry? Traffic Lights is running one of its a snap polls >>

Highest pig inventory in five decades
Saturday June 25, 2016
United States department of agriculture data released Friday shows the June 1 inventory of all pigs to be the highest since estimates began more than 50 years ago. This suggests that even with strong demand from China, prices will be tight for the remainder of the year >>

In support of two young families following farm tragedy
Saturday June 25, 2016
A sponsored walk takes place in East Yorkshire today, in memory of Alexander Forman and Richard Pooley who lost their lives in December whilst working on a farm on Sunk Island, East Yorkshire >>

Chris Brant Award
Saturday June 25, 2016
There have been 12 nominations for this year's NPA Chris Brant Award — a record. Nominations are now closed. The award will be judged in the coming weeks and will be presented at the National Pig Awards in London in November >>

Science-based United Kingdom will be missed
Saturday June 25, 2016
The European Crop Protection Association says it is hugely disappointed the United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union. "It could be consistently relied upon to champion the causes of innovation in agriculture, a science-based approach to decision making, and better and smarter regulation within the European Union" >>

Slow spenders could lose special aid funding
Friday June 24, 2016
Eight European Union countries have yet to spend their share of last September's crisis payment from Brussels, leaving around £136m unspent. This is undermining those countries that are pressing Brussels for a further support package, to help farmers through a long period of low prices partly caused by Russia's two embargoes >>

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and is allied to the NFU and represents the pig interests of NFU members.
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