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TODAY'S NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Chris Brant Award update
September 18, 2014
Since Nominations for the Chris Brant Award 2014 opened on Monday, NPA has received eight nominations, which is an excellent response. If we can get another eight over the next few days we'll be able to close nominations early to allow the judges will be able to get on with the difficult part, choosing their winner.

English breeding herd nosedives
September 18, 2014
All those pig equipment sales caused by retirement and lack of land to rent for outdoor production are having a profound affect on the English pig herd.

Russian food embargo won't damage poultry prospects
September 17, 2014
The Russian food embargo will not derail the bullish outlook for poultry meat prices according to a Rabobank report. Strong fundamentals will promote further margin improvements in almost all regions of the world.

Protect your good name — join NPA's Confidential Reporting Service
September 16, 2014
Protect yourself, your family, your staff, and the good name of the industry. Sign up for NPA's free Confidential Reporting system.

Admirable prices at Shaftesbury outdoor pig equipment sale
September 16, 2014
Peter Crichton reports excellent demand for a wide range of quality, well-maintained outdoor pig equipment held at John Syckelmoore's retirement auction near Shaftesbury on Saturday. With a number of buyers looking to re-equip large-scale outdoor units, prices were firm from start to finish for equipment from this 400-sow herd, with every lot sold.

Emergency aid claimants upset the apple cart
September 16, 2014
Following some imaginative claims where the figures submitted for some products have been several times higher than the total European Union average annual export to Russia, Brussels has suspended its emergency market measures for perishable fruit and vegetable markets, announced in the wake of the Russian food embargo. It will now try to come forward with a more targeted scheme.

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