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12th Apr 2021

NPANews

Hot industry topics to be discussed at first NPA Spring Regional meeting this week


The NPA's two virtual Spring Regional meetings take place on April 15 and 20, covering all the big issues affecting the pig sector. 

9th Apr 2021

Environment

Defra looking for more pig producers for sustainable farming scheme as deadline looms


Defra is looking for more pig producers to access Government funding through the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot scheme.

8th Apr 2021

NPANews

AHDB Pork ballot likely 'within two to three years'


A summary of some of the topics discussed at the new Pig Industry Group's first meeting. 

8th Apr 2021

Prices

Another big increase in SPP as supplies tighten and demand remains strong


The SPP continues its encouraging upward movement, gaining another 1.18p in the week ending April 3 to average 141.74p/kg.

7th Apr 2021

Environment

Forum latest - views sought on potential for trees to capture ammonia


The latest post on the forum is from the NFU's chief poultry adviser, who wants to hear views on the potential for trees to capture ammonia.

6th Apr 2021

NPANews

FT reports on pig sector request for COVID support


The Financial Times has highlighted the pig sector's request to Defra for a COVID suppport package. 

6th Apr 2021

HealthWelfare

Pig producers wanted for project to inform future funding opportunities


ADAS is looking for farmers to take part in a research project that will inform future Government schemes to promote good welfare on pig farms.  
 

3rd Apr 2021

NPANews

Trade and Agriculture Commission's final report - key conclusions


The Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC) has this month published its final report.

2nd Apr 2021

NPANews

Andrea voted in as new LIPs vice chair


The NPA's Andrea Tranter has been voted in as a new vice chair for Ladies in Pigs (LIPs), strengthening the links between the two organisations. 

1st Apr 2021

NPANews

NPA submits English pig industry COVID support request to Defra


The NPA has submitted a request to Defra for a £3.2 million COVID support package to recognise the impact of overweight pigs on producers’ finances.