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12th Apr 2021


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.