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28th Jun 2022


NPA disappointed but not surprised as Defra rejects calls for pig industry support

Defra has rejected calls from MPs to provide direct support to pig producers in recognition of the dire financial situation the pig industry has been going through over the past year.

25th Jun 2022


Suspected disease outbreak - swine vesicular disease ruled out, 10km control zone lifted

APHA has issued an update on the suspected disease outbreak in Norfolk, explaining that initial tests do not indicate the presence of disease. 

24th Jun 2022


Get your Chris Brant Award nomination in!

Nominations for the 2022 Chris Brant Award are open – and there will be no shortage of candidates this year, as the pig sector battles through its deepest crisis.

23rd Jun 2022


NPA welcomes big reduction in antibiotic usage in pigs

A further signifcant reduction in antibiotic use in the UK pig sector is a reflection of the sustained efforts of producers and vets to use medicines more responsibly. 

23rd Jun 2022


NPA advertises for new CEO - a unique opportunity to lead an award-winning team

The NPA is advertising for a new CEO, a unique opportunity to lead an award-winning team. 

22nd Jun 2022


NPA welcomes Minister's commitment to 'collective approach' on farrowing crates

The NPA has welcomed a commitment by Farming Minister Victoria Prentis to work ‘carefully and sensitively’ with the pig industry on any moves to ban farrowing crates.

21st Jun 2022


Peers call for more action from Government and retailers to save pork sector

Peers have called on the Government and retailers to act before it is too late to save the British pig industry.

20th Jun 2022


EA to pause N & P reporting requirement on permitted farms

The Environment Agency is to pause the BAT requirement to report N & P emissions from livestock manures on permitted farms.

20th Jun 2022


Have your say on a Payment-by-Results scheme for animal welfare

Farmers are urged to take part in a Defra-funded survey on the Payment-by-Results scheme, which will provide funds for animal welfare improvements.

17th Jun 2022


National Pig Awards entry deadline looming

Any producers considering entering for the 2022 National Pig Awards are urged to get their entries in as soon as possible.