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Is Russia at last prepared to talk turkey over pigmeat?
Thursday June 26, 2016
Russia may be poised to send a list of conditions to Brussels, for easing its phytosanitary embargo on European Union pigmeat products. If this quid pro quo approach is successful it could mean a resumption of exports of cheaper pigmeat products, such as fats, which are covered by Moscow's African swine fever ban, but are not by its broader geopolitical embargo >>

Focus farm meeting in Lancashire
Wednesday May 25, 2016
AHDB Pork has named its first "focus farm". It's David Goodier's 250-sow unit in Lancashire — and there'll be an open meeting there on June 20. Details available here shortly >>

Family farms have a future, as long as planners let them modernise
Wednesday May 25, 2016
Family pig farms are still viable, says NPA in its newly-republished "Planning Brief" — but they won't remain so unless they are allowed to develop in a professional and efficient manner, in order to meet the needs of the population at large. >>

We are committed to antibiotic reduction
Tuesday May 24, 2016
"The pig industry is one hundred percent committed to a process of antibiotic reduction," NPA chairman Richard Lister told last night's BBC Panorama programme. "Some farms are coping with very little usage, or no usage; other farms have health problems," he explained. "But we are very little users of critically important antibiotics within the pig industry." >>

Prices rise again as supplies continue tight
Monday May 23, 2016
Supply tightened further last week with some producers forecasting lower numbers for a while longer. Demand improved too, reports marketing group Thames Valley Cambac >>

Sponsored walk for young families of farm tragedy
Sunday May 22, 2016
There will be a 25-mile sponsored walk in memory of East Yorkshire farmers Alexander Forman and Richard Pooley, who lost their lives in December whilst working on a farm on Sunk Island, East Yorkshire. Both men were carrying out routine work on a slurry system on the Forman family pig farm. Both lost their lives in the pig farm's slurry reception chamber. They leave young families. Alexander, 32, leaves a wife, Lucy, and a one-year-old son, Felix. Richard, 36, leaves wife Amanda, and a four-year-old son, Josh. "We have a very long standing relationship with the Forman family as they have looked after our pigs for many years," said Joe Dewhirst, of Yorkwold Pigpro >>

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