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TODAY'S NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Eighth candidate for NPA Allied Industry Group election
November 28, 2014
An eighth candidate has entered the election race for the ten seats on NPA's Allied Industry Group, and more are expected between now and January 9, when nominations close.

Over three-quarters of pig unit staff follow strict biosecurity rules
November 28, 2014
Over three-quarters of pig units have strict measures in place to prevent staff inadvertently bringing in disease from other pigs or in contaminated pork products from abroad, according to data from 66 pig units entered in NPA's online Weakest Link quiz.

Pigmeat earnings were up again last year
November 2014
Total income from United Kingdom farming is estimated to have risen between 2012 and 2013 by 15 percent in real terms, to £5,638m. Meat production has remained a strong performer with the value of pigmeat rising by over 12 percent to £1,282m.

Young NPA survey
November 27, 2014
NPA senior policy adviser Georgina Crayford is currently polling Young NPA members on how they would like the organisation to develop in the future. Those who take part, and who attend Young NPA's National Meeting in London next month, have a chance of winning a bottle of Champagne. If you are interested in joining Young NPA, please contact Georgina.

Despite hard times, Danish bonus will be 9.5p a kilo
November 27, 2014
Danish Crown has ended the financial year with revenue similar to the previous 12 months at £6.17 billion but profit was down from £215m to £212m. Its payout to pig-keepers is expected to be 9.5p a kilo for slaughter pigs and 8.5p a kilo for sows.

Stop the spread of African swine fever?
You haven't a clue, says Russia

November 27, 2014
African swine fever is spreading rapidly in the European Union because of European Commission ineptitude, according to the Russian veterinary authorities. And the state veterinary agency claims there has been a "very dangerous, uncontrolled and unrestricted" movement of pork products from areas where the disease is present.

PEDv is viable in muck for weeks
November 27, 2014
PEDv remains viable in stored manure for several weeks so in buildings where there has been an outbreak, pig-keepers should avoid bringing stored manure back up to the surface because it could spark off another outbreak, according to Michigan State University.

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