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TODAY'S IMPACTFUL neWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
No criticism from AHDB board over Government strait-jacket
Wednesday September 2, 2015
In a statement issued this week, the AHDB board claims it is committed to getting sign-off for current marketing activities outlined in the AHDB corporate plan and that "market development" has a role to play "in helping our farming and horticulture industries be competitive and sustainable". But it makes clear Government will continue to determine whether promotional activities are allowed to go ahead.
Have you got a (clean) banner we can use?
Tuesday September 1, 2015
NPA's Banners Blitz showed the potential of the thousands of prime advertising sites available to British farmers. But that was four years and our banners have long since disappeared, except those that were mounted on proper plywood-backed timber frames or on the sides of buildings... as can be seen by thousands of motorists every day on both sides of the M62 in East Yorkshire.
Five-day kill suggests decent undercurrent of demand
Tuesday September 1, 2015
Bucking the trend for normal bank holidays and, possibly indicating a decent undercurrent of demand, all the major processors opted to kill a full five days this bank holiday week. Supply improved slightly with better growth being reported from many units, reports marketing group Thames Valley Cambac. Prices generally stood-on with the exception of one major which has contracts that include a monthly variable.
Grenville Welsh MBE — pig industry champion
Monday August 31, 2015
The death has occurred, after a long illness, of Grenville Welsh MBE, who for over 30 years was chief executive of the British Pig Association, formerly the National Pig Breeders Association. "He was a shrewd operator who worked hard with NFU behind the scenes to help bring about the merging of BPA's commercial pig interests and the NFU pig committee to create the National Pig Association," said producer John Godfrey who was his chairman for ten years. Grenville Welsh won the David Black Award in 1994 and was awarded the MBE for services to the pig industry in 1999.
There was a pig farmer from Devizes...
Saturday August 29, 2015
This NFU banner was received on Thursday and was on display next to a busy main road the following day That's how we do things in the pig industry. "It just shows the British pig industry is always prepared to help itself but — but we would be grateful of help rather than hindrance from Defra," notes Muriel Naughton.