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TODAY'S NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Breeding herd manager sought for high-end Suffolk pigs
August 30, 2014
Dingley Dell Pork, one of Britain's most high-end producers, supplying some of the poshest restaurants and hotels in the land (see The Guardian), is seeking a breeding herd manager.

Is this a chink of light we see before us?
August 30, 2014
Most spot prices stayed at stand-on levels yesterday. We may be nearing the end of the recent price decline although the Russian embargo is doing us no favours. With contract space still tight, spot bacon buyers were able to pick and choose to some extent. Although 150p remains a minimum base price, it was hard to persuade buyers to bid much more than this except for regulars.

Shotgun certificate renewals
August 29, 2014
If you are due to renew your shotgun or firearms certificate next year, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation warns you should apply for renewal at least 12 weeks before your current certificate expires as 2015 is a peak year for renewals and delays are expected.

Police security checklist
August 29, 2014
Nottinghamshire Police have issued a security checklist to help keep businesses safe. It takes the form of a tick-box list which highlights areas of property security that stop premises being targeted.

Midlands Machinery Show
August 29, 2014
The inaugural Midlands Machinery Show will be held at the Newark Showground on 12 and 13 November. More than 70 stands have already booked, focussing on the region's engineering expertise.

Latest issue of Producer Brief
August 29, 2014
The latest issue of NPA's Producer Brief newsletter will be emailed to members on Monday, or it can be downloaded now from the Members' Area.

Finely balanced market
August 29, 2014
Traffic If you put a new blade in a Stanley knife and use it to carve a paper-thin translucent sliver of smoked salmon, that's how finely balanced the market is, but it's enough for Traffic Lights to see the hint of a suggestion of a gain for spot sellers today.

The National Pig Association is the representative trade association for British commercial pig producers
and is allied to the NFU and represents the pig interests of NFU members.
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