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British Pig Health Scheme likely to be phased out next March
Tuesday May 4, 2016
AHDB Pork says its 12 offal conditions to be monitored at abattoirs under the Collection and Communication of Inspection Results programme have been agreed. It says this puts the project in a strong position to be rolled out nationally and to replace the British Pig Health Scheme from March next year >>

We're not after a fortune — just a fair price
Tuesday May 3, 2016
The British pig industry isn't asking for hand-outs, just a fair price, said Lincolnshire producer David Owers on BBC's World at One programme yesterday. "We're never going to be multi-millionaires. We just want to make a living. And it's hard work. I'm here at five o-clock in the morning and leave at six o'clock at night. And you shouldn't feel then, that you have to sell your pigs at a loss" >>

Pig industry to address society's concerns about antibiotics
Tuesday May 3, 2016
NPA PRESS RELEASE —National Pig Association is launching an antibiotic stewardship programme to achieve minimum use of antibiotics, consistent with responsible human and food-animal medicine >>

Even the usual bank holiday weather (sleet,
snow, rain etc) didn't dampen Friday's trade

Tuesday May 3, 2016
The combination of a bank holiday and poor weather failed to put a dampener on trade with tighter supply helping negotiations to get improved prices, reports Thames Valley Cambac. "Some processors had to play catch-up price-wise with a market that has slowly appreciated in recent weeks," reports the markmeting group >>

Intimidatory anti-meat campaigners disrupt planning process
Sunday May 1, 2016
British pig-keepers are increasingly encountering misinformation campaigns by vegan anti-farming groups when they apply for planning permission, says NPA in its evidence to Government's rural planning review. These groups aim to incite fear and antipathy and they disrupt the entire planning process," says NPA policy services officer Lizzie Wilson >>

NPA prepares to preempt faded-celeb 'factory farm' campaign
Sunday May 1, 2016
Thursday May 12 marks the start of a national "Food from farms, not factories" campaign. Organised by Tracy Worcester's "Farms Not Factories" group, it will be supported by Compassion in World Farming, the Soil Association, Friends of the Earth and the Alliance To Save Our Antibiotics >>

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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