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TODAY'S NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Chris Brant Award update
September 21, 2014
Since Nominations for the Chris Brant Award 2014 opened on Monday, NPA has received 12 nominations, which is an excellent early response. Nominations can therefore close early (at the end of next week) to allow the judges to get on with the difficult part, choosing their winner. Make your nomination here

Confidential Reporting Service
September 21, 2014
Considerable interest is being shown by NPA members, and the media, in the industry's new Confidential Reporting Service and more members are signing up every day. By ensuring the maintenance of high welfare standards, the service protects producers, their families, and their staff from bogus claims by animal rights extremists.

'Sustainable intensification' isn't enough to save us, claim scientists
September 20, 2014
Neither "sustainable intensification" nor "climate-smart agriculture" are sustainable, according to nearly 70 big-deal scientists, predominantly from the States, but also from Canada, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Australia, and the Netherlands.

GMs good or bad? This study aims to find out
September 21, 2014
A wide-ranging study of all the advantages and disadvantages of GM crops is bring drawn up by the United States National Academy of Sciences.

Black Friday — pigs rolled, spot down to 145p
September 19, 2014
Sharp falls in European mainland pigmeat prices are also hitting the British market where the DAPP lost another 0.72p and now stands at 156.34p. Contract numbers remain well ahead of demand and as a result, significant numbers of pigs have either been rolled or offered on the spot market where prices in the 145p region have been, in some cases, the best sellers were able to achieve, although other more regular spot sellers were able to able to trade in the 150p+ territory.

Our golden thread of continuity has snapped
September 19, 2014
The English pig industry is losing its golden thread of continuity. So who on earth is BPEX going to find to fill the producer vacancy on its board? The current period of price-cost stability has provided an opportunity, at last, for nearly all our established big-hitters to step down from front-line industry representation after a turbulent decade or so, during which they have served the sector to the best of their ability.

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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