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This changing landscape could mean new opportunities
Tuesday July 26, 2016
For sure these are uncertain times for British agriculture… but we could also be entering a period of opportunity for the pig industry, says NPA. With this in mind, the association will be holding a summit in London in September, to identify ways the sector can take advantage of the changing landscape >>

Producer Brief
Tuesday July 26, 2016
The latest issue of NPA's newsletter, "Producer Brief" will be emailed to members shortly and is also available for download from the Members' Area >>

Pig farm inspections last year
Tuesday July 26, 2016
Pig unit welfare inspections in Britain by the Animal and Plant Health Agency >>

ForFarmers buys pig feed business
Tuesday July 26, 2016
Animal feed company ForFarmers has bought Vleuten-Steijn, a Dutch business supplying pig producers in Netherlands and Germany >>

Could Jamie revitalise British pork?
Tuesday July 26, 2016
NPA hopes to persuade Jamie Oliver to take up new product development on behalf of British pork. Five years ago, with his "Jamie Saves Our Bacon" campaign, the celebrity chef successfully introduced the nation to slow-cooked shoulder pork >>

Heat-wave hits supply
Monday July 25, 2016
Friday's trading saw supply remaining tight, with many producers reporting pigs had not grown due to the mini-heat wave, reports Thames Valley Cambac. Temperatures of 30-plus degrees are not conducive to optimum pig production and this could have further, as yet unseen, ramifications due to poor boar performance >>

GM soybeans get import green light
Saturday July 23, 2016
The European Union executive formally authorised three GM soybeans for import and processing by written procedure yesterday, with the announcement coming as a relief to United States exporters who have been waiting for the files to be rubber-stamped for over six months >>

Wanted... producers to help train tomorrow's specialist pig vets
Friday July 22, 2016
NPA is updating its trainee-vet placement register. If you are prepared to join the register of pig producers willing to host trainee-vet placements, please contact Andrea Vickers at NPA. Likewise, if you are already on the list, but would like to come off, please let Andrea know. As part of their veterinary degree, all trainee-vets are required to gain experience of pigs by working for a short period on a pig farm >>

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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