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Government proposes pigs with TB be compulsorily slaughtered
Tuesday October 6, 2015
Government is proposing compulsory slaughter of pigs with TB. Producers will probably receive compensation, but they may be better off seeking a licence direct to slaughter. Cases of TB in pigs have been rising over the years, reflecting the upward trend in cattle.

Would it hurt to give pigs just a bit of the Brussels money?
Monday October 5, 2015
Be honest now... when you heard Brussels was sending the United Kingdom £26m to ease the pain currently being felt by dairy farmers and pig producers, you didn't really expect any of it to actually end up in your pocket did you? Good, then you won't be disappointed.

Nigel heads up AHDB's pork technical team
Monday October 5, 2015
Nigel Penlington has been appointed head of research and development and knowledge exchange at AHDB Pork.

Pork returns to international food fair
Monday October 5, 2015
English pork makes a return to Anuga, the world's leading food fair for the retail and foodservice market, in Cologne next week. Pulled pork will be promoted, along with sausages and charcuteries, on a stand shared by AHDB Beef and Lamb and AHDB Pork.

Bigger kills planned as Christmas draws nearer
Monday October 5, 2015
Factory reliability improved and most processors made efforts to catch up on the backlog, with one having a Saturday kill — but there was still a small rollover to add to this weeks' numbers, reports marketing group Thames Valley Cambac. Supply was decent with most producers indicating good levels of growth.

NPA will help deliver profitable future
Monday October 5, 2015
NPA must always be prepared to constructively challenge AHDB, Defra and other organisations that serve and regulate the British pig industry, said chairman Richard Lister at the association's annual general meeting, held recently in London.

Levy will remain ring-fenced, pledge
Monday October 5, 2015
At a recent meeting of NPA Producer Group, members heard from AHDB chief executive Jane King who reassured them the levy would continue to be ring-fenced for the sector.

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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