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TODAY'S NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Restaurants can win trust by telling diners their pork is British
Tuesday April 14, 2015
As part of its Keep-It-Up! campaign, NPA will be sending out the following press release today. A policy of sourcing more British meat and promoting the fact on-pack to customers means supermarkets are stealing a lead on restaurants and fast-food chains when it comes to gaining public trust, according to a new data.

Producer Brief
Tuesday April 14, 2015
The latest issue of NPA Producer Brief can be downloaded from the Members' Area.

Ladies go on the pull to spice up pork's image
Monday April 13, 2015
Ladies in Pigs will be supporting Bpex's pulled pork campaign at ten of Asda's top stores over the next two months. There's a lot riding on the pulled pork campaign, which seeks to rejuvenate the image of pork among younger consumers.

Patchwork Europe could become a no-go area for soya exporters
Sunday April 12, 2015
Brussels is nearly ready to come forward with its proposal to allow member countries to restrict or ban the use of authorised GM crops for animal feed if they have compelling grounds. Under draft plans likely to be tabled before the end of the month, member countries would be expected to submit their proposed measures and justifications to ban GM crop imports to the Commission for comment.

Key points from yesterday's trade
Saturday April 11, 2015
Contract bacon prices remained at similar levels. Spot bacon traded 128p-130p, slightly firmer enquiry from some fresh meat abattoirs. Cheap imports and carcass balance remain the key challenges. One major processor increased its weekly contribution price by 2p/kg. But one of the major players is looking to reduce numbers because of fierce competition from imports.

NPA south-west meeting
Saturday April 11, 2015
NPA south-west region meeting will be: Thursday April 16, Exeter Racecourse. Guest speaker Peter Watson will explain the growing feral pig problem, particularly in the Forest of Dean. Also addressing the meeting will be Euryn Jones, of HSBC, who will cover business resilience and assessing lending propositions. Tea, coffee and a hot buffet meal will be available on arrival at 6.30pm. Meeting proper to start 7pm. Predicted to finish 9-9.30pm.

Lorry washing rules herald new era of
much-improved pig industry biosecurity

Friday April 10, 2015
A new era of significantly improved pig industry biosecurity beckons, thanks to new rules for lorry washing at abattoirs, to be introduced soon as part of British Meat Processors Association's pig health and welfare assurance.

Storage aid creeps up to 47,000 tonnes
Thursday April 9, 2015
The amount of pigmeat entered for private storage aid had nudged up to 47,368 tonnes by Monday, with over 60 percent being boned legs, 16 percent boned bellies and 6 percent hams. The league table of countries making most use of private storage aid now looks like this: Spain — 21.8 percent Denmark — 20 percent Poland — 15 percent Germany — 14 percent.

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and is allied to the NFU and represents the pig interests of NFU members.
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