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8th

April 2016
Prices

ASDA pledge will help pig farmers ride out lowest prices for 16 years


A promise by ASDA that it will increase its fresh pork to 80 percent British by next year has been welcomed by British pig farmers, who face losses of around £150m in 2016, as a result of low prices caused by Europe’s frozen-pork mountain.

6th

April 2016
NPANews

'Critical friends' will help British pig farmers meet consumer expectations


National Pig Association is urging its members to adopt best practice at all times and in every aspect of pig production, in order to counteract an orchestrated wave of propaganda by anti-meat campaigners. It will be advising members to regularly invite non-farming acquaintances to look round the nation’s pig farms in the role of “critical friends”, as a fresh pair of eyes is always helpfu

15th

March 2016
Prices

Aldi drives British pork's mid-week popularity with innovative convenience meals and lower prices


The National Pig Association has praised Aldi for boosting sales of pork at a time when British pig farmers are suffering their second year of poor returns, caused by a European Union frozen-pork mountain.

24th

February 2016
PlanningHousing

High Street testing will probe pork provenance


English pig producers are stepping up surveillance of high street butchers to ensure when they claim their pork and pork products are British, they really are British, and are not imported from the continent, where different standards apply.

9th

February 2016
Prices

Farm leaders join forces to fight for British pig industry


The British pig industry is seeking special support from independent butchers, supermarkets and shoppers over the coming months, to help it survive the worst period of low prices for over half a decade.

14th

January 2016
Prices

Pig farming like taking a punt at Ladbrokes


Current low feed prices are doing nothing to reduce pig producers’ losses, reports the National Pig Association. Nearly all are losing another £7 on every slaughter pig they produce as a result of buying wheat and soya forward last year, when it appeared prices had reached their lowest point.

12th

January 2016
Prices

Pig farmers urged to speak to their bankers sooner rather than later


Current low feed prices are doing nothing to reduce pig producers’ losses, reports the National Pig Association. Nearly all are losing another £7 on every slaughter pig they produce as a result of buying wheat and soya forward last year, when it appeared prices had reached their lowest point.

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