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2nd Aug 2022


Producers urged to consider biosecurity checklist as ASF risk grows

The increasing threat of African swine fever (ASK) has increased the focus on measures being taken on farms to keep the virus away from pigs should it enter the UK. 

1st Aug 2022


AHDB forecasts big drops in sow herd and pork production for 2022

A significant drop in UK pork production is forecast for this year, followed by an even bigger drop next year, on the back of a big reduction in the national sow herd. 

28th Jul 2022


Pig industry crisis - NPA blog, July 28: SPP up again

Updates on the latest developments as NPA seeks solutions to crisis hitting pig sector. 

27th Jul 2022


Fighting fit - how veteran pig industry campaigner is using boxing to help cope with Parkinson's

Six years ago, Richard Longthorp, one of pig farming's most familiar and formidable characters, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. 

26th Jul 2022


Zoe's last day - good luck and thank you!

Today is chief executive Zoe Davies’s last day, after 14 incredible years with the NPA, including the last eight as chief executive.

26th Jul 2022


Members Area alert - animal rights activity

There is an update in the Members' Area on the animal rights activity targeting the farming sector.

25th Jul 2022


Defra launches sustainable farm-based protein competition

Defra is opening a £12.5m competition to support research and innovation to help increase domestic production of healthy and sustainable protein. 

25th Jul 2022


Get your Chris Brant Award nomination in!

Nominations for the 2022 Chris Brant Award are open – as the industry looks to hopour those who have gone above and beyond through the pig sector crisis.

25th Jul 2022


NPA seeking nominations for Allied Industry Member of the Year

The NPA is seeking nominations from producer members for the 2022 NPA Allied Industry Member of the Year.

22nd Jul 2022