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17th May 2019


US to test pigs for ASF as surveillance is stepped up

A new ASF testing programme will be introduced across the US as the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) steps up its defences against the virus. 

16th May 2019


'Watch this space...' Tulip's Andrew Saunders urges patience on pig prices

Tulip agriculture director Andrew Saunders has urged producers to be patient over pig prices.

16th May 2019


Midweek meal campaign generates good returns on pork sales

The latest phase of AHDB's Midweek Meals campaign resulted in almost £12 million of additional pork sales, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.

15th May 2019


Pork prices to soar on the back China ASF crisis - but there could a sting in the tail

Global pork prices will soar over the next few years on the back of Asia’s ‘incredible' African swine fever crisis’, according to Gira analyst Richard Brown.

14th May 2019


"Ultimately we supply the product that the processors cannot do without"- more comments on pig prices

The comments continue to come in on the price situation. "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck," the latest one suggests.

13th May 2019


African swine fever confirmed at Hong Kong slaughterhouse

ASF has been confirmed at a slaughterhouse in Hong Kong, but plans to cull about 6,000 pigs have been hampered by meat traders, according to reports.

12th May 2019


'Frustrating and unnecessary' - what producers make of the price situation

Pig producers have been having their say on the NPA forum about the current price situation. 

11th May 2019


Members Area alert - animal rights activity

We have an important update in the Members' Area regarding animal rights activism. 

11th May 2019


Reminder: Red Tractor eMB deadline is May 12

The Red Tractor deadline for uploading antibiotic data for the first quarter of 2019 onto the eMB-Pigs database is May 12.

10th May 2019


NPA to push for pig supply chain code of conduct

The NPA is to press for a pig supply chain code of conduct as part of a drive to introduce more transparency in the supply chain.