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21st Jun 2021


RPA seeking producers for input into developing slurry treatment scheme

The RPA is looking for livestock farmers on slurry-based systems to provide input to the development of an online service.

18th Jun 2021


PIG meeting round up - soaring costs and labour shortages damaging industry confidence

High feed prices and a shortage of straw continue to be major concerns across the country, as margins remain under pressure, forcing some producers to quit the industry.

17th Jun 2021


NPA rebuts misleading Guardian article about pig sector antibiotic use

The NPA has strongly rebutted suggestions made in a misleading article in the Guardian regarding the pig sector’s antibiotic usage.

15th Jun 2021


YNPA Challenge 21 - Targets smashed with a week still to go!

YNPA members have beaten their targets two-thirds of the way through their charity challenge - and are now gearing up for a big push in the final week. 

15th Jun 2021


Copa-Cogeca backs MEP calls for measures needed to protect producers if cages are banned in EU farming

Copa-Cogeca has backed calls by MEPs for measures to be put in place to protect farmers from the economic impact of an EU-wide ban on cages in farming. 

15th Jun 2021


NPA chair sets out industry issues as Farming Today focuses on pigs

NPA chairman Rob Mutimer kicked off Farming Today's Pig Week last Monday.

14th Jun 2021


Pigmeat production up 8% during first five months of 2021

UK pigmeat production was 8% on last year during the first five months of 2021, as processors caught up with the backlog that built up over autumn and winter. 

10th Jun 2021


2020 eMB data shows a further reduction in antibiotic use on UK pig farms

Antibiotic usage on UK pig farms fell again last year, despite some significant disease challenges and the disruption on farms caused by COVID-19. 

10th Jun 2021


Allied industry members - could you sponsor the YNPA Challenge 21 Sunday Funday?

YNPA is looking for a corporate sponsor for a Sunday Funday push for the YNPA Challenge 2021. 

10th Jun 2021


Another big leap in pig price but record costs hit margins

The EU-spec SPP rose by more than 2p last week to top 155p/kg, although record production costs continue to hit margins.