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28th Jan 2020


Food standards rally to take place in Westminster

Farmers from across the country will head to Westminster at the end of March to make a 'rallying call' to Government on post-Brexit food standards. 

27th Jan 2020


Co-op cuts nitrite levels by 60% on all its bacon lines

The Co-op is reducing the amount of nitrites used in its own-label British bacon range by 60% in a significant move for the retailer. 

27th Jan 2020


NPA joins coalition in calling for legal protection for UK farm standards

An impressive coalition of organisations has called for the Government to enshrine its commitment to protect post-Brexit UK farm standards in law.

24th Jan 2020


Retail pork sales continuing worrying downward trend

GB retail pigmeat sales continued to decline in the last three months of 2019, with primary fresh and frozen pork and bacon seeing big reductions. 

23rd Jan 2020


African swine fever nears German border

African swine fever (ASF) is getting worryingly close to the German border, he German Ministry of Agriculture revealed on Wednesday.

22nd Jan 2020


USDA forecasts reduction in global pork production

The USDA is forecasting a 9% reduction in pork production to 96.4 million tonnes in 2020, as China and much of Asia continues to battle with African swine fever (ASF).

21st Jan 2020


ASF found in wild boar in Serbia

African swine fever (ASF) has been found in hunting territory in Serbia, the country’s first outbreak since August.

21st Jan 2020


Asian ASF crisis continues to drive strong UK pork exports

UK pork exports continued to grow at the end of last year on the back of increased demand from China. 

20th Jan 2020


Catch up on Farming Today's Pig Week

You can now listen to the whole of BBC Farming Today's Pig Week in one go. 

17th Jan 2020


300 complaints to Ofcom over How to Steal Pigs documentary

Channel 4’s 'How to Steal Pigs and Influence People' documentary has prompted more than 300 complaints to media regulator Ofcom.