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14th Sep 2019

Prices

Catch It Like A Fever


Although the SPP took a surprise downward step, the general feeling seems to be that UK pig meat prices will continue to improve.

13th Sep 2019

HealthWelfare

Irish farmers call for ASF import ban


The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called on the Government to ban on pork imports from countries affected by African Swine Fever in their commercial herd.

13th Sep 2019

Brussels

Operation Yellowhammer: No deal Brexit could compromise ability to control disease


Disrupted supplies of veterinary medicines in the event of a Brexit no deal risks compromising the ability of livestock producers to prevent and control disease outbreaks.

12th Sep 2019

Westminster

Korea opportunity


The current Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Korea will continue to apply in the UK, if we leave the EU without a deal in place.

12th Sep 2019

Westminster

More Ministerial changes at Defra


There have been more changes to the Defra Ministerial team, with Zac Goldsmith promoted to Minister level and Rebeccca Pow joining the Department.

11th Sep 2019

Brussels

50 Brexit questions for Government on Backing British Farming Day


With 50 days until, in theory at least, we leave the EU, the NFU has set out 50 outstanding questions for Government regarding the Brexit process.

11th Sep 2019

HealthWelfare

China to incentivise producers to restock after African swine fever


The Chinese Government is to offer a range of incentives, including subsidies, to help rebuild its pork production base. 

10th Sep 2019

HealthWelfare

New pig welfare code published in parliament


Defra has laid before parliament the long-awaited welfare Code for pigs that delivers updated legal requirements and guidance to producers.

9th Sep 2019

HealthWelfare

Philippines confirms African swine fever


The Philippines has become the latest country in Asia to confirm an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF).

9th Sep 2019

NPANews

Search begins for the champion sausage


The NPA’s Andrea Vickers was busy tasting sausages last week, as judging for UK Sausage Week got underway.

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