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19th Mar 2020

HealthWelfare

'Agriculture and food production are critical to the country' - NPA pushing to get farming on to 'key workers' list


The NPA is in discussions with the NFU, other industry bodies and Government about trying to get farmers, farm workers and vets onto a list of ‘key workers’. 

19th Mar 2020

NPANews

NPA Spring Regionals to be replaced by webinars


We are, unfortunately, having to cancel our Spring Regional meetings, which were due to begin at the end of this month. 

19th Mar 2020

NPANews

Coronavirus - first ever PIG meeting discusses impact on sector


Coronavirus was the main focus of the NPA’s first ever Pig Industry Group (PIG) meeting, bringing together the association’s Producer and Allied Industry groups.

19th Mar 2020

HealthWelfare

Vets must be covered by Government coronavirus support measures - BVA


The BVA has written to the Government calling for veterinary practices to be included in support measures announced for businesses affected by Covid-19.

19th Mar 2020

NPANews

Coronavirus affecting EU trade in pigs


The coronavirus outbreak is having an unsettling impact on the market for slaughter pigs across Europe due to the closure of borders and falling food service demand.

18th Mar 2020

Prices

Government support for businesses hit by Coronavirus


The Government has announced a series of financial measures that will provide some support to the pig sector through the Coronavirus crisis.

17th Mar 2020

HealthWelfare

Defra Minister delivers reassuring message on farrowing crates during Commons debate


Farming Minister Victoria Prentis has highlighted the extent to which the Government’s attitude towards farrowing crates is shifting towards the NPA’s position.

17th Mar 2020

NPANews

Industry events affected by Coronavirus


The Pig and Poultry Fair is the biggest of a whole raft of industry events cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus.

17th Mar 2020

NPANews

Pig and Poultry Fair cancelled due to Coronavirus


The British Pig & Poultry Fair 2020 has been cancelled, after the Government advised against hiolding mass gatherings.

16th Mar 2020

HealthWelfare

Meat processors focusing on keeping plants open as Coronavirus spreads


The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has said plants will do all they can to keep open as the impact of coronavirus in the UK grows.

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