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11th Mar 2021

Brussels

UK pork producers disadvantaged as new Brexit import checks delayed for six months


New Brexit controls and checks on food products coming into Great Britain from the EU have been delayed by six months. 

10th Mar 2021

Brussels

NPA to push for pig farmer access to environmental schemes as more details unveiled


The NPA will continue to make the case to Defra for pig farmers to be able to access new environmental schemes. 

10th Mar 2021

NPANews

Members Area alert - update to recent post


We have updated the latest post in the Members' Area on a new development in the animal rights activity targeting the pig sector. 

9th Mar 2021

NPANews

GB breeding herd productivity down at the end of 2020


GB pig breeding herd productivity decreased towards the end of 2020 as only marginal gains were made across the year.

5th Mar 2021

NPANews

NPA calls on Red Tractor to reduce bureaucracy burden in consultation response


The NPA has called on Red Tractor to ease the burden of bureaucracy on scheme members and to avoid introducing new standards that are not relevant to the pig scheme.

5th Mar 2021

Environment

Members urged to complete two environmental surveys


Defra is carrying out a survey as part of a review of the Environmental Permitting Regulations and we are urging members to respond. 

5th Mar 2021

HealthWelfare

Eustice urges employers to engage in COVID testing programme


Defra Secretary George Eustice has written an open letter urging employers to sign up for the Government's workplace coronavirus testing programme.

4th Mar 2021

HealthWelfare

NPA calls on Defra to reject 'unscientific' transport proposals


The NPA has called on Defra to reject proposals contained in a consultation on improvements to animal welfare in transport. 

4th Mar 2021

Prices

NPA welcomes temporary suspension of retaliatory US tariffs


The NPA has welcomed the temporary suspension, for four months, of all retaliatory tariffs on UK exports resulting from the Airbus dispute.

4th Mar 2021

Prices

SPP rises but slaughter down and weights still high


The GB EU-spec SPP increased for the first week since mid-July last week, rising by 0.33p to average 138.79p/kg.