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16th Mar 2017


Food and drink supply chain seeks assurances on UK-Ireland trade

The UK food and drink supply chain has come together to call on the Government to make an early agreement on future trade with the Republic of Ireland. 

15th Mar 2017


NI u-turn could lead to further attacks on self-employed farmers - NFU Mutual

Philip Hammond’s u-turn on increasing NI contributions for self-employed people will come as a ‘huge relief’ to the majority of farmers who are self-employed.

15th Mar 2017


NPA spring regionals - reserve your place now

The NPA's spring regional meetings are fast approaching. If you haven't reserved your place already, now is a good time to do so. 

14th Mar 2017


VMD backs NPA position on 10-year transition if zinc oxide banned

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is backing the NPA’s calls for a 10-year transition period, if zinc oxide is banned in piglet feed.

14th Mar 2017


Farmers urged to get planning applications in early ahead of fee hikes

Farmers are being urged to get planning applications in early, ahead of a 20% increase in planning fees from this summer.

13th Mar 2017


Groceries Adjudicator wants to hear from direct supermarket suppliers

The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) is inviting businesses that supply retailers direct to two roundtable meetings during the spring.

10th Mar 2017


Peter Crichton commentary -  Up, up and away 

The SPP has put on 0.35p to stand at 149.94p, German producer prices have risen 3 Euro Cents, the Euro is up by 1.7% to trade on Friday worth 87.41p.

10th Mar 2017


Red Tractor agrees to give producers more time to enter eMB-Pigs data

The Red Tractor pigs board has accepted a request by the NPA producer group to allow more time for scheme members to submit data onto the eMB-Pigs database.

10th Mar 2017


EU PiG Grand Prix launched

On-farm best practice from across the major pig producing countries in Europe will be captured and disseminated via a new knowledge-sharing project.

9th Mar 2017


Prime cuts to China boost pork market outlook

Rising sales of prime cuts to China are just one reason to be optimistic about the pork marketplace, according to AHDB Pork strategy director Mick Sloyan.