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28th Sep 2016


X Factor star turned farmer to front British Sausage Week

The pig industry has a new ambassador for British Sausage Week 2016 - a former X Factor star turned farmer. 

27th Sep 2016


Russia appeals WTO ruling over pigmeat import ban

Russia, as had been widely anticipated, has appealed against the recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling on its import ban on live pigs, fresh pork and other pig products from the EU.

27th Sep 2016


Defra reports 'surprising' increase in English pig herd

The English pig herd grew by 2% to 3.9 million head in the year to June 2016, with the breeding herd increasing by the same percentage

26th Sep 2016


David Owers makes Brexit case for pig farmers in TV appearance

NPA member David Owers made an excellent case for the UK pig industry’s voice to be heard in Brexit negotiations in a television appearance on Sunday.

26th Sep 2016


eMB-Pigs now a formal requirement for most Scottish producers

The vast majority of Scottish pig producers are now formally required to electronically record antibiotic usage on farm.

24th Sep 2016


Look out for David Owers on the Sunday Politics show

It should be well worth watching the BBC Sunday Politics show on Sunday morning (11am).

24th Sep 2016


Karro picks up prestigious food and drink awards

Karro Food Group, the country’s biggest supplier of British pork into the retail, trade and foodservice industries, has won two prestigious awards for business growth.

24th Sep 2016


Another pig farm in the spotlight

Footage of alleged poor conditions

23rd Sep 2016


Tightening of EU supplies boosts UK pig price prospects

The prospect of improved UK prices being sustained over the coming months have been boosted by new figures showing a decline in the EU pig herd.

22nd Sep 2016


Upton pig farm application approved despite mass opposition

Plans for a new pig farm in Lincolnshire have been approved, despite mass opposition from local residents and animal rights campaigners determined to stop it.