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23rd Mar 2018


Denmark to build a wall to keep African Swine Fever out

Denmark and has announced plans to build a 43.5 mile fence on its border with Germany to keep out wild boar that may be carrying African swine fever.

22nd Mar 2018


New EA charges will hamper progressive pig businesses, NPA warns

New environmental permit charges published by the Environment Agency will add unjustified costs to pig farming businesses, the NPA has warned

21st Mar 2018


Diary dates - NPA spring Regional Meetings coming up

It might not feel like spring yet... but the NPA's spring regional meetings are just a few weeks away. 

20th Mar 2018


NPA welcomes new LIPs chair

The NPA has welcomed the appointment of a new chairwoman for Ladies in Pigs (LIPs).

19th Mar 2018


NPA welcomes Brexit transition announcement

The NPA has welcomed a deal announced today on a 21-month transition period after we leave the EU.

19th Mar 2018


No need to reinvent the wheel in addressing antibiotic challenge

NPA senior policy Georgina Crayford has challenged pig producers to consider making at least one change on their farm to use antibiotics more responsibly.

17th Mar 2018


Co-op to move to 100% outdoor bred pork

The Co-op has announced that from July all its own-brand pork products will be sourced from outdoor-bred pigs on RSPCA Assured farms.

16th Mar 2018


It's Getting Better

Although the SPP has only moved a fraction adding 0.05p to 145.71p, industry sources are indicating they feel that UK pig prices might be getting better as supplies tighten.

16th Mar 2018


Ed's Brexit round-up

All roads lead up to the next European Council meeting on March 22...

16th Mar 2018


Eastern European workers less interested in UK - says Google

The UK agricultural industry is becoming a less attractive place to work for Eastern European workers, data from Google suggests.