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15th Mar 2021

NPANews

Members help needed with short survey on state of the industry


Members are again being asked to help us inform Ministers about the ongoing situation in the pig sector by completing a short survey. 

12th Mar 2021

Brussels

ONS figures show food shipments to the EU vastly reduced in January


Exports of food and live animals to the EU decreased by a staggering £0.7 billion, 63.6%, in January, as stifling new Brexit checks were introduced. 

12th Mar 2021

Prices

UK pig slaughterings pick up in February and early March


UK clean pig slaughter picked up in February, with throughputs totalling totalling 905,100 head, 5.2%, 45,000 head, more than a year ago.

12th Mar 2021

NPANews

Dates for the diary


Our Events section has been updated with various events, virtual and, in some cases, actual, taking place over the next few months. 

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.