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1st Sep 2021


Dates for the diary - Town Hall meetings, Regionals return and zinc roundtable

The NPA will hold two online Town Hall events in September to give members an update on what we are doing, especially on labour shortages. 

31st Aug 2021


Forum - an offer of help for under pressure pig producers in Essex

The latest post on the forum is an offer of help for pig producers with overstocked farms from a vegetable producer in Essex. 

27th Aug 2021


UK food chain calls for Covid Recovery Visa to address workforce shortages

In a new cross-industry report, the UK food and drink sector is calling for a 12-month COVID-19 Recovery Visa to help alleviate current workforce shortages.

26th Aug 2021


Environment Agency issues important RPS update

The Environment Agency just issued an important update to its Regulatory Position Statement (RPS 252). 

26th Aug 2021


AHDB's Pig Health Scheme set to return in autumn

AHDB’s Pig Health Scheme will return this autumn with an enhanced benchmarking feature, following a coronavirus-enforced hiatus.

25th Aug 2021


EU rules changed to allow feeding of PAP and insects to pigs and poultry

The European Commission has formally adopted an amendment to the EU feed ban regulation, that will allow the use of processed animal protein in pig and poultry feed.

23rd Aug 2021


Members' Area update - animal rights activity

Members are urged to view the latest update, posted on Monday, on the animal rights activity targeting the pig sector.

20th Aug 2021


Eight pig producers shortlisted for new RSPCA Assured awards

RSPCA Assured has announced a shortlist for its first-ever awards for pig and poultry members.

19th Aug 2021


Prices dip as carcase weights and slaughterings point to growing backlog

Pig prices fell again last week, as lower slaughterings and higher carcase weights pointed to further pig backlogs due to the staffing crisis. 

18th Aug 2021


Defra confirms future policy for the welfare of pigs at transport

The Government has confirmed a ban on the export of live animals for slaughter/ fattening, but has listened to NPA concerns on other proposed changes.