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27th Jul 2019

Prices

Let's Work Together


It’s a pity the pig trade has not been as hot as the weather and although the SPP moved up a touch, rising to 152.5p, European mainland prices have generally stayed at similar levels.

26th Jul 2019

NPANews

Ed's Brexit round-up - an eventful 72 hours


You could say it has been an eventful 72 hours, Ed observes as he rounds up the first few days of the Boris era. 

26th Jul 2019

HealthWelfare

African swine fever confirmed in Slovakia for first time


African swine fever has been confirmed in Slovakia for the first time, near the border with Hungary. 

26th Jul 2019

Westminster

George Eustice is back at Defra


George Eustice is back at Defra only a few months after quitting his Ministerial role at the Department in protest at the Government’s Brexit policy.

25th Jul 2019

Brussels

UK market still 'dire', but medium-term prospects brighter


The UK pig market continues to be ‘dire’, although there is hope things will pick up in the second half of the year as Chinese demand is predicted to increase.

25th Jul 2019

NPANews

Could you benefit from a pig industry scholar?


Pig producers and allied industry companies are being urged to consider taking on a pig industry scholar under an industry initiative promoting careers in the sector.

25th Jul 2019

NPANews

Forum latest - research on use of iron in piglets


The latest post on the forum is a request for producers to take part in a research project on the use of iron in piglets.

24th Jul 2019

Westminster

Theresa Villiers replaces Michael Gove at Defra


Former Norhern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has replaced Michael Gove as Defra Secretary. 

24th Jul 2019

HealthWelfare

Why the pig industry uses farrowing crates


The UK pig industry is well-known for taking a proactive approach to welfare across the wide variety of production systems we have, particularly when it comes to farrowing.

24th Jul 2019

HealthWelfare

New case of swine dysentery confirmed in East Yorkshire


Swine dysentery has been confirmed on a finisher unit in East Yorkshire, as the worrying spread of the disease continues. 

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