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9th May 2018

Brussels

Major win for NPA as Commission drops plan for drastic copper reductions


In a significant victory for NPA lobbying efforts, the European Commission has dropped plans for a drastic reduction in permitted copper levels in piglet feed.

9th May 2018

Prices

Red Tractor advertising for pork sector chair


Red Tractor is looking for a new chair of its pork sector board to replace Mike Sheldon, who will complete his three-year term in the role in November 2018.

9th May 2018

NPANews

RBST CEO Tom Beeston steps down


Rare Breeds Survival Trust CEO Tom Beeston has announced his decision to step down after more than four years with the charity.  

8th May 2018

Prices

'People buy people' - the Black Farmer's guide to marketing pork


The Black Farmer has urged pork producers to do more to engage with consumers to market their pork. 

8th May 2018

Brussels

Last chance to respond to Command Paper today!


Today is the last chance to respond to Defra's 'Health and Harmony' Command Paper consultation on the future of food, farming and the environment.  

5th May 2018

Brussels

Red Tractor issues guidance on balcony systems


The Red Tractor pigs scheme has issued new guidance for scheme members considering balcony systems for housing pigs. 

4th May 2018

Prices

 'Helter Skelter' - When you get to the bottom you go back to the top...


Mixed prices across the board today. Although the latest SPP has gone up by 0.55p to 145.82p, unfortunately EU prices are heading south at an alarming speed.

4th May 2018

Brussels

Ed's Brexit round-up


Readers can be assured that this is most certainly not a period of quiet for the NPA, as any of you who have attended regional meetings will have seen.

4th May 2018

Prices

Pigmeat value rose by 21% in 2017, Defra figures show


The value of pigmeat produced in the UK rose by £230 million to £1,329 million, a 21% rise, on the back of higher prices in 2017, the latest Defra farm income estimates show.

4th May 2018

Brussels

MPs echo NPA concerns over future US trade deal


An influential committee of MPs has echoed many of the NPA’s concerns over potential future UK trading arrangements with the US after we leave the EU.

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