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18th May 2017

Prices

Tight supplies put a brake on UK pork exports but imports rising


Tight domestic supplies are putting a brake on pork exports and resulting in a big year-on-year increase in imports, the latest data from HMRC shows.

17th May 2017

Westminster

Lib Dems would introduce a National Food Strategy


The Liberal Democrats would introduce a National Food Strategy to promote the production and consumption of healthy, sustainable and affordable food.

17th May 2017

HealthWelfare

Scottish pig farmers back Health Charter


All Scottish pig farmers who are members of the Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) assurance scheme have now signed up to the Scottish Pig Health Charter.

16th May 2017

Brussels

Labour pledges to support agriculture in Brexit trade negotiations


A Labour Government would ensure British farmers were not disadvantaged in Brexit trade negotiations, according to the Party's election manifesto. 

16th May 2017

Brussels

First EU PiG Grand Prix attracts big interest


A contest set up to identify best practice across the EU pig industry has received an impressive 247 entries.

15th May 2017

Environment

Members' area update - borehole licences


We have updated the members' area with an update on borehole licences that could affect a number of producers. 

12th May 2017

Prices

GB prices up again but keep an eye on the German sow market - Peter Crichton


Although GB pig prices are continuing to move ahead, with the latest SPP rising by 1.29p to 157.82p, German producer prices have stood on and sow prices have slipped.

12th May 2017

NPANews

Members' help needed to provide evidence on local labour difficulties


We need help from members to show the Government how dependent we are on migrant labour and how difficult it can be to recruit local staff.

12th May 2017

HealthWelfare

BVA launches 7-point antibiotic plan poster


The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched a new poster outlining a 7-point plan for responsible use of antibiotics by veterinary practices.

11th May 2017

Westminster

ForFarmers first quarter UK feed sales down but overall profits up


ForFarmers sold less feed in the UK in the first quarter of 2017, which it blamed on challenging market conditions, including the effect uncertainty over Brexit on investment decisions.

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