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29th Mar 2021


Gene editing offers huge potential but clear leadership needed to engage consumers

Gene editing technology offers huge opportunities for the UK pig sector’, but clear leadership is needed to adress a number of significant barriers to its commercial use. 

26th Mar 2021


Volunteers wanted to test new livestock traceability service

The new Livestock Information Service is seeking help to test help it build the new multi-species livestock traceability service for England. 

24th Mar 2021


Rob Mutimer elected as new NPA chairman

Norfolk outdoor pig producer Rob Mutimer has been elected as the new chairman of the National Pig Association (NPA).

23rd Mar 2021


Farmers encouraged to take part in rodenticide resistance study

Farmers are being urged to help create a more accurate national picture of resistance to rodenticides in rats and mice.

22nd Mar 2021


Members Area alert - animal rights activity

An update on the animal rights activity targeting the pig sector has been published in the Members' Area. 

22nd Mar 2021


Poultry housing order to be lifted

Defra, Welsh Government and Scottish Government have announced that the compulsory housing measures for poultry and captive birds are set to be lifted on March 31.

19th Mar 2021


UK pork exports halved in January, as EU trade collapsed

UK exports of pig meat halved in January, as shipments to the EU plummeted due to new Brexit checks and bureaucracy. 


18th Mar 2021


Radio 4 interview - Zoe calls for retailers to do more to back British pig farmers

NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has called for retailers to do more to support British pig producers as they continue to struggle with pigs backed up on farms.

18th Mar 2021


NPA calls on Government to act to ensure continuation of breeding pig trade

The NPA has called on the Government to ensure there is a sufficient resource to facilitate and monitor the safe movement of breeding pigs in and out of the UK.

18th Mar 2021


SPP drops slightly but slaughterings remain well above 2020 levels

Following two weeks of encouraging increases, the EU-spec SPP recorded a marginal decline last week.