National Pig Association - The voice of the British pig industry

PigWorld Logo

Home > News

News

13th Apr 2017

NPANews

NPA chief exec interviewed on LA-MRSA for Countryfile


NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has been interviewed about LA-MSRA for a feature due to be aired on BBC’s Countryfile programme on Sunday night. 

13th Apr 2017

HealthWelfare

Outdoor improvements drive GB herd productivity rise


The productivity of the GB breeding pig herd increased by almost half a pig weaned per sow in 2016, driven largely by improvements in outdoor herds.

12th Apr 2017

Brussels

Mike Sheldon takes over as chair of AHDB Pork


Red Tractor chairman Mike Sheldon has been appointed as the new chairman of AHDB Pork, replacing Meryl Ward, whose two-year term finished at the end of March.

12th Apr 2017

NPANews

Members' area, forum and briefing updates


An update on the latest activities of the animal rights movement has been posted in the members' area, while the discussion on antibiotics is underway on the forum. 

12th Apr 2017

Prices

EU pig prices soar on the back of tight supplies and strong demand


The average EU pig price has gained almost €9 over the past four weeks to stand at more than €33/100kg above the price of a year ago.

11th Apr 2017

NPANews

If you haven't already, now is the time to start - producers urged to embrace eMB-Pigs 


Red Tractor pig producers are reminded that antibiotic data from this quarter, ending June 30, will need to be uploaded onto the eMB-Pigs database.

11th Apr 2017

NPANews

Reminder - Eastern spring regional meeting today


The third NPA spring regional meeting will take place in Diss, Norfolk, today, with a strong focus on eMB-Pigs and antibiotic targets.  

10th Apr 2017

Prices

Growth of US and Canadian herds could put pressure on EU exports


The US and Canadian pig herds are growing, with EU exports set to come under under pressure as a result later this year.

7th Apr 2017

HealthWelfare

RUMA condemns Grand National antibiotic 'publicity stunt'


A statement by Grand National sponsors Randox Health revealing it has been testing meat for antibiotic residues has been dismissed as a ‘publicity stunt’.

7th Apr 2017

Brussels

Here Comes the Sun - Peter Crichton commentary


Pig prices have continued their recent surge with the SPP up by 1.43p/kg to 153.13p/kg, while weekly contribution prices are also tending to improve. 

Campaigns