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10th Feb 2021


Forum latest - are we too dependent on the Chinese market?

In light of recent events in China and closer to home, the latest post on the forum questions the UK pig sector's reliance on the Chinese market.

9th Feb 2021


NPA Red Tractor webinar tonight - register now!

The NPA is hosting a webinar tonight to give members a chance to question Red Tractor on proposed changes to its pork scheme standards. 

7th Feb 2021


Still time to complete important state of the industry survey

We are asking all producer members to complete a very short anonymous survey, ahead of an important meeting with Defra today.

5th Feb 2021


Forum latest - online survey request

The latest post on the forum is a request for members to take part in a survey on staff training to inform research at Harper Adams University. 

4th Feb 2021


AHDB explains why heavy pigs are only having a limited impact on the SPP

AHDB analyst Duncan Wyatt has explained why the levy body has not removed heavy weights from the SPP. 

3rd Feb 2021


Defra agrees to hold roundtable to discuss perfect storm hitting the pig sector

Defra has agreed to hold a roundtable meeting with the NPA and other parts of the supply chain to discuss the ‘perfect storm’ affecting the pig sector at the moment.

3rd Feb 2021


German ASF cases top 600 as protection zones expanded

More than 600 cases of African swine fever (ASF) have now been confirmed in Germany, as new cases result in the expansion of the protection zones. 

2nd Feb 2021


NPA spreading the industry message far and wide

The NPA continues to spread the message far and wide about the ‘perfect storm’ hitting the pig sector, as national and international media interest grows.

2nd Feb 2021


Final NPA town hall meeting takes place tonight at 7pm

There is still time to register for tonight’s final town hall meeting, for the Eastern region, at 7pm.  

2nd Feb 2021


Groupage consignments - moving Goods from GB to NI

Defra and DAERA have worked with hauliers to establish a new Groupage model for movements into Northern Ireland.