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25th Feb 2017

Brussels

WTO confirms Russian pork ban is illegal


The World Trade Organisation has confirmed that Russia’s import ban on live pigs, pork and other pig products from the EU violates international trade rules.

25th Feb 2017

Prices

Peter Crichton commentary - a 'spring' in producers' step as SPP rises again


Producers are walking with a slight 'spring' in their step with the SPP up a shade to 149.81p/kg and further signs of a shortage of UK pigs in the system. 

24th Feb 2017

HealthWelfare

AMR report highlights need for action - RUMA


A report showing bacteria found in humans, animals and food continues to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials highlights the need for action. 

23rd Feb 2017

Prices

PIC signs agreement to join forces with Hermitage


PIC is set to acquire the genetic rights of Hermitage in a move that will see the pig breeding companies enter into a new strategic partnership.

22nd Feb 2017

NPANews

FSA responds to contaminated meat claims


The FSA has sought to reassure consumers that the meat they eat is safe, following recent media reports claiming 'contaminated meat' is entering the food chain.

21st Feb 2017

Brussels

NFU seeks Brexit clarity from Leadsom


NFU president Meurig Raymond sought clarity from Andrea Leadsom on what Brexit will mean for UK farmers on the opening day of the NFU's conference. 

21st Feb 2017

Brussels

'I doubt UK farmers know what's coming' - Brexit concerns voiced


Farmers have been warned profitability could be badly affected if the UK fails to secure a trade deal with the EU at the point we leave the union. 

20th Feb 2017

Brussels

Defra publishes avian flu guidance for pig producers


Defra has published guidance for pig farmers clarifying how their businesses are affected by avian flu restrictions in place across the country. 

17th Feb 2017

Prices

Peter Crichton commentary - supply and demand marching in step (almost)


Supply and demand are (almost) marching in step, which is better than the usual 'feast or famine' situation we often see in the pig industry.

17th Feb 2017

Brussels

EU-Canada deal will not compromise production standards - Commission


The European Commission has insisted the new EU-Canada global trade deal will not compromise the EU’s standards of production.

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