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8th Aug 2017

NPANews

Rural Development Programme Announced


Ministers in Defra have announced the latest round of Rural Development Programme funding.

8th Aug 2017

NPANews

Update in the Members area


One for All, and All for One!

With most pig producers, dare I say it, feeling reasonably comfortable, it may seem odd talking about the challenges that lie ahead.

7th Aug 2017

HealthWelfare

Upload your 2017 data to eMB now to ensure new Red Tractor requirement is met


The latest version of the Red Tractor Pigs Standard will come into force from October 2017.

7th Aug 2017

Prices

Weekly Pig Commentary


Steady As She Goes...

Although the SPP moved up another 0.32p to stand at 164.75p, a few more pigs seem to becoming available.

4th Aug 2017

Brussels

Farming organisations call for Brexit transition period


A coalition of UK farming organisations, including NPA, have called for a transition period to ease the impact on the industry of leaving the EU. 

4th Aug 2017

Westminster

Ed's Brexit Round Up!


This week has seen quieter week due to parliamentary recess, however a few issues of note for members

3rd Aug 2017

HealthWelfare

Defra levels up risk rating of ASF as new cases found


Defra will be raising the risk level of African Swine Fever from ‘very low’ to ‘low’ following recent cases discovered in Romania the Czech Republic and Poland. 

The tool that Defra uses to measure risk uses a number of factors such as trade with the country, distribution of disease and confidence in controls by the country affected.

3rd Aug 2017

NPANews

Industry giant signals intention to stand down in 2018


Mick Sloyan, AHDB Pork strategy director has decided after 40 years to make a career and lifestyle change and step down from his current role with effect from July 2018.

3rd Aug 2017

PlanningHousing

Update in Members Area


We have posted an important notice in the member’s area about a change to the Red Tractor guidance in the new standards effective from Oct 2017. 

3rd Aug 2017

Prices

Porkwatch survey confirms Co-op's backing for British pork


Despite the hugely positive steps taken by the Co-op to source British pigmeat, supermarket imports of bacon have risen over the past year.

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