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15th Apr 2020

Prices

Global pork production forecast revised downwards as China's ASF recovery stalls


The USDA's forecast for global pork production has been revised downwards as China takes longer to recover from African swine fever (ASF) than had been expected.

14th Apr 2020

HealthWelfare

US 'perilously close to the edge' of meat shortages after Smithfield plant closure


Smithfield Foods, the world’s biggest pork processor, is temporarily shutting one of its main plants due to coronavirus. 

14th Apr 2020

HealthWelfare

Batters urges Government to back British farming during coronavirus crisis


NFU president Minette Batters, on behalf of leading UK farming organisations, including NPA, has urged the Government to back British farmers during the Coronavirus crisis.

13th Apr 2020

Prices

Full processing week pre-Easter, despite factory breakdowns - TVC


Factory breakdowns, rather than staff shortages, were the cause of lost processing time last week, according to Thames Valley Cambac.

12th Apr 2020

NPANews

Farmers urged to take all necessary precautions, after sad death of farmer due to COVID-19


BQP fieldsman Mark Jagger has urged producers to ensure they do all they can to protect themselves, staff and family, after the sad death of a farmer due to COVID-19.

10th Apr 2020

HealthWelfare

COVID-19 and the pig industry - we need your feedback!


The NPA is continuing to work with Government and other industry bodies to support members during the coronavirus crisis. 

10th Apr 2020

NPANews

Government seeking views on extending relaxation of drivers' hours rules


The Government is seeking views on whether to extend the temporary relaxation of EU and GB drivers’ hours rules for the haulage industry. 

10th Apr 2020

Prices

19th Nervous Breakdown


Very much of a 'stand on' situation as far as pig prices are concerned.

9th Apr 2020

HealthWelfare

Red Tractor issues new guidance on remote quarterly vet visits


Red Tractor has issued new guidance on how remote quarterly veterinary inspections will work during the coronavirus crisis.

9th Apr 2020

Prices

Pigmeat sales soar as data highlights impact of coronavirus


Total pigmeat sales were up 18.4% by volume and 25.5% in value in the four weeks to March 22, as UK food buying habits were transformed by coronavirus.