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21st Mar 2017

Brussels

Producer share of retail price reaches three-year high


The share of pork retail prices received by producers topped 40% in February, a three-year high, on the back of stable producer prices but falling retail prices.

20th Mar 2017

Brussels

NPA to work with EU colleagues on 'sensible' zinc oxide transition


The NPA will focus its attention persuading the European Commission to permit a 'sensible' transition period, after the CVMP reiterated its recommendation to ban zinc oxide. 

20th Mar 2017

Prices

UK slaughterings continue to be well down year-on-year


UK clean pig slaughterings continue to be well down year-on-year, supporting a stable price in the early months of 2017.

20th Mar 2017

NPANews

'Let's get the forum fired up!'


The forum has been quiet recently... 

18th Mar 2017

Prices

GB pigs short as SPP rises again - Peter Crichton commentary


Another firm day for sellers with the SPP moving up by 0.24p to stand at 150.18p and although German prices have stood on, GB pigs remain short. 

17th Mar 2017

Brussels

EU committee stands by zinc oxide ban recommendation


An EU veterinary committee has reasserted its view that zinc oxide should be banned at therapeutic levels, following a review of its evidence.

17th Mar 2017

Brussels

Farmers gain access to pest controller rat bait


A rat bait widely used by professional pest controllers is now being made available to farmers certified under the rodenticide stewardship scheme.

16th Mar 2017

Brussels

Meadow Quality announce death of Colin Wooldridge


Meadow Quality have announced the death of Colin Wooldridge, a well-known and respected character in the pig industry.

16th Mar 2017

Brussels

Food and drink supply chain seeks assurances on UK-Ireland trade


The UK food and drink supply chain has come together to call on the Government to make an early agreement on future trade with the Republic of Ireland. 

15th Mar 2017

Westminster

NI u-turn could lead to further attacks on self-employed farmers - NFU Mutual


Philip Hammond’s u-turn on increasing NI contributions for self-employed people will come as a ‘huge relief’ to the majority of farmers who are self-employed.

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