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5th Mar 2018

NPANews

Defra survey records 3% rise in English pig herd


The English pig herd grew by 3% last year to reach its highest level for nine years, according to Defra's December Pigs survey.

3rd Mar 2018

Prices

Baby it's Cold Outside


The recent spell of arctic weather conditions has played havoc with the pig market and also put farmers and hauliers under pressure.

2nd Mar 2018

NPANews

Welfare code consultation - members' views wanted


Members' views are wanted to inform the NPA's response to Defra's consultation on new statutory welfare codes for pigs. 

2nd Mar 2018

Brussels

Forum entries - more praise for the Morgans


There is more praise for the Morgan sisters and their contribution to Farming Today's Pig Week on the forum today. 

2nd Mar 2018

Brussels

Retailers sourcing more British bacon - but Tesco disappoints


The UK’s major retailers are stocking more British bacon than a year ago, the January Porkwatch survey shows.

2nd Mar 2018

Brussels

Ed's Brexit round-up


After last week’s fun and games from NFU conference, it was back to Brexit business this week.

1st Mar 2018

Brussels

New Defra CVO begins work today


Christine Middlemiss has today taken up post as UK Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), replacing Nigel Gibbens who has stepped down after 10 years in the role.

1st Mar 2018

NPANews

Farming Today #Pigweek continues from snowy Driffield


BBC Radio 4's Farming Today team have continued to brave the snow to bring excellent coverage from the Morgan sisters' pig farm in Driffield. 

1st Mar 2018

Prices

EU pig herd grew by 2% in 2017


The EU pig population grew by 2% during, according to the latest census results published by Eurostat.

1st Mar 2018

HealthWelfare

Straw burning plants contributing to 'severe straw shortages'


Increased demand from straw-burning power stations has exacerbated the impact of a poor 2017 harvest, resulting in the current 'severe shortages' of straw. 

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