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2nd May 2019


Producers 'angry and frustrated' at dismal prices offered by processors

British pig producers are furious at the ‘dismal’ prices currently being offered at a time when the global pork market is buoyant on the back of soaring Chinse demand. 

1st May 2019


Pigs Tomorrow - places still available for industry conference

There is now just a fortnight to go until Pigs Tomorrow, the pig industry’s major conference of the year, and there are still some places available.

30th Apr 2019


20 Years of NPA - promoting Tidy Farms

NPA 20th logoIn the latest in our series looking back at 20 Years of the NPA, we go back to April 2016 and the launch of the Tidy Units Campaign.

29th Apr 2019


Could you benefit from a student placement on your farm?

The NPA receives a lot of inquiries from veterinary students courses seeking placements on pig farms.

27th Apr 2019


Be Careful What You Wish For

Although the SPP only put on a modest 0.36p to stand at 138.67p, the UK spot market was a much more exciting place to be.

26th Apr 2019


Good luck to the pig industry's London Marathon runners!

The NPA will be cheering on the brave runners from the pig industry taking on the London Marathon on Sunday. 

26th Apr 2019


Forum entry - now to get the price moving

The latest forum post responds to Tuesday's Jeremy Vine discussion on ASF and makes a plea for higher prices. 

25th Apr 2019


Why aren't UK pig prices rising faster? NPA seeking answers

UK pig prices are rising far too slowly for the NPA, as recent tiny increases are coming nowhere near the China-driven hikes being experienced elsewhere. 

25th Apr 2019


Aujeszky's disease confirmed in France

Aujeszky’s disease has been confirmed in pigs in southern France, with wild boar believed to be the source of the outbreak.  

25th Apr 2019


CMA blocks Sainsbury's-Asda merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has blocked the proposed merger between Sainsbury's and Asda.