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21st Jul 2020


Porkwatch survey highlights increased interest in British pork during lockdown

The first Porkwatch survey since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK highlights a general increase in the proportion of British pork products on retailers’ shelves.

20th Jul 2020


Number of farm fatalities falls, but agriculture remains the most dangerous sector to work in

The number of people killed in accidents on farms showed a welcome drop last year, although agriculture still the poorest safety record of all sectors.

20th Jul 2020


Public backing of British farmers reaches record high

Support for British food and farming has reached a record high as a result of farmers’ efforts to keep the nation fed throughout the coronavirus pandemic. 

16th Jul 2020


COVID-hit Tonnies plant in Germany to partially re-open

There could be some relief soon from the fallout of the closure of the huge Tönnies pork processing plant in Germany. 

15th Jul 2020


NPA responds to inaccurate claims about UK pig production in the Telegraph

The NPA has written a strongly-worded letter to the Telegraph in response to an article that made a number of misleading claims about UK pork production.

14th Jul 2020


NPA welcomes appointment of new Deputy CVO

The NPA has welcomed the appointment of the new UK Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer (DCVO).

13th Jul 2020


Travellers reminded of ASF risk as travel restrictions ease

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has issued a reminder about the risks of African swine fever (ASF), as transport restrictions ease in Europe.

10th Jul 2020


Membership of new Trade and Agriculture Commission announced

Representatives from each of the four UK farming unions will sit on the Government’s new Trade and Agriculture Commission.

9th Jul 2020


German farrowing crate ban puts spotlight on UK industry

Germany’s hugely significant decision to ban farrowing crates is likely to intensify the scrutiny on the system in the UK.

9th Jul 2020


NPA joins group calling for legislation to underpin new Trade and Agriculture Commission

A group of organisations, including NPA, has written to the Prime Minister calling for legislation to underpin the proposed Trade and Agriculture Commission.