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21st Apr 2020


Update on the COVID-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme

The Government has published an update on how self-employed people can claim COVID-19 support grants. 

20th Apr 2020


Urgent call for overalls to help battle against COVID-19

Pig producers and the allied industries are being urged to donate any fluid resistant gowns they might have in their possession to help the battle against coronavirus.

18th Apr 2020


Waiting on the World to Change

Although the SPP eased this week by 0.26p to stand at 163.63p, demand for spot pigs proved to be a shade firmer than previously with spot bacon prices around the 165p/kg mark.

17th Apr 2020


NPA calls for 'sensible, phased approach' to Red Tractor remote inspection roll out

The NPA has urged Red Tractor to adopt a 'sensible, phased approach' to the introduction of remote inspections. 

16th Apr 2020


UK pork prices remain stable amid COVID-19 impact

In contrast to some parts of the world, notably the US, UK pork prices remain stable. 

16th Apr 2020


US pork industry calls for Government support to avert COVID-19 'financial disaster'

US pig producers are calling for a $1billion Government pork purchase scheme as the industry faces 'financial disaster' due to the impact of COVID-19.

15th Apr 2020


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


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


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


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.