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26th Feb 2020

HealthWelfare

New research shows reduction in fat levels in pork


New research, based the first official testing for nearly 30 years, shows that fat levels in UK pork have dropped. 

25th Feb 2020

NPANews

Young NPA chair highlights pig sector import concerns at NFU conference


Young NPA chair Wes Udall received a strong ovation atthe NFU conference when he highlighted the pig industry's concerns over future trade deals.

25th Feb 2020

Environment

Grant funding available for slurry stores and lagoons


The NPA can confirm that once again, grant funding has been made available to pig producers for slurry stores and lagoons.

25th Feb 2020

Prices

Access to Mexican market moves a step clearer after UK visit


Market access to the lucrative Mexican pork market has moved a step closer, following a 'positive' inspection of the UK’s pork market by Mexican inspectors.

24th Feb 2020

Prices

TVC market update - Coronavirus an 'ongoing issue' for export trade


Coronavirus continues to hamper the pork export trade, according to the latest pig marketing summary from Thames Valley Cambac.

21st Feb 2020

Brussels

New training body to drive improvements in agriculture skills and training


The UK farming sector needs to embrace a new drive to recognise professionalism and train the industry to be fit for the future, according to a new report. 

21st Feb 2020

Prices

UK pork exports reached record levels in 2019


UK pork exports reached record levels in 2019, increasing by 9% to reach 378,000 tonnes, including offal, worth £609 million in total.

21st Feb 2020

HealthWelfare

Pirbright and UCL researchers map ASF genome


Scientists at the Pirbright Institute and UCL have mapped genes across the ASFV genome, which they hope will help in the search for a vaccine and antiviral drugs to control the virus.

20th Feb 2020

HealthWelfare

New Pig Welfare Code to come into force on March 1


The new Code of Practice for the Welfare of Pigs in England will come into force on March 1.

20th Feb 2020

HealthWelfare

Farrowing crate survey - last chance today!


NPA members, if you haven't yet completed our farrowing crate survey, there is still time to so - jus!