Pig and Poultry Fair logoNational Pig Association - The voice of the British pig industry

Pig World logo

Home > News


3rd Dec 2019


New rules for live animal and animal products set to come in force

Importers of live animals and animal products have been reminded that the UK will implement EU Smarter rules for safer food (SRSF) regulations next week.

2nd Dec 2019


NPA's Producer and Allied Industry Groups to combine for meetings

The NPA will hold joint meetings of its Producer Group (PG) and Allied Industry Group (AIG) next year, strengthening the links between its representative bodies.

28th Nov 2019


New National Pig Centre to deliver important industry research

The University of Leeds is opening its £11 million National Pig Centre today, which it believes will make Yorkshire one of the best places in Europe for pig research.

26th Nov 2019


Conservatives drop farrowing crate pledge after NPA lobbying

The Conservatives appear to have dropped a pledge to ban farrowing crates, following a concerted lobbying campaign by the NPA.

26th Nov 2019


Cranswick increases profits as Asian exports soar

Cranswick has reported a 3.6% rise in pre-tax profits to £47.6 million in the six months ended September 30, 2019.

25th Nov 2019


China lifts Canadian pork export ban

The ban on Canadian pork exports to China has been lifted afte four months, paving the way for Canadian producers to benefit from the Chinese import boom.

24th Nov 2019


David Black Award winner praises team effort behind antibiotic reductions

NPA chairman Richard Lister described the pig industry’s success in driving down antibiotic use as a team effort as he received the coveted David Black Award.

22nd Nov 2019


Becca's blog: Celebrating antibiotic progress, but with more to be done

In her latest blog, NPA senior policy advisor Rebecca Veale congratulates the pig sector on its progress towards reducing antibiotic use. 

21st Nov 2019


Shaping the future of the industry - new Young NPA structure unveiled

The NPA is delighted to announce a new structure to help grow the Young NPA and provide a louder voice for young people in the pig industry.

21st Nov 2019


A Fair Deal For British Pig Farmers - NPA launches 2019 general election manifesto

The next Government must ensure the UK’s ability to produce high quality pork products is not fatally undermined by double standards in our post-Brexit trading arrangements.