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17th Apr 2019

Prices

Global pork production to fall by 4% on the back of China ASF woes


Lower productivity in China will result in a 4% reduction in global pork production in 2019, according to the USDA.

17th Apr 2019

Prices

NPA welcomes improved Porkwatch survey findings


A welcome increase has been recorded in the proportion of British pork products on display in the major UK retailers.

16th Apr 2019

HealthWelfare

NPA issues formal complaint over Amazon swill feeding ad


The NPA has submitted a formal complaint about an Amazon advert showing a pet pig being fed kitchen scraps.

16th Apr 2019

Prices

Fresh and frozen pork defy downward meat trend - but bacon volumes continue to fall


Fresh and frozen pork sales increased by 1% in the 12 weeks ending March, defying the otherwise downward trend for meat sales. 

15th Apr 2019

HealthWelfare

TRACES system to continue as a result of Brexit extension


The decision to delay Brexit for up to six months means the TRACES system will continue to be used for import notifications, Defra has confirmed.

12th Apr 2019

Environment

Environmental permitting podcast


AHDB has released a useful podcast, featuring Environment Agency representatives, on changes to the environmental permitting system. 

12th Apr 2019

HealthWelfare

World Pork Expo cancelled due to ASF fears


The extent to which ASF is casting over the global pig sector has been highlighted by the cancellation of one of the industry's biggest events. 

12th Apr 2019

Brussels

Ed's Brexit Round Up


Delays, delays and can kicking. Think of Bill Murray standing, holding a microphone on day 50 of Groundhog Day.

12th Apr 2019

Prices

British pork to be showcased in Shanghai as China demand soars


Pork from Britain will be showcased at China’s most important meat trade exhibition next month, as the industry looks to build on record levels of exports in 2018.

11th Apr 2019

Brussels

Grant funding available for slurry stores and lagoons


The NPA can confirm that grant funding has been made available to pig producers for slurry stores and lagoons. Following a series of conversations with Defra, we are now aware that funding has been made available under the Countryside Stewardship Programme (CSS) capital grant options – with the intention of meeting water quality measures. Here we explain a little bit about the grants and if you may be eligible to apply for them.