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7th Mar 2018

Prices

A welcome return to profitability - NPA responds to farm income forecasts


The NPA has called for continued support from the supply chain and retailers as Defra forecasts a further rise in income in the current financial year.

6th Mar 2018

HealthWelfare

FSA announces review of meat cutting plants


The FSA and FSS have announced details of a major review of hygiene controls in meat processing and storage sites in the UK. 

6th Mar 2018

Brussels

Zoe: 'Updated TB guidance makes me fear for those under restriction'


In her latest Pig World column, NPA chief executive Zoe Davies explains why she now fears for any pig producers under TB restriction. 

5th Mar 2018

NPANews

NPA chair invites Shadow Defra Secretary to his farm


NPA chairman Richard Lister has invited Shadow Defra Secretary Sue Hayman to his farm to discuss the realities of commercial pig farming.

5th Mar 2018

NPANews

Defra survey records 3% rise in English pig herd


The English pig herd grew by 3% last year to reach its highest level for nine years, according to Defra's December Pigs survey.

2nd Mar 2018

NPANews

Welfare code consultation - members' views wanted


Members' views are wanted to inform the NPA's response to Defra's consultation on new statutory welfare codes for pigs. 

2nd Mar 2018

Brussels

Retailers sourcing more British bacon - but Tesco disappoints


The UK’s major retailers are stocking more British bacon than a year ago, the January Porkwatch survey shows.

2nd Mar 2018

Brussels

Ed's Brexit round-up


After last week’s fun and games from NFU conference, it was back to Brexit business this week.

1st Mar 2018

Brussels

New Defra CVO begins work today


Christine Middlemiss has today taken up post as UK Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), replacing Nigel Gibbens who has stepped down after 10 years in the role.

1st Mar 2018

NPANews

Farming Today #Pigweek continues from snowy Driffield


BBC Radio 4's Farming Today team have continued to brave the snow to bring excellent coverage from the Morgan sisters' pig farm in Driffield.