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1st Sep 2017


Where next for African Swine Fever?

African swine fever (ASF) is expected to continue its relentless movement west via two main pathways, according to the Russian authorities. 

31st Aug 2017


NPA urges planners to ignore 'scaremongering' over NI pig farm proposal

The NPA has urged planners to consider the facts and ignore the scaremongering as they consider a proposal for a pig farm in Northern Ireland.

30th Aug 2017


Defra seeking views on eAML2 replacement

Defra is seeking the views of pig keepers to help it develop a new reporting system to replace the current eAML2 system.

24th Aug 2017


Survey reveals food and drink industry post-Brexit labour fears

More than one-third of businesses in the UK food and drink supply chain would become unviable if they had no access to EU workers, according to a major survey. 

23rd Aug 2017


Georgina reassures public on Hepatitis E in BBC interview

NPA senior policy advisor Georgina Crayford has urged the public to buy Red Tractor assured pork if they are concerned about Hepatitis E. 

23rd Aug 2017


UK clean pig slaughterings down 6% on 2016 in year to July

UK clean pig slaughterings fell by 4% on the year in July to 828,500 head, according to latest data from Defra.

22nd Aug 2017


Lidl moves up the supermarket rankings

The supermarket landscape continues to change, with discounters Lidl and Aldi both making big strides forward. 

21st Aug 2017


NPA welcomes fall in Hepatitis E cases as imported pork again linked to UK cases

The NPA has welcomed figures showing a decline in human Hepatitis E cases in England and Wales.

21st Aug 2017


Pigs to be slaughtered at Tulip Ashton plant following Brechin fire

Pigs eligible for Scotland's Specially Selected Pork brand, which would have been slaughtered at Brechin, are be slaughtered  at Tulip's Ashton abattoir.

18th Aug 2017


Off the boil

Some of the steam has come out of the pig market in the past few weeks with extra pigs around as well as a slightly more fickle demand for some parts.