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5th Jul 2017


EU pig price reaches highest level since 2013

EU pig prices have reached their highest level since October 2013. 

4th Jul 2017


New Shadow Defra Minister appointed

Vegetarian Stroud MP David Drew has been appointed as a Shadow Defra Minister, as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reshuffles of his junior Ministers.


3rd Jul 2017


EFSA confirms safe levels for nitrites and nitrates added to food

The British Meat Processors Association has welcomed EFSA’s conclusions that levels of nitrites and nitrates added to food are safe.

3rd Jul 2017


How Chinese consumers are buying into the story behind British pork

Chinese consumers like the story behind British pork, according to the NPA’s Georgina Crayford, who has recently had a close-up glimpse of China's retail pork sector. 

29th Jun 2017


Welfare award for Newcastle University's Sandra Edwards

Newcastle University’s Professor Sandra Edwards has been recognised for her research into animal welfare.

28th Jun 2017


African Swine Fever detected in Czech Republic

African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected in the Czech Republic for the first time, confirming further spread of the virus in Eastern Europe. 

28th Jun 2017


Nominate your 2017 Chris Brant Award winner

Nominations are now open for the Chris Brant Award, which each year recognises those prepared to go the extra mile on behalf of the pig industry.   

26th Jun 2017


UK pig production up in May for first time this year

UK production of pig meat increased year-on-year for the first time this year in May, although production appeared to be down again this month.

23rd Jun 2017


Important update for anyone producing pigs for China

There have been some important changes to the certificates that anybody who exports pigs to China must be aware of.