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23rd Mar 2017

Brussels

UK pig herd growing, according to December survey


The UK pig herd grew by 3% in 2016, including a 2% increase in the female breeding herd, according to the latest Defra survey figures.

22nd Mar 2017

Brussels

EU pigmeat exports continue to grow in 2017


Exports of fresh and frozen pork from Europe started 2017 strongly, following a good performance in 2016. 

22nd Mar 2017

Brussels

Lidl makes a commitment to British farming


Discount supermarket Lidl has signed a pledge confirming its commitment to British food and farming.

21st Mar 2017

NPANews

NPA chief executive updates FSA board on antibiotic progress


NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has updated the Food Standards Agency's (FSA) board on the progress the pig sector is making in reducing antibiotic usage.

21st Mar 2017

Brussels

Producer share of retail price reaches three-year high


The share of pork retail prices received by producers topped 40% in February, a three-year high, on the back of stable producer prices but falling retail prices.

20th Mar 2017

Brussels

NPA to work with EU colleagues on 'sensible' zinc oxide transition


The NPA will focus its attention persuading the European Commission to permit a 'sensible' transition period, after the CVMP reiterated its recommendation to ban zinc oxide. 

20th Mar 2017

Prices

UK slaughterings continue to be well down year-on-year


UK clean pig slaughterings continue to be well down year-on-year, supporting a stable price in the early months of 2017.

17th Mar 2017

Brussels

EU committee stands by zinc oxide ban recommendation


An EU veterinary committee has reasserted its view that zinc oxide should be banned at therapeutic levels, following a review of its evidence.

17th Mar 2017

Brussels

Farmers gain access to pest controller rat bait


A rat bait widely used by professional pest controllers is now being made available to farmers certified under the rodenticide stewardship scheme.

16th Mar 2017

Brussels

Meadow Quality announce death of Colin Wooldridge


Meadow Quality have announced the death of Colin Wooldridge, a well-known and respected character in the pig industry.