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1st Nov 2016

Westminster

Survey confirms pig industry reliance on EU labour as Brexit fears loom


One in five farms and businesses connected to the pig industry would struggle to survive without migrant labour, an NPA survey has indicated.

1st Nov 2016

Prices

EU-UK price comparison understating difference by 5-6pkg


The EU reference price comparison is undervaluing domestic pigmeat by 5-6/kg, relative to our EU competitors.

1st Nov 2016

HealthWelfare

Defra announces new Deputy CVO


Defra has revealed the identity of the next Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer (DCVO) for the UK.

 

27th Oct 2016

NPANews

NPA responds to 'disappointing' Daily Mail LA-MRSA claims


The NPA has responded to the latest sensationalist claims in the Daily Mail seeking to link poor practice on pig farms to the potential spread of the LA-MRSA bug to humans. 

26th Oct 2016

Prices

Tesco and Asda still bottom of pile as survey shows more British bacon on retail shelves


UK retailers are sourcing more British bacon but there has been little movement in the other pork categories, despite favourable exchange rates, the latest Porkwatch survey shows.

25th Oct 2016

NPANews

More animal rights activity


Farmers and abattoirs in East Anglia are urged to be vigilant, following further reports of animals rights activity over the past two days.

25th Oct 2016

NPANews

Brexit, the market and more to be discussed at NPA North region meeting tonight


The North regional NPA meeting will take place in York tonight, covering a range of topical issues.

24th Oct 2016

HealthWelfare

NPA calls for proper controls on soaring Forest of Dean feral wild boar population


The NPA is calling for more concerted efforts to control feral wild boar in the Forest of Dean in response to the threat the rising population poses to commercial pigs.

21st Oct 2016

HealthWelfare

EU veterinary antibiotic usage declining


Sales of veterinary antibiotics are continuing to fall in most European countries, according to the latest figures released by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

18th Oct 2016

Prices

Leadsom launches new export drive as UK pork prospects look bright


Andrea Leadsom has used a visit to the world’s largest food trade fair to launch a new plan to grow British exports.