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1st Nov 2022


Avian flu housing measures introduced on national scale

Defra has announced that new mandatory housing measures will be implemented across England from November 7.

31st Oct 2022


NPA urges Coffey to use ongoing reviews to bring about beneficial reforms for pig sector

The NPA has urged the new Defra Secretary Therese Coffey to use two ongoing reviews to introduce beneficial reforms for the industry.

31st Oct 2022


Pig sector businesses urged to respond to labour survey

The NPA is urging businesses from across the pig sector to respond to a survey gathering data on labour shortages in the UK food supply chain.

28th Oct 2022


A 'positive response' - more than 300 responses submitted to Defra pig supply chain review

More than 300 industry responses were submitted to Defra's review of Contractual Practice in the UK Pig Sector.

27th Oct 2022


Industry bodies warn of 'devastating' impact of new veterinary requirement for exports

Meat industry and farming bodies have warned the Government that a new post-Brexit requirement in December could have a 'devastating' impact.

25th Oct 2022


Move to reinstate upper weight limit for boars postponed

A move to reinstate the deadweight limit for boars has been postponed as some pig producers continue to experience backlogs on farms.

24th Oct 2022


Dover checks uncover illegal meat, highlighting ASF risk for pig sector

Large volumes of raw meat from countries that have reported ASF in their pig herds have been seized in a 24-hour operation at Dover port. 

24th Oct 2022


Catchment Sensitive Farming partnership expanded across England

Farmers across England are now able to benefit from the advice of CSF advisers following the expansion of the programme.

24th Oct 2022


NPA Autumn Regionals conclude with Eastern event this week

The fourth and final NPA Autumn Regional, the Eastern event, takes place on Tuesday at Diss Rugby Club.

21st Oct 2022


Forum latest - South West members make NPA subs pledge

The latets post on the forum comes from the South West, where members have pledged to pay their subs early and with 50% extra added on.