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4th Aug 2022



Defra have recently escalated the risk from human mediated transmission of ASF into the UK to high, this coupled with other domestic disease risks such as swine dysentery means it is more important than ever to practice vehicle biosecurity.

3rd Aug 2022


Updated Agrovision data reinforces concerns over decline in UK pork production

Worrying new data suggests the UK pig supply chain is facing a significant shortage of pork, as herd and sow numbers plummet. 

2nd Aug 2022


Producers urged to consider biosecurity checklist as ASF risk grows

The increasing threat of African swine fever (ASK) has increased the focus on measures being taken on farms to keep the virus away from pigs should it enter the UK. 

1st Aug 2022


AHDB forecasts big drops in sow herd and pork production for 2022

A significant drop in UK pork production is forecast for this year, followed by an even bigger drop next year, on the back of a big reduction in the national sow herd. 

27th Jul 2022


Fighting fit - how veteran pig industry campaigner is using boxing to help cope with Parkinson's

Six years ago, Richard Longthorp, one of pig farming's most familiar and formidable characters, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. 

26th Jul 2022


Zoe's last day - good luck and thank you!

Today is chief executive Zoe Davies’s last day, after 14 incredible years with the NPA, including the last eight as chief executive.

26th Jul 2022


Members Area alert - animal rights activity

There is an update in the Members' Area on the animal rights activity targeting the farming sector.

25th Jul 2022


Defra launches sustainable farm-based protein competition

Defra is opening a £12.5m competition to support research and innovation to help increase domestic production of healthy and sustainable protein. 

22nd Jul 2022

21st Jul 2022


Significant decline in EU pork production forecast for this year

EU pig meat production is forecast to decline by nearly 5% in 2022, due to a combination high input costs, new environmental regulation and reduced exports due to ASF.