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8th Jun 2022


Vietnam announces new ASF vaccine

In a potentially significant development, Vietnamese has announced that it has successfully developed an African swine fever (ASF) vaccine.

7th Jun 2022


Zinc oxide supplies to last for one year after June cut-off date

The NPA has urged the pig sector to focus on the transition away from zinc oxide, after it was confirmed that supplies are likely to be available for another year only. 

6th Jun 2022


COP reaches 240p/kg, highlighting need for further pig price rises

The average cost of production for pig producers reached 240p/kg in May, up a further 10p from the April figure as costs continue to soar. 

30th May 2022


Phase out of zinc oxide

An update from PigZin licence holder on when supplies will run to.

30th May 2022


Exciting step forward for gene editing

Legislation to cut red tape and support the development of innovative tech was introduced into the House of Commons on May 25.

27th May 2022


ASF gets ever closer

African swine fever has been found in a herd of outdoor pigs in Germany close to the French border.

26th May 2022


Sir Robert Goodwill elected as new EFRA chair

The Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby, Sir Robert Goodwill, has been elected as the new chair of the EFRA Committee.

24th May 2022


Defra sets out details of next stage of Farming Investment Fund

Defra has set out more details of the next stage of its Farming Investment Fund. 

21st May 2022


NPA backs Co-op calls for other retailers to do more to back British pig farmers

The NPA has backed the Co-op's calls for other retailers to do more to help pig farmers, after the retailer announced its £19 million pledge for the sector. 

18th May 2022


NPA welcomes supportive Karro 'I Love' campaign

The NPA has welcomed a new initiative from Karro to support British farmers, with a new product range on retail shelves.