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26th Nov 2021


NPA welcomes Waitrose commitment on pricing to support producers

The NPA has welcomed a pledge by Waitrose to back British pig producers during the current crisis by increasing the price it pays for pigs. 

24th Nov 2021


Farrowing crate clause dropped, as Government and Opposition listen to NPA

A clause that would have banned farrowing crates immediately has been thrown out of legislation currently going through parliament. 

23rd Nov 2021


Thompsons of York named NPA Allied Industry Member of the Year

Thompsons of York, specialists in manufacturing and supplying high quality pig feeds, won the NPA Allied Industry Member of the Year Award. 

23rd Nov 2021


Pig vet Duncan Berkshire honoured with Chris Brant Award

Pig vet Duncan Berkshire has been awarded the 2021 Chris Brant Award in recognition of his phenomenal contribution to the pig industry over the years.

18th Nov 2021


Farming Investment Fund opens with £27m of farm productivity grants

Farmers are now able to apply for grants worth £27 million for productivity-boosting equipment under the Farming Investment Fund.

17th Nov 2021


Levy payer vote on AHDB priorities proposed for the spring

Levy payers will be able to vote on the priorities of the AHDB sector levy bodies in the spring, under new proposals unveiled today. 

16th Nov 2021


Private Storage Aid and Slaughter Incentive Payment schemes open - Defra guidance

Defra has published details of the Private Storage Aid and Slaughter Incentive Payment schemes, which open today. 

16th Nov 2021


Continental producers going from boom to bust — but Brussels resists market intervention

A plea by 13 countries for market intervention to help the European Union’s ailing pig sector has been rebuffed by Brussels.

16th Nov 2021


Germany confirms African swine fever in finishing pigs in new location

African swine fever (ASF) has been detected in domestic pigs in a new part of Germany, in a serious blow to the counrty's pig sector. 

15th Nov 2021


NPA urges Defra Secretary to ensure support package doesn't further damage producers

The NPA has called on George Eustice to ensure the Government’s pig industry support package delivers on its key aim of easing the pig backlog on farms.