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3rd Feb 2022


Defra agrees to NPA-NFU request for pig industry crisis summit

Farming Minister Victoria Prentis has agreed to the joint NPA-NFU request for a roundtable event to discuss the worsening pig industry crisis.

2nd Feb 2022


New online training platform launches in March - producers will have three months to complete

A new online welfare training platform for pig producers will be launched on March 1, following a delay to make refinements. 

1st Feb 2022


Welfare grants - your views

NPA senior policy adviser Rebecca Veale has posted an important message in the Members' Area seeking producers' views on future Defra welfare grants. 

31st Jan 2022


Important survey for members on pig industry crisis

The NPA has launched a new survey for producers to help gather further evidence to support our case to address the pig industry crisis. 

31st Jan 2022


NPA and NFU urge Defra to convene supply chain summit, as pig industry faces collapse

The NPA and NFU have today issued a joint press release urging George Eustice to convene an emergency pig industry crisis summit. 

27th Jan 2022


Prentis promises clarity on Farming Rules for Water

Victoria Prentis has promised that Defra will work with the EA to ‘urgently’ provide farmers with much-needed clarity on the Farming Rules for Water (FRfW).

26th Jan 2022


Prentis rules out compensation for pigs culled as a result of labour shortages in pork plants

Farming Minister Victoria Prentis has ruled out providing any funding for animals culled as a result of backlogs on farms

25th Jan 2022


NPA and NFU call for urgent supply chain summit as situation on pig farms deteriorates

The NPA and NFU have joined forces to call on Defra Secretary George Eustice to convene an urgent supply chain summit to discuss the deteriorating pig sector crisis.

24th Jan 2022


European Pig Producers Congress to take place in May - register for discount

This year's European Pig Producers Congress takes place from May 18-20 at Tiel, in the Netherlands. 

21st Jan 2022


English sow herd loses 22,000 pigs as industry crisis bites

The English sow herd lost 22,000 pigs over the past year, as the pig sector was plunged into crisis on multiple fronts.