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20th Jan 2022


New £25m grant scheme for high tech equipment opens for applications

Pig farmers can apply for grants of up to £500,000 to help investment in new technology, under a new £25 million Defra scheme. 

19th Jan 2022


Defra and Environment Agency commit to issuing guidance on Farming Rules for Water

The NPA has welcomed a commitment by Defra and the EA to publish new guidance on the interpretation of the Farming Rules for Water by early spring.

18th Jan 2022


AHDB pork sector council vacancies

AHDB is looking for new members to join the Pork sector council.

17th Jan 2022


East Riding Council calls for action address pig industry crisis

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has backed a motion calling on the Conservative-run authority to address the 'severe shortage' of processing plant workers. 

17th Jan 2022


Mix Up Midweek campaign returns to TV screens

AHDB’s  ‘Mix Up Midweek’ marketing campaign has returned for a fifth year, aiming to educate consumers that certain pork cuts are lean and low in fat. 

17th Jan 2022


RABI responds to poor farmer wellbeing with new services in 2022

RABI has launched two new support services, in response to findings of worryingly low levels of mental wellbeing in its Big Farming Survey.

14th Jan 2022


Defra extends support package - but NPA says more is needed to save pig industry

Defra has extended two elements of its pig sector support package, which has so far made little, if any, inroads into the pig backlog.

12th Jan 2022


Dates for the diary - 2022 NPA Regional events announced

We can confirm the dates and venues of the NPA Spring and Autumn Regional meetings for this year. 

12th Jan 2022


NPA welcomes VMD decision on future use of Zinc Oxide

The NPA has welcomed an announcement by the VMD that will, hopefully, give pig producers access to Zinc Oxide for longer than currently expected.

10th Jan 2022


African swine fever found in wild boar in Italy

In a major new development in the spread of the pig virus in Europe, African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed in a wild boar in Italy.