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1st Oct 2021

NPANews

NEW: Important message for members regarding pig industry crisis


An important message has been posted in the Members' Area regarding the industry's response to the pig crisis. 

1st Oct 2021

Brussels

NPA issues an open letter to retailers


The NPA has today issued an open letter to all retailers calling on them to help resolve the industry crisis...

29th Sep 2021

HealthWelfare

NPA reaction to Defra gene editing announcement


Defra has announced new plans to ‘unlock the power of gene editing’ - however, the focus will initially be on crops, rather than livestock. 

27th Sep 2021

NPANews

NPA press release: NPA calls for butchery visas to avert British pig industry meltdown


The NPA has called for the Government to extend its offer of short-term visas to butchery workers to help avert the collapse of the British pig sector. 

22nd Sep 2021

NPANews

UK food supply chain calls for urgent action from PM to solve labour crisis


The UK’s food and farming sector has today written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking him to implement COVID Recovery Visa as a matter of urgency.

20th Sep 2021

HealthWelfare

European Parliament see sense on antibiotics


The European Parliament has shown support for pig health and welfare as they have rejected proposals to bring in heavy restrictions for antibiotics used in animals. 

20th Sep 2021

Brussels

Pigs Tomorrow - the programme, COVID requirements and downloading the app


The Pigs Tomorrow Conference takes place this Tuesday and Wednesday at Hinckley, in Leicestershire. 

17th Sep 2021

NPANews

'There have been pigs in the family for 50 years' - BBC highlights devastating impact of labour shortages on pig sector


BBC Look North has highlighted how the current labour shortages across the sector are forcing some prominent farmers out of business. 

16th Sep 2021

NPANews

'It is bleak, really bleak. There is no space left' - NPA PIG seeks solutions to industry crisis


The NPA’s PIG this week spelled out the desperate need for collective supply chain action, backed by Government support, to help alleviate the curent industry crisis. 

16th Sep 2021

Westminster

NPA welcomes timely EFRA inquiry into the impact of trade issues and labour shortages on food supply chain


The NPA has welcomed the launch of a timely inquiry by MPs into the impact of trade issues and labour shortages on the food supply chain.