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3rd Sep 2021

Prices

First half of 2021 was the pig sector's worst financial situation on record


The first half of 2021 represented the worst financial situation for pig producers on record. 

2nd Sep 2021

Prices

New export opportunities as Mexico opens its doors to UK pork


In some welcome good news, Mexico has officially given the green light to British pork exports for the first time.

2nd Sep 2021

NPANews

If you are struggling... talk to someone


The NPA has urged producers to ensure they speak to someone if they are struggling with the pressure the pig sector industry currently finds itself under.

2nd Sep 2021

Prices

Slaughterings plummet and carcase weights soar as pig backlog grows


Pig slaughterings were down by 24,000 head on last year and 16,100 on the five-year average last week, as the pig backlog builds, AHDB figures show. 

1st Sep 2021

NPANews

NPA raises awareness of serious impact of labour supply shortage on pig industry - coverage continues


The NPA has helped to generate huge coverage of the plight facing the pig sector as a  result of the labour shortages that are affecting the entire food chain.

1st Sep 2021

NPANews

Dates for the diary - Town Hall meetings, Regionals return and zinc roundtable


The NPA will hold two online Town Hall events in September to give members an update on what we are doing, especially on labour shortages. 

27th Aug 2021

NPANews

UK food chain calls for Covid Recovery Visa to address workforce shortages


In a new cross-industry report, the UK food and drink sector is calling for a 12-month COVID-19 Recovery Visa to help alleviate current workforce shortages.

26th Aug 2021

Environment

Environment Agency issues important RPS update


The Environment Agency just issued an important update to its Regulatory Position Statement (RPS 252). 

26th Aug 2021

HealthWelfare

AHDB's Pig Health Scheme set to return in autumn


AHDB’s Pig Health Scheme will return this autumn with an enhanced benchmarking feature, following a coronavirus-enforced hiatus.

25th Aug 2021

Brussels

EU rules changed to allow feeding of PAP and insects to pigs and poultry


The European Commission has formally adopted an amendment to the EU feed ban regulation, that will allow the use of processed animal protein in pig and poultry feed.