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4th Aug 2021

Environment

NPA expresses concern over Farming Rules for Water clarification


The NPA has warned that the Environment Agency's statement on the Farming Rules for water could have a significant impact on pig and arable producers. 

4th Aug 2021

HealthWelfare

ASF detected across Dominican Republic - report


ASF has been detected in 11 provinces in the Dominican Republic, prompting the slaughter of ‘tens of thousands of pigs’. 

3rd Aug 2021

Prices

Pork market to remain challenging - AHDB pork outlook


The pork market is set to remain challenging, according to AHDB’s latest Pork Outlook report.

2nd Aug 2021

HealthWelfare

Dominican Republic ASF discovery puts US pork sector on highest alert


The discovery of ASF in two regions of the nearby Dominican Republic (DR) has put the US pork sector on the highest alert. 

30th Jul 2021

HealthWelfare

Estimated £200m industry cost of converting to free farrowing systems


Converting to free farrowing systems could cost the UK pig sector more than £200 million, according to a leading buildings and equipment supplier.

30th Jul 2021

NPANews

Second tranche of COVID compensation made available to NI pig producers


A further £1.6 million COVID-19 compensation scheme for eligible pig producers has opened in Northern Ireland. 

29th Jul 2021

NPANews

Defra issues updated guidance for 'reasonable excuse' exemptions from self-isolation


Defra has issued updated guidance setting out the details around 'reasonable excuse' exemptions from self-isolation that will apply until August 16.

29th Jul 2021

HealthWelfare

NPA welcomes new UK-wide AMR surveillance programme


The NPA has welcomed a new £19.2 million Government programme to improve the detection and tracking of foodborne and antimicrobial resistant pathogens.

29th Jul 2021

NPANews

Staff shortages starting to affect throughput


Last week's estimated slaughter levels were well down on the pevious week and year-on-year as the staff shortage crisis appears to be having an impact. 

28th Jul 2021

Westminster

Defra response to NPA request for support 'extremely disappointing'


Defra has once again rejected the NPA’s request for a COVID compensation scheme for the English pig sector, claiming it would ‘not be appropriate’.