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18th Mar 2024


Latest Defra figures show throughputs remain suppressed

The latest Defra UK slaughter statistics show UK pig throughputs remain well down on year-earlier levels. 

15th Mar 2024


Rob Mutimer re-elected as chair of the National Pig Association

Rob Mutimer has been re-elected by the NPA Board as chairman of the NPA to serve for another three years.

14th Mar 2024


Members Area - animal rights activism update

An update has been posted in the Members' Area regarding the animal rights activism targeting the farming sector. 

14th Mar 2024


Final Young NPA regional meeting at Newbury today - still time to book!

The last of three Young NPA regional meetings will take place at Newbury tonight - and there is still time to book your place. 

11th Mar 2024


NPA responds to new Defra labelling plans

The NPA has highlighted potential concerns with Defra's plans for changes to food labelling regulations. 

8th Mar 2024


YNPA 'From Farm to Shelf' Regional Meetings - One more to go!

YNPA vice-chair Emma Wormington discusses the success of the group's first two regional meetings and looks forward to the final one next week.  

8th Mar 2024


NPA blog - thoughts from a valuable fact-finding mission to Spain to look at farrowing systems

The NPA's Katie Jarvis discusses the findings from a recent industry fact-finding mission to Spain to gather information on farrowing systems. 

8th Mar 2024


Rural support charity announces new helpline

YANA has announced the launch of a new live helpline, which will aim to provide immediate support to individuals.

7th Mar 2024


Agricultural Property Relief extended in budget to include environmental management schemes

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's Spring Budget included one element of interest to farmers, particularly those in environmental schemes. 

6th Mar 2024


Red Tractor urged to discontinue Greener Farms Commitment by farming unions and AHDB

The UK farming unions and AHDB have called for Red Tractor to discontinue its plans to introduce a Greener Farms Commitment (GFC).