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22nd Mar 2021


Poultry housing order to be lifted

Defra, Welsh Government and Scottish Government have announced that the compulsory housing measures for poultry and captive birds are set to be lifted on March 31.

19th Mar 2021


UK pork exports halved in January, as EU trade collapsed

UK exports of pig meat halved in January, as shipments to the EU plummeted due to new Brexit checks and bureaucracy. 


18th Mar 2021


Radio 4 interview - Zoe calls for retailers to do more to back British pig farmers

NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has called for retailers to do more to support British pig producers as they continue to struggle with pigs backed up on farms.

18th Mar 2021


NPA calls on Government to act to ensure continuation of breeding pig trade

The NPA has called on the Government to ensure there is a sufficient resource to facilitate and monitor the safe movement of breeding pigs in and out of the UK.

18th Mar 2021


SPP drops slightly but slaughterings remain well above 2020 levels

Following two weeks of encouraging increases, the EU-spec SPP recorded a marginal decline last week.

17th Mar 2021


China ASF resurgence complicates global pork market

The spread of African swine fever (ASF) over the winter in China is further complicating the global pork market, according to Rabobank.

17th Mar 2021


NPA calls on Government to recognise UK pork standards in procurement policy

The NPA has called for the Government to recognise the UK pig sector's high standards of production in its public procurement policy. 


16th Mar 2021


Farrowing crate update for members

An update on farrowing crates has been posted in the Members' Area, following last week's debate in the House of Commons. 

15th Mar 2021


Members help needed with short survey on state of the industry

Members are again being asked to help us inform Ministers about the ongoing situation in the pig sector by completing a short survey. 

12th Mar 2021


ONS figures show food shipments to the EU vastly reduced in January

Exports of food and live animals to the EU decreased by a staggering £0.7 billion, 63.6%, in January, as stifling new Brexit checks were introduced.