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25th Nov 2020


Key points from the Chancellor's Comprehensive Spending Review

NPA senior policy adviser Charlie Dewhirst sets out some of the key points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). 

25th Nov 2020


NPA sets up pig industry-Government forum to address COVID issues

NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has set up a pig industry-Government COVID forum to ensure Defra is kept aware of the current problems facing the sector. 

24th Nov 2020


Cranswick profits soar by 31% on back of COVID retail demand and soaring exports

Cranwick, already in a very healthy financial position, has announced a further 31% hike in its half-year profits to nearly £61 million. 

23rd Nov 2020


Avian flu Q&A updated

The NPA Avian Flu Q&A document has been updated to relfect updates on wild birds, the prevention zone and licensing.

23rd Nov 2020


NPA highlights commitment to sustainable soya after Government rainforest announcement

The NPA has stressed the pig sector’s commitment to sustainable sourcing of soya, after new UK laws to clamp down on deforestation were announced.

23rd Nov 2020


A new member of staff - welcome to Charlie!

The NPA is delighted to welcome a new member of staff today, Charlie Dewhirst, who will be a familiar figure to some within the industry.

20th Nov 2020


Defra to hold webinars ahead of December 7 changes to import notification

The second phase of the transition to a new national import notification system for GB will be implemented soon. 

19th Nov 2020


NPA Election 2021: More nominations arrive...

We have received two new nominations for election to the NPA Pig Industry Group. 

19th Nov 2020


FSA publishes guidance on new identification marks

The FSA has published guidance on the new identification mark that must be applied to products of animal origin after the end of the EU Transition Period. 

18th Nov 2020


Chairman's blog - We're on track with our antibiotic targets, but the most important part comes next

NPA chairman Richard Lister sets out his thoughts on industry progress so far in reducing antibiotic usage and the importance of the next steps.