Producer Group is the policy-making powerhouse of the English pig industry.
It meets five times a year.
The meetings — which are never dull — are held in London either at the Farmers Club in Westminster, or nearby at the Mothers' Union headquarters.
Meetings are usually from 10.30pm to 3pm.
It is necessary to read some paperwork beforehand, and to take soundings from local producers, particularly on contentious issues.
Lunch is included and members are paid travelling expenses.
NPA ELECTIONS 2018
- NPA has started its triennial hunt for members willing to stand for election.
- Put your name forward by clicking one of the buttons above.
- It's that simple.
||Hustings at NPA regional meetings
|October 2, 2017
|January 8, 2018
|January 22, 2018
||On-line voting opens
|Early February 2018
||Candidates published in Pig World
|February 5, 2018
||Postal ballot for members who have not already voted on-line
|February 23, 2018
||Results published on-line and in Pig World
|How Allied Industry Group works
Pig industry allied trades and professions can ensure maximum value from NPA by contributing directly to the Allied Industry Group.
Elected members meet every other month, usually at Stoneleigh. Meetings are always informative, and NPA staff welcome the specialist knowledge allied industry members bring to the table, for instance involving pharmaceutical, marketing, feed and veterinary matters.
Allied industry recommendations are always treated with respect by NPA Producer Group members when formulating industry policy on key issues. Allied industry members are also a key information conduit between NPA and the farm-gate.
There are 12 elected members on Producer Group, from five regions:
- South Central
- South West
Each region has one guaranteed place on Producer Group, and a maximum of four places. These rules ensure each region is represented, that no region is over-represented, and that producers have the opportunity to vote not only for local candidates but also for candidates who will best represent their production system.
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