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There will be a collection scheme... but it will cost more

by 5m Editor
1 July 2003, at 12:00am

UK - Whether the majority of livestock producers deserve one following their recent referendum own-goal is a matter for debate… but there will be a national carcase collection scheme of sorts after all.

There will be a collection scheme... but it will cost more - UK - Whether the majority of livestock producers deserve one following their recent referendum own-goal is a matter for debate… but there will be a national carcase collection scheme of sorts after all.
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NPA is active on members' behalf in Brussels & White-hall, and with pro-cessors, supermarkets, caterers – fighting for the growth and pros-perity of the UK pig industry.

The pig sector recognises the importance of a properly run national scheme operating to high standards of biosecurity and will be working with Defra to put together a package that will be acceptable to producers, the Treasury and (if necessary) the European Commission.

Of critical importance will be the need to develop a scheme infrastructure using the initial period of government support, since this support will be degressive.

Junior minister Ben Bradshaw has said that on the basis of the livestock industry's 30 percent referendum response, Defra simply cannot run the scheme as originally proposed, because there aren't sufficient yes-voters to make the sums add up.

However he remains keen to explore a national scheme if the pricing structure can be reworked.

Source: National Pig Association - 30th June 2003

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