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Pork industry calls for tougher import restrictions

by 5m Editor
20 July 2007, at 9:10am

AUSTRALIA - The peak pork industry body is calling on the Federal Government to increase restrictions on pork imports.

Pig farmers say they are struggling to keep afloat, with high feed grain prices, and returns which are below the cost of production due to cheap imports.

The farmers say they have also had to meet the costs of adopting an animal welfare code, quality assurance scheme and environmental standards.

Australian Pork Limited's Andrew Spencer says US importers do not face the same costs and European imports are also hurting.

Source: ABC

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