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Looming shortage of Scottish pigmeat?

by 5m Editor
27 September 2007, at 8:42am

EUROPE - A major pig processing company in Scotland says eight Scottish pig producers, supplying around 11 per cent of the Scottish pig herd, have indicated their intention to pull out of pig farming.

Scottish consumers meanwhile, in a survey commissioned by Quality Meat Scotland, are reportedly concerned that Scotland may soon be unable to meet demand for home produced pork.

Progressive Scottish Opinion carried out the study for QMS and key findings included:

• Nearly 80 per cent of Scots considered it was important that pork production continued in Scotland.

• Only 18 per cent of those surveyed felt confident that imported pork was produced to the same production and animal welfare standards as pork from Scotland.

Source: FarmersGuardian

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