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Pig crisis in Scotland: Vital meeting next week

by 5m Editor
17 October 2007, at 9:09am

SCOTLAND - Scottish Pig Producers – formerly Grampian Pig Producers – and NFU Scotland will be holding a meeting next week to explore ways to ameliorate the crisis in the Scottish pig industry.

The issues include:

  • The legacy of foot and mouth restrictions.

  • High feed prices.

  • The cost of compliance with Nitrate Vulnerable Zones.

  • The cost of Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control legislation.

Many Scottish pig producers are questioning their future in the sector.

All with an interest in the pig industry are invited, in fact urged, to attend the meeting.
It will be jointly hosted by NFU Scotland and Scottish Pig Producers, at 7pm on Thursday 25 October, at Lochter Activity Centre, Old Meldrum.

5m Editor