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Yorkshire Producers 'Up for Something Big'

by 5m Editor
20 April 2009, at 10:06am

UK - Funding is now in place to build a healthier, more efficient and more internationally competitive Yorkshire and Humberside pig herd, writes Digby Scott.

The target is to give producers the tools to reduce production costs by up to 38 a pig.

There are two reasons why the English pig industry’s pig health improvement scheme is being rolled out in Yorkshire ahead of other regions.

  1. Crucially, Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency, shares producers’ vision of what can be achieved to improve pig health and welfare.

  2. And equally important, Yorkshire pig-keepers have, in the words of one producer, demonstrated they are “up for tackling something really big“ to improve health status.

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