To make sure the industry comes together and pulls in the same direction, the British Pig Executive (BPEX) is joining forces with a range of other organisations to create an environmental strategy.
The main aims are to co-ordinate pig industry and government activity; identify areas of co-operation and collaboration between industry, government and agencies; and develop a common vision to achieve a sustainable environment and production industry.
BPEX Chief Executive Mick Sloyan said: "We will be holding an initial stakeholder meeting to work up a discussion document with basic elements of the strategy.
"We are working with Defra, the NPA, NFU and the Environment Agency on this because we have common goals in seeing a sustainable environment. One of the elements will be the appointment of a consultant to put the flesh on the bones of the discussion document and help turn it into a finished product."
Consultants interested in the work should get in touch with Nigel Penlington - firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 December.