MTJ backs fair deal for pig sector

With pig farmers losing on average at least £21 per pig sold, MTJ is launching its own campaign to help back the fight for a fairer deal for the UK pig industry.

The move follows on from a previous campaign in 2008, which saw MTJ support the industry in its battle to help get producers back into profit. Ed Bedington, editor of MTJ, said: “With pig producers once again struggling to make ends meet, we’ve decided to reignite our own Save the British Pig Industry campaign. It’s a shame that we’re having to relaunch this campaign, particularly considering that the last crisis wasn’t that long ago.”

Our campaign coverage will bring all the latest news and information from the pig sector, and continue to put pressure on the rest of the supply chain to ensure returns are shared fairly throughout.

Bedington added: “We all appreciate that things are never black and white, nor as simple as some sectors may portray them, but surely everyone involved in the supply chain must recognise that to have one element of the chain failing is not healthy for anyone. As an industry we need to work together to address the problems and find a longer-lasting solution to help producers continue to survive and thrive into the future.”

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