A vision of pig production in the UK

By Dr John Carr, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University - If European consumers, through their governments, adopt measures to provide wholesome pig meat products from good welfare systems which are well audited, there is a good future for the European pig industry. The UK has a significant advantage in this European industry, as the majority of the foundation stones are already in place and paid for. However, if European consumers are allowed to purchase pig products based on price alone, the cost of the enhanced well being of the pig will reduce the competitiveness of the European family pig farmer to a point of no viable returns, particularly for the next generation of UK pig farmers.
calendar icon 30 October 2001
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