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Be proud of what you do, says producer

by 5m Editor
23 March 2004, at 12:00am

UK - British pig producers should welcome supermarkets onto their farms with open arms, says East Anglia producer Simon Watchorn. "Don't hide… be proud of what you do," he said.

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Some supermarkets have taken to demanding the right to carry out spot checks on farms and this raises the question of whether producers who are already members of the Assured British Pigs scheme should welcome further inspection, or oppose it.

"Each producer must reach his or her own decision," advised Assured British Pigs chairman Richard Campbell, "but they are your customers and they are always free to buy their pigs elsewhere if you don't agree to their request."

Southwest producer Nick Green told NPA Producer Group that in his view producers should have an open door policy within the constraints of biosecurity.

Source: National Pig Association - 23rd March 2004

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