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Small Pig Farms Have A Future

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

UK - There is still a profitable future for pig farmers both large and small says the latest recruit to the British Pig Executive (BPEX).

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Robin Traquair, who farms near Edinburgh, has been nominated by the NFU Scotland and takes over from Andrew Peddie who has stepped down at the end of his term of office.

Mr Traquair is in a family partnership with his parents farming 230 sows producing 5,000 pigs a year marketed through Scotlean.

He said: "I have a very positive attitude and believe you don't have to have a big farm to make a profit.

"There is still a future for the smaller family farm. I am a great believer in enchmarking and there are still ways of cutting costs. There is still much for all of us to learn."

BPEX chairman Stewart Houston said: "I would like to express my sincere thanks to Andrew for his energies and contributions to the British Pig Executive and the British Pig Industry during his time on BPEX.

"Without his input and guidance we could not have achieved the progress that we have made.

"I would also like to welcome Robin to BPEX. His experience will be of great benefit helping us make further progress towards ensuring that levy payers in all regions of Britain are united in a common vision for the future."

Source: BPEX - 1st March

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