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Full house at NPA contract-finisher meeting

by 5m Editor
15 February 2006, at 12:00am

UK - A dozen Lincolnshire farmers attended an NPA meeting at Skirbeck Farm, Benniworth in Lincolnshire today, to hear about contract-finishing opportunities in the pig industry. Most expressed firm interest and it is anticipated some conversions will follow.

National
Pig
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National Pig Association
THE VOICE OF THE UK PIG INDUSTRY

NPA is active on members' behalf in Brussels & Whitehall, and with processors, supermarkets & caterers - fighting for the growth and pros-perity of the UK pig industry.

The meeting was chaired by Stewart Houston. Speakers included Giles Penn of DRS, Jim Burling of Bowes of Norfolk, Meryl Ward, Richard Longthorp, Howard Revell of BQP, contract-finishers David Murrell and James White, Mark Haighton of George Adams, and Ian Campbell and Digby Scott on behalf of NPA.

After the formal part of the meeting, would-be contract-finishers were invited to explore individual contract-finishing opportunities with the producers present, whilst sampling outstanding pork products supplied by Geo Adams and BQP and prepared and served by Ann Scott and Sally Selby.

The meeting was a pilot and may be repeated in other parts of the country if producers identify a need. Meryl's husband Steve has suggested a meeting with land agents could prove fruitful at the moment, as they are about to embark on a new round of grant-aided farm business assessments.

Source: the National Pig Association - 15th February 2006

5m Editor