Pig Producers Seek More Support

by 5m Editor
14 December 2007, at 10:39am

AUSTRALIA - Domestic pig producers say a lack of support from Australian processors is devastating the industry.

Aeger Kingma, a producer at Gunbower, in northern Victoria, says there has been a 50 per cent increase in cheap pork imports this year.

He says he has put off staff and is taking severe cost-cutting measures to stay afloat.

"We're down three-and-a-half staff members since the first of July, so we've stopped all essential maintenance, we dropped any expansion or refurbishment programs that we would normally do each year," he said.

Source: ABCNews

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