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Action Demanded to Save the Industry

by 5m Editor
16 April 2008, at 8:33am

UK - Scotland's pig farmers are going to the Scottish parliament, Holyrood, to demand action to save their industry.

Producers claim it is in sharp decline because of rising feed costs and lower quality imported pork, says the BBC News.

They also complai that they have not been compensated for the £5m cost of dealing with the foot-and-mouth outbreak.

The Scottish Government said it was tied by EU regulations, but the farmers and opposition parties claim there are ways around these.

The price producers get for their pigs rose 8% in the past year while the cost of grain went up 78 per cent.

View the BBC story by clicking here.

5m Editor