Cranswick Strengthens Its British Pig Herd

24 September 2013, at 2:30am

UK - Cranswick plc, a leading supplier of pork products in the UK has made further investment in its breeding and rearing operations, significantly strengthening the Company’s British outdoor-reared herd.

A total of 3,000 sows has been purchased from Thomas Dent of Penrith and will be located at farms in Nottinghamshire and North Yorkshire.

The investment brings the total number of sows owned by the company to 15,000. The enlarged herd will produce around 7,000 outdoor-reared pigs each week for use in Cranswick’s premium range products.

Commenting on the acquisition, Adam Couch, Cranswick’s Chief Executive said: “This deal further strengthens our position as a leading provider of high quality British pork.”