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UK: 70,000 surplus pigs amid labour crisis

Christian Fernsby |
Perfectly healthy pigs will end up being destroyed and wasted unless the Government takes urgent action to alleviate crippling staff shortages, NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has warned.

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The NPA has helped to generate huge coverage of the plight facing the pig sector as a result of the labour shortages that are affecting the entire food chain.

Chief executive Zoe Davies said that with an estimated 70,000 pigs backing up on farms, growing at a rate of 15,000 a week, and that if the Government fails to act, we are likely to see a significant contraction of the UK pig sector.

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