Pig sector ‘on knife edge’ as farms turn to holding diets

Farmers Weekly

Severely reduced processing capacity due to the Covid-19 pandemic has left some pig finishing units dealing with backlogs and feeding lower-energy holding diets to avoid hefty penalties. This has ramped up pressure on the UK pig sector, which has suffered spiralling feed costs, rock-bottom cull sow values and a faltering standard pig price (SPP). Carcass […]

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