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Pig market pressure could be eroding one of the top premiums for high-welfare pork. One processor has reportedly served notice on farmers, saying it has too much Freedom Food-certified pork with not enough demand. About 40% of the outdoor breeding herd meets Freedom Food standards, with finished pigs earning about a 6p/kg premium above Red Tractor. Independent consultant Peter Crichton said the change could be linked to competition from cheaper imports, the availability of other assurance schemes and the challenge […]
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