PIG PRODUCERS are to benefit from a further £600,000 in grant awards from the British Pig Executive.

The cash is available under the BPEX Supply Chain Grant Scheme, which aims to improve communication in the supply chain. 

A total of £400,000 has already been awarded to help projects in six market areas, including gaining a stronger stake for British pork in the food service sector.

BPEX is inviting applications for further grants and the deadline is July 7.

Producers can contact BPEX on 01908 677 577 or email chris.lukehurst@mlc.org.uk.