David with some pigs© Jim Varney
Hopefully the pig price has finished its relentless downward path from £1.70/kg in May 2017 to the low of £1.45. European producers have been receiving nearly 20p/kg less than us due to the weak pound and our pork getting a premium for being higher welfare. However, because some of us use high welfare straw-based systems and have higher production costs because of labour, are we at all better off? A 300-sow intensive unit in Europe could be run by one […]