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British Pig Association faces chop

12 May 1999
British Pig Association faces chop

THE British Pig Association is likely to be disbanded as part of a proposal to create a more powerful lobby group for pig farmers. …more…


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British Pig Association faces chop

12 May 1999
British Pig Association faces chop

By FWi staff

THE British Pig Association (BPA) is likely to be disbanded as part of a proposal to create a more powerful lobby group for pig farmers.

The plan is to replace both the BPA and the pigs committee of the National Farmers Union (NFU) with a new body called the National Pig Association.

Graham England, chairman of the NFU pigs committee, and John Godfrey, chairman of the BPA, confirmed today that they were prepared to stand down.

But the proposals must first be approved by members of both organisations before the new association can be created.

The plans will be discussed at NFU Council on June 16 and at an extraordinary general meeting of the BPA on June 26.

Grass-roots pig producers, who have until now been frustrated in their attempts to increase their political clout, have already backed the proposals.

Stewart Houston, chairman of the British Pig Industry Support Group, said his members would “throw their weight” behind the new body.

Members of the new association, which would be based in London, would be granted automatic membership of the NFU.

Pig farmers north of the border could be granted automatic membership of the National Farmers Union of Scotland if negotiations with the union are successful.

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British Pig Association faces chop

12 May 1999
British Pig Association faces chop

By FWi staff

THE British Pig Association (BPA) is likely to be disbanded as part of a proposal to create a more powerful lobby group for pig farmers.

The plan is to replace both the BPA and the pigs committee of the National Farmers Union (NFU) with a new body called the National Pig Association.

Graham England, chairman of the NFU pigs committee, and John Godfrey, chairman of the BPA, confirmed today that they were prepared to stand down.

But the proposals must first be approved by members of both organisations before the new association can be created.

The plans will be discussed at NFU Council on June 16 and at an extraordinary general meeting of the BPA on June 26.

Grass-roots pig producers, who have until now been frustrated in their attempts to increase their political clout, have already backed the idea

Stewart Houston, chairman of the British Pig Industry Support Group, said his members would “throw their weight” behind the new body.

Members of the new association, which would be based in London, would be granted automatic membership of the NFU.

Pig farmers north of the border could be granted automatic membership of the National Farmers Union of Scotland if negotiations with the union are successful.

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