College closure rocks pig industry

22 January 1999

College closure rocks pig industry

THE pig industry was hit by another blow yesterday (Thursday) with the news that the Scottish Agricultural College is to close its loss-making pig farm at Tillycorthie, near Aberdeen.

The farms 210-sow commercial pig herd has lost up to £90,000 over the past year, and will be mothballed until a decision is made about its future.

Health and welfare research work will be transferred to Easter Howgate, near Edinburgh.

  • The Daily Telegraph 22/01/99 page 6


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