15 March 1999
Pig farmers lobby supermarkets
SCOTTISH pig farmers are threatening to lobby supermarkets in the north and north-east of Scotland in a bid to ease the plight of the industry.
The North of Scotland Pig Discussion Group at Thainstone voted to monitor supermarkets claims to source home-produced products.
The scheme is modelled on a successful one devised by the British Pig Industry Support Group.
The Scottish National Farmers Unions pigs committee is also setting out on a marketing crusade.
Each local authority in the east of Scotland will be visited by three representatives who will outline the problems facing the Scottish pig industry.
- The Herald 15/03/99 page 19