20 August 1998
Pig price collapse ‘not caused by imports’
THE collapse in the price of pigmeat cannot be blamed on cheap imports, according to official trade figures from HM Customs and the EU Intrastat office.
Available data from the Meat and Livestock Commission suggests that the commercial disaster facing producers may have its origins in weak consumer demand and a failure by major retailers to market pork effectively.
- Pigmen picket Immingham over imports, FWi, 12 August
- Pig industry in crisis as prices hit 60-year low, FWi Markets, 30 July
- The Scotsman 20/08/98 page 26