12 August 1997
UK pork industry looks to new markets
UK pig producers could benefit from new markets as the Dutch pork industry reels from the effects of swine fever.
Five million pigs have been slaughtered in the Netherlands to try to stop the spread of the disease, and the Dutch government plans a 25% cut in production. The Meat & Livestock Commission sees a chance for British producers to move in on the Netherlands biggest live-export markets – Spain and Germany – and profit.