Tesco pledges to take further action to support pig farmers


By Michelle Perrett, Food Manufacture (UK)



Tesco has said it is looking to take action to further support pig farmers after the National Pig Association (NPA) said needed to do more to support struggling producers.


The National Pig Association (NPA) called on the supermarket chain to support pig producers in an open letter to its chief executive Ken Murphy. 


NPA chairman Rob Mutimer stressed that Tesco, given its scale, is uniquely positioned to act to prevent the ‘destruction of the UK pig sector’.


The call comes as ​last month NFU Scotland​ ​warned last week that processors and retailers must deliver a great share of rising pig prices back to producers or risk losing the sector.


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