Bulk of pork producers are based in north-east
The closure threat to Hall’s of Broxburn leaves Scotland’s 221 pig farmers with a potential problem as the business slaughters 74% of the nation’s pigs.
The bulk of producers are in the north-east, including NFU Scotland pigs committee chairman Philip Sleigh who farms at Netherton of Mounie, Oldmeldrum.
The possible closure was a shock, but he said the main worry for farmers at the moment was over the cost of feed, particularly soya which had soared.
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