As the emergency slaughter of 120,000 pigs has started to become a reality today, the industry is in full-scale revolt and government seems in disarray.
Author: Peter Thurlow
een introduced. But Johnson and his advisers must already know this, and feelings in the industry are that he is preparing to shift the blame onto hauliers.
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“If my customer tells me instead of taking 300 pigs this week he’s going to take 150, very soon I’m going to get into the position where I have to emergency slaughter. Because I can’t stop my sows having babies.”
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