Thursday 16 August 2012
Three pig farmers have quit already this week
NPA will today send out the second Press release in its campaign to persuade shoppers to step up their support for British Red Tractor bacon, sausages and pork.
Calling for shoppers to help British pig farmers in the same remarkable way they have supported Team GB over the past week, NPA warns that so far this week three more pig farmers have announced they are selling their herds because of mounting losses.
This means a weekly loss of 63,000 rashers of British bacon, 95,000 sausages and 10,000 pork pies — just from these three farms.
British pork and bacon has already had an important boost from the London Olympics organising committee, which insists that all pork and bacon served at the Games is Red Tractor accredited.
Consumers have the power to save British bacon for future generations if they check it is British rather than imported when they are shopping.
"Please make an extra special effort over the next few weeks to look for the British Red Tractor logo," urges NPA's Dr Zoe Davies.
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Source: pig world
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