Brexit Opportunities Abound – Part 2 17/02/2022
Continuing the letter to Jacob Rees-Mogg, reminding him – he seems to need reminding – of the many new opportunities created by Brexit.
The National Pig Association is calling for urgent action ahead of an emergency summit with the Government.
Farmers have held a protest outside government offices in York over claims the pig industry is at risk of collapse.
Kenilworth abattoir set for 'major expansion' just to stay in business after impact of Brexit 06/01/2022
A Kenilworth abattoir is hoping to begin a “major expansion” just to stay in business following the impact of Brexit.
Great Britain’s beef producers export to Ireland before reimporting, while pork processors consider the Netherlands.
Many Brits will be forced to go without a Christmas turkey this year because of Brexit labour shortages, MPs were told this afternoon.
Pig farmers are facing a "human disaster" due to a shortage of abattoir workers, the National Farmer's Union has said.
Vets working to tackle pigs’ overcrowding in farms have said Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not taking the abattoir labour shortage seriously, and soon ‘mass culling’ would be the only option left to farmers.
'Grown men in tears': Hundreds of pigs culled with farms overcrowded amid butcher shortage 05/10/2021
"These are animals that they have reared, fed, looked after, cared for. To actually then kill something that's perfectly healthy to then go in the bin - it's just criminal," the head of the National Pig Association told Sky News.
Farmers begin culling pigs as Britain’s labour shortage, exacerbated by Brexit, hits food processing plants 04/10/2021
First it was a lack of truck drivers that crippled gas stations. Now Britain is facing a shortage of food processing workers that’s become so severe farmers have started culling 120,000 pigs.
‘Don’t let Brexit obliterate us’: Pig farmers protest at Tory conference amid cull warning 04/10/2021
Farmers dressed in pig costumes have protested outside the Conservative Party conference amid warnings that more than 100,000 pigs could be culled.
Boris Johnson: petrol crisis and pig cull part of necessary post-Brexit transition [1 min] 03/10/2021
PM’s remarks come as Liz Truss insists it’s the role of business, not ministers, to resolve such problems.
One Yorkshire farmer culled hundreds of piglets because of a processing backlog at local slaughterhouses.
Pig farmers in Northumberland will be among those forced to “slaughter their own animals” to dispose of them if the situation facing the industry does not change, the chairman of the National Pig Association has warned.
Post-Brexit pressure could see farmers destroy 100,000 pigs due to a shortage of staff in slaughterhouses.
The National Pig Association has said that healthy animals are being destroyed following the exodus of EU workers as there are not enough people employed in slaughterhouses.
Thousands of healthy pigs may be culled if the government does not step in and tackle labour shortages at Britain’s slaughterhouses and processing plants, meat producers have warned. / It could result in perfectly good meat going to waste, says National Pig Association.
Abattoirs, butchers and meat processors are set to employ prisoners and ex-inmates to help plug labour shortages.
A lack of lorry drivers, abattoir staff and fruit pickers caused by Brexit is threatening both consumers’ pockets and meat such as turkeys and pigs in blankets.
Can someone tell the government Brexit has already happened? / The government has only now asked the Food Standards Agency to plan how it is going to protect public health and safety after Brexit – almost six months after the transition period for leaving the EU ended.
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council has approved proposals from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to allow temporary veterinary registrants to undertake Official Veterinarian (OV) work at slaughterhouses.
A “perfect storm” of Covid-19 abattoir shutdowns and Brexit trade disruption has resulted in a 14% drop in farm-gate pig prices, claims Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
'No matter which sector you talk to - from video games to abattoirs, broadcasters to supermarket delivery, financial services to care - they all say the same thing: We need access to people.'