Soaring feed prices are of greater concern to Scottish pig producers than the prospect of Vion closing its plant in Broxburn.
That was the view of Phil Sleigh, NFU Scotland pigs committee chairman when he spoke to The Herald about the current cost-price squeeze being experienced by the pig industry.
He said: "About six weeks ago cereal prices were quietly slipping and we were expecting prices to settle at £140-£145/tonne at harvest. At the moment, futures prices for Sept/Oct are running at about £185/t", said Mr Sleigh, who runs around 400 sows producing 170 bacon pigs every week at Netherton of Mounie, Old Meldrum, in Aberdeenshire.
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