The National Pig Association (NPA) has said that Boris Johnson “played down the prospect of an on-farm welfare cull” during his interview with Andrew Marr on Sunday morning.
The National Pig Association (NPA) has urged the government to extend its offer of short-term visas to butchery workers to help avoid further disruption in the pig sector.
George Eustice, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has said the government was “looking at options”, including the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Scheme (SAWS), as a means of tackling the current workforce crisis.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, organisations from across the food sector have asked for the urgent implementation of a Covid-19 Recovery Visa to help alleviate the current labour shortages.
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, has said that ‘tens of millions’ could be spent in order to get CO2 production restarted in the UK.
Dr Zoe Davies, chief executive of the National Pig Association (NPA), has once again called for urgent action over the 110,000 pigs backed up on farms because of the ongoing labour and CO2 shortages.