The National Pig Association (NPA) has taken part in discussions with nine other UK livestock industry organisations to devise a post-Brexit policy for agriculture.
The NPA was represented at the meeting by Lizzie Wilson who described it as a “very useful exercise”, according to a report on the NPA website.
“It is really important on a matter of such huge significance for agriculture that the industry can work together to formulate coherent policies to present to Government,” she said. “This was an important first step.
“At the same time we will continue to fight hard for the issues that matter for pig producers, such as trade arrangements and a fair tariff system, regulation, the availability of labour and a farm support system that can support our sector.”
The other participating organisations were the Farmers’ Union of Wales, Tenant Farmers Association, Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland, National Beef Association, National Sheep Association, NFU Scotland, Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, Livestock Auctioneers Association and Scottish Beef Association.