The National Pig Association (NPA) chairman, Richard Lister, has written to the Secretary of State for environment, food and rural affairs, Liz Truss, to stress the importance of ensuring there is a “flourishing” pig sector in post-Brexit Britain.
“A robust, profitable and productive British pig industry is now more vital than ever,” stated Mr Lister in the NPA’s letter. “However, this can only be achieved if pig producers are able to compete with our European counterparts.”
According to a report on the NPA’s website, the letter also offered the Association’s help to the government in building a new farming landscape for Britain, adding that there were many important areas on which to focus.
“From our perspective,” said Mr Lister (pictured above), “trade and access to export markets and legislation, based on scientific evidence, are fundamental to the future sustainability of my sector.”