Surplus pigs may be culled because of staff shortages, says meat industry

Surplus pigs may be culled because of staff shortages, says meat industry

As many as 70,000 animals that should have been taken to slaughter are stranded on UK farms, NPA says

Britain’s pig producers are warning that healthy animals may end up being culled if the government does not take urgent action to deal with shortages of workers at abattoirs and meat-processing plants.

As many as 70,000 pigs that should have already been taken to slaughter are stranded on UK farms, according to the industry trade body the National Pig Association (NPA).

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