Is this the last straw for pigs?

Another thing I dont really get is how Poland manages those prices as they have trouble with African Swine Flu, Belgium does so too but their Prices have been extremely low for almost 5 years now dunno how there are any pig farmers left.

Much of the agriculture of central and Eastern Europe relies on virtually endless space and acres of buildings, many of them left from 'soviet' times. They have also developed heavily on the back of what I presume was EU grant monies.
 

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Much of the agriculture of central and Eastern Europe relies on virtually endless space and acres of buildings, many of them left from 'soviet' times. They have also developed heavily on the back of what I presume was EU grant monies.
Poland was never collectivized, the Buildings have been built recently.
doesnt answer how they manage to sell it for a relatively good price even with the African swine flu and the export bans.
 
Poland was never collectivized, the Buildings have been built recently.
doesnt answer how they manage to sell it for a relatively good price even with the African swine flu and the export bans.

The buildings I have seen across that part of Europe often look similar in design and age, very different to anything I had ever seen in Western Europe. I didn't know if Poland was ever operated in a state run way or not, just that much of the infrastructure was similar.
 

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NL (unv = EUR 1.74)
F (unv.= EUR 1.98)
B (unv = EUR 1.61)
DK (unv = EUR 1.64)
E (+ 1 Ct = EUR 2.26)
IT (+ 4 Ct = EUR 1.68) LG
A (unv = EUR 2.08)
PL (+ 2 = EUR 1.88)

I dont know how spain keeps doing it, maybe Asia but im not sure.

Preemptive Antibiotics, full concrete floors allowed, the cheapest barns, cheap grain from South America
North African slave labour
They are making the profit of their lifes right now.
 
Has there not been few slaughtering issues this week, fire in one plant shutting it, and water problems in another, meaning tankering water in.
Yes. I supply the one that had the water problem, Yorkshire Water cut off their supply at nil notice as the reservoir was running low. I was prepared for not being able to send my regular load today. Thankfully we were able to send the pigs as the water supply got reinstated apparently after the local MP got involved.
So Karro continue their unblemished record as far as i'm concerned.
 

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This is being advertised on my Facebook. Someone must be making some money.
 
Who's running them now? John C left approx 8 months ago. And I hear his brother is seriously considering his position as well.
I think that the bloke who sold his indoor units to them to form White Rose Farms is moving up the greasy pole. Obviously must be a slimy shyster. John C has cropped up back with his old boss in Staffordshire who bought a lot of sows back from Cranswick.
 

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I think that the bloke who sold his indoor units to them to form White Rose Farms is moving up the greasy pole. Obviously must be a slimy shyster. John C has cropped up back with his old boss in Staffordshire who bought a lot of sows back from Cranswick.
He denied that when I spoke to him before Xmas. The Mercers are back in pigs huh?
 
He denied that when I spoke to him before Xmas. The Mercers are back in pigs huh?
well he's there now. They bought a large herd that was on their own land. John is also helping with other activities such as the estate that they bought when they sold the pigs to cranny. I'm pleased that someone seems to be doing well out of those arseholes and might have got one over them.
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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