In 2008, when the industry teetered on the brink of collapse, we presented a petition to 10 Downing Street, which played a key role in helping pig farmers get a fair price for pork and ultimately save the pig industry.
Since 2008 farmers have invested in more efficient systems to deliver very high welfare, quality assured pork to meet growing demand.
The situation for producers today is worse than in 2008. Unlike three years ago, current feed prices look likely to remain sky high well into 2012. Pig farmers are now facing major financial losses.
But at the same time supermarkets are still reporting record profits.
We need those supermarkets and processors to remember the lessons of 2008 and pay pig producers a fair price - before it’s too late.