The Yorkshire Pig

UK Pig Production on the Rise


Padiham, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/19/2016 -- The latest figures from Defra show that pig meat production is steadily increasing in the UK. The statistics showed that figures for March were at 79,800 tonnes of output, an increase of 5%. Clean pig slaughterings also rose by 3% for the month standing at 920,000 head, being heavier when compared with March 2015 at an average weight of 83.1kg... a whopping kilo more.

The research suggested that an additional 7,500 sows were brought to slaughter between January and March of 2015. Northern Ireland saw lower output than the remainder of the UK which is reportedly caused by the Easter holidays having an impact. Ongoing financial uncertainty in the industry has ensured inflation in sow slaughtering with near to 10% more total output than the figure for March of last year.

A spokesperson for Hog Roast Yorkshire said "The latest figures from Defra show can only mean one thing; more delicious pork being enjoyed by the British public in 2016. This is incredible news!We have also felt the impact as more people have booked to have a hog roast for their event in 2016 than any other year."

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Hog Roast Yorkshire
Company name: The Yorkshire Pig
Tel: 0113 283 9972
Address: 153 Lancaster Drive,Padiham,BB12 7DU
Contact Person: Darren Hargreaves