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Price of feed almost doubles
Pig farming at crisis point

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3 Mar 08 - Jimmy's Farm near Ipswich, UK boasts a range of rare pigs including Gloucester Old Spot, Saddlebacks, Tamworths, Berkshire and Essex pigs.

But because of the near doubling in the price of feed, Mr. Doherty is having to cut back "drastically".

"The price of pig feed has rocketed from 130 a ton a few months ago to 225 today.

"Nationwide, the entire industry is at crisis point. Farmers are asked to provide the highest welfare standards, produce good-quality meat and be long-term custodians of the countryside while making an average loss of 27 for every pig they rear - a total loss to the pig-farming industry of 200million a year.

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               "Thought you'd like to know about the price of animal 
               feed at a farm that's just up the road from where I live," 
               says Hans.

               "You warned about this last year already, but of course 
               nobody takes any notice of that!

               "Between biofuel and cold weather, the prices are going 
               one way, up, and fast!

               "In the meantime, the main media are reporting on the
               most ludicrous claims made by moronic global warming 
               alarmists as if what they have to say is fact already."

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