Farmers warn of bacon and sausage shortage
A looming bacon and sausage shortage is on the horizon unless supermarkets pay farmers more, it is claimed.
The soaring price of animal feed has led to a mass cull by farmers who can no longer afford to feed their animals, according to the National Pig Association.
Droughts in North America and Russia have caused a global failure in the grain crop used for animal feed, pushing up the price.
The NPA predicts Britain’s breeding stock will shrink by eight per cent by Christmas.
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Last week farmer Richard Haddock predicted beef could also be in short supply.