Support for pig farmers and the industry

This week it was announced that there will be a package of measures to support the pig industry, helping the sector to navigate temporary global challenges as we build back better.

  • Unique temporary circumstances have meant that farmers are facing challenges in the processing and exportation of pork, so the government has put forward plans to help the industry navigate global challenges until these circumstances abate.
  • The package of measures proposed to support the pork industry includes funding a private storage aid scheme to enable meat processors to store slaughtered pigs for up to six months, suspending levy payments on farmers and producers, and allowing up to 800 pork butchers into the UK through our existing Seasonal Workers Pilot Scheme.
  • These measures will back British farmers, abattoirs and the wider pork industry as they navigate temporary challenges, ensuring they are able to contribute to our economy as we build back better.


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