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DAERA welcomes publication of responses to UK pig sector consultation

Northern Ireland Executive
06 Apr 2023, 21 GMT+10

DAERA has welcomed today's publication of responses to a DEFRA-led consultation on contracts within the UK pig sector.

The UK-wide consultation looked at the nature of the relationships across the supply chain and whether future policy could improve it.

DAERA welcomes the publication which reflects the diverse contributions from across the UK and notes the UK government's intention to bring forward regulations for written pig contracts between all producers and their buyers, using powers in the Agriculture Act 2020.

The department will continue to work closely with officials in DEFRA, Scotland and Wales to ensure the legislation works for the whole of the UK pig sector and takes account of the views of any incoming Northern Ireland Ministers.   

Download the Summary of Responses.

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