200 Pig Farmers gathered outside Downing Street to protest about falling profits. A petition calling for support for pig farmers was handed in to Downing Street before going on to Westminster.
Feed prices have doubled over the past year and farmers say they are losing £20 per pig and farmers are upset that 2/3 of imported pork would be illegal to produce in this country.
Industry experts say that although pork prices in supermarkets have risen significantly only a fraction of this has been passed on to farmers. (Blogger thinks I wonder if the supermarkets are pocketing it? nah surely not).
The farmers were accompanied on the protest by Winnie the Pig.
The farmers have recorded a song to highlight their problems.