Bumper acorn crop for pigs this pannage season

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HUNDREDS of pigs will be turned out in the New Forest to feed on bumper crops of acorns as part of a historic tradition. The pannage season – the practice of turning out domestic pigs in a wood or forest in order that they may feed on fallen acorns, beech mast, chestnuts or other nuts…


Cranswick shares plunge as high pig prices bite

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Shares in Cranswick plunged 18% to their lowest since 2009 after the sausages-to-sandwiches group warned on profits, revealing it too was feeling a squeeze passing through the UK food chain Cranswick said that it now expected its operating profits for April-to-September, the first half of its financial year, to "be lower than those of the…


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