Bumper acorn crop for pigs this pannage season


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


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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