Decline in British bacon and ham production

07-11-2006 | |

UK bacon and ham production in the third quarter of 2006 fell about 2% in comparison to the second – to 73,600 tonnes.

These figures were released by the UK department for environment, food and rural affairs, Defra.
Total production in the first three quarters of this year reached 140,400 tonnes, down 6% on the same period in the previous year – the lowest production since 1993.
The fall has been driven mainly by a continued fall in the UK pig population.
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