Several hundred Polish pig farmers took to the streets of Warsaw last week to protest against pork prices which they say are so low that they are operating at a loss.
They claim to be producing at levels lower than the cost price at a loss of €22.40 to €27.85 per pig.
Farmers from several organisations rallied in front of the Agriculture Ministry building in central Warsaw before marching to the chancellery of liberal Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
Farmers left a papier-mache pig and a basket of sugar beets in front of the Agriculture ministry as well as signed petitions.
Reacting upon the protest, Poland’s minister of agriculture Marek Sawicki told a Polish radio programme the farmers’ claims were unjustified.