Dr Dan recently showed his support for Suffolk’s pig farmers when he visited one of the largest pig production companies in the UK, based in Stradbroke.
BQP is part of Tulip Ltd’s subsidiary, Dalehead Foods, which is a pig production company with a 10% market share of the UK pig rearers’ market. Dalehead Foods is an integrated farming, slaughtering and processing company which has been supplying Waitrose for over thirty years. BQP and Dalehead Foods work closely with approximately 250 farmers who are largely based in the East Anglia region.
During his meeting with Andrew Saunders and Howard Revell, Dan discussed a range of issues facing local farmers in Suffolk, including concerns over the availability of straw were a proposed straw burning plant in Mendlesham to be given the go ahead. He also heard about the broader challenges facing the British pig industry, such as the rise in pig feed prices due to poor weather and harvest forecasts as well as increasing demand from developing countries such as China.
Farming plays a key role in our local economy and Dan remains committed to championing Suffolk’s strong agricultural sector. He has already raised the challenges facing local pig and dairy farmers in Parliament, and will continue to fight on behalf of Suffolk’s farmers and local food and drink producers going forward. He would like to thank Andrew Saunders and Howard Revell for inviting him to visit.
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