Scotland’s pork industry ‘robust’ despite Covid-19 crisis

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Strong consumer demand and collaboration has seen the Scottish pork industry succeed when other markets like the US and Ireland have slowed.

This is according to Aberdeenshire pig producer Philip Sleigh, who has said Scotland’s pork industry remains robust despite Covid-19 challenges.

Mr Sleigh, who is also a Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) Board Member, congratulated the sector for holding strong in the face of significant issues.

“Price is always important, but at times like this what matters is the ability to continue to move, process and slaughter animals,” he said.

“A huge amount of effort and pragmatism has gone into keeping meat plants going and product in front of consumers in the last few weeks to ensure the sector doesn’t stagnate, while keeping workers safe.”

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