Consultations on pig farming and methane suppressing feed products
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Pig sector consultation: Share your views by 7 October
People from across the pig sector are invited to share their views on how fairness and transparency can be improved in the industry. We launched a UK-wide public consultation on 15 July to respond to the unique challenges facing the supply chain.
The consultation seeks views on wide-ranging issues such as transparency, price reporting, clarity of contractual terms and conditions, and market consolidation. You have until 7 October to participate in the consultation. It doesn't take long and all responses are anonymous.
Methane emissions call for evidence
For those in cattle and sheep based farm systems, the government launched a UK-wide call for evidence to better understand views on the use of feed products that can reduce methane emissions from livestock. This public call for evidence is open to anyone with an interest to provide comments. You have until 23:45 on Tuesday 15 November to submit a response.
Feed products with methane surpressing properties have the potential to reduce farm emissions, especially from housed cattle. The government is seeking to find out how farmers and agri-businesses can increase adoption of this technology to support more sustainable protein production. We expect to publish a summary of responses in early 2023.